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We are an equal opportunity employer currently with over 550 professionals and skilled staff employed across New Jersey in a wide variety of roles.  Regardless of job responsibilities, all LMSNJ employees share a true commitment to serve those who are hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices--regardless of religious affiliation or background.

Per Diem Direct Care Aide - Jersey City

  • Job Tracking ID: 512088-619095
  • Job Location: Jersey City, NJ
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Per Diem
  • Date Updated: May 03, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in response to God’s love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.

LSMNJ team members are dedicated to providing healing, hope and hospitality, regardless of religious background through a diversified social ministry program addressing many critical human care needs.

We are seeking employees that share those same values and want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Lutheran Home for Children, located in Jersey City, serves as a temporary home for children between the ages 12-18 who are in crisis. 


General Responsibilities: Educates residents (teens between 13 to 17 years old) in daily living skills; assists residents in day-to-day chores & recreational activities.  Accepts supervision from the Residential Manager, or other designated supervisory staff, & is responsible for implementing & documenting IHP training activities.  Required to handle emergency situations of all types within the program.  Assists with maintaining a pleasant and orderly physical environment. Required to cook daily meals. Must be ambulatory, able to lift 100 lbs, ability to kneel, bend and reach.  Must be able to drive agency van to transport residents and run errands.

Experience and Skills:


  • Required High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Required to have a New Jersey valid driver's license with proof of insurance
  • Required to have a safe and clean driving record
  • Overview of DYFS/+DDD, Abuse/Neglect, CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, or must obtain within 90 days of employment


 Skill(s): High level of proficiency in writing, reading and speaking English. 

 Experience: No experience necessary, but experience in the field preferred.

LSMNJ is an equal opportunity employer.