Enable : Serving New Jersey


If you are looking for a job, ENABLE CAN HELP YOU! We understand the importance of having a job and the dignity of work! We will tailor all of the support we provide to meet your specific employment needs. Once you secure a job, we will support you in keeping it!


Benefits Counseling

If you are currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI or SSA.) we can provide you with benefits counseling. We will help you and your family members understand how your benefits will be affected by working. For more information on how working affects benefits see: http://www.ssa.gov/disability/

Finding the Right Job

Our Placement Specialists will work with you to develop a career plan, help to find job leads, assist with job applications, prepare you for your interview and if you wish, escort you to your job interview. The Placement Specialists will also provide guidance with work attire, grooming, and interview skills. The amount of time it takes to conduct a job search varies, depending on the type of job you want, the amount of work experience you have, and any transportation restrictions you may have. It is your option to disclose or not disclose a disability with your potential employer; you can discuss this with your Placement Specialist.

Getting to Your New Job

Our staff will teach you how to use public transportation to get to your new job. If you plan to drive to work, we will help you map out the best route. Additional resources for travel instruction are available at: www.njtip.org

Coaching You to be Successful on the Job

Our staff will train you to be successful on the job! Your job coach can talk with you about things like how to dress, how to share concerns at work, and be proactive in resolving issues at work. We will not leave you until you are confident in your job responsibilities.

Follow-Up Support and Advocacy

Staff from ENABLE are never more than a phone call away.  If you are receiving supported employment services, you will be contacted monthly for as long as you remain working. If you are receiving short term services, coaching ends at the completion of the training period. You can contact your DVR counselor if you need additional services. Job Replacement and Career Advancement

Job Replacement and Career Advancement

We want you to succeed and reach your career goals. Sometimes a job works well and sometimes it does not. If you need to find a new job, we will help. If you are promoted and need support, we will help.

Community-Based Work Evaluations

ENABLE offers Community Based Work Evaluations for individuals looking to experience different types of jobs.   We will provide opportunities for you to learn new skills and better determine what type of career path you want to take. A Community-Based Work Evaluation helps you to determine your work-related skills, interests, abilities, strengths and aptitudes, and barriers. This will help determine level of support you might need for competitive, integrated employment.  This evaluation will help match you with the right job. This evaluation will be especially helpful if you have never worked outside of a sheltered environment. ENABLE currently has a variety of sites to sample jobs within the clerical, warehouse, and arts fields.