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Welcome to Nursing Opportunities at the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS)


Here at DHS we are dedicated to providing quality services to our consumers with mental illness or with developmental disabilities, to promoting better eye health, and to protecting, assisting and empowering people at risk and economically disadvantaged people.
Our mission is to focus on the individual, not only for our clients but also for our employees.

DHS employs 1,400 licensed nurses within our 16 facilities and throughout our other divisions, which include Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Medicaid, and various community outreach agencies. We are committed to making every effort to shape our services to fit the needs of the clients. Building this supportive, caring environment applies to our employees as well.

We have specialized training and orientation programs to get our nurses started, flexible work programs to fit their lifestyle, and the opportunity to grow in their career. As New Jersey’s largest employer, we give you a choice of great places to work that have friendly, diverse environments close to home. We offer competitive salaries and an extraordinary benefits package. Make your nursing move in New Jersey the perfect one!

Nursing in a Variety of Settings
Employee Benefits
What We Offer...
New Jersey State/Contractual Benefits - excellent benefits which distinguish our public employment from the private sector
  • 15 Sick Days
  • 12-25 Vacation Days (depending on years of service)
  • 3 Administrative Leave Days
  • 13 Holidays
  • Donated Leave Program
  • Payment of Sick Time Upon Retirement ($15,000 Maximum)
  • Choice of Health Insurance (some plans premiums paid in full)
  • Choice of Dental Insurance
  • Premium Option/Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Prescription Plan
  • Vision Care Plan
  • Pension Plan (some of the best)
  • Deferred Compensation
  • NJ Best (College Savings)
  • US Savings Bonds
  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • Military/Convention Leave (often with pay)
  • Paid Jury Duty Leave
  • Clothing Allowance (certain titles)
  • Shift Bonus
  • Avenue To Address Due Process
  • Grievance Process
  • Union representation(for most titles)
  • Disciplinary Appeal Process
  • Employee Suggestion Program
  • Employee Advisory Service
  • Competitive compensation
  • Tort coverage in line of duty
  • Annual Service Awards
For more information...
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A special initiative from within DHS' Division of Disability Services is the New Jersey Nurse Delegation Pilot Project - dubbed "There's No Place Like Home" - which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The purpose of the project is to explore the idea of registered professional nurses delegating skilled tasks to certified home health aides so that consumers who need these services can remain in their homes or be discharged back to the community from nursing homes; hence, the name of the project.
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