Careers at Community Access Unlimited

COVID-19 Safety at CAU

CAU is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and regularly communicates with experts and officials to follow best practices for the health and safety of our members and staff. All staff complete a coronavirus screening questionnaire and temperature checks at the start of every shift to ensure they are symptom-free before entering a program. CAU is well-stocked with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safeguarding equipment. All employees must wear face coverings at our programs, and we have a distribution system to ensure all programs have what they need for personal protection and cleaning. We maintain communications with staff about what to do if you are sick, where to get tested for the virus, and what habits to practice to help keep everyone safe.

Our staff are essential workers who work hard to provide vital services as the COVID-19 situation continues in our area. Follow CAU on Facebook to see what we are up to and how we are showing appreciation for our awesome staff!

Whether you are new to the field of social services or a seasoned professional, Community Access Unlimited has a wide range of job opportunities for you.

Due to our continuing expansion, there are a number of full time and part time openings for those interested in guiding people with disabilities and aging out youth who are on the road to independence. Most of our positions in residential services, including supported and independent living, are direct care in nature. Your interests and ability to work with at-risk youth referred by the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) or youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will determine which population you may work with.

Many positions, including higher level direct care, require a high school diploma or equivalent and experience in the field. If you are looking for a flexible work schedule, CAU definitely has that to offer!

Many positions offer afternoon and evening hours as well as weekends. We even offer overnight hours. Valid driver’s license and access to a car while working is required for most positions. We have positions available in the following areas of Union County:

Cranford, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Plainfield, Elizabeth, Roselle, Summit, Linden and New Providence. We also have positions available statewide for Support Coordination and for our Community Support Program.

Contact Us About a Career at CAU

Please contact our Human Resource Department to learn more about our open positions at (908) 354-3040.

You may email us your resume and cover letter at, or fax us your resume at (908) 354-0283

Why do you love to work at CAU?

“Too many reasons- I enjoy helping people, I like to see them strive, be happy, their smile on their faces and meeting their needs; it is a pleasure to see it. Very rewarding.”

-Sheila Willis

“CAU cares about their members, it’s more like a home, and I trust that they (managers and above) will help me when needed.”

-Daniela Stuart

“CAU is a place that gives you opportunity to grow into different areas. Before coming to CAU, I was never in contact with individuals with developmental disabilities. It’s a totally different experience; I learned to be more caring, compassionate and understanding.”

-Ricardo Quinones

“I like working at CAU and have been here double digits (29 years). When I came I had two younger sons and was a single mom. CAU let me work part time and they worked with me to still be able to take care of my sons while still caring for members. I can always come to management, their approachableness shows they care.”

-Theresa Wellington

“I am studying for Social Science and this position lets me get my feet wet and I like helping other people with developmental disabilities.”

-Briana Mims

“I am a Special Educator and it’s a passion.”

-Wilhemina Garcia

Five Reasons to Join the CAU Team

  1. Our all-star staff – we work together to get things done!
  2. Our awesome members- join our team and help people reach their goals
  3. Enjoy a generous employee benefits package as a full-time staff member
  4. Explore opportunities for training and advancement in the field of social services
  5. Work toward our mission of creating an all-inclusive, accessible world where everyone can lead a fulfilling life as part of the greater community!

CAU Employee Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401(K) with Employer Contribution
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employees of the Year Award
  • Legal Services
  • Longevity/Anniversary Recognition
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Project Assistance Loans/Grants
  • Staff Recruitment Incentive
  • Bereavement Days

Pre-Service & Enhancement Training Courses Offered by CAU

Our Code of Ethics

The Community Access Unlimited Code of Ethics is intended to guide staff member conduct. The Code applies to all staff members and volunteers, regardless of their functions or duties, the Agency settings in which they work, and/or the members they serve. The Code addresses relationships with members, other staff members, other organizations, the Agency, and the community. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of appropriate behaviors, but rather as a guide for ethical workplace conduct.

CAU Code of Ethics