Careers at Forward Journey

Forward Journey is a growing nonprofit that offers meaningful work, a supportive culture, competitive compensation, and opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Adult day program job openings

Program Associate

To apply, complete this application, sign, and send with your resume to [email protected]. You can also mail or drop off to Forward Journey, 52 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.

Enjoy where you work

Imagine leaving your job each day knowing that you gave another person hope, joy, purpose, and confidence. Being surrounded by positive people dedicated to uplifting others. Feeling genuine gratitude from participants, parents, and staff. Forward Journey is a place of growth, creativity, and friendship—not just for our attendees, but for everyone within our organization. 

Grow as a professional

Forward Journey views each employee as a unique individual. We seek to foster your skills and interests, enhancing your work experience while benefiting our agency. Team building is an integral part of our corporate culture as we continually look for ways to boost confidence and morale with the goal of creating a “work family.”

Each year, we close our locations for four in-service training days focused on new topics that address the challenges of serving this unique population. Forward Journey ensures that direct care providers are completely comfortable carrying out their responsibilities, so we provide the training and information needed to make this happen. 

Ongoing education offered through in-service training includes topics such as seizure management, safe feeding, MOVE® Basic Provider certification, fire drill procedures, universal precautions, lift training, fall precautions, medication administration, and wheelchair safety.

We strive to reward passionate staff members with advancement opportunities within our organization, especially as we continue to grow throughout Delaware.

Build security for you and your family

Our Board is committed to supporting and investing in our staff. You’ll have peace of mind with a quality healthcare plan, insurance options, retirement planning, and plenty of time off to recharge. Our compensation package for full-time employees includes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • 403b retirement plan with a contribution match
  • Paid time off (15 days)
  • Paid holidays (approximately 15 days including the days between Christmas Eve & New Year’s) 
  • Option to purchase unsubsidized dental coverage and Aflac (supplemental insurance)

Have questions or need more information about benefits for part-time staff? Contact our Operations & Human Resource Manager.

“I make a difference, I see the laughter and joy in the participants faces, it’s easy to talk about with passion because it’s a wonderful feeling, there is a team of people who genuinely care about me and my wellbeing. I know we are enhancing the quality of life for the participants which ultimately makes their loved ones feel safe and secure.”

– Forward Journey Staff Member

Feel appreciated for all you do

There’s not a day that goes by when you won’t feel appreciated for the work you do. The administrative staff, parents, the board, and your fellow coworkers will see you as an integral part of the team.

During Direct Support Professionals Week, we make every effort to recognize our hardworking staff. We provide breakfast and lunch, funded by the Board and parent donations. The Academy of Massage & Bodywork offers free massages. Plus, we host fun team-building games throughout the week, distributing gift cards to the winners.