Since 1996 Waters & Sims has partnered with the Monmouth County WIB to provide employment services to participants receiving WFNJ/GA benefits. Through the many changes of Welfare to Work, Waters & Sims has continued to maintain its dedication to assisting clients in need with their search for employment through a variety of programs. We currently instruct the START Program/ Introduction to Leisure, Hospitality & Retail Careers Program that provides WFNJ participants 13 weeks of high quality vocational training in the leisure, hospitality and retail industries, and the opportunity to obtain a professional certification through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). Job readiness and life skills counseling and referrals to supportive services will be provided as needed.

Waters & Sims Employment Services Inc. welcomes clients and students from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, levels of education, abilities and interests to a challenging and encouraging educational atmosphere. As a WFNJ training provider, our programs are devoted to our specific students’ needs and development of their skills that are necessary to enrich themselves in their careers.

  1. To provide participants with a learning experience that prepares them to assume entry-level positions in the field of Leisure, Hospitality, & Retail
  2. To enhance the personal and professional growth of our participants to ensure that they exceed the expectations of the Leisure, Hospitality & Retail industry upon completion
  3. For students to acquire the desire to engage in the life-long learning.

Services for Employers

The quest for talent is today’s defining business challenge, yet many businesses are unaware of the largely untapped talent pool of job seekers with disabilities. Research demonstrates that disability-inclusive companies outperform their peers and report higher productivity, better workplace safety, higher profit margins and higher net income than competitors.

Waters & Sims Employment Services can provide you with the following services and resources at NO COST including:

  • Recruitment: We assess your workforce needs and pre-screen our candidates to ensure they have the skills and experience to meet your needs.
  • Onboarding: We provide ongoing support for our candidates to ensure that their skills and abilities are a good match for your business. Comprehensive follow-up for our candidates means access to training and resources to meet the demands of a changing workplace.
  • Retention: We evaluate the needs of our candidates and provide consultations on workplace modifications and low-cost technology to help you keep high-value employees on the job.
  • Workplace Accessibility: We provide guidance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 compliance and accessibility, and can advise on low-cost solutions to accommodate employees with disabilities.
  • Disability Awareness TrainingWe provide on-site disability awareness training to equip business leaders with the knowledge, skills and tools to create an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive.
  • Financial Incentives: We help you understand and access tax credits and other incentives available to businesses that hire our candidates.
  • Pipeline Development: We collaborate with businesses to develop work-based learning experiences, including paid on-the-job training and internships.
Let us know about some of your specific needs via email:

Here are some of the employers we are currently working with:

Office Hours & Holiday Schedule (Need NEW schedule)

Careers & Internship opportunities

Waters & Sims empowers people living with disabilities to live, work and integrate successfully into the community. Our staff is committed to helping our consumers reach their full potential in the workplace.

We foster a team culture of learning, support, collaboration and career growth.

WSES is on an endless mission to find the right people…

– people who share our values, share our dreams, and share our passion. WSES  is a place where learning never ends, challenges are conquered and dependence is transformed into independence.

Interested candidates should send their resume with an introduction to:

Our Employment Counselors/Job Coaches:

Provide job development services.

Provide high quality vocational support for individuals to be placed in competitive employment.

Network with local employers.

Assist consumers in learning and maintaining their jobs.

Provide ongoing assessments through onsite job visits.

Maintain positive relationships with families, counselors and employers.

Complete daily case logs as required by our funders.

Our full-time positions include:

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Paid time off

Paid holidays

Flexible schedule

Professional development assistance

WSES is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Internship opportunities:

WSES works with all local colleges and universities in meeting their student internship requirements. If you complete an internship with us you’ll gain skills in communication, de-escalation, teamwork, organization, accountability and problem solving.

Interns work under close supervision of the Director or Manager .

If you are interested in learning more about our current openings, send your resume and letter of interest to:

Consumer Handbook (send updated version from SW)

Annual Reports (Need updated versions)

Links/ Resources


Customer satisfaction survey – Survey Monkey link