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Community Habilitation LIFE Counselor

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide support to Community Habilitation participants in Onondaga County. These individuals are in need of guidance to complete independent living skills such as shopping, cleaning, exercising and participating in community recreational events.

The successful candidate will offer patience and structure 35-40 hours a week.

Essential Functions 
  • Follow written and/or verbal instructions, including Community Habilitation Plan
  • Complete and submit service documentation/time sheets as directed
  • Adhere to all program and agency procedures
  • Attend all mandatory meetings (trainings, program updates, etc.)
  • Uphold the Codes of Ethics and Core Competencies
  • Exercise sound judgment as a matter of course and hold protected health information and other sensitive information in the strictest of confidence in accordance with LAUNCH and HIPAA policies
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills
  • Qualified applicants must pass all OPWDD background checks including fingerprinting
  • Willing to transport participants in Onondaga County in own vehicle, must possess a clean NYS driver's license Must have a working telephone number and access to the internet
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • High School diploma required, associate degree or higher preferred
  • Relevant experience in OPWDD field
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
Job Type


Required license or certification

Driver's License

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@launchcny.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you task-oriented? Do you enjoy customer service and working in a friendly office environment? If so, then LAUNCH is the place for you! We are looking for people to volunteer with the following:

  • Events (Leading up and day-of duties)

  • Community Engagement (Generating interest in LAUNCH & sparking new ideas)

  • Administrative (Mailings, newsletters & office help)

  • Philanthropy (Fundraising for events, campaigns, partnerships etc.)

  • Special Interest (Photography, videography, signage, whatever else may come up)

How to volunteer:

Contact us at info@launchcny.org. Tell us what you’re interested in and how much time you can commit.