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Direct Care Counselor Part/Full Time

Direct Care Counselor Part/Full Time

Job Description

DescriptionFounded in 1951, Lifespire is recognized as a leader in providing services to over 5,000 adults with developmental disabilities and is committed to the principle that all individuals with a developmental disability are able to become contributing members of their family and community. It is Lifespire's aim to provide these individuals with the assistance and support necessary so that they can attain the skills necessary to maintain themselves in their community in the most integrated and independent manner possible. Lifespire, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace.


Assist individuals on a daily basis through the provision of active treatment and programming according to the individual treatment plan.  Maintain a personalized, home like environment within the residence facility.  Provide each individual the opportunity to be independent and productive according to their individual capabilities with opportunities for choice and physical and social integration into their community.  Assist individuals to know, understand and exercise their personal rights as appropriate to each individual.

  • Provide training and hands-on intervention to individuals in the areas of personal care, self care, recreational services, communication, behavioral intervention and all other habilitation services offered to individuals as determined by their individual treatment plans and the cooperative efforts of other staff members. 
  • Assist in planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating individuals’ service goals and total group home functioning and goals.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date and complete records and reports.
  • Safely transport individuals to social and recreational activities, medical appointments, and other destinations as required.
  • Comply with all agency standards, rules, practices, policies, procedures and medication administration.


If you would like to help Lifespire achieve its mission and are interested in employment with us, we can offer a competitive wage and benefits packages which includes: 

  • Comprehensive health and dental plans 
  • Liberal leave policies 
  • Employee directed 403 (b) plan 
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

Lifespire offers opportunities for personal and professional growth. Union employees are eligible for transfer subject to terms of the bargaining agreement. After just six months, non-bargaining unit members are eligible for transfer or promotion.


Job Requirements

Valid High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma GED. Valid N.Y. State Drivers License required. Background working with individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred.


Job Snapshot

Base Pay $9.72 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Nonprofit - Social Services, Health Care
Education High School
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Not for Profit - Charitable, Social Services
Required Travel None
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Direct Care Counselor Part/Full Time

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