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Become a Residence Counselor

Find your place at Pathways, Inc. by helping others in your own community. Scroll down for more details!

Become a Residence Counselor

Find your place at Pathways, Inc. by helping others in your own community.

What does a Residence Counselor do?
The Residence Counselor is responsible for the actual implementation of each individual's Individualized Program Plan as determined by the individual and his/her Service Planning Team. This includes, but is not limited to; ongoing teaching/assisting with community integration, social and recreational activities, money management, transportation, behavioral needs, and overall health and well-being of the individual.

Why Pathways, Inc.?

$1,500/$750 Sign-on Bonus
Full time (over 35 hours per week) Residence Counselor positions will receive a $1,500 sign-on bonus, $500 after 6 months of employment and $1,000 after 12 months on the job. Part time and relief (average 20 hours per week) Residence Counselor positions will receive a $750 sign-on bonus, $250 after 6 months and $500 after 12 months. This sign-on bonus is available for anyone hired for these positions from April 1 through July 31, 2021.

Competitive Pay & Benefits
Competitive pay and generous medical and health benefits, including medical, vision, dental, and Employee Assistance Program services.

Supportive Workplace Environment
Knowledgeable and supportive staff available to support you through group staff meetings and individual supervision. Ongoing training and program meetings.


Am I qualified?

Must have a high school diploma or GED.

One year of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities is preferred, but no experience is necessary.

A valid driver’s license with a driving record that meets insurability guidelines to operate Agency-owned vehicles (required for some positions).

Must meet the requirements related to Criminal History Record checks that became effective April 1, 2005, which requires prospective employees to be fingerprinted if they have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with people receiving services in our programs regulated by OPWDD.


What types of Residence Counselor positions are available?
There are multiple Residence Counselor positions and shifts (daytime, evening, and overnight) available in Painted Post, Corning, Bath, and Elmira, NY. See the full list of job opportunities!




Call the Residential Coordinator today if you have questions about the position, (607) 937-3297.