Community Habilitation Program Coordinator, Grade 6 

Job Title:  Community Habilitation Program Coordinator, Grade 6

Reports to:  Manager of Community Services

FLSA Status/Schedule:  Non-Exempt; 37.5 hours per week

Location: Oswego

ARISE’s mission is to work with people of all abilities to create a fair and just community in which everyone can fully participate.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and 2 years of experience planning and providing independent living skills training to individuals with disabilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of NYS OPWDD regulations governing the provision of direct support services to individuals with disabilities
  • Knowledge of budgetary formats and payroll procedures
  • Leadership experience including the training, coaching and oversight of employees
  • Strong organizational skills; familiar with MS Word and EXCEL
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Personal transportation (vehicle and clean driver’s license)

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure compliance with governmental regulations and record keeping requirements related to the provision of direct support to individuals with disabilities in home and community settings per OPWDD
  • Oversee daily program operations; respond to and report emergencies/incidents
  • Create, update, and maintain Habilitation Plans and individual service records
  • Implement program policies and procedures
  • As needed, participate in selection of new Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and complete necessary onboarding of new DSPs as required
  • Facilitate introductions between DSPs and individuals receiving services
  • Assure the DSP evaluations required by OPWDD are completed timely
  • Maintain ongoing contact with individuals supported to ensure satisfaction with services and address issues/concerns in a timely manner; participate in semi/annual review meetings
  • Review, approve and submit bi-weekly staff payroll and mileage reimbursement
  • Compile and submit monthly documentation, statistics, and summaries as required
  • Periodically assist manager in budget process as required
  • Attend and participate in agency and departmental meetings
  • Maintain professional conduct / detachment from personal involvement with individuals receiving services and/or their family members
  • Provide ongoing support, training, coaching and consultation for staff
  • Consult manager if DSP’s performance issues rise to progressive discipline level
  • Uphold the codes of conduct and ethics as well as all ARISE policies and procedures
  • 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 ARISE and HIPAA policies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Generous paid time off includes:
    • 12 holidays
    • 20 Earned Time Off days in years 1 & 2; increases to 25 ETO days after 2 years
  • Participation in the 401(k) plan can start as soon as the first of the calendar quarter following date of hire; employer match after one year includes 100% vesting immediately
  • Very affordable, comprehensive group medical insurance coverage, as well as dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible spending arrangement (medical / dependent care)
  • Free life insurance and long term disability coverage
  • Free / Confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Option to enroll in voluntary benefit plans at annual open enrollment