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Life's WORC Overview

Garden City, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Life’s WORC is a private, 501(c) (3) organization that supports people with developmental disabilities and autism.
We offer comprehensive services and support to more than 2,000 people with developmental disabilities and autism and families in New York City ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to provide services that facilitate an independent and productive life experience for individuals with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities and autism.

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  • Join Us for a Recruitment Open House:

    August 8, 2019
    8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    1501 Franklin Ave.
    Garden City, NY 11530

    *Please bring a copy of your resume and be prepared for a one to one interview.

    Careers | Life's WORC

    We understand that working with people with intellectual disabilities and autism, and helping each person to live a full life takes a special person - someone who's dedicated, caring and compassionate - that is how we treat our employees.

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Life's WORC – Why Work For Us?


Life’s WORC is an approved New York State 501(c) 3 organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. The agency was founded in 1971 by Vicki Schneps, the mother of a former Willowbrook State institution resident. Together with Geraldo Rivera, the reporter who first uncovered the state institution’s deplorable conditions, they established an organization dedicated to ensuring that those with developmental disabilities and autism are afforded opportunities to live life to the fullest.

At present we offer comprehensive services to over 2500 individuals and families in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties and provide supportive homes to over 250 people. Additional programs for both families and individuals include at home supports, skills development and behavioral intervention, social recreational programs and vocational training opportunities. We also offer collaborative school linkage programs with Long Island school districts supporting individuals and families in need of applied behavior analysis interventions. Coordinated and focused through our unique Person-Centered Planning approach, all our services are provided with one goal in mind: To enable the individual to achieve their personal best, no matter what their abilities or challenges. While how we achieve these goals may change, Life’s WORC remains a values-based organization that is deeply rooted in our humble beginnings.

Wanted: People Who Really Care.

At Life’s WORC, we understand that working with people, including adults with developmental disabilities, and helping them to live a rich, full life takes a special person – someone who’s dedicated, caring and compassionate – so that’s how we treat our employees. We are always looking for new talent to join our team, and have a variety of full-and part-time positions available throughout Manhattan, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

What are the benefits of working here?

We offer a competitive starting salaries and benefits packages worth up to $28,000, along with a comprehensive professional development program to all Life’s WORC employees. Benefits include:

  • Affordable Health Insurance
  • 100% Company Paid Dental Insurance
  • Agency- Wide Wellness Program
  • Student Loan Repayment Plan
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Free Eyeglass Plan
  • Tuition and Textbook Reimbursement
  • Pension Plan
  • Service Recognition Awards
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

What does the professional development program offer?

  • Approved Medication Administrative Personnel (AMAP): Staff members learn how to properly administer medications
  • Tube Class: Teaches staff to safely administer medications to someone who uses a gastrostomy tube (G-tube)
  • Individual Support Courses Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention-Revised (SCIP-R): Staff members learn the skills and knowledge to provide an individual with effective, positive behavioral supports
  • SCIP-R Refresher Class: Reviews and reinforces the SCIP-R curriculum and allows staff to recertify annually
  • Leadership Badge Programs and Master’s Degree Programs through Stony Brook University
  • Autism training programs

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Don’t take our word for it – see for yourself why Life’s WORC is one of the Best Places to Work in New York State!


Recognition & Awards


Life’s WORC has spent over 40 years working tirelessly to make every day meaningful for people with developmental disabilities and autism, and their families—and for our dedicated employees who make it possible.

Some of the rewards and recognitions we’ve received are:

  • LEAD 2016 – Leadership Excellence Award.
  • Voted one of Best Places to Work in NYC from Crain’s Business 2009.
  • Voted one of Best Places to Work in NYS from Society for HR management 2009 and 2016.
  • 2014 Best of Garden City Award in the Social Services Organization category.
  • HIA–LI Not-for-Profit award for 2015.
  • 2014 Best of Garden City Award in the Social Services Organization category by the Garden City Award Program.
  • American Heart Association – Fit Friendly Worksite Gold Status 2016.
  • Achievers – Most Engaged Workplace 2012.
  • Agency of the Year – Self Advocacy Association of NY 2012.
  • Action LI – Corporate Wellness Award 2012.

Join Us for a Recruitment Open House: 

August 8, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1501 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530 

*Please bring a copy of your resume and be prepared for a one to one interview.

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    Life's WORC has a strong leadership team with a concrete vision of the future. We have a dynamic Board of Directors who truly care about the people we support. Our CEO is a highly experienced leader who has positioned the agency for growth and opportunity amidst a landscape of regulatory changes and statewide reform. Life's WORC remains a cut above all other providers, and is Leading the Way in supporting people with Developmental Disabilities and Autism!


    Statewide budget cuts can impact the supports and services people with Developmental Disabilities and Autism receive.

    Advice to Management

    Work within the Core Values of the agency, apply yourself, and be a leader to your team of employees.

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Life's WORC Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Life's WORC (Garden City, NY) in January 2016.


    Met with HR director and discussed general career goals, potential management positions, and their corporate culture. HR director provided detailed description of benefits and importance of life / work balance to the company. It appears to be an excellent place to work with many happy employees.

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Life's WORC Awards & Accolades

  • Best First Time Manager Program, Leadership Excellence ,, 2017
  • The Best Companies to Work for NY, New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM), 2016
  • Business Achievement Award - Not for Profit Award, HIA-LI, 2015
  • Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America, Achievers, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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