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Options for Community Living Overview

Smithtown, NY
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Options for Community Living, Inc. is a community based not-for-profit organization established in 1982 to serve Long Islanders in need. Through housing programs and case management services, we prepare participants for the demands of community life; promote housing permanency ... Read more

Mission: Options for Community Living, Inc. is committed to assisting individuals and families in need to develop their fullest potential for independent living. Residential and support services prepare participants for the demands and responsibilities of community life and promote ... Read more

Options for Community Living – Why Work For Us?

Options for Community Living, Inc. is committed to helping Long Island’s neediest families and individuals live healthier, more stable and productive lives.

In 1982 Options was established to respond to the need for supportive housing for people with serious mental illness. The Mental Health Residential Program grew rapidly, and in 1994 Options began providing case management services and housing to Long Islanders living with HIV/AIDS. More recently, Options has partnered with Long Island Health Homes to offer care coordination services to high need Medicaid users with chronic illnesses through the Access to Care Program.

Today, Options serves over 1500 adults and children annually through its programs and manages over 150 housing sites scattered across Long Island.
Options has been accredited, with commendations, by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), since 2000.  This accreditation signifies Options’ commitment to quality, value, and optimal outcomes in the delivery of services.

Options prides itself on maintaining a professional staff, committed to enriching the lives of our program participants. The majority of our employees work directly with individuals and families, in partnership with other professionals, to improve health, stability, and independence.  We have both full and part time employment opportunities. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Options is an equal opportunity employer.

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    I have been working at Options for Community Living full-time


    Love my job and my team, clients are great


    Not able to help everyone

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Options for Community Living Photos

Options for Community Living photo of: Options Team at the Marcum Workplace Challenge on 7/25/2017 at Jones Beach
Options for Community Living photo of: Options first Year participating in the AIDS + Cancer 5K benefiting the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation!
Options for Community Living photo of: Team Options cleaning up a yard at a shelter for families.
Options for Community Living photo of: Team Options gives back tot he Book Fairies
Options for Community Living photo of: Book sorting in action!
Options for Community Living photo of: The whole team at our Family Fun Night playing mini-golf!
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    Mental Health Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Smithtown, NY
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Options for Community Living (Smithtown, NY) in December 2012.


    The culture of the office was laid back yet professional and the HR personnel are very friendly. My first interview was at the main office with someone in Human Resources. Once I was called back for a second interview, I met with one of the managers at the site I would be working at to discuss the position. The manager asked me many hypothetical situations about how I would deal with unexpected client issues and crises. I must have answered correctly because I was offered the job within a few days after my second interview. You will also need to pass a TD/PPD test prior to employment and submit fingerprinting to the OMH (Office of Mental Health).

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    • What made you want to work in this field? Aside from that I can't remember specific questions, besides given hypothetical situations, because the interview process was so long ago.   Answer Question


    I did not negotiate my offer. I accepted the position and was happy with the terms that were being offered.

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Options for Community Living Awards & Accolades

  • Smart CEO Brava Award, Smart CEO Magazine, 2016
  • Corporate Culture Award, Smart CEO Magazine, 2016
  • SBU Career Center Diversity Partner of the Year, Stony Brook University, 2018
  • SBU Occupational Therapy Program Community Partner of the Year, Stony Brook University, 2018
  • 40 Under 40, Long Island Business News, 2018
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