Current Openings

Pathfinder Village, a dynamic, open-access residential community for children and adults with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, is seeking to fill the following positions in accordance with Pathfinder’s mission “that each life may find meaning.”

All positions may be applied for using the online pre-employment form. Applicants should also send letters of inquiry and employment histories to [email protected]. If you choose to send supporting documents through the mail, please address them to Human Resources, Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY 13335. Pathfinder Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). See vacancies below.


**At Pathfinder Village MAKE ANY DAY PAYDAY with On-Demand Pay**

Day Habilitation Manager

The Day Habilitation Manager is to provide oversight of effective day-to-day operation of day habilitation programs under the supervision of the Director and Clinical Coordinator of Adult Services. The Day Habilitation Manager will be responsible for staff supervision as well as the development of habilitative and or vocational activities and options for individuals served by Pathfinder Village Day Habilitation Services. 


  • Education: Preferred - Bachelor's degree, Required - high school or equivalency
  • Required Licenses: Valid NYS clean driver's license
  • Required Experience: At least one year of experience working with individuals with I/DD

Hourly Rate: $19.00 

Community Engagement Coordinator/Executive Assistant

The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC)/Executive Assistant (EA) provides top-level support and assistance to the CEO and senior management teams of Pathfinder Village, Pathfinder Village Foundation, and the Kennedy-Willis Center. The CEC/EA is the lead planner and organizer for community events, Board meetings, and manages the development, and implementation of events that increase public awareness of and generates financial support for Pathfinder Village and the Pathfinder Village Foundation. The strongest candidates will be self-starters and strong multitaskers, have excellent time management and organizational skills, and are professional in all forms of communication.


  • Acts as the key planner for Pathfinder’s community events and promotions
  • Works with the Marketing and Grants Administrator to maintain Pathfinder Village’s social media pages.
  • Responsible for planning and implementation of all logistics for Board meetings and events
  • Act as the liaison between the CEO and the Board of Directors for Pathfinder Village, the Pathfinder Foundation, and the Kennedy-Willis Center.
  • Act as a liaison between CEO and senior leadership team
  • Calendar management for CEO, prioritize inquiries and requests, while troubleshooting conflicts.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external parties on all matters pertaining to the CEO, including those of a confidential or critical nature.
  • Work closely with the CEO to keep her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.


  • Prior experience in event planning and executive/management administration assistance
  • Education – Associate’s degree required, bachelor’s degree is preferred

Annual salary starts at $41,600 and is commensurate with experience.

Classroom Aide

Pathfinder School is seeking a classroom aide. The classroom aide provides direct instructional or residential support services to children individually and in small groups under the general supervision of the special education teacher during school hours, and to the house manager when working residentially. Classroom aides are a part of a team working to support children in their instructional and residential program. As such, they are expected to support and assist in the general operation of the classroom or house. The classroom aide supports students to become more independent in the areas of academics, communication, behavior management, pre-vocational training, and other areas of daily living skills.

Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.

Hourly rate starts at $16 an hour and is commensurate with experience.

Administrative Assistant - Program Office

The Program Administrative Assistant is responsible for all clerical functions in the residential department and assists other departments as needed. This includes nursing, behavioral, and enrichment departments.

The Administrative Assistant will work closely with other departments in the village to organize a smooth flow of information and coordinate consistency in operations across departments. They must have the ability to effectively communicate via phone and email. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for confidential and time-sensitive material. All duties should be completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner. The Administrative Assistant may direct and lead the work of others. They will need to rely on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals and have a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two+ years of relevant experience

This hourly position starts at $18 an hour and is commensurate with experience.

Special Education Teacher

The Special Education Teacher will provide direct instructional, evaluative, and supervisory services to all students to ensure the quality of classroom programs at the Pathfinder Village School in accordance with the Pathfinder Village mission “that each life may find meaning.”  The teacher will identify strengths and needs that will lead to a comprehensive individualized education program and promote independence, inclusion, individuality, productivity, and self-determination for students.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plans a psycho-educational model of programs for each student; this includes the setting of objectives and goals, which reflect the student’s educational, emotional, and behavioral strengths and needs
  • Administers tests, writes reports, and completes all required documentation on a timely and accurate basis.
  • Formally reports to parents and home school districts, the child’s progress on an ongoing basis.
  • Supervises teacher assistants/aides who are responsible to him/her in assisting in the education of all students.
  • Responsible for the delivery of the students’ IEPs and all related services, goals and objectives listed on the IEP.


  • Master's degree in special education
  • Certification as a special education teacher from NYSED
  • Valid NYS driver's license

Annual salary starts at $50,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Bakery/Cafe Aide

Under the direction of the Manager of Ancillary Services and supervision of the Bakery Manager, the Bakery Aide assists in all areas of the bakery/café.

Responsibilities include:

  • preparation of baked goods
  • line cooking
  • front of the house/cash register
  • sanitation.

This is a Monday - Friday part-time position. Hours: 7:00am to 11:30am.

Rate of pay: $15.75 an hour

Experience in food service preferred.

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Pathfinder Village presently has 12-hour shift openings for Direct Support Professionals. Primary responsibilities include providing direct care and residential guidance/supports for individuals living with intellectual and other disabilities within an open-access community setting. Additional duties involve advocating and supporting informed choices of individuals within the greater community. Strong record keeping skills, local travel, flexibility, and a commitment to ongoing job training are required.

3 - 4 day work week.

No prior work experience is required. 


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.

Starting hourly rate ranges from $15.75 to $19.00 an hour, commensurate with experience.

Thank you for your interest in employment at Pathfinder Village.  All positions may be applied for using the online pre-employment form. Applicants should also send job histories and Letters of Inquiry to [email protected]. If you choose to send supporting documents through the mail, please address them to Human Resources, Pathfinder Village, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY 13335.

Pathfinder Village is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

“Pathfinder Village helps people find their
way in life to independence, success, and
maturity — all the things you want for your family.”
Marian Mullet | Founder of Pathfinder Village

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