Join Our Team

Advocates is 1,200 employees strong and growing! We are the largest employer providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central New York. Our strength lies in hiring compassionate team members who are passionate about what they do. We are dedicated to our positive and supportive culture. It is through teamwork that we advance our mission of supporting the success of children and adults with disabilities, strengthening their families, and building a community of inclusion.

Make a Difference and a Living: Apply Online Today!

If you want to make a difference in your life and the life of others, please apply to join our team using the application below. We look forward to meeting you!

Employee Benefits, Development and Training

Advocates offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental care, paid time off, Employee Assistance Program, life insurance and 403b retirement plan. 

We provide employees the with interactive and convenient online training. In just 8 hours per year, team members can meet their annual training requirement from home. We offer advanced training and development opportunities as well, providing the benefit of paid professional development days to encourage employees to broaden their knowledge and attend training on topics of interest to enhance their ability to provide the best support possible.

Resources for Current Employees

Advocates 403b Retirement Plan

All current Advocates employees are eligible to participate in our 403b Retirement Plan!

To enroll in Advocates 403b Retirement Plan,

visit the Principal website at the link below and click on “Get Started”:

Principal Customer Service Team: (800) 547-7754

We are able to provide quality person-centered services because of the dedication, passion, care and experience that you bring to your work each day. In addition to providing continuous opportunities for employee feedback through regular communication with Training and Support Specialists and supervisors, our leadership team values the contributions and ideas of every employee. We encourage you to share your feedback by contacting us at anytime.

All employees are invited to contact any member of the leadership team by calling the office at (315) 469-9931 or by emailing

Professional Development hours may be completed online through Relias training courses. All full-time employees are eligible for 40 Professional Development hours per year and are encouraged to use this time to enhance skills and knowledge by enrolling in topics of interest. Employees can browse over 300 courses in the Relias library!
Click here for instructions and a list of elective courses recommended for Advocates employees.

Thank you for all that you do to support people and their families as a part of the Advocates team!

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