Direct Support Professionals

Direct support positions are available on a part time, full time, or per diem basis, making them the perfect fit for your busy schedule. In anywhere from 5 to 40 hours per week, you can have a tremendous impact on someone’s life. Different varieties of the Resident Counselor position are available, with varying schedules and requirements. Contact us below for more information.
Resident Counselor

Resident Counselors at the Center work in certified group homes throughout the Capital District to support adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Resident Counselor’s support people in their own home and in the community as they work on their personal goals, leading to greater independence.

A High School Diploma or equivalent and a valid Driver’s License are preferred. Must be at least 18 years old.

The Center offers a variety of schedules including: Full-time, Part-time, Relief, Evenings, Weekends and Overnight hours.

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Community Service Professional

Community Service Professionals (CSP’s) provide support, in a 1:1 setting in the community or in private homes. CSP’s provide learning opportunities to increase greater independence; developing skills in areas such as: financial management, social relationships, and life skills, while accessing and participating in their communities.

Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent, a valid, clean, insurable NYS driver’s license may be required.

Part-time & Full-time positions available in the greater Capital District including Warren, Washington & Northern Saratoga counties.

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Clinical Assistant

Clinical Assistants at the Center work in our certified group homes throughout the Capital District supporting adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities including, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments. Continuously maintains observation of the physical health and psychological health status of the people we support. The Clinical Assistant works cooperatively with the program nurse to administer orders and receives medications for the people we support according to agency policy and procedures.

A High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year experience working with developmental disabilities required. A valid Driver’s License is required. Must be at least 18 years old.

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Skills Specialist

Monday-Friday Daytime Hours, No weekends or Major Holidays – Smith Center; 700 SPS; 314 South Manning Boulevard; Western Avenue; Delmar; New Karner Road; Schenectady DayHab

Day Habilitation Services are designed to increase independence for people with disabilities through community inclusion, volunteering, activities and daily life skills.

Provide personal care to individuals with disabilities. Assist with goals and activities both in a classroom setting and out in the community. High School diploma or equivalent is required. NYS Driving License in good standing may be required in some programs. 1 year of job related experience preferred, specifically working with people with developmental disabilities or related field. Must be at least 18 years old and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds to apply for this position.

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Skills Coordinator

Skills Coordinators provide full support to consumers including; dining, lifting and direct personal care, development and implementation of activities, supervision/oversight of consumers to ensure that consumers are carrying out their goals as dictated by their care plan. They deliver and document services accurately within the assigned group. Skills Coordinators will promote independence, community inclusion, individualization, and productivity while respecting the consumer’s personal choice regarding lifestyle decisions and their ability to take informed risks.

Responsible for the implementation of the individualized day program plans as described in the consumer’s care plan with the purpose of developing each individual’s opportunities for self determination, independent activity, increased productivity and greater community inclusion. May function as a Team Leader for each consumer assigned and may be responsible for the direction of all staff assigned to that program area. High School diploma or equivalent is required. 1 year of job related experience is required, specifically working with people with developmental disabilities or related field. A minimum of an Associate’s degree or two completed years of college may be considered in lieu of the 1 year experience. Must be at least 18 years old to apply for this position. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

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Having a career with the Center for Disability Services means having a career that changes lives. We offer a variety of positions throughout the Capital District, making CFDS an ideal fit, regardless of where you call home. You’ll help individuals achieve goals, learn new skills, and increase their overall independence. Apply today to get started on the path to a fulfilling job that you’ll love!
314 South Manning Boulevard • Albany, NY 12208 • 518-396-5904
314 South Manning Boulevard • Albany, NY 12208 • 518-396-5904