Our Ability Jobs

Job Information

Center for Disability Services Day Program Counselor in Albany, New York

Day Program Counselor

Direct Support Albany, New York

Salary: USD 17.34 - 18.39 Hourly



The Center for Disability Services offers hope, innovation and achievement to the people we support.

For 80 years, we have been one of upstate New York’s largest providers of programs and services for individuals who have disabilities. Many of the innovative programs and vital services that we offer are not available elsewhere.

We are proud to announce our newly enhanced rates for Day Program Counselors! $17.34/hour - $18.39/hour based on experience

This is a great opportunity for those already in the human service field or anyone looking to start a new career! We offer paid on-the-job training! Prior experience is not required!

Looking to make a difference? We are searching for Direct Support Professionals to join our Day Services Team. Together, we empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through meaningful and engaging opportunities and activities both onsite and in the community. Bowling, cooking, dance, crafts, volunteering, games, music, photography, exercising, shopping, and exploring the community are just some of what we do. Come share your interests and passions to provide new and enriching experiences.

We offer:

  • Flexible Hours

  • No Weekends

  • No Overnights

  • Part-time and full-time opportunities

  • 8 Paid Holidays

  • 3 weeks PTO

  • Comprehensive benefits package


  • Support and encourage independence in all aspects of daily life.

  • Collaborate with your team to plan, create and assist with activities and opportunities to meet the needs and interests of the people you support.

  • Provide any necessary direct personal care to the people we support.


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • NYS Driver's License in good standing (some sites require this)

  • Must be at least 18 years old and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

    If you are employed by a U.S Federal, State, Local or Tribal Government or Not-for-Profit organization, you may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program that is funded by New York State.

    *To learn more about this program and New York State eligibility requirements, please visit https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

    At The Center for Disability Services, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees and the people we support. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any protected class of job applicant or employee in our employment practices.