Direct Support Positions at Lexington

To go home loving my job and knowing that I was truly able to help someone who needed me was a feeling that I had never felt before.
"I work with a team who are steadfast in their determination to do the right thing for the individuals who we are responsible to, their families, employees and the community."

If you are looking for a meaningful career in human services that offers a nurturing workplace and a chance to interact with extraordinary people, consider a Direct Support Staff position within one of Lexington’s various programs. Direct Support Staff receive paid training and work flexible morning, evening or overnight shifts. Direct Support Staff provide assistance with individuals’ daily accomplishments such as meal preparation, medication administration, personal care and active participation in the community. Once full-time employment is achieved, our employees enjoy outstanding benefits.

We also have full- and part-time Direct Support Staff positions located in Albany County.

Over the years I have witnessed magical moments, a standard of excellence that just continues to make me believe in our mission and the supports we provide.

Available Direct Support Positions


Residential and Day Habilitation Direct Support Staff

Direct Support staff provide guidance and direction to assist an individual with a disability in becoming more independent and making choices, so that they can fully become part of their community. The dedication of staff members helps make the many successes we see every day possible, as individuals with disabilities learn new skills, become more confident and strive to reach their full potential.

Direct Support Staff receive 3 weeks of paid training and a competitive starting rate with shift differentials. Also, a very generous health, pension and time-off package is available once full-time is achieved.

Providing services and supports to people with developmental disabilities is one of the most rewarding jobs available. The ability to make a difference in someone’s life is an extraordinary opportunity.

We also have full and part-time Residential Direct Support Staff positions located in Albany County!

Creative Expressions Direct Support Staff

Lexington’s Creative Expressions Program is looking for a few good people to work with our program on a part-time basis. Our Creative Expressions Program is an innovative program committed to creating inspired living through the arts. The ideal candidates will assist with the organizing, planning and implementation of creative arts programs and community opportunities that promote well-being, identity, growth, autonomy, security, connectedness, meaning and joy in the lives of people with disabilities. A High School diploma or GED is preferred. A valid NYS driver license is also required. This position requires evenings and weekend hours. Click here to learn more!

Habilitation Aides - Family Services

Lexington Family Services is looking for dedicated part-time Habilitation Aides to provide services to individuals with disabilities of all ages at our program site, in their homes or within the community.  New daytime positions are due to expansion of the program. Positions are available with children in our after school program or in supporting adults in learning skills to live more independently. Habilitation activities could also include participating in a community activity of the participant’s choice, where the person can learn new ways of interacting with others. Flexible schedules, weekdays, weekends, after school or evenings are available. Please come visit us to fill out an application! Day time, afternoon and evening hours are available. Click here to learn more!

Self-Directed Habilitation Aide

Individuals supported by Lexington are looking for dedicated part-time staff to support them at their home and in the community. Self-Directed Habilitation Aides provide services to individuals with disabilities based upon the desired goals and interests of the individuals.

Job duties include engaging in community and in-home activities, improving knowledge of safety skills, accessing community resources, meal planning, grocery shopping, money management skills and other daily living skills. Flexible schedules are available with some weekends as needed. Please come visit us in person or online to fill out an application!

Position requirements:

·       Ability to lift and transfer up to fifty pounds

·       NYS Driver’s license

·       Background checks include a pre-employment drug test, criminal background check, and driver’s license abstract.