Resident Life Aide - CNA Training Program - St. Margaret's Nursing Home

Direct Support Albany, New York


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.

At St. Margaret’s Center we are offering a unique program where you begin your career as a Resident Life Aide and have the opportunity to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.). Full financial aid will be provided in order to transition you into your new career as a C.N.A! This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to begin a career in the medical field.

St. Margaret’s Center is a 94 bed skilled nursing facility providing short-term, long-term, and respite care to children and young adults with disabilities. Our dedicated team of professionals delivers individualized care focusing on the unique needs of our residents. To learn more about St. Margaret's Center, please check out our Virtual Tour: 

Once hired for this program, you will gain experience working in the Resident Life Department and once your C.N.A. certification is completed you may transition into a C.N.A. position. Participants in this program are provided with complete support from management within the Resident Life and Nursing Departments. In your growing career you will gain knowledge, become a part of the health care team, and act as a great resource of information to care for the residents.

The Resident Life Aide is responsible for providing interaction and safety monitoring for residents requiring close or 1:1 supervision due to their developmental and/or psycho-social needs. You will be responsible for assisting the Resident Life team with providing therapeutic recreation programs and experiences for the residents of St. Margaret’s Center. These experiences are designed to improve each individual’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional functioning abilities.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • At least 1 year of job related experience preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

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.