Careers at The Center

The Center is looking for employees driven by a strong work ethic and a compassionate heart. We require that all applicants undergo a thorough background check and all employees are given equal consideration regardless of race, age, sex, color, nation of origin, religion, disability or veteran status. To the right is a list of current openings at The Center; all interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply using the online form provided here. Any further questions may be directed to centerhr@thecenterhouston.org or by fax to 713-520-0428.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at The Center is more than an opportunity for service; it’s an invitation to join a community where you find inspiration in unexpected places. You will receive more than you give and learn a little something along the way. Like the hand prints of all the volunteers, residents, board members and staff who “lent a hand” to create The Center’s mosaic—beautiful things can happen when we work together. Click HERE for details.

Career Opportunities

THE CENTER
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
April 13, 2017


General Dentist (Contract)
Contact: Kevin Kern, Chief Operating Officer
Responsibilities: We are currently seeking an experienced general dentist to provide quality dental care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This position offers a competitive salary with benefits, or with the option of Contract employment at competitive compensation.

Qualifications: Well-rounded general dentistry skills including routine oral surgery and limited endo. Demonstrated sound clinical judgment with a commitment to quality and lasting restorations. Passion for preventative dentistry and patient wellness. Exceptional communication skills and chair-side manner. Must be comfortable working with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical and other special needs. Must possess current Texas Dental License and Registration, NPI and DEA. Must have sufficient Liability Insurance. Certifications in Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide a plus. Must be eligible to be credentialed by TMHP (Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership).


Gingersnaps Etc. & Retail Product Manager (Full Time) (Gingersnaps) 

Schedule: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. Monday-Friday, some weekends needed, and must be available for various market events.
Location: 3550 West Dallas St. Houston, Texas, 77019

Responsibilities: The Gingersnaps Etc. & Retail Product Manager oversees the daily operations of Gingersnaps Etc. and Dynabites products to ensure smooth running of operations to maximize sales and minimize costs. The Manager is responsible for oversight for the productions quality, sales plans, and packaging and shipping of retail food products.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Proven experience as a manager or management position and knowledge of diverse business subjects such as inventory systems, sales, marketing etc. This position requires knowledge of software systems for retail product management and knowledge of marketing strategies. Proven ability to lead a team of employees and ability to motivate and integrate volunteers. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Maintenance Technician (Full Time) (WRF)
Pay Rate: $9.44/hr
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: Willow River Farm (4073 FM 3318 Brookshire, TX 77423)

Responsibilities: Performs cleaning tasks in specific areas as directed by the Program Manager in accordance with infection control standards in order to maintain houses and other buildings in a sanitary, safe, attractive and orderly manner.  Duties include but are not limited to cleaning and disinfecting areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and living areas, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, sweeping and trash removal.  In addition, the Maintenance Technician is responsible for reporting equipment, facility and safety problems observed on work assignments.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. One year cleaning experience in a healthcare setting. Strong knowledge of general cleaning skills and infection control techniques. Texas Driver’s License in good standing. The Center van training. CPR and SAMA upon hire and annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (Full Time) (WRF)
Pay Rate: $9.44/hr
Schedule: 12:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Location: Willow River Farms (4073 FM 3318 Brookshire, TX 77423)

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities (primarily developmental disabilities) within a group home setting. Performs assessments, implements and documents consumers’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators, and monitors the safety and health needs of the assigned consumers.  Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. One year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (Full Time) (WRF)
Pay Rate: $9.44/hr
Schedule: 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Location: Willow River Farms (4073 FM 3318 Brookshire, TX 77423)

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities (primarily developmental disabilities) within a group home setting. Performs assessments, implements and documents consumers’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators, and monitors the safety and health needs of the assigned consumers.  Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. One year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (Part Time) (WRF)
Pay Rate: $10.00/hr
Schedule: 8:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. Saturday-Sunday
Location: Willow River Farms (4073 FM 3318 Brookshire, TX 77423)

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities (primarily developmental disabilities) within a group home setting. Performs assessments, implements and documents consumers’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators, and monitors the safety and health needs of the assigned consumers.  Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. One year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (Part Time) (WRF)
Pay Rate: $10.00/hr
Schedule: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Location: Willow River Farms (4073 FM 3318 Brookshire, TX 77423)

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities (primarily developmental disabilities) within a group home setting. Performs assessments, implements and documents consumers’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators, and monitors the safety and health needs of the assigned consumers.  Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. One year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (Floater) (WRF)
Pay Rate: $9.44/hr

Location: Willow River Farms (4073 FM 3318 Brookshire, TX 77423)

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities (primarily developmental disabilities) within a group home setting. Performs assessments, implements and documents consumers’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators, and monitors the safety and health needs of the assigned consumers.  Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. One year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (Full Time) (Cullen)
Pay Rate: $9.44 per hour
Location: 3550 West Dallas
Schedule: Monday-Friday from 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Responsibilities: The Direct Support Professional is responsible for efficiently coordinating the daily activities for the residents in a residential setting. Duties include, but are not limited to, instructing/training residents to achieve maximum independence while fostering a caring and family-style environment, assisting with hygiene, bathing, laundry and household cleaning. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each resident in his/her care. Ensures necessary documentation is accurate and complete within the established time frame and in compliance with regulations.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and one year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Drivers License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (Part-Time) (Cullen)
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Location: 3550 West Dallas
Schedule: 8:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. Saturday-Sunday

Responsibilities: The Direct Support Professional is responsible for efficiently coordinating the daily activities for the residents in a residential setting. Duties include, but are not limited to instructing/training residents to achieve maximum independence while fostering a caring and family-style environment, assisting with hygiene, bathing, laundry and household cleaning. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of each resident in his/her care. Ensures necessary documentation is accurate and complete within the established time frame and in compliance with regulations.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. One year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (HCS) (PRN)
Pay Rate: $10.00/hr
Location: Group Home
Schedule: varies

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities (primarily developmental disabilities) within a group home setting. Performs assessments, implements and documents consumers’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators, and monitors the safety and health needs of the assigned consumers.  Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety. Travel may be required.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. One year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (HCS) (Full Time)
Pay Rate: $9.44/hr
Location: Group Home
Schedule: Monday-Friday 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities, primarily developmental disabilities, within a group home setting. Performs assessments, implements and documents consumers program plans under the direction of case coordinators and monitors the safety and health needs of the assigned consumers.  Conduct training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety. Travel may be required.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, one year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (HCS) (Full Time)
Pay Rate: $9.44/hr
Location: Group Home
Schedule: Monday-Friday 12:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities, primarily developmental disabilities, within a group home setting. Performs assessments, implements and documents consumers program plans under the direction of case coordinators and monitors the safety and health needs of the assigned consumers.  Conduct training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety. Travel may be required.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, one year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire, and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (HCS) (Part Time)
Pay Rate: $9.44/hr
Location: Group Home
Schedule: Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-8:00pm

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities, primarily developmental disabilities, within a group home setting. Performs assessments, implements and documents consumers program plans under the direction of case coordinators and monitors the safety and health needs of the assigned consumers.  Conduct training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety. Travel may be required.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED, one year in a residential setting which provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and writing skills, ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively with others, exercise independent judgment, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times while at work. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.