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.

Below is a list of current openings at The Center. All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by filling out our Application for Employment. Applications may be submitted to The Center’s Human Resources department via email at jobopenings@thecenterhouston.org, by fax at 713-520-0428, or in person on the first floor of the Administration Building on our West Dallas campus.

 

Career Opportunities

 

THE CENTER
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
October 10, 2018


Executive Assistant to the CEO

Location: 3550 West Dallas St. Houston, TX 77019
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pay Rate: TBD

The Center seeks an Executive Assistant for a full-time position with full benefits and a competitive salary, who reports to the CEO. An ideal candidate is a self-motivated, detailed-oriented, responsible individual with a desire to help The Center grow and develop.

Responsibilities:

  1. Administrative Skills
    • Is an expert user of Microsoft Office products and comfortable with electronic filing.
    • Demonstrates advanced proficiency by quickly adapting to new technology and easily acquiring new technical skills.
    • Keeps accurate records and files for internal and staff reference.
    • Demonstrates a solid understanding and execution of general office procedures.
  1. Assistant to CEO
    • Provide administrative support as needed to CEO
    • Manage CEO’s calendar and schedules meetings both internally and externally with an efficient and productive process
    • Answer the CEO’s phone line and inquiry emails
    • Prepare presentation materials for speaking engagements and meetings
    • Board and Committee Administration and Support – Supports operation of the organization and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, preparing Board materials, lists, and acting as Board Liaison
  1. Organization, Planning, and Time Management
    • Balances competing priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines
    • Can manage an array of tasks effectively and anticipates upcoming project steps and demands
    • Arranges information in a useful manner that others can access and understand
    • Responds to inquiries (calls, emails, texts) from supporters, Board of Directors and team members promptly and efficiently
    • Accurately scopes out tasks and projects. Sets goals and breaks work into process steps.
    • Values time. Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently.
    • Develops and manages tasks and assignments. Prioritizes well. Plans ahead to avoid “fire drills”
    • Meets deadlines
    • Helps other team members stay abreast of multiple deadlines and project milestones.
    • Is both fast and accurate when developing work products, entering data, and producing reports
    • Is a self-starter who works effectively with minimal supervision

Qualifications:

  • Skill Sets and Attributes:
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
    • Keen attention to detail
    • High degree of comfort and discretion working with confidential information
    • Conscientious, highly organized, extremely courteous, and adaptable.
    • Professional attitude and appearance.
    • Excellent judgment and follow-through.
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse, highly professional team with independent responsibilities.
    • A management style which is goal-oriented and flexible.
    • An understanding of and firm commitment to the mission, values, and vision of The Center.
  • Education and Experience Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree or Administrative Professional Certification preferred.
    • Valid Texas Driver’s License. CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.
    • Five years of administrative experience with two years supporting C-Suite is required.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to email their resume to jreyes@thecenterhouston.org


Registered Nurse (Full Time)
Location: 3550 West Dallas St. Houston, TX 77019

Under the direction of the Director of Health Care Services and in collaboration with the Director of Residential Services, the Registered Nurse provides early recognition, assessment of real/potential healthcare issues for individuals with intellectual and or developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are seeking admission to services within the Center’s I/DD service arena or with contract entities or private providers in community settings. The nurse in this position works cooperatively and effectively with HCS & AAC program/departmental management staff.

Responsibilities:
Duties include but are not limited to: assessing nursing/medical needs, coordinating nursing/medical follow-up with Program Coordinators, assisting in determining appropriate placement settings/services, and providing training/education to staff regarding medical/nursing issues that impact services. The registered nurse will provide on-site consultation in accordance with requirements within the respective time frame. Activities are provided within the framework of the Texas Nurse Practice Act utilizing the nursing process and the professional standards of conduct.

Irregular hours and evening/ weekend work may be required. Performing on-call duties is required. Provides direct supervision to LVN’s and CMA’s assisting with management and oversight of healthcare services. Participates in an on-call rotation with other RN’s.

Qualifications:
Education: Minimum of two (2) years’ nursing experience (not including clinical hours required for education). A minimum of at least one (1) year of mental health/behavioral health/developmental disability nursing experience is preferred.

Skills: Excellent leadership, verbal, and writing skills.

License/Certification(s): RN license.

CPR required upon hire and annually thereafter.


Program Manager, Adult Training and Employment Services (Full Time)
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Occasional evening and weekend work may be required)

In support of The Center’s mission and values, this position is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and oversight for all aspects of Adult Training and Employment Services (ATES) vocational service delivery/Momentum Industries contract production. These functions include, but are not limited to, marketing, Provider/LIDDA (Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authorities), client/staff safety, customer relations, staffing, client programming, Supported Employment transitioning, and billing data input. Momentum Industries operation as apportioned include production scheduling, quality control, job cost analysis, prevailing wage/time studies, purchasing, and shipping/receiving. This position may also serve on various committees. Travel, long/irregular hours, and exposure to stressful situations may be encountered.

Responsibilities
1. Assists with the development of annual department budget
2. Monitors revenues where appropriate and takes immediate action on any variance.
3. Monitors expenditures to ensure none exceed budget without prior approval from the Chief Operating Officer.
4. Reviews all contracts prior to expiration annually and recommends/negotiates changes in accordance with the Contract Policy and with The Center’s interests in mind, ensuring that all reflect The Center’s mission and values.
5. Ensures that the physical environment, staff, clients served, and services offered are always presented in a positive, professional way. Where appropriate, actively promotes The Center programs with public presentations, networking, tours, and other business-related activities.
6. Ensures program policies, practices, and procedures are in compliance with applicable regulatory guidelines and state and federal laws at all times.
7. Evaluates program services on an ongoing basis and participates in the annual program evaluation process to recommend program changes based on evaluation criteria; implements recommended changes.
8. Renews program licenses and certificates as required within established timeframes.
9. Ensures that the residents are engaged in meaningful planned activities to meet their needs and desires.
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.*

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a social service, vocational, marketing, or business administration area is strongly preferred but not required. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in managing similar programs serving people with developmental disabilities or those needing similar services is required. Candidate must display excellence in leadership, verbal and written communication, and PC skills. CPR certification required upon hire and renewed annually thereafter. Must possess valid Texas driver’s license in good standing.

Physical Requirements
Walking occasionally, speaking and hearing frequently, climbing stairs occasionally. Vision to allow for reading, use of office equipment. Manual dexterity to allow for typing and operating office equipment. Sitting frequently, moderate lifting up to 20 pounds. Reaching, bending and stooping occasionally to reach supplies and equipment.

Occupational Exposure: Category III
Category III tasks do not involve exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. Appropriate personal protective equipment is readily available to all that may be exposed to blood or bodily fluids.


Direct Support Professional (PRN, Willow River Farms)
Pay Rate: $9.44 per hour
Schedule: PRN
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 clients’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators; and monitors the safety and health needs of their assigned clients. Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED plus one (1) year in a residential setting that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, 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, Willow River Farms)
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Schedule: 8:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. Saturday-Sunday or 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 clients’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators; and monitors the safety and health needs of their assigned clients. Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED plus one (1) year in a residential setting that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, 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, Momentum Industries)

Pay Rate: $9.44 per hour
Location: 3550 West Dallas St Houston, TX 77019
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities, primarily developmental disabilities, within a day program setting. Performs assessments; implements and documents clients’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators; and monitors the safety and health needs of their assigned clients. Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety. Instructional materials are provided as a part of the daily training, as well as scheduling and participating in community field trips. Local travel may be required.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED plus one (1) year working in a human services setting. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional II (Full Time, Momentum Industries)
Pay Rate: $10.25 per hour
Location: 3550 West Dallas St Houston, TX 77019
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities, primarily developmental disabilities, within a day program setting. Performs assessments; implements and documents clients’ program plans under the direction of program coordinators; and monitors the safety and health needs of their assigned clients. Conducts training sessions in areas such as daily living skills, community awareness, grooming and hygiene, and personal safety. Instructional materials are provided as a part of the daily training, as well as scheduling and participating in community field trips. Local travel may be required.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED plus one (1) year working in a human services setting. Valid Texas Driver’s License, CPR and SAMA certification upon hire and renewed annually thereafter.


Direct Support Professional (Full Time, HCS)
Pay Rate: $9.44 per hour
Location: Group Home
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. and 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 clients’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators; and monitors the safety and health needs of their assigned clients. 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 plus one (1) year in a residential setting that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, 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 (PRN, HCS)
Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour
Location: Group Home
Schedule: PRN

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities, primarily developmental disabilities, within a group home setting. Performs assessments; implements and documents clients’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators; and monitors the safety and health needs of their assigned clients. 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 plus one (1) year in a residential setting that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, 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, AAC)
Pay Rate: $9.44 per hour
Location: 3550 West Dallas St Houston, TX 77019
Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Responsibilities: Responsible for instructing and training adults with disabilities, primarily developmental disabilities, within a group home setting. Performs assessments; implements and documents clients’ program plans under the direction of case coordinators; and monitors the safety and health needs of their assigned clients. 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 plus one (1) year in a residential setting that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Applicant must have good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to multi-task, 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.


Residential Administrator (On-Site Living)
Pay Rate: TBD
Location: TBD
Schedule: On-Site Living

Responsibilities: The Residential Administrator is responsible for oversight of residents in the Supported Independent Living Program. He or she will provide direction and support for the ongoing operation of the residential program and provide care/support to the client(s) in the program on a regularly scheduled basis. The Residential Administrator will adhere to the provision of services as designated by standards, rules, and policy. Duties include: Serving as a liaison among residents, property management, and agency management; reviewing and collecting rent payments in a timely manner; maintaining apartment units by addressing resident complaints, completing repair orders, and enforcing rules of occupancy; coordinating maintenance schedules with property and agency management; resolving client issues by phone or in person and forwarding calls to appropriate administrative staff as required.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. BS/BA in human services strongly preferred. Minimum of 5+ years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in a state agency regulated residential program. Must be knowledgeable about state agency regulations. Must be able to multitask. Note: This position requires the Residential Administrator to live on-site as a single-occupancy tenant as well as the ability to drive a company van as needed. Irregular hours and evening/weekend work is required. Must participate in on-call rotation for after-hours, weekends, and holidays.


Direct Support Professional (Cullen)
Pay Rate: $9.69 per hour
Location: 3550 West Dallas St Houston, TX 77019
Schedule: Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Monday, 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Saturday –Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Responsibilities: The Direct Support Professional is responsible for efficiently coordinating the daily activities for the clients 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. He or she ensures necessary documentation is accurate and complete within the established time frame and is in compliance with regulations.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED plus one year in a residential setting providing services to adults with developmental disabilities required. 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.