Employment

A female staff member hugs a woman with down syndrome when she was sad.Consider joining the dedicated and caring staff at St. Louis Center and make a difference in the lives of our residents. We are always in need of caring, motivated individuals to become part of our team. To foster the mission of St. Louis Center, a faith-based organization, in proclaiming the Gospel through the service of charity we are seeking individuals with good moral character, a valid Michigan driver’s license, and who are able to pass pre-employment screening, including a physical, drug screen, criminal background check and reference check. St. Louis Center offers great benefits and a competitive salary in a family setting. Interested applicants should respond by printing and completing an employment application form. Submit materials to Thomas Arbanas, Director Human Resources, St. Louis Center, 16195 Old US. 12, Chelsea, MI 48118; materials can also be sent via email to thomasa@stlouiscenter.org

 

Current Openings

POSITION: Supervisor, Direct Care Staff

The Supervisor of direct care workers  coordinates, supervises, orients, trains and monitors the direct care staff. The Direct Care Supervisor will also plan, train, and supervise the implementation of special services, such as; treatment plans, behavior management programs, activities and nutritional and recreational programs.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and two years experience working with mentally or cognitively impaired children or adults.  A minimum of two years post-secondary education,  significant supervisory and  relevant work experience will also be considered. You must be emotionally stable and of sufficient health, ability and experience to perform the duties assigned. You must also have knowledge of CPR, first aid, general fire safety,  crisis prevention intervention and behavior management. It is also necessary to have clear written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to plan, prioritize and execute responsibilities.

Please include a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Submit materials to Thomas Arbanas, Director Human Resources, St. Louis Center, 16195 Old US. 12, Chelsea, MI 48118; materials can also be sent via email to thomasa@stlouiscenter.org

 

 

POSITION: Take Root Gardening Program Facilitator

The Gardening Program Facilitator is a brand new position responsible for the growth and development of Take Root, a gardening program that takes place on the Center’s campus. The purpose of Take Root is to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop or further develop their gardening skills while building their self-esteem and confidence, gaining strength and improving coordination, balance, and endurance; problem solve and follow directions; improve memory and cognitive skills, and further develop their appreciation for the natural world -- all while moving more, making healthy connections with others, and experiencing the joy of gardening.

The desired candidate has an appreciation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; willingness and ability to lead participants in gardening-related activities; proven experience in gardening, horticultural therapy, or a related area; the ability to create and adhere to garden maintenance schedules; ability and willingness to work with gardening volunteers as the program grows; the ability to connect with owners of area nurseries and garden centers to help develop the program; the ability to be flexible, patient, and understanding; and excellent organizational skills and interpersonal communication skills.

Preference will be given to those with a Bachelors Degree or who are currently enrolled in community college or a four-year college; have previous experience working with people with intellectual and developmental skills; have master-gardener level skills or a demonstrated level of gardening experience. Applicants must have a driver’s license and willingness to drive agency vehicles to purchase and transport plants/plant material.

This position is part-time and seasonal. It will start as soon as possible.

Please include a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. For more details about this position, contact Human Resources via e-mail at thomasa@stlouiscenter.org or phone (734) 475-8430.

 

 

POSITION: Certified Nursing Assistant

CNA (Direct Care Work) Responsible for the health and safety of our residents, and will be caring for aging adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist our residents in maintaining an optimal quality of life in a safe environment.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain daily living routines for our Assisted Living Program
  • Monitor client activity; ensuring home and unit security, while providing routine time checks that are essential to daily tasks.
  • Complete all required residential program documentation at the end of each shift, and are expected to perform related duties as assigned or as situations dictate.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Certified Nursing Assistant certification.
  • First Aid, and CPR certified
  • Knowledgeable in fire safety and crisis prevention intervention.
  • Must be able to maintain your composure in a stressful environment and act calmly in emergency situations.
  • Must possess a valid Michigan Drivers License, and have the ability to operate a 12 passenger van.

Please send cover letter, with salary requirements and resume to the St. Louis Center, Attn: Thomas Arbanas, Director of Human Resources, 16195 Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118 or email to thomasa@stlouiscenter.org.

 

POSITION: Direct Care Worker

Direct care workers are responsible for the health and safety of our residents. You must possess a high school diploma or GED. Successful candidates will have an attitude of charity toward our residents, good judgment and excellent communication skills. Develop, implement, and maintain daily living routine in assigned residential program and client community involvement. Monitoring client activity; ensuring home and unit security, and providing routine time checks are essential daily tasks. Direct Care Workers must complete all required residential program documentation at the end of a shift and will be expected to perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.

You must have First Aid Certification  and knowledge of CPR, general fire safety and crisis prevention intervention. You must be able to maintain composure in a stressful environment and act calmly in emergency situations well as have the  ability to operate a 12 passenger vehicle.

Interested applicants should respond by printing and completing an employment application form. Submit materials to Thomas Arbanas, Director Human Resources, St. Louis Center, 16195 Old US. 12, Chelsea, MI 48118; materials can also be sent via email to thomasa@stlouiscenter.org