Why Work Here?

If you are looking for a rewarding job, St. Louis Center can offer you the ability to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who rely on others each day for care. The Center is home to 64 adults with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities where we treat each person like a member of our own family.


Interested in becoming a part of
the team at St. Louis Center?
We are interested in talking with you.

Our Vision

Our vision is to “be a leader in providing innovative and comprehensive services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, all of whom enjoy the fullness of life in an integrated and thriving community.” We offer competitive wages and comprehensive benefits that include:

  • Full Health Benefits
  • Dental/Vision
  • Promotion from within
  • Paid Vacation

Our Values

At St. Louis Center, we embrace the values of St. Louis Guanella who believed in the dignity and potential of every person, no matter their level of ability.

Here we believe that every person deserves the ability to learn and grow and that we, as caregivers of this special group of people, approach each resident with an attitude of compassion and caring.


To apply, you will need a valid Michigan driver’s license and the ability to pass:

  • A physical
  • Drug screen
  • Criminal background check
  • Reference check


Contact HR Director Tom Arbanas directly by phone at 734-475-8430 or email thomasa@stlouiscenter.org.

 Work Here Icon Stories that Inspire – Staff

St. Louis Center’s doors are always open to individuals who feel they can make a difference in the lives of the Center’s residents. The work can be challenging, but also rewarding. Here, employees understand that they have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of those with disabilities every day. Read recent stories about St. Louis Center staff below.

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When you see an St. Louis Center employee going
above and beyond, please let us know!



“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.” Mother Teresa

Are you ready to begin your new career?

Questions? Contact HR Director Thomas Arbanas:

(734) 475-8430 | thomasa@stlouiscenter.org

Chelsea Career Day as seen in the Chelsea Update

Current Openings


Pay is $16/hour.

The Cook is responsible for preparing food to be served while complying with all applicable sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards and following established food production programs and procedures. They’re responsible for appropriate use of facility, supplies, equipment and minimize loss, waste, and fraud. They will support the Mission, Values, and Vision of St. Louis Center, as described in the St. Louis Center Personnel Handbook.


  • To foster the mission of St. Louis Center, a faith-based organization, in proclaiming the Gospel through the service of charity
  • Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards
  • Observe proper food preparation and handling techniques
  • Apportion food for serving
  • Correctly prepare all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Prepare food to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved
  • Store food properly and safely, marking date and item
  • Maintain daily records
  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times; clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation


  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to report for work in a timely and dependable manner.  Must be able to work weekends and holidays as assigned.
  • Ability to practice and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to be a team player.
  • Knowledge of special diets.
  • Knowledge of basic math.
  • Ability to pass a drug test and physical


Minimum High School Diploma or GED

Assistant Residential Program Director

Pay is based on experience

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Program Director is to assist the Program Director in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and directing the residential program for the St. Louis Center. The Assistant Program Director will direct and be responsible for the performance of Direct Care Supervisors and the Direct Care staff as well as implementing the mission of the St. Louis Center that is a caring residential family, in a living and learning environment providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people with developmental disabilities.


  • To foster the mission of St. Louis Center, a faith-based organization, in proclaiming the Gospel through the service of charity
  • Assure that the programs can be properly maintained to meet the individual needs of the residents
  • To establish a teamwork relationship with administration, medical staff, social work department, supervisory staff and other ancillary staff to accomplish the residential program goals
  • To develop and implement programs, which will address the spiritual, social, physical, and emotional needs of each resident.
  • To respond to critical situations and to provide appropriate intervention.
  • To coordinate the development of regularly scheduled in-services/training programs as well as maintaining the records.
  • To attend and participate in professional activities and programs.
  • To evaluate staff and in consultation with the Program Director making recommendations for hiring/dismissals.
  • To have regular meetings with supervisory staff to assist in identifying concerns and improving services.
  • To attend scheduled meetings (weekly supervisor, staff, intakes, PCP etc.).
  • To participate as part of the clinical team in the development of the individual treatment plan for residents and to evaluate its implementation.
  • To be responsible for the evaluation of staff.
  • To have a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the Center, including weekends and holidays.
  • Be responsible for other duties as assigned by the Administrator


  • Excellent communication, leadership and people skills.
  • Highly developed managerial skills.
  • Knowledge of licensing requirements for developmentally disabled facilities.
  • Knowledge of programs for developmentally disabled individuals.
  • Driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Ability to pass a drug test and physical

Education and Experience:

Bachelors in Human Services, Healthcare, Social Work, Psychology, Special Education or related field and one (1) years’ experience in Administration in a residential care facility or equivalent.

Supervisor, Direct Care (2nd Shift & Night Shift)

Pay is based on experience

Supervisors are responsible for guiding direct care staff to ensure and educational and safe living environment for those with Developmental Disabilities.


  • To foster the mission of St. Louis Center, a faith-based organization, in proclaiming the Gospel through the service of charity
  • To work with Training Coordinator with planning, training, monitoring and orientating Direct Care Staff.
  • Supervise and assist Direct Care Staff in their work in order to hold them accountable.
  • Ensure treatment plans and behavior management plans are followed.
  • Ensure nutritional programs are followed.
  • Coordinate recreational programs.
  • Ensure med schedules are followed.
  • Coordinate and respond to emergency situations.
  • Organize and inventory resident possessions.
  • Perform Direct Care Performance Evaluations.
  • Monitor client activity; ensure home and unit security, and providing routine time checks.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.


  • CPR and First Aid certification, general fire safety, and of Crisis Prevention Intervention within 30 days of hire.
  • Knowledge of Behavior Management.
  • Written and verbally communicate skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure in a stressful environment.
  • Ability to handle emergency situations.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work.
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Ability to supervise and motivate staff.
  • Ability to pass a drug test and physical
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record, able to operate a passenger van.

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience working with Developmentally Disabled residents or Two years of college and three years’ experience with Developmentally Disabled residents or a high school diploma and four years work experience with Developmentally Disabled residents.

Direct Care Worker (2nd Shift)

As a Direct Care Worker, you are responsible for the health and safety of our residents, including aging adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This shift is from 2:00pm-10:00pm.

Pay is $16/hour.


  • Foster the mission of St. Louis Center.
  • Work in any residence as assigned.
  • Plan and monitor resident activity, ensure security while providing routine time checks that are essential to daily tasks.
  • Complete all required residential program documentation at the end of each shift.
  • Facilitate residents’ community involvement, with concern for personal growth and safety.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • CPR and First Aid certification (will be provided by St. Louis Center)
  • Knowledgeable in general fire safety and crisis prevention intervention
  • Ability to maintain composure in a stressful environment
  • Ability to plan, prioritize work, and multitask
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to operate a 12-passenger vehicle