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. We are 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.

Working Here

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.

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


These are just a few of the benefits we offer employees. Of course, the greatest benefit of all is working as part of our family in a meaningful career.


It is the policy of St. Louis Center that, as the organization continues to expand and grow, we will endeavor to fill new job opportunities from among the current employees, provided, in St. Louis Center’s judgment, a fully qualified person is available. Wherever possible depending on qualifications, current staff will receive first consideration for available positions.

Medical/Dental Insurance

All full-time employees may elect to enroll in medical and dental plans, after completion of a three-month period commencing with the date of hire, or successful completion of the trial period, including any extensions, whichever period is greater. St. Louis Center covers 85% of the insurance premium for the employee only, and 70% of spouse and dependent coverage.

Vision Insurance

A deeply discounted policy is offered at the employee’s expense.


Salaried employees receive the following paid holidays while hourly employees that work these holidays are paid time and a half:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve
Paid Time Off (PTO)

Paid Time Off (PTO) provides employees with the flexibility to use their time off to meet personal needs while recognizing individual responsibility to manage paid time off.

What Employees Say…

NiAsia Purdue, Direct Care Supervisor

“I love my job and I love the residents. They are kind of like my family. I resisted becoming a Supervisor at first because I did not have any management experience. But today, I know that the residents really depend on me and also other staff members to give them love and keep them safe. With a caring heart and patience, you can help them succeed and be happy.”


Debra Pollard, Social Services Specialist

“After 25 years of working for Child Protective Services, Foster Care and Adoption Services I can honestly say this is the most wonderful experience I’ve had. Though I have no intention of retiring anytime soon, this is a wonderful way to finish my career.”


St. Louis Center is a busy place. Residents are constantly coming home and going into the community. Employees play a large part in helping residents thrive. There are many kindnesses and good deeds that happen behind the scenes. In order to encourage recognition of a job well done, we invite employees and community members to tell us when you catch someone caring.

Just send us a note that describes an occasion where you witnessed something outstanding. Whether it be brightening a resident’s day in some way or picking up an extra shift to help a fellow employee out. Every small, good deed deserves at least a pat on the back because we know there can never be enough given!

Are you ready to begin your new career?

Questions? Contact HR Director Thomas Arbanas:

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

Current Openings

Direct Care Worker (All Shifts)

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.

Pay is $15.50/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