Employment

Empowerment Options provides residential services for people with developmental disabilities. Our objective is to teach individuals daily life skills and vocational skills in order to help them achieve a maximum level of independence. We employ people with a variety of skills, experience, and education. We offer the following career opportunities.

Direct Care Staff provide personal, individual care to our clients as they complete daily activities (i.e. take medications, learn life skills, participate in social activities). Tasks also include driving clients to and from day habilitation activities. The person hired for this type of position must have an unlimited amount of patience and compassion as well as a strong desire to assist others in reaching their maximum potential. Our direct care staff positions include part-time and full-time opportunities:

  1. Morning Support - (part-time) Monday through Friday, 6am to 10am.
  2. Evening Support -
    1. (full-time) Monday through Friday, 8-hour shifts: 2pm to 10pm.
    2. (part-time) Monday through Friday, 4-hour shifts: 6pm to 10pm.
  3. Overnight Staff - Sunday through Tuesday or Thursday through Saturday, and every other Wednesday. These are 12-hour shifts, 10pm to 10am.
  4. Weekend Support - Every weekend or every other weekend. Two shifts are available: 10am to 6pm and 10am to 10pm.
  5. Weekend Live-In - Friday evening through Sunday evening, 48-hour shifts. Sleep is allowed for this position. Shifts can be every weekend or every other weekend. Every weekend results in full-time status and an automatic 8 hours per week of overtime.
  6. Supported Home Living Providers - Full and part time positions. Provide one-on-one interaction with clients for skills training and social activities.
  7. House Management staff - In addition to providing direct care to individuals, house managers are charged with the operational functions of the group homes and the supervision of direct care staff. Our house management staff positions include:
    1. House Manager - Manages a home with 4-6 beds. Two years of directly related residential experience working with mentally challenged persons or elderly care with management experience is required. Behavioral and health experience is an asset. Salary is negotiable.
    2. House Manager II - Manages two or more group homes. Previous experience managing group homes is required.
    3. Live-In House Manager - Manages a 3-person group home. Previous management experience working with intellectually disabled individuals is required. Wage is $35-$40K/year, plus room and board. Number of weekends off is negotiable.

Support staff positions:
  1. Service Managers - Provide support services to individuals. Includes initial screenings, intake assessment, service plan implementations, referral, linkage, and management of staff.
  2. Quality Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) - Coordinates and ensures the implementation of the plan of care as defined by the individual and his/her team. Supervises staff.
  3. Administrative Support - Performs a combination of clerical tasks such as maintaining records, preparing reports and answering the phone. Must have demonstrated clerical or secretarial experience.

Contract opportunities:
  1. Foster Care Program Providers - Empowerment Options matches providers to people with developmental disabilities who desire a foster care living environment. As a provider, you would care for someone in your home on a continual basis. Each provider is allowed to have up to 3 individuals in their home and is reimbursed a daily rate plus room and board. Empowerment Options provides training and program oversight in order to assure that our individuals receive the highest quality of service. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Foster Care Provider, click here to learn more about the program, or click here to contact us.
Professional Services - Empowerment Options contracts with the licensed professionals for the provision of various services such as:
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Dietary

    Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, have a good driving record (less than 3 moving violations in the past 3 years), and be able to lift a minimum of 51 pounds. In addition, applicants must have a clean criminal history and not be listed on the Texas Misconduct Registry, Nurse Aide Registry, or Medication Aide Registry. Empowerment Options offers medical and life insurance, a 401(k) plan, and paid leave for full-time positions.

    For details regarding these openings, please contact one of our offices:
    Austin
    512.338.4493, ext 0
    employment-austin@empowermentoptions.com

    Conroe/Houston area
    936.756.6350, ext. 0
    employment-conroe@empowermentoptions.com

    Empowerment Options is a drug-free work place. We reserve the right to conduct pre-employment and on-going drug testing. Empowerment Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer.