The Health and Human Services Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. The state hospital system uses innovative approaches to treat mental illness through comprehensive care for adults, children and adolescents. These in-patient hospitals focus on safe, supportive, high-quality psychiatric care for acute to chronic conditions. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.
The other part of the HSCS is the State Supported Living Centers (SSLCs) The SSLCs provide campus-based direct services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at 13 locations across Texas. SSLCs provide 24-hour residential services, comprehensive health care and behavioral treatment services. Residents can also use skills training, occupational services, physical and speech therapies, and vocational programs. Other services help to maintain connections between residents and their natural support systems.
When you work with Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) Health and Specialty Care System, you gain unique experience and job satisfaction in an environment that is therapeutic, dignified and safe for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illness.
The personal rewards that result from helping people who are some of society’s most vulnerable cannot be overstated. Daily contact with the same patients allows relationships to form. And as part of a team, you will work collaboratively with other top professionals to meet patient needs and goals.
In addition to the unique challenges and rewards, HHS offers an attractive compensation package that includes many standard benefits. Optional and negotiable benefits are also available.
• Paid health insurance for employees, with group rates for dependents
• Paid life insurance of $5,000
• Dental insurance available at group rates
• Paid vacation (eight to 20 hours per month, based on length of service)
• Paid sick leave (eight hours each month)
• Up to 15 paid state and federal holidays yearly
• Career advancement — paid training, professional licensing and educational assistance
• Retirement benefits, including a pension plan
• Longevity pay ($20 per month for every two years of employment)
• Optional benefits — deferred compensation 457 plan
• Texa$aver 401(k) Plan and TexFlex reimbursement accounts
• Unemployment compensation
• Worker’s compensation
• Wellness programs
• Student loan repayment (in some locations)