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Thank you for your interest in employment with The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD.

With the great volume of applications we receive each day, we do request that you not call to check on the status of your application. But, hang in there and visit us often!

Background checks are conducted on all employees / volunteers of The Harris Center. Consistent with the Texas Health and Safety Code, 250.006, convictions of criminal offenses, which constitute an absolute bar to employment.  » Details are highlighted below

  • Criminal homicide (Penal Code, Chapter 19);
  • Kidnapping and unlawful restraint (Penal Code, Chapter 20);
  • Indecency with a child (Penal Code, 21.011);
  • Sexual assault (Penal Code, 22.011);
  • Aggravated assault (Penal Code, 22.02);
  • Injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual (Penal Code, 22.04);
  • Abandoning or endangering a child (Penal Code, 22.041);
  • Aiding homicide (Penal Code, 22.08);
  • Agreement to abduct from custody (Penal Code, 25.031);
  • Sale or purchase of a child (Penal Code, 25.08);
  • Arson (Penal Code, 28.02);
  • Robbery (Penal Code, 29.02);
  • Aggravated robbery (Penal Code, 29.03);
  • A conviction under the laws of another state, federal law, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice for an offense containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense listed under paragraphs (1) - (13) of this subsection; and
  • A felony conviction which occurred within the previous five year for:
    • Assault that is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor or as a felony (Penal Code, 22.01);
    • Burglary (Penal Code, 30.02);
    • Theft that is punishable as a felony (Penal Code, Chapter 31);
    • Misapplication of fiduciary property or property of a financial institution that is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor or felony (Penal Code, 32.45); or
    • Securing execution of a document by deception that is punishable as a Class A misdemeanor or a felony (Penal Code, 32.46).
    • Conviction of other types of criminal offenses may be considered a contraindication to employment to be determined by the Agency.

Applicants for employment in positions requiring a license, certification, and/or education attainment beyond the high school level will be required to provide the original license, certification, or educational transcript prior to being approved for hire.

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free/Smoke Free work place.