Working to Make a Difference
Working at The Independence Center is more than just a job. It’s a way to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others.
As a nonprofit organization, our mission is to work with people with disabilities, their families, and the community, to create independence so that all may thrive. To help individuals build the lives they want, our dedicated, friendly staff walks alongside them, offering support and resources through our Center for Independent Living and our Home Health division.
Our organization changes the lives of not only the people we serve, but the people who work here. As one of our staff members put it, “I’m always excited when I talk to someone and then I see them come in later and they’re happy and really independent. They’re thriving because they’re in control. It’s life-changing to see that.”
Caring for Our Staff
As an employee of The Independence Center, you are not only doing meaningful, important work, you are truly valued and cared for. We provide a supportive work environment, competitive pay, great benefits for full-time and part-time employees, and exceptional work/life balance. We also recognize that everyone needs a chance to relax and have some fun; so our “Fun Committee” plans regular events like potlucks and professional chair massages as a way of saying, “Thanks for all you do!’
The Independence Center celebrates and thrives on diversity and differences. Our agency staff embodies a wide range of visible and hidden disabilities, modeling empowerment for those they serve. We believe in assuming positive intent and treating each other with kindness, compassion, and respect. Our culture is driven by our five Core Values, which guide how we interact with each other and conduct ourselves on the job.
If you’re looking for an organization that values your experience, perspective, and dedication — and you want a fulfilling, interesting job with terrific colleagues — we encourage you to apply. Quite simply, The Independence Center is a wonderful place to work!
Ready to Apply?
If The Independence Center sounds like the right fit for you, we encourage you to apply! We welcome applicants both with and without disabilities. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation to apply, please call our Human Resources Department at 719-471-8181.
To get started, CLICK HERE or on the button below for a current listing of job openings and to submit your application.
What Our Employees Are Saying
“The IC has a clear mission statement as well as clear goals that are in alignment with that statement. This makes it easier to be sure everyone is on board and rowing toward the same island – which creates a feeling of teamwork, accountability, and helpful assistance and guidance when things aren’t going as smoothly as planned.”
“I enjoy the teamwork. Whenever you need anything they are always there to help you out.”
“The Independence Center has an almost ‘family’ feeling, as well as the very excellent ‘helping of humanity’ that comes with a well run non-profit organization.”
“The values and ethics publicly listed are the true values and ethics of the company.”
“We have excellent leaders that make sure the employees are part of the decisions that affect our lives.”