Texas State Hospitals and State Supported Living Centers Offering Hiring Bonuses for Some Positions

News Release
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Cecile Erwin Young
HHS Executive Commissioner
January 24, 2022
Jennifer Ruffcorn, 512-424-6951

AUSTIN – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is offering up to $5,000 in hiring bonuses for certain health care positions at state supported living centers and state hospitals across Texas.

“We want to recruit qualified, motivated health care professionals to help support residents in our state supported living centers and patients at our state hospitals,” said Scott Schalchlin, deputy executive commissioner for Texas HHSC’s Health and Specialty Care System. “Many people right now are looking for a new career or taking that next step in their current career. We have some great opportunities for people who are interested in working in an environment where they can make a true difference in the lives of others every single day.”

These hiring bonuses are for registered nurses (RN) and licensed vocational nurses (LVN) at SSLCs and state hospitals, as well as psychiatric nursing assistants (PNA) at state hospitals and direct support professionals (DSP) at SSLCs.

  • New RNs can qualify for $5,000 bonuses.
  • Eligible LVN new hires could receive $3,500.
  • DSPs and PNAs may qualify for $2,500 hiring bonuses.

State supported living centers provide residential services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, while state hospitals provide inpatient psychiatric care for adults, children and adolescents.

These positions are available at the following locations across Texas: Abilene, Austin, Big Spring, Brenham, Corpus Christi, Denton, El Paso, Kerrville, Lubbock, Lufkin, Mexia, Richmond, Rusk, San Angelo, San Antonio, Terrell, Vernon, Waco and Wichita Falls.

HHSC offers paid health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, a retirement plan, paid training, and advancement opportunities.

To view all open positions and apply, candidates can visit the Health and Specialty Care System jobs page on the HHSC website. Job seekers who have questions and want more information can e-mail healthcareers@hhsc.state.tx.us.

To view open positions by location, view the Health and Specialty Care System jobs map.