Why Work at Shepherd Center?

A Diversified Workplace

Whether you're a recent graduate just beginning your career or an experienced professional looking for a challenge, Shepherd Center offers a range of rewarding job opportunities in clinical and non-clinical settings.

Attractive Compensation Package

Shepherd Center is an attractive employer, especially when considering the total compensation package. Benefits include competitive salaries, excellent medical/dental coverage, flexible work arrangements, safe/healthy workplace, numerous types of leave, etc.

Highly Ranked as an Employer

Shepherd Center is listed as the “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. Shepherd Center earned this recognition with a score of 90 out of a possible 100 on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for measuring disability inclusion in the workplace.

Shepherd Center was ranked No. 10 among the 56 Georgia employers recognized in Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best-in-State Employers for 2019.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Shepherd Center among the top five on its list of the Best Places to Work in the extra-large company category in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Employee Engagement

In mid-August 2021, Shepherd Center employees were invited to participate in an employee engagement survey. An astounding 70% of employees participated – an excellent response rate. The survey results highlight what we’re doing well and what keeps employees engaged. So, are Shepherd Center employees engaged? According to the survey, the answer is a resounding YES. Our engagement score of 4.49 places us in the 95th percentile of organizations within the national healthcare database maintained by Press Ganey, Shepherd Center’s survey consultant.

Opportunities for Advancement

There is a major potential for growth at Shepherd Center. A number of Shepherd Center employees will retire within the next decade. This opens up opportunities for talented individuals to advance within the organization.

Helping People as part of a Model System

Shepherd Center is designated by the federal government as a "Model System" of care. That means that rehabilitation centers across the nation look to Shepherd Center to set the standard in rehabilitation care and research.

Opportunities for Continued Learning

The opportunity to learn is key to personal satisfaction at work. Shepherd Center offers you access to a variety of learning opportunities. You'll find experiences and programs that will encourage learning and help you build a successful career.

Opportunities for Training

We offer courses in the latest technology, in communication and interpersonal skills, in developing and encouraging sensitivity to people with disabilities, in management -- a vast range of learning possibilities, all aimed at increasing your employability. Other opportunities include on-the-job training in the form of coaching or mentoring, regular feedback from your manager, conferences and workshops.

EEO Statement

Shepherd Center is an equal opportunity employer providing equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status protected by state or local law. We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce. This commitment governs all decisions related to employment, including selection, assignment of work, development, and compensation. It also includes an employee’s request for reasonable accommodation. All employees will be treated in a manner free from discrimination or harassment.

Shepherd Center is also a drug-free workplace and patriciates in E-Verify for new hires.

Applicants with Need for Accommodation

Shepherd Center provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities to increase opportunities and eliminate barriers to employment. If you need reasonable accommodations in the application process, to access job postings, to apply for a job, for a job interview, for pre-employment testing, or with the onboarding process, please contact Human Resources at 404-350-7338 or humanresources@shepherd.org.