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The Thomas M. Wernert Center (TMWC) staff is comprised of individuals with a wide range of experience and expertise, with most having lived experience with mental health, substance use, and other life challenges. These experiences are considered an asset in serving individual members who may be experiencing similar issues.

As an equal opportunity employer, TMWC strives to hire individuals as diverse and unique as our members. TMWC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices, and affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran, Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Thomas M. Wernert Center. To apply for any of the positions listed on this site, please send a cover letter and resume with three references and their contact information to info@wernertcenter.org with the title of the position in the heading. Please note that you may embed your cover letter within the email. Resumes must be a separate attachment.


Open Position Listings:
Food Services Coordinator

Salary: $16 per hour ($33,280)

The Thomas M. Wernert Center (TMWC) is looking for a Food Services Coordinator to perform the day-to- day operations of the TMWC kitchen, including food preparation, budget, shopping, and other assigned areas of food service. When not performing food service duties, this individual will work with peer supporters and program specialists to engage members in socialization, educational, and culturally diverse activities. Personal or lived experience with mental illness or related fields in social service preferred. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week with medical, dental, life, short-term disability, employee assistance program, retirement (403B), and paid time off.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Knowledge of the equipment and procedures involved in food service operations.
  • Handles set-up and shopping for morning refreshments, including fruit and healthy snacks.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safety and sanitary requirements of a food service operation.
  • Coordinates all aspects of Friday Afternoon Supper Club, including meal preparation, shopping, cooking, serving, and clean-up.
  • Research and plans healthy menus.
  • Estimate food needs in advance, maintain inventories and supplies, and shop for and purchase sufficient food items.
  • Serves as liaison between TMWC and food banks and/or other community food providers to make commodities available to members.
  • Provide peer support to members through enthusiastic engagement of members in daily activities, including Clubroom and recreation room games and activities.
Qualification, Education, and Abilities
  • High School or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or significant and progressive work experience
  • Food service experience required. Course work or training in culinary arts and supervision preferred
  • ServSafe certification preferred or will obtain
  • Valid Ohio driver's license required. Ability to drive a passenger van
  • Personal or lived experience with mental illness or having knowledge of mental illness preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, decision making, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Needs minimal or no supervision to complete duties

Pre-employment screenings include criminal background, drug screening, and contacting references.Please submit a cover letter (can be attached or pasted into email), current resume, and three references to via email atttucker@wernertcenter.com by Friday, September 9, 2022.