Employment With Manos de Cristo


Manos de Cristo is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income individuals through our Dental Center, educational programs, and basic needs services. We are seeking motivated, compassionate candidates who are interested in being part of our mission and working to improve the lives of our clients. 

We value diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Manos de Cristo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or marital status. Nothing in the job posting or description should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.

Current Job Openings

Dental Assistant

Manos de Cristo Dental Center is looking for a long-term Registered Dental Assistant.
The hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills (bilingual in English/Spanish), is reliable, energetic, proactive and enjoys making a difference in the lives of others. The ideal candidate will be friendly, well organized and works well in a team environment.


  • Chairside assisting.
  • Set up and tear down dental area.
  • Provide outstanding customer service for the patient; excellent chairside manner.
  • Assist the doctor with all dental procedures (including dentures).
  • Take radiographs of patients using a digital x-ray machine.
  • Perform efficient and accurate procedures to help maintain doctors’ schedule and patient flow.
  • Help clean the office and treatment rooms.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance.
  • Follow organizations safety policies and procedures.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of dental terminology sufficient to perform the job successfully.
  • Assist with other duties as requested or needed.


  • Registered Dental Assistant (Required)
  • X-Ray Certification (Required)
  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • Dental Assisting: 2 years (Preferred)

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: Based on experience.

Benefits (After 90 days include paid vacation, 401K, and Medical/Dental insurance):

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Dental Assisting: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of Dentrix software, especially treatment planning


  • Registered Dental Assistant (Required)
  • X-Ray Certification (Required)

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Interested candidates should email their resume to Gabrielle Velasquez at gvelasquez@manosdecristo.org

Dental Record Specialist/ Receptionist

Supervised by: Administrative Assistant Coordinator

Reports to: Director, Dental Center Operations and Administration

Manos de Cristo is looking for a Dental Record Specialist who can perform a variety of patient-related dental support functions such as establishing and maintaining dental charts, completing treatment forms, and monitoring the accuracy of the patients' accounts in the patient management system.


  • Verifies treatment forms and records and checks for appropriate signatures
  • Maintains and verifies accuracy of the record management system
  • Communicates with other dental offices and healthcare professionals to clarify diagnosis or to obtain additional information
  • Gathers data for financial and statistical reports
  • Maintains existing records and record system
  • Performs front desk receptionist duties when needed
  • Cash handling responsibilities ( Treatment Coordinator as needed )
  • Schedules appointments for patients and business appointments for staff
  • Assists staff with coordinating orientation of auxiliary volunteers
  • Maintains volunteer information on Raiser’s Edge
  • Works as a team player to ensure each patient receives the best possible service


  • 1+ years of Dental Assisting experience is required
  • Knowledge and Experience in Dentrix, Dexis, Word, and Excel.
  • Fully Bilingual in English/Spanish

Competitive pay, training and a full benefit package including health insurance, dental coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, 401K, and life insurance plan.

Interested candidates should email their resume to Gabrielle Velasquez at gvelasquez@manosdecristo.org

Intake Specialist/Support Staff or Education Program

Manos de Cristo is a non-profit organization offering basic needs services, a dental clinic, and classes for adults. Manos, along with 11 adult literacy and workforce development agencies including Workforce Solutions Capital Area, the Literacy Coalition, and Austin Community College, launched and work collaboratively on a program called called Workforce and Education Readiness Continuum (WERC). The Intake Specialist plays a pivotal role in the initial enrollment for all eligible clients for the WERC collaborative. The Education Program consists of English as a Second Language, Computer Literacy, and Adult Basic Education in Spanish, serving approximately 250 adult students.


  • Determines student eligibility to participate in WERC program
  • Organizes student eligibility documents by Education program
  • Scans and uploads documents
  • Enters data from student intake forms into online database
  • Attend front line council meetings for WERC program
  • Tracks student attendance in database
  • Prepares monthly attendance reports
  • Enters data from ESL test results at the beginning and end of each semester
  • Refers advanced-level students to other community programs after completing ESL, Computer Literacy or Citizenship.
  • Enrollment – assisting during registration periods to inform prospective students about class offerings. Closed enrollment period during first two weeks of each semester
  • Student Persistence Support – call students who have missed several classes to encourage them to come back. Help establish and track goals for students.
  • Program outreach and promotion (establish relationships with local schools and libraries to attend parent/teacher meetings, distribute flyers and information, attend relevant outreach fairs)
  • Distribute bus passes and maintain bus pass records and inventory
  • Participate in outreach fairs and other Education events to recruit students
  • Prior to each semester, create semester calendars for Plazas Comunitarias students that include registration dates, beginning and end of semester dates, holidays, and special events


  • Experience with databases: entering data, uploading scanned documents, running reports.
  • Demonstrated proficiency or willingness to learn using personal computers and standard office software, including spreadsheet and word processing.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish.
  • Ability to maintain an established work schedule, including some evenings.
  • Must be sensitive to student population.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective organizational and planning skills.
  • GED or high school diploma.
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to and from Manos de Cristo.
  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: $18.00 per hour

Benefits (After 90 days include paid vacation, 401K, and Medical/Dental insurance):

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
Interested candidates should email their resume to Lauren Tarnow at ltarnow@manosdecristo.org, and Maria Palacios at mpalacios@manosdecristo.org