About Us and Working With Us

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Beginning in 1977, Thomas Allen, Inc. was launched by David Peterman, with a vision to expand the opportunities for persons with disabilities to live more independently in the community. A partnership began with James Perron becoming a co-owner in 1984, and Jesse Perron joining in 2017. To read more specific information about each owner’s background, CLICK HERE to go to our Corporate Main ABOUT US.


What Are We Proud Of?

The company responds to changing needs prompted through industry and legislative initiatives, and continues to develop diverse services. The progressive realm of services offered to over 8900 individuals with disabilities encompass residential, in-home supports and community independent living services, vocational, guardianship, contracted QIDP services, managed care,  case management and relocation services. To learn more about the specific services available, you can find that on our Corporate Main page by clicking SERVICES.

Throughout the past four decades, Thomas Allen has recruited and retained a wealth of talented, committed and competent employee team members. This has been accomplished by providing thorough initial and ongoing training that focuses on our mission, while providing ongoing support and feedback to assure high morale, engaged employees and positive outcomes.

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We strive to provide competitive wages and benefits aligned with our industry, that recognize employee value and encourage longevity and consistency. We have over 750 employees, and thanks to our amazing team we were named a Star Tribune Top Workplace in 2017 and 2019 and earned the 2018 Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace designation.

You can learn more about what it is like to work at Thomas Allen, the current job opportunities available, upcoming job fairs where you can meet us and more!  This information is available on our Corporate Careers page.  Or, if you would like to see the benefits and perks provided by Thomas Allen, that can be viewed on the Benefits page.

How Can We Help You?

Due to the diverse nature of our services and the multiple locations throughout the metro area and out-state Minnesota, we likely have a position aligned with your skills that is located near you. Our tenure and the continual growth we are experiencing assures you stable employment with the opportunity to learn, grow and advance your career.  We have found employee candidates have Frequently Asked Questions, so you can look them over here.

The vast type of services enables us to offer positions that are unlicensed, where compassion and a desire to make a difference is the primary job requirement; it also assures we offer professional positions across disciplines. Related experience and education are valued, and some positions require one or both -some also require licensure, and others do not. Our large size positions us to offer license supervision for BSW and MSW, and have a thriving internship program.

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LTC Anoka – Keeping it Fun!

If you are a student, the positions and hours we have available, are typically a fantastic match to work around class hours. Further, the type of work completed, often provides work experience that can support your career choice – such as nursing, law enforcement, teaching, social work, dental hygiene, human services and other professions that involve working with people. Additionally, we offer tuition reimbursement to students for related coursework.

Would you like to learn more about possible employment and how we may mutually benefit one another?  Our main corporate Careers page lists available open positions, and more information about employment with Thomas Allen.  You may also conveniently apply online, or if you prefer, you can print out an application and submit it via mail or drop it off at our corporate office.  To explore current job openings, please go HERE.

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Address: 1550 Humboldt Avenue

West St Paul, MN 55118

Phone: 651-450-1802

Business Hours: 8a-4:30p M-F

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