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Center for Living and Learning

Direct Care Staff

Center for Living and Learning


Job Summary

The Center for Living and Learning (CLL) is seeking Direct Care Staff with part-time shift openings that could open to full time employment with benefits. We would love to speak with applicants who want to be a part of our positive and supportive team who puts the residents first.

CLL is a nonprofit residential treatment facility that provides 24-hour care for persons with mental illness(es) and/or physical challenges on a serene 30-acre farm on Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin, TN. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care and support for each resident in a vibrant and positive community setting. We use a structured and supportive living environment that promotes responsibility, self-care and self-respect in our residents

We are currently hiring for Friday and Sunday Overnights

  • Night Shifts are scheduled from 5p-8a. Direct care staff have their own bedroom and bathroom. Staff are allowed to sleep on duty when the residents sleep. This shift is compensated at a flat rate of 140$ a night.
  • Day shifts are scheduled from 8a-5p. The compensation rate is 15$ an hour. 

Direct care staff are responsible for providing house supervision and support for a household of 8 residents. Each resident at the Center is a willing and active participant in their program, med-compliant, stabilized, and pursuing personal goals. Staff has recourse to on-site support from on-call staff.

We are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Please visit us at our website www.centerforlivingandlearning.com to learn more.

Job Responsibilities

  • Cultivate supportive and trusting relationships with residents
  • Assist residents complete their activities of daily living as independently as possible using our Token Economy system
  • Facilitate the scheduled program activities on your shift
  • Prepare and dispense medication according to prescribed schedule
  • Maintain cleanliness of the house on your shift
  • Communicate with Management about resident needs, progress and incidents that come up during shift
  • Attend to staff communications about Center programming, resident updates and other things.
  • Comply with TDMHSAS policies and procedures in conjunction with rules and regulations of CLL
  • Carry out additional assignments as needed/required by management


  • Candidates must be 21+ years old
  • Possess a high school diploma
  • Have at least two years’ relevant experience
  • Current and valid first aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain it).
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • All candidates are subject to a background check

We will consider first candidates who meet the following requirements.

  • Experience and knowledge working with clients who have mental illness and/or disabilities
  • Willingness to learn
  • Values relationship with clients and teamwork
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to adapt and problem solve calmly and effectively

Additional Information


  • Time and Half pay is available for staff who work holidays and overtime.
  • Staff that work full time are eligible for health care benefits
  • PRN shift work is welcome
  • Annual Bonuses

How to Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Derek at derek@centerforlivingandlearning.com.


  • Date Posted: May 16, 2023
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 06/02/2023
  • Salary Range: 140$ a shift
  • Working Hours: 5p-8a