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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 and full-time shift openings.

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 community setting. Please visit us at our website www.centerforlivingandlearning.com to learn more.

We are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS). Each resident at the Center is a willing and active participant in their program, med compliant, stabilized and pursuing personal goals. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise residents to ensure that goals on Plans of Care are addressed
  • Inspect house after resident chores to ensure compliance; complete chores as necessary to guarantee successful inspection by TDMHSAS
  • Comply with TDMHSAS policies and procedures in conjunction with rules and regulations of CLL
  • Dispense medication according to prescribed schedule, keeping medication cabinet locked at all times
  • Document resident progress
  • Complete incident reports as needed (when incidents occur outside typical behavior/routines)
  • Prepare resident meals/snacks as needed
  • Share responsibility with other part-time staff in maintaining staff quarters
  • Supervise residents to ensure care of domestic animals, which currently include two dogs and two horses that live on the property
  • Make rounds before bedtime to ensure resident/household security
  • Provide therapeutic-based interventions with residents as needed
  • Provide feedback to management regarding resident behavior to be used in management staff meetings/planning
  • Assist residents in maintaining their laundry
  • Comply with staff checklists of responsibilities as provided
  • Carry out additional assignments as needed/required by management


Job Requirements: Candidates must be 21+ years old, possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or an associate degree/high school diploma and three years’ relevant experience; and possess current and valid first aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain). Candidates with at least two years’ paid experience working directly with those with mental illness/disabilities will be considered first. All candidates are subject to a background check and must have reliable transportation as well as a valid driver’s license. Recommended qualifications include:

  • Very good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience and knowledge working with clients who have mental illness and/or disabilities
  • Ability to problem-solve quickly and calmly
  • Ability to help maintain structure with ample room for flexibility
  • A professional and friendly attitude
  • Willingness to cover open shifts as needed

Additional Information


Benefits to be discussed at interview

How to Apply

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


  • Date Posted: March 19, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 04/01/2021
  • Salary Range: 140$ per shift
  • Working Hours: Night Shifts (5p-8a)/ Day Shifts (8a-5p)