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Center for Living and Learning

Direct Care Staff

Center for Living and Learning


Job Summary

Center for Living and Learning 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.


CLL is seeking part-time Direct Care Staff with multiple shift openings. Day shifts are 8:00am-5:00pm and overnight shifts are 5:00pm-8:00am. Overnight shifts include time to sleep.

The Direct Care Staff position is responsible for providing 24-hour care and support for our residents. We are looking for professionals interested in joining our supportive team to help us accomplish our mission.

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Health benefits for staff who work full time
  • PRN shift work is welcome
  • Annual Bonuses

How to Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Derek at


  • Date Posted: March 30, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 04/09/2022
  • Salary Range: $140 per shift
  • Working Hours: 5p-8a; 8a-5p