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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

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. Direct care staff have their own bedroom and bathroom. Sleeping is expected.

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


  • High School Diploma is required
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • 1 year of experience in mental health services is preferred
  • willingness to get CPR/first aid certification
  • willingness to learn
  • good communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Professional, friendly and cooperative attitude

Additional Information


  • time and a half for holidays and overtime
  • holiday bonuses
  • ability to earn raises for job performance
  • health care benefits for staff who work full time

How to Apply

Please contact Derek Axelson, Resident Manager at or 626-393-5585. We are excited to meet you!


  • Date Posted: July 18, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 07/26/2022
  • Working Hours: 5p-8a