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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 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


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 are available for staff who work holidays and overtime.
  • 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: November 28, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 12/01/2022
  • Salary Range: 135$-140$
  • Working Hours: 5p-8a; 8a-5p