OPEN POSITIONS:

*Positions are open at the time of initial posting and may be filled prior to this site being refreshed. 

CHATTANOOGA

Direct Support Professionals (DSP)

Home Managers

LPNs

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GREENEVILLE

Direct Support Professionals (DSP)

LPNs

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NASHVILLE

Direct Support Professionals (DSP)

Home Managers

LPNs

Program Managers

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KNOXVILLE

Direct Support Professionals (DSP)

Home Managers

LPNs

Registered Nurses

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MEMPHIS

Direct Support Professionals (DSP)

Home Managers

LPNs

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BRENTWOOD

*No Current Open Positions

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Direct Support Professionals (DSP)

Works in a friendly and caring environment in a residential setting and/or one of our Day Services sites. Assist with developing client skills in self-help; activities of daily living, hygiene, leisure and recreation, basic academics, communication, social skills and taking clients to medical appointments.  


Our DSP’s benefit from our Tiered DSP Career Path where they can develop skills on the job that prepare them for future opportunities.


Education, Training, and Experience

  • Genuine desire to help others

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • High School Diploma or GED, and verification will be required

  • Valid Tennessee Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Obtain with company support: CPR certification and training in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), working knowledge of Abuse and Neglect regulations, and the Americans Disability Act (ADA)

 
 

Home Manager

Works in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting with staff serving clients diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Oversees the day-to-day operational activities of the group home by providing immediate supervision, direction, oral and written instructions, and resolution to non-routine issues and inquiries.  Responsible for assigning work flow procedures and employee assignments to address specific business unit needs, while ensuring overall corporate and regulatory compliance.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the overall Supervision of the home to include but is not limited to: maintaining a budget, obtaining proper documentation for purchases, shopping, maintaining client ledgers; creation of a monthly activity calendar; responsible for the acquiring and managing recreation funds. Works every other weekend, where applicable.

  • Serve as a liaison with families and conservators of clients served.  Communicate with each conservator monthly or as needed. 

  • Conduct staff meetings, completes staff member development plans, and responsible for payroll. Ensure staff members complete required trainings.

  • Provide assistance to employees in solving work-related problems; evaluates the issue and works with management to determine effective remediation techniques, such as job skills training or personal intervention; assists with developing and establishing programs for clients to enhance their knowledge and skill set in various areas as well as scheduling doctor appointments, where applicable. 

  • Monitor and oversee ongoing required documentation. 

  • Ensure all policies and procedures are followed for van usage, shopping for all necessary supplies, maintenance and cleanliness of the home, and clients’ needs.

  • Good presentation, verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills to effectively interact with internal/external customers; ability to communicate with others in an antagonistic situation using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict and maintain professionalism in accordance with corporate standards.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, problem solving ability and resourcefulness in the absence of formalized guidelines and procedures and the ability to identify, analyze and resolve business issues through solution –oriented projects.


Education, Training, and Experience

  • High School graduate or equivalent and one year experience with in the intellectual and or developmental disabilities fields.

  • Prior experience leading or supervising.

  • Broad knowledge of Licensing and Certification regulations, policies and procedures, quality management tools, concepts/methodology, practices and techniques.

  • Intermediate proficiency level using a PC and related programs such as, Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint, and Internet

  • Good presentation, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with employees, internal and external clients. 

  • Must possess valid Tennessee Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift repetitively a minimum of 50 pounds; tasks may include lifting, repositioning, turning, bending, squatting, etc.

  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. 

  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, handle multiple tasks with concentration and speed and accuracy to meet deadlines.

 
 
 

LPNs

Work in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting and/or in the Day Program with persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Provides nursing and health care services to individuals served in accordance with policies and procedures of the organization and within the standards of the state’s Nurse Practice Act.  Provides training to both the clients served and Open Arms Care Corporation employees.


Essential Functions

  • Provides training to all employees and clients

  • Evaluates emergency situations for clients, determine appropriate actions and follow-up

  • Accountable for all scheduled and controlled substances as defined by organization policy and procedures and state regulated guidelines

  • Maintains the security and cleanliness of all medication storage areas

  • Records and reports all vital signs and clinical observations

  • Administers treatments and medications as ordered. Assist physicians as required

  • Rotates taking call and advise other members of the team

  • Notify Health Services Director and physician on-call of any medical incident as dictated by agency policy

  • Transcribes physician orders accurately and efficiently

  • Assures that adequate drug and pharmaceutical stocks are maintained

  • Follows facility, pharmacy and state procedures for ordering and receiving medications

  • Provides and documents all medical and nursing care provided.

  • Ensures the safety of clients at all times

  • Actively assists direct care employees to provide high quality of care to the clients we serve

  • Participates in the development of Individual Support Plans (ISP) through attendance at the Interdisciplinary Team Meetings and assessment reviews.

  • Complete programs for desensitization for dental/medical appointments.

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Must possess a current and valid Tennessee license issued by the State Board of Nursing.  Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skill and organizational skills.

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

 
 
 

Program Managers

Works in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting with persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers.


Oversees the effective implementation of Client Individualized Service Plans (ISP) in accordance with Open Arms Care policies and procedures, and regulations for the delivery of programs and services.


Essential Functions

  • Complete Client Functional Assessments and aggregate other professional reports into a client specific Individualized Service Plan (ISP) with measurable goals and host multi-specialty team meetings

  • Train staff on the Clients ISP expectations including leading training on the objectives and client training techniques, safety and operationalizing active treatment

  • Conduct regular observations of active treatment, mealtime observations and program observations

  • Document client progress in the Electronic Medical Record

  • Periodically participate in IDT and Circle of Support meetings to adjust client goals and to improve the delivery of appropriate services to the clients

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Human Services or related field including; Social work. Psychology, Human Services, and minimum one (1) year of experience in the mental health or intellectual or developmental disabilities field

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and proven organizational abilities

 
 
 

Registered Nurses

Works in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting or in the Day Program with persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Provide nursing oversight and healthcare services to clients according to the policies and procedures of the facility, and within the standards of the State Nurse Practice Act. Actively participate in providing an environment based on “Active Treatment” and provide education and training to both clients and employees.


Essential Functions

  • Supervise License Practical Nurses in the performance of their assigned duties

  • Maintain an open line of communication with the Health Services Director at all times

  • Carry on-call nurse phone

  • Review/supervise medication administration system by observation to ensure continuity and quality

  • Review/supervise documentation of all scheduled and controlled substances as defined by facility policy and pharmacy regulations

  • Audit drug and pharmaceutical stock in order to provide continuity of administration

  • Review physician orders and medical charts to verify compliance with physician orders

  • Communicate regularly with nursing staff to review client services and maintain continuity of care

  • Inspect nursing assessments for completion at least monthly or per client requirements and follow-up as required by ICF/IID guidelines

  • Implement and maintain an organized tracking system daily for consultations, special procedures, laboratory procedures, x-rays, immunizations in order to provide accurate and timely acquisition of needed assessments and follow-up

  • Review electronic documentation at least daily to ensure client’s medical issues are documented and followed up by resolution

  • Participate in the admission/discharge review process as assigned by Health Services Director

  • Work closely and in cooperation with other personnel and contracted persons

  • Review, date and sign monthly, quarterly and annual assessments

  • Act as Health Services Director in that person’s absence

  • Provide direct care to clients as assigned

  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Must possess a current and valid Tennessee Registered Nurse license issued by the State Board of Nursing.  Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skill and organizational skills.

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

 
 

Third Shift Team Leaders

Works in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting with persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities


Responsible person must visit each assigned group home throughout the third shift to ensure all staffing ratios are appropriate for client services. Assist/train with active treatment, problem solve and address issues/concerns with 3rd shift staff, ensures all required documents, files, and reports are prepared, reviewed and processed in a timely manner, demonstrates teamwork, fills in and works open shifts when appropriate and as assigned, provides accurate documentation of client’s participation and progress in all training objectives/programs to teach independent living skill, participates in departmental reporting, tracking and special projects as assigned.


Education, Training, and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent and minimum one (1) year of experience within the Mental Health/IID field

  • Must have valid Tennessee Driver’s License

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Maintain annual CPR certification and training sessions to include Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Abuse and Neglect, and Americans Disability Act (ADA)

  • Job specific experience with individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred