Careers

Careers

Join the team at Open Arms Care!

As the largest private provider in the state of Tennessee, we’re proud of the care that we provide, and proud of the staff members who use their unique talents to provide that care.

Caring for persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities is our passion. Our clients come first.
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Our aim is to have a reputation for holding the highest standards and ethics in our field. And our employees are key to the success of every client. Innovation, effective communication and team commitment are highly valued. We will make a positive difference for those we are committed to serving.

Open Arms Care is a drug free workplace. Drug testing, background checks and driving records checks are conducted. Open Arms Care participates in E-Verify.

The following are minimum requirements for all positions:

  1. Valid  Tennessee Driver’s License with one (1) year or more of driving experience and an acceptable driving record
  2. High School Diploma or GED, and verification will be required
  3. Must be at least 18 years of age
  4. Must have five (5) years of verifiable work experience

Thank you for your interest in joining our team at Open Arms Care. We offer outstanding opportunities in an environment that values service, quality, compassion, and growth.


Direct Support Professionals (DSP)

Work in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting with persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Must be able to complete 2 1/2 weeks of orientation. Valid Tennessee Driver’s license with an F endorsement is required. Full time, part time, PRN, weekend and second or third shifts available with shift differential.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent (Bachelor’s degree with one year experience preferred). Must have valid Tennessee Driver’s License with ability to obtain “F” endorsement
  • Demonstrate a desire to improve the lives of persons who are diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Candidate must have a desire to be a mentor and teacher
  • Assist with developing skills in self-help; training activities concerning daily living, leisure and recreation, basic academics where applicable, communication, and socialization skills
  • Must be able to lift 100 pounds with or without assistance
  • 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

Third Shift Team Leaders

Work in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting with persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Must be able to complete 2 1/2 weeks of orientation. Valid Tennessee Driver’s license with an F endorsement is required.

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.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent and one (1) year of experience within the Mental Health/IID field
  • Must have valid Tennessee Driver’s License with ability to obtain “F” endorsement
  • Demonstrate a desire to improve the lives of persons who are diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Must be able to lift 100 pounds with or without assistance
  • 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

Home Managers

Work in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting with persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Must be able to complete 2 1/2 weeks of orientation. Valid Tennessee Driver’s License with an F endorsement is required.

Must be able to provide direct supervision to Direct Support Professionals and assist Program Manager in overseeing the daily operation of the home and programming for clients. This key position assures the implementation of Open Arms Care policies and procedures, which conform to the Licensing and Certification Regulations. The operation of a normal, safe and clean home with the program and documentation befitting the home’s level of care and providing direct supervision/leadership to Direct Support Professionals is the basic purpose and philosophical perspective from this position.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent (Bachelor’s degree with one year experience preferred). Must have valid Tennessee Driver’s License with ability to obtain “F” endorsement
  • Demonstrate a desire to improve the lives of persons who are diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Candidate must have a desire to be a mentor and teacher
  • Assist with developing skills in self-help; training activities concerning daily living, leisure and recreation, basic academics where applicable, communication, and socialization skills
  • Must be able to lift 100 pounds with or without assistance
  • 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

Program Managers

Work in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting with persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Oversees the daily operations of the home, employees and clients. Assures the implementation of Open Arms Care policies and procedures, and regulations. Leads the operation of a normal, safe, and clean home with the programs and documentation befitting the home’s level of care is the basic purpose and the philosophical perspective for this position.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Human Services or related field and one (1) year of experience in the mental health, intellectual or developmental disabilities field
  • Managerial experience required
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and proven organizational skills
  • Must possess valid Tennessee Drivers License with the ability to obtain “F” endorsement

LPNs

Work in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting with persons diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Must be able to complete 2 1/2 weeks of orientation. Valid Tennessee Driver’s License with an F endorsement is required. Second and third shifts available with shift differential. We have low client to staff ratios.

Provide nursing 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 participates in providing an environment based on “Active Treatment” and provides training to both the clients served and to the employees.

Administer medication and treatment as ordered. Assist in the maintenance of medical records to assure complete, accurate and pertinent information of all health conditions. Complete on-going medical/clinical assessment by taking, recording and reporting vital signs and other clinical observations. Attend training sessions and in-service as assigned.


Registered Nurses

Work in a friendly and caring environment in a group home setting 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 training to both clients and employees.

Qualifications/Requirements

    • 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 medication administration system by observation to ensure continuity and quality
    • Review 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 to verify correct implementation
    • Communicate regularly with nursing staff to review client services and maintain continuity of care
    • Inspect nursing assessments for completion at least monthly 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 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

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To be a part of the exciting and rewarding team of Open Arms Care, please complete the online application below or download our employment application here.


Brentwood

To submit your completed paper application, for the Brentwood Corporate Office you may:

Chattanooga

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To submit your completed paper application, for Chattanooga you may:

  • Email a scanned copy to CClute@openarmscare.org
  • Apply in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m or mail to:

6711 Mountain View Road
Suite 111
Ooltewah, TN 37363

Please call 423-238-9636, ext. 1403 for any additional questions.

Greeneville

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To submit your completed paper application, for Greeneville you may:

Please call 865-694-9964 ext. 224 for any additional questions.

Knoxville

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To submit your completed paper application, for Knoxville you may:

  • Email a scanned copy to EDavis@openarmscare.org
  • Apply in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m or mail to:

7325 Oak Ridge Highway
Suite 200
Knoxville, TN 37931

Please call 865-694-8463 for any additional questions.

Memphis

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To submit your completed paper application, for Memphis you may:

5120 Yale Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Please call 901-371-9774, ext. 1011 for any additional questions.

Nashville

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Current Available Positions – please click the job title below to download and print the job application.

To submit your completed paper application, for Nashville you may:

  • Email a scanned copy to tokraku@openarmscare.org
  • Apply in person between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m or mail to:

12641 Old Hickory Blvd.
Antioch, TN 37013

Please call 615-776-1011, ext. 1201 for any additional questions.