Current Residential Care Aides (RCAs) wage rates:

$14.38-$17.876/hour Regular Full Time/Part Time
$13.39/hour paid during training

$500 sign on bonus after 6 months of successful employment
$500 referral bonus to RCAs who refer a worker who works successfully for 6 months

Benefits, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays

Under the direction of the Home Supervisor (HS)/Home Supervisor Assistant (HSA), will work in direct contact with individuals to teach daily living skills, assure client safety and maintain adequate protection of consumer rights. Will implement all policies, procedures, guidelines, and/or legal commitment to consumers as required by the Mental Health Code, and Special Certification Regulations, Department of Consumer Industry Services Licensing Guidelines, and Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority, and other regulatory bodies.


  • Provide services to persons who live with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to include Autism, and persons living with Mental Illness (MI).
  • Provide continuous care and support; “an aggressive and organized effort to fulfill each person’s fullest developmental capacity”. This is accomplished by understanding and becoming involved in individual assessments, I-Team program planning and demonstrating implementation of Person-Centered Plans.
  • Demonstrate and implement appropriate emergency procedures to ensure consumer safety which includes fire evacuation, tornado procedure, power outage, CPR, first aid (emergency and non-emergency) and physical intervention techniques as it applies to the home.
  • Perform as a team member to ensure a pleasant and appropriate home like atmosphere for residents. Will work collaboratively with fellow staff members in a Culture of Gentleness to develop common goals, mutual respect, cooperation, trust, open communication, creativity, and flexibility while sharing shift duties equally.
  • Function as an advocate for consumer rights, physical, emotional, heath, safety and personal needs. Will be knowledgeable of needs and report needs to the HS/AHS I/II in a timely manner.
  • Will be knowledgeable of guidelines and will implement precautions for infection control, including universal precautions.
  • Will be knowledgeable of and demonstrate the ability to follow nursing and physician recommendations and/or programs related to each consumer. Will also demonstrate the ability to prepare and pass medications, apply topicals and take vitals as ordered by the Nurse or Physician. Will know and demonstrate proper procedure for maintaining medication inventory to include counting and recording incoming medications on medication inventories. Will know and demonstrate the proper procedure for disposing of medications, medication count at shift change and what to do in the event of a medication error.
  • Will be knowledgeable of and demonstrate the ability to prepare and serve meals following the diet guidelines provided by the Dietician.
  • Perform housekeeping tasks.
  • Dress appropriately for all shifts. Exhibit good hygiene and grooming at all times.
  • Will be knowledgeable of and follow all procedures found in the Residential Operational Procedures Manual.
  • Will be knowledgeable of and be able to implement individual programs as written for basic care needs.
  • Will be knowledgeable of and be able to demonstrate the ability to load, unload and appropriately secure wheelchairs in the home van. Will demonstrate the ability to operate the lift both with available power and by hand if power fails.
  • Must be willing to assist in transporting consumers to and from day program, to community services and activities, as applicable.
  • Complete all modules of the Group Home Curriculum with passing scores. Will be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of material in all modules. Will complete in-home training at employment and ongoing as required.
  • Report appropriately all incidents/accidents with the home van or in the home, whether or not there is apparent damage or injury.
  • Accept other responsibilities and duties requested by the HS/ AHS, consistent with the accomplishment of agency goals and objectives and the functions of this position. Such responsibilities shall be incorporated into the job description if they involve lengthy commitment of time or are ongoing.


  • Minimum of high school education with proof of diploma/ GED certificate.
  • Must be in good physical condition, to include a physical examination and physical checklist at employment and provide proof of a negative TB test.
  • Will possess adequate hearing to: communicate with other staff and consumers, acknowledge ringing, answer, and communicate on the telephone, hear fire alarms, door buzzers, buses, all appliances, hear consumer and staff activity in all parts of the home to ensure safety.
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license throughout employment and pass screening with the Secretary of State’s office at employment and annually thereafter.
  • Experience working in the human services or related field is desirable, but not mandatory
  • Sign Language skills sought, but not required.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must have a working telephone throughout employment.
  • Must be willing to consent to a Criminal History Record check and meet acceptable standards at employment and every year throughout employment.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, remain on feet for long periods of time, bend, stoop, kneel and twist as necessary in the care of the people and the home in which they live.