$10.25 starting wage  $11.17 once training is completed.

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.


  • Provide services to persons who are Intellectually and Developmental Disabled (IDD) and persons living with a mental illness.
  • Provide continuous active treatment; “an aggressive and organized effort to fulfill each person’s fullest developmental capacity”by understanding and becoming involved in individual assessments, I-Team program planning, demonstrating implementation of Person Centered Plans, involving people in normal household routines, communicating with consumers, socially interacting with and assuring people are offered activities, documenting consumers responses to programs and suggestions for modification if necessary and involvement in the Person Centered Plan.
  • 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.
  • Be part of a team to ensure a pleasant and appropriate atmosphere for consumers. Will work with fellow staff members 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/HSA 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.
  • Will engage in housekeeping tasks including vacuuming, mopping, dusting, dish washing, completing general household repairs and maintenance tasks.
  •  Will be able to implement individual programs as written for basic care needs such as bathing, tooth brushing, toileting, shaving, dressing, eating, range of motion, etc.


  • Minimum of high school education with proof of diploma/certificate.
  • Must be in good physical condition, to include a physical examination and physical checklist at employment and a negative TB test.
  • 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 at Houghton Lake and Cadillac sites
  • Must be willing to participate in and successful completion of all training modules or provide proof of equivalent.
  • 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 of good moral character per Department of Consumer Industry Services guidelines to assure the welfare and safety of consumers.
  • 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.

About Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority (NLCMHA) serves adults with mental illness, persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and children with serious emotional disturbance (as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code) in six counties: Crawford, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Wexford.

We also coordinate the Home and Community Based Services for the Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program (also known as the MI Choice Waiver Program), in ten counties: Antrim, Emmet, Charlevoix Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee, and Wexford. Through this program, eligible adults who meet income and asset criteria may receive Medicaid-covered services like those provided by nursing homes, but can stay in their own home or another residential setting. Our MI Choice Waiver Program is called Northern Health Care Management (NHCM).

NLCMHA is part of the Northern Michigan Regional Entity, one of ten Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) in the state of Michigan which manage behavioral health (mental health, intellectual disability and substance use disorder) services for people enrolled in Medicaid.