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Caregivers Needed!

We need caregivers! Caregivers make a big difference in the lives of people with disabilities. No experience is necessary and the hours are flexible!

In home caregiver helping a senior to kitchen

A job that makes a difference!

MERIL caregivers make a big difference in the lives of people with disabilities, making it possible for them to live independently in their homes and communities. By working for a MERIL participant, caregivers also support the other nonprofit Independent Living services MERIL provides!

We accept applications for two types of caregivers: CDS attendants and In-Home PCAs. There is no experience necessary and the hours are flexible. If you are responsible and have a passion for helping people with disabilities, fill out an application in our office for one or both of these caregiver positions. We look forward to receiving your application!

n-Home Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

In-Home PCAs

Some people with disabilities receive caregiver services from an In-Home Personal Care Attendant (PCA). PCAs provide the same type of daily living assistance, but they are employed by MERIL and are eligible for benefits. CNA certification is preferred (but not required) for the PCA positions. In-Home PCA and other nursing services are available in Andrew, Buchanan, and Nodaway counties. View the job description and apply.


In home caregiver assisting with cooking

CDS Attendants

In the Consumer Directed Services (CDS) program, people with disabilities hire caregivers to help them with personal care tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, and bathing. The CDS participant may hire someone they know—such as a friend or relative—to be their attendant, or they can choose an attendant from a list of caregivers who are looking for employment. MERIL keeps an updated list of caregivers that participants can choose from.

If you are interested in being added to this list, please fill out an application in our office. You must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a background check (or obtain a Good Cause Waiver). CDS participants are looking to hire attendants in all nine counties in Northwest Missouri.  Learn more about the CDS program.

MERIL is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants and all positions equally without regard to their race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

MERIL complies with Federal and Missouri Labor Laws. Click here to learn more.

Caregiver Downloads

Caregivers flyer download

In-Home PCAs Handout

Caregivers needed handout download

Caregivers Needed Handout

Attendant application download

CDS Attendant Application (Print 2-Sided)

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