Jobs at MERIL

Show your support for people with disabilities by joining our team!

We are looking for responsible employees who are passionate about helping people with disabilities live independently in their homes and communities.

MERIL helps caregivers find jobs in two ways. First, we hire personal care attendants (PCAs) for our In-Home Services program. Second, we help connect caregivers to our Consumer Directed Services (CDS) participants who are looking to hire one. Caregivers are welcome to apply for both positions. Keep reading to learn more.

Consumer Directed Services Specialist

MERIL is seeking a part-time CDS Specialist to provide services to individuals which leads toward the attainment of greater independence. This individual will conduct home visits, provide the necessary resources, and advocacy to allow participants to live independently in their community.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Rehabilitation, Psychology, or in a related human services field is required. Attention to detail is essential.

MERIL is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MERIL offers an excellent benefits package including flexible schedule, health and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, long- and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off.

A background check and drug test are required. Only non-tobacco users will be considered.

Please email the completed application, a cover letter, and a current resume to Applications will be accepted through November 11, 2019.

Licensed Practical Nurse

MERIL In-Home Care seeks an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to work PRN. The nurse will be responsible for the delivery, coordination, and monitoring of In-Home Care.  The qualified candidate must have current Missouri LPN license; dependable transportation and valid driver’s license; excellent organizational and time management skills; proficient computer skills; and minimum 2 years’ experience as an LPN preferably in long-term care setting.

A background check and pre-hire drug test are required. Only non-tobacco users will be considered.

MERIL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Persons with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Email the completed application, a cover letter, and a current resume to

In-Home Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

MERIL is seeking PRN (as-needed) personal care attendants to provide homemaker and personal care services to people with disabilities in their homes. Duties will include light housekeeping, cooking, assistance with bathing, and other activities of daily living.

Positions are open in Andrew, Buchanan, and Nodaway counties.

Applicants must have at least six months of experience as a CNA, maid, or household worker, or have one year of experience caring for children, sick individuals, or elderly individuals. CNA certification is preferred but not required. A background check and drug screen are required.

In-Home PCAs are eligible to participate in a company-matched 401(k) retirement plan.

Email the completed application and a current resume to

MERIL is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living (MERIL) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and wages related to gender), sexual orientation, disability, age, genetics, or veteran status.

Our excellent benefits package (for full-time employees) includes health insurance, dental insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) matching retirement plan, abundant paid time off, life insurance, and more.

CDS Caregiver Jobs

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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 caregivers at