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.
Caregiver / In-Home Personal Care Attendant (PCA) / Direct Support Professional
MERIL is seeking PRN (as-needed) and Regular Part-Time 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, Nodaway, Clinton, and DeKalb counties.
We welcome applicants who are responsible, compassionate, and capable of caring for others. CNA certification is preferred but not required. A background check and drug test are required.
The PRN positions are eligible for the following benefits: the opportunity to earn paid time off each week, additional pay on weekends and holidays, a company-matched 401(k) retirement plan, no-hassle mileage reimbursement, and a flexible schedule.
The Regular Part-Time positions are eligible for the following benefits: life insurance ($50,000), Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counseling services, no-hassle mileage reimbursement, and a company-matched 401(k) retirement plan.
MERIL is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Please read the job description and complete the online employment application.
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

MERIL service area

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

CDS Attendant Application
(Print 2-Sided)