Nia Association

 Career Opportunities

Nia Association provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental barriers in residential and community settings. Nia Association is seeking to employ individuals who will commit to the Mission, Vision, and Goals of the agency. Direct Support Staff provides support in individuals’ homes using shift pattern schedules. We are also seeking persons who want to participate in our Family Model Residential Support (FMRS) Program. This type of support offers the person supported a family environment. Call us for more information about the tax-free income FMRS Program.

 BENEFITS

Nia Association offers: Competitive Pay Rates, Shift Differential, Comprehensive Health Benefit packages, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Personal Leave, Training Programs and Certifications.  Nia offers Retirement Investment 403b, matching up to 4%.  

NOTE:  Nia pays Referral Incentives. Call our HR Department for more information.

(Positions listed may or may not be available.) For a current listing of our opportunities and application information please contact:  Human Resource Department at 931-906-3993 or CLICK HERE FOR CONTACT FORM

To access our Job Application form, Apply Here

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR  JOB PORTAL!

Below are descriptions of job positions available at Nia. Applications and additional details are available through our job portal.

POSITION: DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL/PERSONAL ASSISTANT 

OPENINGS:                         Full Time, Part Time and PRN 

SHIFTS:                                 12-hour, weekend and/or on-call 

REPORTS TO:                     Team Leader/Home Director 

STATUS:                               Hourly 

MAIN FUNCTIONProvide quality support by means of direct care, training and instruction for person supported with developmental disabilities including, assistance with day to day living activities and skills, developmental training, and vocational training to uphold the person’s supported rights.  Correctly administer medications. 

POSITION:                           PERSONAL ASSISTANT  

OPENINGS:                         Full Time, Part Time and PRN 

REPORTS TO:                     Program Coordinator  

STATUS:                               Hourly  

 

MAIN FUNCTION:  Provide quality support by means of direct care, training and instruction for person supported with developmental disabilities including, assistance with day to day living activities and skills, developmental training, and vocational training to uphold the person’s supported rights. Correctly administer medications. 

POSITION:                           SERVICE MANAGER 

OPENINGS:                         Full-Time 

REPORTS TO:                     Program Coordinators and Executive Director 

STATUS:                               Salaried Non-Exempt 

 

MAIN FUNCTION:  Coordinate and provide quality care for individuals with developmental disabilities including, assistance with day-to-day living activities, community participation, developmental training, and if applicable supportive employment. Work with Program Coordinators in overall management task; including scheduling assignments, training, and staff development.  Enforce and monitor compliance with organizational policies, procedures, and Tennessee DIDD regulations for training and support services.  

POSITION:                           PROGRAM COORDINATOR 

OPENINGS:                         Full-Time 

REPORTS TO:                     Director of Services  

STATUS:                               Salaried Non-Exempt 

 

MAIN FUNCTIONSupervise Home Managers, Home Directors and/or Team Leaders of up to ten (10) Residential Homes.  Ensure Persons Supported have meaningful days by assisting with providing activities calendars and second line supervision for direct care staff to ensure services are properly executed and documented according to DIDD/ECF and Nia Association guidelines 

 

 Training and Support

Nia offers First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training to the general public for a nominal fee. Call the main office at 931-906-3993 for more information. Nia staff receives continuous training to ensure the general health, safety, and welfare of all people are supported. DIDD, our state-licensed entity, has standardized training requirements to ensure staff has the necessary knowledge, values, and skills that result in delivering exceptional quality services. Nia Association provides additional training requirements, such as:

  • Identifying and Preventing Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect
  • Protection from Harm (How to report Abuse/Neglect and Exploitation)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Environmental Safety
  • Medication Administration Recordkeeping for Un-licensed Personnel
  • Building Relationships and Community Memberships
  • Assisting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Choice Making
  • Overview of the Principles of Positive Behavior
  • Person-Centered planning
  • How to prevent / Detect Sexual Harassment
  • Systemic Instruction Strategies
  • Drug-Free Workplace