What are some benefits of working for CLO?

CLO offers:

  • Paid training
  • A rewarding work environment
  • Flexible schedules
  • A great resume-builder for those entering the fields of Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, and Education.

Current Blocks Available

Each block must be accepted in its entirety (all days and hours per block)

  • (12 hours) Fri, Sat 4p-10pm
  • (14 hours) Sat, Sun 4pm-11pm
  • (Relief only) Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm
  • (21 hours) Sat, Sun 3pm-10pm, Mon 4pm-11pm
  • (16 hours) Sat, Sun 11am-7pm
  • (14 hours) Sat, Sun 4pm-11pm
  • (16 hours) Fri 3pm-11pm, Sun 8am-4pm
  • (40 hours) Sat-Wed 3pm-11pm
  • (16 hours) Wed, Thurs 7am-3pm
  • (32 hours) Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Mon 11pm-7am
  • (28.5 hours) Sun-Tues 9:30pm-7am
  • (25 hours) Thurs, Fri, Sun 3pm-9pm, Sat 3pm-9:30pm
  • (24 hours) Wed, Thurs, Sat 3pm-11pm
  • (40 hours) Sun, Mon, Tues 7am-3pm, Thurs, Fri 3pm-11pm
  • (31 hours) Tues 4-11pm, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11pm-7am

The following blocks require 1+years of direct care giving experience in mental health/high behaviors

  • (22 hours) Thurs, Fri 7am-2pm, Sat 7am-3pm
  • (36 hours) Wed 11am-11pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat 3pm-11pm
  • (26 hours) Thurs 7am-5pm, Fri, Sat 7am-3pm
  • (35 hours) Tues, Wed 4pm-8pm, THurs, Fri, Sat 11am-8pm


How Do You Train Staff?

Once employed, all CLO program support staff are required to complete the following trainings:

Within 30 days of hire

  • Adult CPR (Expires after 1 year) & First Aid (Expires after 3 years)
  • Module 7-Recipient Rights (required annually)
  • HIPAA (required annually)
  • Blood Borne Pathogens (required annually)

Within 60 days of hire

  • Person Centered Planning (required annually)
  • Limited English Proficiency (required annually)

Within 90 days of hire

  • Module 1-Your Role As Direct Care Staff (no recert required)
  • Module 3-Health (no recert required)
  • Module 5-Medications (no recert required)
  • Module 6-Environmental Emergencies (no recert required)
  • Mandt Basic & Intermediate (required Annually)
  • Working With People (no recert required)
  • Cultural Diversity Training (required Annually)
  • Nutrition (no recert required)
  • Staff Orientation Checklist (no recert required)

How Do You Screen Staff?

As part of the hiring process, Community Living Options checks the criminal and driving records of all new employees. As of April 1st, 2006 this background check includes an exhaustive FBI Fingerprint Background Check. We also check with the local Office of Recipient Rights to confirm that an individual does not have any substantiated abuse or neglect charges. Upon hire, each staff is also required to agree to complete a drug screen, a physical, and a TB test. All direct care staff must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent.

EEO Policy

Community Living Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive equal consideration for job openings. No staff member will be discriminated against because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, former substance abuse history or against disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era unless a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification is demonstrated.

This policy applies to all policies governing recruitment, placement, selection, promotion, training, transfer, rates of pay, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Discrimination in any of the above mentioned is prohibited in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations.

Current Positions

Community Living Options in Southwest Michigan

Community Living Options

626 Reed Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001