Job Opportunity-Attendants

Personal Care Attendant job opportunities:


Individuals with disabilities on Ozark Independent Living’s Consumer Directed Services (CDS) and the Veterans Directed Care program (VDC) program need Personal Care Attendants to enable them to live independently.

The CDS program allows those using the service to choose their own attendants to assist them with activities of daily living as needed in their home. Through a Medicaid program, or the VA program, attendants are hired by the individual receiving services (the consumer/Veteran), and the consumer/Veteran is the employer. Often consumers/Veterans use OIL’s list of potential attendants to find workers.

You may need to assist someone only a few hours a day; others might need more time. Or, you might decide to work for more than one consumer. In any of the cases described, the attendant and the consumer must have open communication and a willingness to be fair and respect each other.

As an attendant you would:

  • assist the consumer/Veteran with daily living needs. This may include bathing and dressing, cooking and cleaning up the kitchen, help in the bathroom, make-up and hair, washing clothes etc.
  • have a background check obtained and be registered with the Family Care Safety Registry…all before being hired.
  • be trained by the consumer/Veteran and follow the service care plan for that consumer (what needs to be accomplished each day).
  • help make someone who happens to have a disability have an opportunity to avoid nursing home admission and stay in their own home!


Here are the basic requirements to become an attendant:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have your own transportation
  • You must be able to pass a background screening
  • You must be honest and reliable

If you are physically and mentally capable of providing the necessary services, meet the criteria listed above and would like to be placed on our available attendants list, contact Ozark Independent Living, toll free 888-440-7500, or 417-257-0038. One of our staff members will assist you with this process. Specify if you want to apply for the CDS program, the VDC program or both.

 Serving Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright for CDS. Serving the Poplar Bluff, St. Louis and Kansas City VAMC’s for VDC. – the counties  surrounding Howell currently have the greatest need for workers.

 We invite you to inquire and apply today.

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