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Effective June 17, 2022

Community Liaison Director – Full-time

The Community Liaison Director provides leadership, and coordination which facilitates the forming of a strong, supportive, inclusive relationship between Village of Merici Inc. and the extended community including City of Lawrence, Indianapolis, and Carmel. This position will be responsible for integrated activities in the community.

Our ideal Director will have excellent organizational, communication and writing skills, but also the ability to foster positive relationships with both individuals and organizations. You will be the principal ambassador for the organization, often engaging internally and publicly, delivering the company’s vision within the local community.

  • Develop a strategy to build and maintain learning opportunities and activities that will have a positive impact on the community.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key individuals and other organizations in the community.
  • Identifies opportunities and encourages community members in their involvement within the Lawrence and Indianapolis larger community (Ft Ben YMCA, Ft Harrison State Park, Lawrence Parks and Recreation, Best Buddies, Lawrence Arts Community, Ivy Tech Community College, marathons, holiday events, etc):
  • Attend relevant events and activities to represent Village of Merici and build strong relationships with key community members.
  • Meet with businesses and organizations in Lawrence, Carmel and Indianapolis area for collaboration and promotion of the mission of Village of Merici and its community integration focus acting as a liaison between the Village of Merici and the community.

For a full job description – Community Liasion Director 6-2022  for further information or to send a resume contact colleenrenie@villageofmerici.org 

Life Skills Coach Position

The Village of Merici is looking for full and part-time  coaches to to work with our clients.  The coaching staff provides skills training and supports clients with homemaking and accessing the community for leisure and recreational activities.  Coaches assist the client in the acquisition, improvement and retention of skills necessary to support the individual to live successfully in their own home or apartment. Coaches assist and train clients in activities of daily living such as learning to cook, budgeting finances, complete laundry tasks, shop for groceries and personal items and development appropriate communication and social skills for integration in to the community.

Minimum Requirements:
• Must be at least 18 years old and must demonstrate the ability to communicate adequately on order to a) complete required forms and reports of visits and b) follow oral or written instructions,
• Must demonstrate willingness to accept supervision,
• Must demonstrate an interest in and empathy for individuals,
• Must have a negative TB screening prior to delivering services and updated as required,
• Must have CPR certification and be updated at least every two (2) years,
• Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and auto insurance if transporting clients and/or driving on company business,
• Must satisfy criminal history background requirements and pass a drug screening assessment.

Preferences/skills preferred:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited University is preferred.
  • Experience with Individuals/Adults with Developmental Disabilities is preferred.
  •  Experience working in an administrative capacity is preferred.
  • Must be able to multi task.
  • Individual must be detail oriented.
  • Organizational skills are a must.
  • Strong communication skills are required.
  • Individual must be able to work in a self-directed work environment.

For more information contact:

The Village of Merici, Inc.
Kristy Hayes – Director of Services
5707 Lawton Loop East Drive  OFC 22
Indianapolis IN 46216
Phone: 317-292-9408 office
Direct 317-991-4093
Email: kristyhayes@villageofmerici.org