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L'Arche USA

Assistant (Friend and Caregiver)

  • Location

  • Posted On

    July 17, 2019
  • Job Type

  • Category

  • Experience Level

    Entry Level
  • Education Level

    High School Diploma
  • Salary

    Not Specified

Job Description

L’Arche communities are places of belonging where people with intellectual disabilities, called Core Members, and those who share life with them, called Assistants, live together in intentional community. Assistants accompany core members in their activities of daily life: creating home and supporting core members in sharing their gifts within the house and the larger community.

As full members of the community, Assistants offer core members support in personal care, meal prep, family and work connections, and access to medical care. The community offers Assistants trainings on the works of Jean Vanier, access to other types of personal and professional development training, retreats, and an atmosphere of authentic and mutual relationships.

L’Arche is inter-faith, with roots in Christianity. We seek those who wish to develop their own faith and support others in their faith journey, even if it is different from their own.

Room and board is provided, along with an hourly wage. Time in community can range from a summer to multiple years. A complete Assistant role description can be found here.

How to Apply

Visit our website to learn more about L’Arche, and our 17 different locations. Next, fill out the Assistant Application and email to You may also wish to include a resume.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.