OPENING: House Assistant / Direct Support Professional
Looking for a career change? Want to take a gap year? Become an assistant with L’Arche!
Assistants are trained as Direct Support Professionals to provide quality care for Core Members (people with intellectual disabilities) at L’Arche. This care is given and received in a spirit of mutuality and friendship.
Together, Assistants and Core Members create the unique pulse of life in a L’Arche community--building meaningful relationships, inspiring equality, and welcoming others just as they are.
Many Assistants choose to live in the L'Arche home as their primary residence; this type of community living is central to our mission. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS No previous experience necessary. L'Arche will provide 4-6 weeks of paid training time.The following are required:
A desire to work & live in an intentional faith community, developing mutual relationships with people with disabilities
Ability to implement health care plans and to respond appropriately in an emergency
Able to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
High school graduate or equivalent required
18+ years old, eligible to work in the United States
A valid driver's license
A pre-employment drug screen, background check, and motor vehicle report are all required prior to start date. For more about what it is like to live at L'Arche, watch the video above and visit our Assistant FAQ page.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS Depending on our staffing needs, L'Arche has both fulltime and part-time, as well as live-in and live-out assistant apositions available. Fill out the form below to indicate what type of role you are interested in. L'Arche provides:
For live-in assistants: room & board including: a private bedroom, water/utilities/internet, & meals/common grocery items (approximately a $7,000 value)
20 PTO (Paid Time Off) days per year
Nearly full coverage (93%) for health, vision, & dental insurance (approximately a $5,000 value)
Join us as we celebrate the big and small moments of daily life together! Is this the place for you?
We can't wait to get to know you!
Please email Matthew Collins at Matthew@LArcheAtlanta.org a little information about yourself. L'Arche Atlanta employees must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. We can not sponsor visas. Please do not email if you are not authorized to work in the U.S.
Please be sure to include the following information in your email:
City and state where you currently reside
Whether you are interested in a part-time or full-time position
Whether you are interested in being a live-in or a live-out assistant
When you are available to start working (approximate)
Your COVID vaccination status (include booster information)
How you heard about L'Arche/this job opening
In your own words, why are you interested in working at L'Arche?
Anything else you would like to share or questions you have (optional)
Equal Opportunity Employer L’Arche Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes diversity in its employment practices. Employment decisions are made without regard to an applicant's actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, familial status, military obligations, status as a victim of domestic violence, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. L'Arche Atlanta invites and celebrates diversity.
Phone: 470.582.0008 P.O. Box 2359 Decatur, GA 30031