OPENING: Live-In 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.
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 This is a full-time (40 hour/week), salaried position. L'Arche provides:
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.