This position reports to the House Coordinator. Duties and Responsibilities: Specific tasks include but are not limited to the following: Direct Service Aspect:
Personal care of people with developmental disabilities: assisting with personal, health, social, and practical needs of each core member in the home.
Ensuring Personalized Plan: Ensuring the daily application of each core member’s personal plan.
Liaison: In collaboration with the House Coordinator, being responsible for competent, clear communication with professionals, families of residents, neighbors, visitors, and other members of L'Arche who are in contact with the house.
Team and house meetings: attending and participating in team and house meetings.
Maintaining Living Space: Helping keep the home clean, safe and organized.
Outings and Projects: Accompanying core members on outings and activities.
Administration: carrying out delegated responsibilities, i.e., record keeping, report writing, maintaining house or core member’s finances and medication.
Ensuring the quality of shared life: Contributing to a family atmosphere, developing relationships with all in the house, assisting in celebrations, and maintaining an atmosphere of welcome and friendship.
Training: Participating in training in the values of L’Arche, and putting these into practice.
Fostering spiritual growth: calling all members to deepen in their own spiritual traditions, and carrying on a tradition of prayer in the house; facilitating core member's participation in their local faith community.
Community Life: Participating in the larger life and mission of the community, through celebrations, outings, meetings, etc.
Hospitality: participating in the mission of L’Arche to be a sign of hope by hosting guests for dinners and celebrations, friends from other L’Arche communities when they visit, and others who are curious about the mission of L’Arche
Requirements, Education and Experience:
Must be 21 or older
Valid driver’s license & a clean driving record
High School Education or GED equivalent.
At least one-year experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred.
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