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Assistant – L’Arche USA

United States

To be an Assistant is first and foremost about being a friend. It is about sharing a home, sharing meals, sharing spirituality, and sharing the joys and sorrows of daily life. Assistants live and serve alongside people with intellectual disabilities (Core Members) to build an intentional, mutually supportive community where every member is celebrated for their unique gifts, given an equal voice, and motivated toward a greater purpose. While committed to this mission, Assistants are also trained to offer direct support for the various needs of Core Members. This creates a distinct, formative experience in each person’s story that extends L’Arche’s message of both advocacy and hope into the larger community.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18-21 years old depending on the locale of the L’Arche community.
  • Have an interest in building intentional community.
  • Show capacity for creativity, flexibility, attention to detail, and teamwork.
  • Desire to work and develop mutual relationships with people with disabilities.

 

Note: Prior experience working with people with disabilities is not a requirement. L’Arche USA accepts assistant applications on a rolling basis.


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