Do you have a passion for assisting persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities to live their best lives? Are you organized and creative and possess excellent communication skills? Consider the role of House Leader at L’Arche St Louis. Being a manager of a L’Arche St Louis community home means providing the structure and coordination necessary for our core members to thrive. The team of dedicated assistants require a leader who can multi-task, work alongside them and provide them with supervision and support. Being able to advocate for high quality care with outside professionals and to relate with guardians and the State of Missouri case managers is essential. Creating a home environment that includes the personal needs of those who live there and is also welcoming to family members, guests and volunteers rounds out our expectations of this role.
Build community. Grow in compassion. Impact society.
Summary of Position: As a member of the Extended Leadership Team*, the House Leader is guided by the Mission of L’Arche St Louis* and is responsible for supporting the overall quality of life of the Core Members and Assistants in a designated home. He/She provides direct support, as well as oversees the management and administrative responsibilities within the home. The role ensures a healthy, respectful, and compassionate living environment. Additionally, in coordination with the Extended Leadership Team fosters a community life between the 3 L’Arche St Louis homes.
Organizational Relationships: Reports to the Assistant Director, provides oversight to their house team of Assistants, and is a general support to Core Members in a designated home. The House Leader is a member of the *Extended Leadership Team which includes the other House Leaders of other L’Arche St Louis homes and is led by the Assistant Director.
Why Be a House Leader?
L’Arche is an opportunity to become your best self and support others to do the same. We believe that as we live our ordinary moments together in community we experience something extraordinary and develop vital skills in relating to others. We engage in society around us modeling a vision of humanity that promotes inclusion over competition.
In addition, this role also receives an attractive total compensation package which includes:
- 100% employer-paid insurance premiums (medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability)
- Paid time off, including vacation and sick time
- 401(k) retirement plan with up to 3.5% employer match
L’Arche St. Louis stands out as a qualified support provider offering excellent care in homes that are regulated by the state of Missouri. Beyond that we share life in communities belonging to an International Federation with written practices and guidelines based on 55 years of experience lived out in 37 countries around the world. We celebrate the unique value of every person. Trust in God is at the heart of our journey together. People are welcome from diverse backgrounds and faith practices including those with no religious affiliation at all.
Requirements and Preferences
- Can embrace the Mission and Values of L’Arche
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Strong organizational and time-management skills to balance responsibilities
- Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
- Maturity and commitment to one’s own personal and spiritual growth
- Experience with people with developmental disabilities preferred
- Experience as a L’Arche Assistant preferred
A full role description, including essential duties and requirements can be found here.
L’Arche St. Louis is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and will accept applications, hire qualified applicants, administer all terms and conditions of employment, and make available all benefits and compensations of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability (as defined by law), or age except when such constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration. L’Arche St. Louis complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws with regard to equal employment opportunity.