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L'Arche Greater Washington, DC - Assistant/Care Giver

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 15, 2022 - July 21, 2023

Application Window

December 15, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Location

  • Washington, DC

Contact Information

Shae Agee
(202) 236-8684
sagee@lutheranvolunteercorps.org

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Position Details

LVC Corps Member

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Description

L'Arche Identity Statement: We are people with and without intellectual disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together. We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need of one another.

Our mission is to…
- Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
- Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, while being faithful to the core values of our founding story.
- Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.

Position Description:

L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. centers around four communal homes and 16 adults who have intellectual disabilities who are members of an intentional, inter-denominational Christian community (the “core people” of the community). Assistants provide skilled direct care supports to core people, ensure their safety and well-being, and support their integrated participation in all aspects of daily life. Assistants will learn how to serve and how to relate to others in this unique and vibrant environment.

L'Arche Identity Statement: We are people with and without intellectual disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together. We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need of one another.

Our mission is to…
- Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
- Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, while being faithful to the core values of our founding story.
- Engage in our diverse cultures, working together toward a more human society.

Position Description:

L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. centers around four communal homes and 16 adults who have intellectual disabilities who are members of an intentional, inter-denominational Christian community (the “core people” of the community). Assistants provide skilled direct care supports to core people, ensure their safety and well-being, and support their integrated participation in all aspects of daily life. Assistants will learn how to serve and how to relate to others in this unique and vibrant environment.
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Living Allowance

$240 - $240 monthly

Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Community and spiritual mentors for each house, program days about justice issues.

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Requirements:
- Strong verbal and written English communication skills
- College education preferred
- Desire to work with, to learn from, and to relate to people with intellectual disabilities
- Desire to work in the context of an intentional, inter-denominational Christian community and to respect beliefs and spiritual journeys of people from a variety of religious and philosophical backgrounds (L’Arche GWDC welcomes assistants from all faith traditions and those who do not have a faith affiliation)
- Creativity, flexibility, attention to detail, and ability to organize time
- Maturity as demonstrated by the ability to share responsibility for managing a home, work cooperatively as part of a team, take responsibility for health and safety of others, and work with diverse individuals
- Valid driver’s license and ability to drive comfortably in the city
- Ability to learn about intellectual disabilities, mental health, health disorders, simple nursing care, behavior management strategies, personal hygiene, etc.
- Ability to commit for minimum of one year
- Spanish proficiency highly desirable

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Charter School, Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Disability Services Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Organization primarily serving older adults, Recreation or Youth Center, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Shae Agee
(202) 236-8684
sagee@lutheranvolunteercorps.org

Hosted By

Position Details

LVC Corps Member

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