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Now Accepting Applications for Service Team Leader (STL), Assistant & Awake Overnight Assistant Positions!

Updated June 8, 2017 

 

Service Team Leader (STL)

As part of the Adams Morgan neighborhood for over 30 years, L’Arche GWDC’s Euclid and Ontario homes are a pillar of the community, a sign of unity and hope for a world where everyone can belong. Along with community leaders, core members, and a team of caregivers the homes are lead by a Service Team Leader (STL). The STL leads the team of assistants to provide competent services, through mutually transforming relationships between adults with and without intellectual disabilities.

 

L’Arche GWDC is currently seeking a leader who will encourage, challenge, and reveal the gifts of core members, and their assistants in their everyday lives, to the wider community, and in particular to the DC Government Agencies, such as the Department of Disability Services. The ideal candidate will have experience in case management, leadership positions, and a love for L’Arche.

 

Any interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Caitlin Smith,
[email protected] by July 10th.

 

Assistants and Awake Overnight Assistants

Vince Bush, Gil Marquez, Fritz Schloss, and Brooke Lacock smile for the camera.

Looking for an adventure in community living that will help you discover the depths of the human spirit? Apply to become an assistant in L’Arche, where you’ll:

  • provide professional, personalized services to adults who have intellectual disabilities (known as “core people”),
  • advocate for and with core people for the rights they deserve, and
  • grow personally through mutual relationships within the community.

 

L’Arche’s mission inspires people from diverse backgrounds to help make our community in the Greater Washington, D.C. area a place where all people are welcomed and valued. It is most important that applicants to L’Arche have an open heart, a willingness to learn, a commitment to personal growth, and a belief in the unique sacredness of every person.

 

Assistants come to L’Arche at all stages of life: after college, during a shift between careers, or after a formal career. L’Arche welcomes applications from people of all ages, races, genders, faiths, and sexual orientations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and assistants are welcomed throughout the year based on the needs of the community. Preference is given assistants who commit to living in community for two years. Some assistants also choose to apply to be daily life members, which is voluntary and separate from paid roles.

 

To apply:

  • Read the assistant role description
  • Read the awake overnight assistant role description
  • Download the Assistant Application and email it to Caitlin Smith at [email protected]

 

Watch the Say Yes To L’Arche video to learn more about being an assistant.

 

Say Yes To L’Arche from L’Arche Greater Washington, DC on YouTube.