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Now Accepting Applications for Director of Professional Services, Finance and Operations Director, Assistants, & Awake Overnight Assistants .

Updated August 21, 2015 

Director of Professional Services

L’Arche is seeking a director of professional services to oversee all aspects of service provision and reporting for L’Arche’s Medicaid Waiver and Human Care contracts in Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with people who have intellectual/developmental disabilities (preferably in a L’Arche community), a degree in a relevant field, and experience with Medicaid Waiver contract compliance.


Finance and Operations Director

L’Arche is seeking a Finance & Operations Director who will be responsible for the organization’s financial policies, bookkeeping oversight, Medicaid Waiver billing, human resources and other business management. Three-year commitment preferred. Modest pay, better-than-average benefits, superb relationships, divine mission.

Assistants and Awake Overnight Assistants

Charles Clark, Laurie Pippenger, Yuko Gruber, Bruce Weaver, Trevor Harvey, Francene Short, Eva-Elizabeth Chisholm. Photo © Brian A Taylor

Hanging out at home: Charles Clark, Laurie Pippenger, Yuko Gruber, Bruce Weaver, Trevor Harvey, Francene Short, Eva-Elizabeth Chisholm. Photo © Brian A Taylor

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.

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