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Now Accepting Applications for a Health Care Coordinator, Licensed Practical Nurse, a Service Team Leader, as well as Assistants & Awake Overnight Assistants .

Updated January 28, 2016 



Health Care Coordinator (R.N.)

L’Arche is seeking a full time Health Care Coordinator to lead the Health Care Team and the nurses who support the individuals in homes in DC and Virginia. The ideal candidate will have experience working with people who have intellectual disabilities and familiarity with D.C. and Virginia governmental structures serving persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities. In addition, he/she should have a passion for community-based care and be detail oriented, and be able to provide oversight in a professional, personable manner consistent with the relationship values in the L’Arche’s Charter, its Identity & Mission Statement, and its Principles of Governance.



Licensed Practical Nurse

Looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse to work in our homes alongside a Registered Nurse, and other team members.



Service Team Leader

Service Team Leaders lead a team of Assistants in providing competent contract services, within mutually transforming relationships between the Assistants and the people being served, in a manner that reveals the gifts of each person being served.



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.

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