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Are you looking for meaning and self discovery? Do you enjoy working on a team?

Grow in relationship alongside people with disabilities · Be invested in as an employee · Develop personally

Generous Benefits

  • Compensation starting at $20 per hour
  • Generous paid time off; including sick time
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Fully paid disability and life insurance
  • Matching 401k (retirement savings plan) contributions after one year
  • Professional trainings and development opportunities
  • Eligible for loan forgiveness under Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Positive Work Culture

  • Above average national DSP salaries starting at $20 per hour
  • Lower Assistant (DSP) to Core Member (adult with intellectual disability) ratios (1:4 or less)
  • Active, compassionate, and approachable management and leadership staff
  • Equitable policies and procedures
  • Team and home cultures that are welcoming, hospitable, kind, and affirming
  • Investment in you as a person

Become An Assistant!

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Read the Assistant/DSP Role Description

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Reach out to Crisely Melecio-Zambrano
Recruitment Coordinator

After Submitting Your Application:

Once you complete your online application, you can expect to hear back from us within 24-48 hrs about a follow up interview.
L’Arche GWDC’s Compensation Philosophy
L’Arche Greater Washington D.C. provides meaningful and equitable compensation and tools for assistants to foster well-being at work and in community life. Through mutual relationships and caregiving, assistants participate in the vital work of making known the gifts of core members. L’Arche prioritizes this work by offering desirable employee benefits and invitations for long-term commitments from assistants.