About the Role
At L’Arche, we seek to create an intentional community of genuine belonging, one that welcomes difference and celebrates the unique gifts of all people. As a live-in assistant, you would build relationships with core members (individuals with IDD) and other assistants through sharing in daily life — making dinner together, watching television, going to the gym, or heading up the street for a cup of coffee. Together with the core members, you would help care for the home, shop for groceries, and cook meals. You would also be trained to support core members at doctors’ appointments, with personal care, with medication administration, with transportation, and with banking and shopping.
Assistants often point to their time with L’Arche as a time of deep personal transformation, where a lasting commitment to people with disabilities is formed through real relationships of mutual support with core members. L’Arche strives to model a vision of humanity where people with disabilities are at the center. By answering the call to live in our community, assistants are an integral part of bringing that vision to life.
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Benefits of Working with L'Arche
Full-time Employee Information
Generous paid time off (20 days in your first year, 25 every year after)
Time and half pay for holidays worked (non-exempt employees)
Medical/Dental/Vision benefits; L’Arche pays 90% of premiums: life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, and employee assistance program; Voluntary: life/AD&D insurance and critical illness insurance.
401(k) (retirement savings plan) with 5% match from L’Arche
Access to the West Cook YMCA for $5 per paycheck
Ongoing training and development
Eligible for loan forgiveness under Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
What to expect after submitting your application
After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation of your application within 48 hours. We will then reach out to you asking to set up a time to come in to our office or Zoom in for an interview. We look forward to talking with you!