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Join a dynamic and meaningful community of persons with and without intellectual disabilities! L'Arche Chicago is looking for someone to bring their gifts, experience and enthusiasm to fill the role of Awake Overnight Caregiver (DSP).

Awake Overnight Caregiver


Position Summary: L’Arche Chicago is part of a worldwide federation of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life and create home together. L’Arche Chicago operates three group homes for 11 adults with intellectual disabilities in Forest Park and the City of Chicago. This live-out caregiver position would be responsible for overnight needs of core members (residents), record keeping, as well as household cleaning. The hours of awake overnight are 10pm-6am, with weekday and weekend shifts available. Preference will be given to applicants who have caregiving experience working with aging adults or adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively with the other L’Arche caregivers to create community and support the growth and wellbeing of each resident of the home

  • Assist our residents with basic hygiene and health needs, which include toileting, showering, and laundry assistance

  • Share in household responsibilities such as cooking, maintenance of the house, and record keeping

Requirements for the Role

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills

  • Desire to work with, to learn from, and to relate to people with intellectual disabilities 

  • Ability to learn about intellectual disabilities, mental health, health disorders, simple nursing care, behavior management strategies, personal hygiene, etc. 

  • Physical ability, with reasonable accommodation, to fulfill role responsibilities

  • Satisfactory health certificate in accordance with regulatory requirements

  • Satisfactory criminal and healthcare worker background checks


  • Weekly hours: part time and full time (32+ hours/week) available

  • Hourly wage starting at $10/hour

  • Medical & Dental benefits available for full time

  • PTO: (1.226 hours PTO per 20 hours worked in the first year and 1.67 hours every year after)

  • 401(k) 5% contribution match after one year employment with L’Arche Chicago for full time

TO APPLY:  Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter expressing interest in the position to