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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.
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 $12/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.