Community Assistant

Date posted: 10/7/2019
Closing date: 2/29/2020
Number of positions: 5
Location: various locations across Canada
Length: full-time

Description / duties:
L’ARCHE
PEOPLE WITH DIFFERING ABILITIES TRANSFORMING LIVES, TRANSFORMING SOCIETY

L'Arche:
We welcome Assistants to live, work, and learn together with men and women with intellectual disabilities in our communities. Founded by Jean Vanier in 1964, L'Arche strives to shape a more human and just society.
"Community Assistant" Role Description:
Assistant teams support core members (men and women with intellectual disabilities) by sharing in their daily life. We cook and eat dinner together, get together with friends, participate in activities in our neighbourhoods, go on vacation together, and celebrate often.
Through friendship and relationships with Core Members, Assistants gain valuable life skills and opportunities for personal growth and enhanced leadership abilities.
More than a job, we offer an exceptional and life changing adventure in friendship and self-discovery.
Opportunities:
o Each year L'Arche hires over 200 new Assistants to live and work in 29 communities across Canada
o All new Assistants participate in the L'Arche Leadership Development Program
o Many Assistants choose to stay at L'Arche for one or two years. There are also opportunities for longer term roles in leadership across the country
o There are opportunities to transfer to one of 154 L'Arche communities in 38 countries around the world
o Compensation and Benefits are provided. Assistant Roles are Full-Time.

To find out more about L'Arche Canada and to apply, please visit www.larche.ca/apply
Please submit CV or Resume with online application.
Application deadline is open.
Start Date: L'Arche hires year round.

Qualifications:
o We hire people from a wide variety of educational backgrounds.
o We are looking for people with an open attitude, ability to work as part of team, a desire to grow, and who want to make a meaningful difference in the world
o Creativity, flexibility, attention to detail, and ability to organize time
o Opportunities available in either English or French
o Training is provided through the L'Arche Leadership Development Program

Contact information

L'Arche Canada
500, boul. Gouin East, bureau 205 Montréal Quebec CANADA H3L 3R9
(514) 844-1661
recruitment@larche.ca

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