Are you caring and collaborative, joyful and adaptable? Are you perceptive to the needs of those around you? L’Arche St. Louis seeks you to join our team of Assistants that provide care for adults with intellectual disabilities (IDD) in a home. L’Arche’s unique model of care seeks to offer more than a job; it’s an opportunity for personal transformation through relationships.
Build community. Grow in compassion. Impact society.
Summary of Position: The role of an Summer Intern Assistant is to share life with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and other Assistants in relationships of mutuality, to support the individuals in daily life activities, and to live fully the identity and mission of L’Arche in the context of an intentional faith community.
This includes growing in relationship with core members by…
- Assisting with the activities of daily living, including personal care and passing medications
- Implementing support plans
- Documenting care given
- Providing transportation
Why Be a Summer Intern Assistant?
Whatever your stage of life, whatever your background and experience, L’Arche is an opportunity to become your best self and support others to do the same. We believe that as we live our ordinary moments together in community we experience something extraordinary and develop vital skills in relating to others. We engage in society around us modeling a vision of humanity that promotes inclusion over competition. Additionally, a summer internship with L’Arche provides valuable experience in caregiving in a community-based setting. Past interns have included students in medicine, nursing, social work, and philosophy. In addition to these, students in occupational therapy, physical therapy, theology, or special education will benefit from their summer in L’Arche.
L’Arche St.Louis stands out as a qualified support provider offering excellent care in homes that are regulated by the state of Missouri. Beyond that we share life in communities belonging to an International Federation with written practices and guidelines based on over 50 years of experience lived out in 37 countries around the world. We celebrate the unique value of every person. Trust in God is at the heart of our journey together. People are welcome from diverse backgrounds and faith practices including those with no religious affiliation at all.
- Can embrace the mission and values of L’Arche
- Must be 18 or older
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to provide transportation
- Ability to pass a background check
- Eligibility to work in the United States
- Must be available to work 12 full weeks between May and August
All required training will be provided.
Applications will be accepted until May 1.
L’Arche St. Louis is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and will accept applications, hire qualified applicants, administer all terms and conditions of employment, and make available all benefits and compensations of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability (as defined by law), or age except when such constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration. L’Arche St. Louis complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws with regard to equal employment opportunity.