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. Join us for a year long internship today!
Build community. Grow in compassion. Impact society.
Summary of Position: The role of an Intern 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 by…
- Assist individuals with the activities of daily living, including personal care and passing medications
- Implementing support plans
- documenting care given
- Prepare and share dinner together as a household
- Accompany individuals to medical appointments, shopping and recreational activities
- Providing transportation
- Attend L’Arche St Louis gatherings and celebrations
Why Be a Paid Intern?
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 shape society by modeling a vision of humanity that promotes inclusion over competition.
L’Arche St. Louis stands out as a qualified support provider offering excellent care in homes that are regulated by the State of Missouri. Additionally, we share life in communities belonging to an International Federation with written practices and guidelines based on 55 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. Guaranteed two consecutive days off per week.
- Can embrace the mission and values of L’Arche
- Must be 18 or older
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
- Current auto insurance and ability to provide transportation
- Ability to pass a background check
- Eligibility to work in the United States
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.