Vacancies with L'Arche Bognor Regis

Live-out Support Worker

We are looking to employ support assistants on a part time and full time basis. Salary Band between £7.85 ph and £8.32 ph depending on experience. We provide excellent training, competitive salary and pension.

The role involves working within a team which will support up to seven people with learning disabilities living in their own homes.

The current supported people with learning disabilities living in the house expressed a desire to have someone “caring, kind and helpful”, “does the job properly”, someone who can be “helpful and wants to go with us on the house retreat”, ”someone “responsible and can keep track of the diary”. Could this be you?

Key skills:

  • to be passionate about enabling people with learning disabilities to grow in their empowerment and independence
  • be a strong communicator
  • possess a desire to be a member of an ecumenical, Christian community

It is desirable that you have at least one year experience of supporting people with learning disabilities or another vulnerable group. A clean, current UK or EU driving licence is desirable.

You would need to be eligible to work in the UK.

Applications to be submitted by Friday 23rd June 2017 with interviews taking place the following week.

Download an application here, or please email Carmen Benea on or 01243 872081

Community Leader

£31,884 - £32,572

L'Arche is a worldwide federation of Communities of people with and without learning disabilities working together to create a more human society. Our Communities are vibrant places of welcome, belonging and celebration, with a clear commitment to offer people with learning disabilities the opportunities to lead fulfilling lives. Our mission involves providing high quality supported living, registered care, and day services, alongside offering long-term friendship, support to develop spirituality, and an open invitation to participate in our community life. We need someone who believes in our vision to lead us through our next phase of development.

Are you a leader who can:

  • inspire a community of 90 people with and without learning disabilities and
  • manage a team responsible for a budget of £850K and a range of housing, care and support services?

L’Arche Bognor Regis is an ecumenical Christian community which welcomes people of all faiths and none. Current plans include developing our supported living service and day services, improving our quality of person-centred support planning, and strengthening our links within the local area. There is a CQC registered manager in post, so although you do not need specific experience of managing housing, care and support services, you do need senior management experience and transferable skills.

Closing date 14th June 9am. Interviews Wednesday 28th June. Phone Kathleen Boyle, Regional Leader, on 07712 394 976 for an informal discussion.

To apply for this job please download an application here and email your cv, the completed application form and equal opportunities form to

Deputy House Leader

L’Arche Bognor is a vibrant, growing, international ecumenical Christian community of people with and without learning disabilities who live and work together.

We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy House Leader post. The person applying for the deputy house leader role may either live in as part of the community (board and lodging provided free of charge), or take on the role as a live out post. The salary for the posts are £8,32ph-£8.87ph (live-out) or £4,800-£5,200 (live-in) . Previous experience and qualifications will be taken into consideration.

The successful applicants will be responsible for leading and managing alongside the house leader one of our residential care homes. They will be responsible for supervising and managing a team, overseeing the support of people with learning disabilities enabling them to live full lives, and nurturing the community life of the house. The deputy house leader is directly accountable to the House Leader in terms of line management, and more widely to the broader l’Arche Community, to the family members of the people with disabilities living in the house, to funding authorities, and to the Care Quality Commission as the relevant inspectorate.

This role is subject to:

Evidence of entitlement to work in the UK
Fully enhanced CRB disclosure
Three satisfactory references

  • Full Training and Induction for the role will be given on commencement of employment
  • NVQ Level 3 or 4 Diploma in Health and Social Care is an advantage, as is experience of managing a team

Completed applications must be received by Friday, 26th of May 2017.

To apply for this job please download an application here and email the completed application form and equal opportunities form to

Carmen Benea
L’Arche Bognor Regis
51 Aldwick Road
Bognor Regis
PO21 2NJ

Tel: 01243 872081

Vacancy with L'Arche Liverpool

Care and Support Worker

Role Summary:

  • To work and live in accordance with the values in the Charter of L'Arche where each person is valued and encouraged to build relationships with one another and to develop their own potential for growth.
  • To help facilitate and enable all household members in creating a home and enabling them to maximise their independence through the acquisition of new skills and increased social integration.

Responsible to: Team Leader / Locality Manager

Salary Range : £7.50 - £7.85 per hour dependent on qualifications

Hours: A full time position is 37.5hrs per week

Holidays (inclusive of bank holidays): 28days in the first year, rising to 33 days from the second year

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Personal care and support of people with learning disabilities:
  • Supporting individuals in their leisure, social, practical, physical and spiritual needs.
  • Helping people with physical needs may include some aspects of moving and handling.
  • Ensuring the development of individuals ability to make choices and enabling them to increase their independence.
  • Developing relationships, assisting in celebrations and supporting the spiritual life so that there is an atmosphere of welcome and friendship. The growth in new friendships will respect the professional responsibilities of support, which assistants carry.
  • To ensure that People with Learning Disabilities are supported to build and maintain relationships outside the community and participate in wider community goals and where possible make an active contribution.
  • To support people in Employment and Education / Volunteering opportunities as appropriate and in accordance with the professional boundaries of support.
  • Care of the individuals home: Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities to grow in their independent living skills.
  • Completion of all necessary care and support records and security checks as required.
  • Attending and participating in team meetings, and any other meetings as requested including Supervision and Appraisals.
  • Administration: Carrying out delegated responsibilities for tasks such as record keeping, report writing, medication, First Aid and Fire Safety.
  • To communicate clearly with families, visitors and other professionals.
  • Training and Formation: Successful completion of all training and formation deemed appropriate by L’Arche.
  • Statutory Regulations: To comply with all the Health and Safety regulations and good practice of the same.
  • Must be willing to work weekends, evenings, bank holidays and to do sleep-ins on a flexible basis.
  • General: To perform any other duties commensurate with the post.
  • Duties and priorities may vary in accordance with Community priorities.


  • All Support Workers are invited but not required to attend Community activities unless they are supporting a Person with Learning Disabilities to participate.
  • Successful completion of the three month probationary period is essential for confirmation in post.
  • Subject to fully enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • Evidence of entitlement to work in the UK.
  • At least one form of photographic identification, proof of address and any relevant qualifications must be presented at interview.


PLEASE NOTE: You cannot save the above online application form. If you would like to come back to your application later, please download and fill out the following PDF form:

Job application form – PDF document

We also need you to download and fill out the following equal opportunties PDF form:

Equal opportunities form – PDF document

Both PDF forms can be emailed to

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