Are you looking for a career change? Or are you already a trained carer, looking for work with more purpose, community and relationship in it?
If you answer yes to these questions, becoming a L’Arche Assistant might just be the opportunity for you!
L’Arche Assistants work in a team providing professional care and support in care homes, supported living and day services.
They deliver regulated personal and person-centred care and support to people with learning disabilities, promoting choice, independence and self-determination. And they support people with disabilities in activities outside the home, developing friendships, and participating in community life.
But more than that, when you work as an Assistant in L’Arche you’re also becoming part of a Community yourself.
That means building relationships that are mutual, not one-sided. Not just supporting someone with disabilities, but treating the person you’re supporting as a friend; not just making a difference in someone else’s life, but sharing something of your own as well.
Being a L’Arche assistant means doing support work differently, together with people who have a learning disability. Read our Assistants' stories to find out more and watch the video below to see what L’Arche Assistants love about their work.
Being an Assistant is a great option if you live near a L’Arche Community, want to develop new skills or already have some professional care experience, and are seeking a more relationship-based model of care. Scroll down to see what roles are available where you are.
Or, if there’s no L’Arche Community near you, why not consider sharing life in a L’Arche home instead? Living in is a unique chance to build community alongside people with learning disabilities. And you’ll learn new skills helping L’Arche Assistants in their work. Follow the link below to find out more.
Do you currently live near one of the L'Arche Communities? Explore live-out roles that are available across the UK
Do you want to know a few of the benefits you'll get if you join our team? Click to find out!
Are you ready for your life to be changed? Explore living with people with learning disabilities in L'Arche