620: L’Arche Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

At L’Arche Chicago, we are people, with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life together in communities of faith. Assistants and core members (adults with disabilities) enter into mutual relationships, revealing each other’s gifts by fostering a community of belonging and affirmation.

Website: http://www.larchechicago.org

Job Descriptions

At L’Arche Chicago, we are people, with and without developmental disabilities, sharing life together in communities of faith. Assistants and core members (adults with disabilities) enter into mutual relationships, revealing each other’s gifts by fostering a community of belonging and affirmation. We are part of an international federation of L’Arche communities that are connected through our shared values of service, community, spirituality, and outreach. In L’Arche Chicago, 11 adult core members live together with assistants who commit a year or more to sharing their daily life. Assistants accompany core members both as friends and in providing practical help in daily tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, attending doctor’s appointments and medication administration. Assistants listen to, support, and build relationships with the core members. We support each core member in their faith tradition and encourage assistants to grow in theirs as well.

Assistants should be willing to share in all tasks relevant to maintaining a warm and welcoming home.