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Community Member Assistant/Direct Care Provider

L'Arche Greater Washington DC


Washington, District of Columbia

Adams Morgan Neighborhood - L'Arche Greater Washington DC is a faith community of people with and without intellectual disabilities.

We have four homes in the DC Area where core people (adults with intellectual disabilities) and assistants share their lives together. At the heart of community life are the core members.


Private Sector


  • Builds a relationship of mutual care and support with persons with disabilities.
  • Fosters a home life of unity, mutual respect and participation by all members.
  • Provides direct care supports for core people, and empowers them in, personal care needs (clothing, hygiene, etc.), money management, medical care, appointments, family and work connections, household chores, laundry, medications, meal preparation, transportation.
  • Participates on team, including sharing responsibility for: household maintenance and upkeep, shopping and financial management.
  • Schedules routines, community celebrations, and events and the work of committees, as needed.
  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Completes all required training.
  • Completes tasks within required time.
  • Communicates and advocates effectively with doctors and other professionals.
  • Undertakes other responsibilities as needed.


  • 20 years of age or older.
  • B.A./B.S. preferred.
  • Reasonably sturdy emotional disposition.
  • Physically able to fulfill role responsibilities and free of communicable disease.
  • Trustworthy and responsible.
  • Desire and ability to work with, to learn from, and to relate to people with developmental disabilities.
  • Desire to work and grow in ecumenical Christian community.
  • Creativity, flexibility, attention to detail and ability to organize time.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Independence and maturity as noted in --
  • Ability to share responsibility for managing a home,
  • Ability to work cooperatively and constructively as part of a team,
  • Ability to take responsibility for health and safety of others,
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals.
  • Health certification permitting assumption of role.
  • Ability to commit for one year.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive comfortably in the city.
  • Ability to transfer adults from wheelchairs to vehicles, beds, etc. and to assist in lifting wheelchairs into and out of vehicles.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or visa status permitting employment in the U.S.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check.
  • Non-usage of illegal drugs on or off the job.
  • Spanish proficiency highly desirable.

Additional Information



Hourly rate.

Application Instructions

For more information and to apply, visit www.larche-gwdc.org or contact Caitlin Smith at join@larche-gwdc.org; phone: 202.580.5638.

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