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OPPORTUNITIES

"At L'Arche there is always room at the table..."
Richard, L'Arche London Community Member

At L'Arche London, we want every person with a learning disability to shape their own unique place in the world. Can you help us make that happen?

All our current full time and part time roles are listed below. 

We ask that all applicants read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

FULL TIME ROLES


Support Assistants - non-residential

40 hours per week. Permanent Contract
Non-residential role
Immediate start.

Are you passionate about working with people with learning disabilities? Build your experience supporting people with learning disabilities in a unique community setting as a full time Assistant at L'Arche London.

For 40 years L'Arche London has been providing high quality person centred care, but we're far more than a service provider. We're a community of more than 100 people with and without disabilities living, working  and celebrating together. Our roots are in the Christian faith, but we welcome people from all faiths and none: our vision is a world where all belong.

Whether you are care professional looking for a fresh outlook, or are new to the care sector looking for experience, we'd love to hear from you.

We're looking for positive, responsible people who want to help create a community that really tries to value people for who they are and what they can do.

"Great colleagues, non-judgmental support, excellent training opportunities, and perhaps most importantly the organisation really makes you feel valued."Former care and support assistant

You must be willing to work weekends and evenings, and do sleep-overs on a flexible rota basis. The rate for this role starts at £1440 per month, depending on qualifications, plus additional pay for sleepovers. We provide 30 days paid holiday a year, plus a pension.

We work hard to look after everyone in our community providing a programme of opportunities for professional and personal development including individual and team relfection, retreats and a care sector approved Assistants training programme (including sign language, personal care and understanding autism) and a programme of opportunities for professional and personal development.

"No other care organisation that I have worked for has ever matched L'Arche's passion and commitment to the individuals that they support"  Former care and support assistant

To find out more,  please take time to read our What to expect as a L'Arche Assistant section and Why work in L'Arche page and watch the video below where current Assistants explain what they have gained by working at L'Arche.



To apply, please download and complete the following:

L'Arche Application Form 

L'Arche London Assistant (non-residential) Job Description

Please also read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

Deadline for applications: We are recruiting these roles on a rolling basis throughout Summer and Autumn 2018.

NB We welcome applications from people of all genders. However due the restrictions regarding the provision of personal care to female community members, we currently have a larger number vacancies that are only available to female applicants.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. All successful applicants will be subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check. Completion of a three month probationary period is essential for confirmation in post.


Support Assistants - Residential

Full time (46 hours per week) 1+ year opportunity
Residential, live in role - Accommodation provided
Recruiting now for to start in Autumn/Winter 2018.

Spend a year living in our community as a L'Arche Assistant, sharing ordinary life and building extraordinary relationships with other people, with and without disabilities. Our assistants come from all over the world, are of all faiths and none, and from every stage and walk of life. Some come to learn and develop new skills supporting people with a learning disability, others are care professionals looking for a deeper context, others are excited by the opportunity of living in a purpose driven, inclusive Christian community.

We provide our assistants with free accommodation in a shared house (all bills included), all food and a monthly living allowance (to cover personal expenses, travel, etc) of £330+ (depending on experience), plus paid holiday.

Our Assistants training programme meets the highest care sector standards and includes sign language, personal care and understanding autism. Our personal development programme provides time for personal growth and reflection including retreats, whilst community life offers opportunities to explore London and travel within the UK.

"L'Arche gave me the opportunity to grow more than I ever thought I could." 
Former L'Arche Assistant


To find out more,  please take time to read our What to expect as a L'Arche Assistant section and Why work in L'Arche page.

To apply, please download and complete the following:

L'Arche Application Form 

L'Arche London Residential/Live-In Assistant Job Description

Deadline for applications: We are recruiting these roles on a rolling basis throughout Summer 2018 to start in late summer- early Autumn 2018. Completed applications should be sent to recruitment.london@larche.org.uk.

Please also read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

All successful applicants will be subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check. Completion of a three month probationary period is essential for confirmation in post.

Please note until the end of 2018, we are NOT able to sponsor Tier 5 Charity Worker visas for those applying to join us from outside of the EU for this role. Should this situation change, we will post an update here.


PART TIME ROLES

Relief Assistants
Flexible hours
1 year minimum contract

We are always looking for people with previous L'Arche experience (either from L'Arche London or other L'Arche communities around the world) or external candidates with relevant experience to join our bank of relief assistants.

This is a flexible working role, with hours dependent on your availbility and the needs by the people you support. We are looking for people to join the bank for at least one year.

Our hourly rate is £8.78 (£7.83 per hour plus a further £0.95 per hour holiday pay). We pay an additional £28 per sleepover. We provide an ongoing programme of training, professional and personal development.

Throughout the year, we are always looking for people to join our Bank of Relief assistants.

To find out more and apply, please download and complete the following:

L'Arche Application Form 

L'Arche London Relief Support Assistant (non-residential) Job Description

Please also read our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. All successful applicants will be subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check. Completion of a three month probationary period is essential for confirmation in post.


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