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Job Number:  37804
Live In House Assistant
Job Posted: Friday, 1 September 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
(21 days ago)
L'Arche Cape Breton
Region: Eastern area Type: Full time
Location: Whycocomagh Salary: $26,000+

L'Arche Cape Breton is a non-profit charitable organization, and is looking for energetic, open-minded, and enthusiastic individuals to spend time as live-in assistants in our community for one year. We provide homes and work places for people with disabilities.  Assistants and core members work and live together like in a family, placing great emphasis on friendship and mutual relationship.


We live intentionally together, cooking meals and eating together, baking bread, enjoying pot lucks and having tea, going for walks and bike rides, making crafts, playing music and filling our days with meaningful activities.


Time in L'Arche can be a way to learn about community development, have fun, discover the beauty of people with disabilities, and to learn about yourself.  





Applicants to L'Arche Cape Breton need not have previous experience or training. Any and all training you need is provided during your first three months in the community.  However, we are looking for people who are:


•        Positive and Open Minded

•        People who want to make a difference in the world

•        Are able to work on a team

•        Mature and Honest              

•        Creative ( enjoy crafts, singing, playing music)

•        Able to work under stress

•        Enjoy working with people and respectful of diversity




As an assistant at L'Arche Cape Breton your time is spent learning about and assisting the people with whom you share a home.  Responsibilities include cooking and cleaning together, planning day trips and vacations, participating in regular community activities (like community prayer, summer bonfires, meetings and Winter Games)  as well as helping people with all the basic tasks of daily life, such as personal care (bathing, picking out clothes to wear etc.). Assistants are also required to work on diverse teams, engage and take responsibility for their home and for the community.   



We welcome new assistants on a revolving basis, and applications are always welcome!


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested applicants can contact the assistants coordinator or apply directly though L'Arche Canada http://www.larche-work.ca) and indicate their interest in L'Arche Cape Breton.
Contact Details:
Donna MacPherson
L'Arche Cape Breton
3 L'Arche Lane
Whycocomagh, NS, B0E 3M0

Tel: (902) 756 3162
Fax: (902) 756 3381
www:   www.larchecapebreton.org

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