London, Greater London
£19,870 - £20,559 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking for a job with a sense of belonging? We’re looking for people from all walks of life to join our friendly and lively community of people with and without learning disabilities based in South London.

Come and join us at L’Arche London as an Assistant supporting community members with learning disabilities in their daily lives.

We are part of a network of 150 L’Arche communities across the world, built on the values of welcome, respect and equality. Our team of Support Assistants range from former teachers and bankers to musicians and carpenters. People usually come to L'Arche because they are looking for a career break, a change of pace or a job with purpose. This is an opportunity to find community in the capital and develop your interpersonal skills in a supportive environment. Every day in this role is different as you support people with learning disabilities as equals, helping them with domestic tasks, personal care and to access activities at home and in the local area such as art, music and gardening.

Previous experience supporting people with learning disabilities is not required as we will provide you with all the practical training you will need including the Care Certificate qualification. Our personal development programme offers opportunities for reflection, mentoring and growth for everyone in our community. Benefits include 30 paid days holiday a year, a pension, life insurance and an Employee Assistance Programme providing free confidential well-being support including counselling. We also offer opportunities to study for QCF qualifications and to participate in our nationwide leadership programme. Pre-COVID there were opportunities to travel both in the UK and internationally to visit other L’Arche communities which we hope will be possible again soon.

We are looking for people to join us for an initial minimum commitment of one year with the opportunity to renew. (Many of our team come for one year, and then choose to stay for 2, 3, 5, 10 or even 30 more!)

We were founded over 40 years ago from a liberal Christian theology. Today our community is a diverse and inclusive team of all faiths and none, a huge range of nationalities, genders and sexualities. As Richard, one of our community members with a learning disability always says: “At L’Arche there is always room at the table.” 

We are interviewing throughout October and November 2021. To apply for this role, please submit a CV and a covering letter telling us how your experience, passions and values match our role description. Please visit our website to find out more about us and do get in touch if you have any specific questions or would like to chat about this role. We are looking forward to hearing from you.  

(Please note we also have residential, live in roles where board, lodging and all meals are provided – do get in touch if this is something you are interested in.)

Application Instructions

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and a covering letter telling us how your experience, passions and values match our role description. Please visit our community website (larchelondon dot org dot uk) to find out more about us and do get in touch if you have any specific questions.

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"Quite simply being part of L'Arche is being loved for who you are." 

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Refreshed on: 15 October 2021
Closed date: 30 October 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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