Live-in assistant (residential care worker) | L'Arche

Are you passionate about working with people with learning disabilities? Build your experience supporting people with learning disabilities in a unique community setting.

Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you with a programme of opportunities for professional and personal development including individual and team reflection, retreats and an assistants training programme (including sign language, personal care and understanding autism) and a programme of opportunities for professional and personal development.

However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives. See here for more information:

L’Arche UK is part of an international federation of intentional communities where people with and without learning disabilities live together.

In a world that rewards success and winning, L'Arche communities are places where people can take time to explore who they are, not just what they can do. They are places of welcome where people are transformed by the experience of community, relationship, disability and difference.

For 40 years L'Arche UK has been providing high quality person centred care, but we're far more than a service provider. We are communities of people with and without disabilities living, working and celebrating together.

Our vision is a world where all belong.

To find out more about what it is like to be an assistant, visit our website:

An application pack is attached to this posting. Please return your completed application form together with a full CV to

For any further questions, please email or phone Tania Johnson on 07879 054886


L'Arche Communities are Christian Communities welcoming adults with learning disabilities, employed assistants and volunteers. L’Arche Communities are vibrant places of welcome, belonging and celebration. There are ten Communities in the UK and over 140 Communities worldwide in 35 different countries. The first Community in the UK opened in Kent in 1974. L’Arche Communities hold in balance these four elements: service, community, spirituality & outreach. We believe that people with learning disabilities have much to teach us and contribute to the world. We build Communities with a culture of shared lives between people with and without learning disabilities, from which we can work together to create a more human society. In L’Arche we celebrate people with learning disabilities and build circles of support around them. We go beyond basic needs to attend to people’s emotional and spiritual lives. It is this focus - on building relationships and a sense of belonging, on supporting each member of the Community with and without learning disabilities to reflect on what they have learnt and to share that reflection - that makes us different from other service providers. L’Arche Communities around the world share this common philosophy and approach while reflecting the ethnic, cultural and religious composition of the areas in which they exist. To find out more about what we do and our spirituality or to join us as an assistant, visit our website
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