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L’Arche St. Louis: Assistant (Direct Support Professional)

L’Arche St. Louis is a community of people with and without intellectual disabilities. Beyond a care provider licensed by the State of Missouri, L’Arche is committed to helping change the way people with intellectual disabilities are seen – they are our friends and neighbors, contributing to society and enriching the world. 

Brief Job Description (responsibilities, expectations, etc):

The Assistant will be responsible for helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with daily life. This may include preparing and sharing meals with core members and other Assistants; passing medications (after becoming Medication Administration Level 1 certified); helping with hygiene routines (showering and/or toileting); helping core members achieve their goals; driving core members to appointments, jobs, day programs, family events, church, exercise facilities, and social gatherings (and staying and engaging with core member during these things); encouraging some core members to do physical therapy at home; light cleaning of kitchen and bathrooms and taking out trash and recycling; doing laundry with core members; doing things around the house with core members like baking, painting, playing Wii, knitting, watching sports, watching movies, playing basketball outside; and, possibly, working in the garden (if Assistant enjoys that).

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