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L'Arche Ottawa is recruiting a House Leader

L’Arche Ottawa is seeking an energetic, compassionate individual to be a leader in one of our homes. The House Leader is responsible for the overall integration of the L’Arche Identity and Mission and Servant Leadership Model in the day-to-day life of the home, while planning and overseeing high quality support for each person with a developmental disability, and the supervision, support, training, and formation of all assistants and support workers in the home. The House Leader is an effective member of the house leaders’ team in the community, the leader of the house team and an active member of the local L’Arche community.


  • L’Arche Ottawa is a bilingual community. We currently have six homes where people with and without disabilities live together. We also have a Community Centre where our Seniors Club, administration and leadership team operate.  Our community gatherings also take place in our Community Centre. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Creates and fosters a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere based on the characteristics of house members
  • Plans and facilitates inclusive celebrations and traditions in the home that are representative of house members
  • Supports the life journey of each core member through dynamic individual plans, regular medical appointments, meaningful daily activities, and active participation in all applicable aspects of daily life in the home.
  • Oversees that all personal care and routines of core members are done with best practices and to a high standard
  • Keeps up-to-date and accurate records in all areas: financial, medical, individual planning, etc.
  • Ensures maintenance and upkeep of physical home, vehicle(s), and all house equipment and supplies
  • Maintains regular and consistent schedule of individual (supervisory) roles and goals meetings, team meetings, house meetings and circles of learning.

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