Work opportunities

L'Arche Daybreak is seeking a House Leader

L’Arche Daybreak 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.


  • We currently have eight L’Arche homes in Richmond Hill (near Toronto) where people with and without disabilities live together. We have the Dayspring, Woodery, Craft Studio, Meeting Hall, Cedars and admin building on the main property. These spaces are used for various programs, community events and gatherings. House Leader can live in our live out. Hours are usually Monday to Friday with 2 evenings per week and one weekend per month.

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...

Read complete role description in PDF below.