Assistant Opportunities


L'Arche Stratford works directly with L'Arche Canada to identify candidates for open positions within our homes.  


Please consult the L'Arche Canada website at for information about live in assistant positions available at L'Arche Canada. Please indicate that you are interested in a position with L'Arche Stratford on your application. 


Our mission is to...

  • Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
  • Foster an environment in community that responds to the changing needs of our members, whilst being faithful to the core values of our founding story.
  • Engage in our diverse cultures, working together towards a more human society.


NOTE:  Please go to the OTHER OPPORTUNITIES tab for Canada Summer Jobs postings.



Position Summary

Assistants work to build a relationship of mutual care and support with people who have intellectual disabilities (our ‘Core Members’) by fostering a home life of unity, mutual respect and participation by allmembers. This is done through supporting Core Members with skill building, personal care needs, money
management, medical care, appointments, family and work connections, household chores, laundry, medications, meal preparation, and transportation.


Ideal candidates will possess the following:
• a positive attitude and willingness to learn
• effective oral and written communication skills
• the ability to work independently and in a team setting
• creative problem solving and decision-making skills


Qualifications include:
• education or experience in Developmental Services an asset
• criminal background check including vulnerable sector screening
• valid G class driver’s license in good standing and access to a reliable vehicle an asset
• current Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCVI) or First Aid/CPR certification an asset


We seek applicants who have morning, evening and weekend availability. We also seek applicants available for overnight asleep shifts: earliest start 9pm, latest finish 8am. Please feel free to apply, we collect applications on an ongoing basis.

Application Procedure
Send cover letter/resume addressed to the Hiring Committee:
Mail: PO Box 522 Stn Main, Stratford ON, N5A 6T7
Fax: 519-271-1861

L’Arche Stratford welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


We thank all applicants; however only those contacted for an interview will be notified.