JV Flex Position: Outreach and Direct Support Professional
About JV Flex: JV Flex is a program of Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest, which partners passionate individuals with values-driven organization for a year of service in Portland or Seattle. The JV Flex program offers opportunities in personal growth and formation, along with community-building through monthly meet-ups and two annual retreats with your local cohort of fellow volunteers. Participants of the JV Flex program are also AmeriCorps members, and will receive healthcare, childcare (if needed), a living allowance of $15,100 and the $6345 AmeriCorps education award upon completion to use for prior loans or further study.
Position Description: The Outreach and Direct Support Professional is a new position at L'Arche Noah Sealth created to help foster relationships between Core Members (adults with intellectual disability) and the extended community of friends of L'Arche. The JV AmeriCorps member will be responsible for providing direct care for core members in the spirit of mutual relationship as well as creating our monthly newsletter, planning engaging community events with our community night committee, and supporting core members with family and friend relationship-building through gifts, art and written correspondence. This is a full-time, live-in position at one of our L'Arche houses in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, which means that the JV AmeriCorps member would live and share life with people with and without intellectual disabilities as housemates. Our housing fee for the Flex JV is $750 per month and this covers room and board, utilities, personal use of company vehicles and respite lodging at a nearby apartment. This is a unique experience to live in intentional community with people with and with-out intellectual disabilities and engage in housemate relationships grounded in the mission of L'Arche and mutual relationships.