L'Arche Saskatoon is recruiting a Workshop Leader
L’Arche Saskatoon seeking a creative, engaging, and energetic individual to lead our Workshop program and supervise our two home-based Activity Groups; to work collaboratively with others to develop the vision and impact of the Workshop’s artistic activities; and to support participants with disabilities to explore and develop their creativity in the context of warm and encouraging relationships. Together, Workshop members—people with and without intellectual disabilities—live out a vision of “Making art, making friends, and making peace.” The Workshop 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 workshop, 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 Workshop. The Workshop Leader is an effective member in the community, the leader of the Workshop team and an active member of the local L’Arche community.
Alongside our Workshop, we currently have two L’Arche homes in Saskatoon in which people with and without disabilities live together. We also host a number of other programs and regular events: monthly "Friends of L'Arche Gatherings," weekly prayer nights, and a monthly collective kitchen.
Our Workshop and in-home Activity Groups meet Monday-Friday, 9-3pm. The Workshops Leader hours will be 8:30-4:30pm.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Helps to foster a joyful and supportive environment in which Workshop and Activity Group members may grow in creativity, confidence in their unique gifts, and relationships
- Works collaboratively with other Workshop and Activity Group assistants to develop and run program activities
- Plans and facilitates inclusive traditions and celebrations for members in the Workshop and Activity Groups
- Supports the life journey of each member through dynamic individual plans, meaningful daily activities, and active participation in all applicable aspects of daily life in the workshop.
Read complete role description in PDF below.