|The Lukas Community, a small residential community, located in beautiful rural Temple, NH is looking for caring, responsible adults who – as house parents in one of our extended -family households, or as single co-workers – find meaning and fulfillment in sharing their lives and daily work with individuals in need of special care.
We strive to provide a supportive environment in which each individual can unfold their special gifts while we try to meet their particular needs by creating a rich therapeutic environment including activities such as gardening, animal care, crafts, cooking, music and movement, to name just a few. Previous experience would be welcome but is not a requirement. Accommodation and food from our own organic garden will be provided along with a monthly stipend, health benefits, tuition aid for parents with school aged children, and 4 – 6 weeks of vacation per year.
If you are interested to learn more about us, view our website www.lukascommunity.org. For questions and further information, please contact Kristen Stanton: firstname.lastname@example.org. or call the office at (603) 878-4796.
We’re also looking for part time people to come a few days a week to help as our residents grow older. Perfect for retired teachers and nurses, and for parents whose children are in school. Please let people know we are looking!
We’d love to have your help with a few things:
- 25-30 bales of good hay for the animals (every year)
- 2 new swivel desk chairs
- Plastic laundry sink for washing wool and woven goods – ours is cracked, and leaks water all over the floor
- Replace bathroom counters and sinks in Echo Farm
- Grab bars in bathrooms and hallways to help with aging in place
Please contact Kristen at 603-878-4796 or lukas(at)lukascommunity.org. Thank you!
Join Us as a Co-Worker – to start now or before June
The Rudolf Steiner inspired Lukas Community serves the lifelong needs of those adults with developmental challenges. We seek healthy, compassionate individuals, couples and small families to live with and help care for our residents in beautiful, well appointed extended-family homes as well as to provide leadership and participation in our therapeutic programs. These programs include arts and crafts workshops, organic gardening, animal care, movement therapy and swimming as well as participation in a variety of cultural and recreational activities in the acclaimed Monadnock area.
Houseparents are co-workers who have taken on the responsibility for the management of a household. Essentially, they lead a house community of individuals with disabilities, other support co-workers and volunteers while creating a supportive and nurturing home environment. The houseparents provide training and guidance in direct care and household duties. They are also responsible for administration of medications, state licensing requirements and household repairs and finances.
Applicants should be self-motivated and work well with others. High school diploma required, experience with developmentally disabled preferred. No history of substance abuse or prior criminal record. References required.
Click here to download an application:
Application for Employment
and email it with a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
or mail the completed application, with cover letter and resume to:
The Lukas Community
PO Box 137
Temple, NH 03084 USA
There was a nice article about our Weavery and NH Open Doors in last week’s Monadnock Ledger Transcript:
On a beautiful day in October, we celebrated the harvest and all the people who make it happen, as well as friends from near and far, parents, guardians, former co-workers, children, and the retirement of Heidi and David after more than 26 years leading the Lukas Community.
Made musicWith bells, strings
and songs.Played with the babies and
Celebrated service and families and life at the Lukas Community, Fall 2017
We love to get out and walk, and we are surrounded by many great places to do it! There are mountain trails and rail trails, easily accessible trails for those with limited mobility, conservation trails at the Harris Center, lakes with trails at the MacDowell Dam, Otter Brook, and Greenfield State Parks, all a short distance away.
Kristen Stanton joined us as Executive Director on July 1, 2017, replacing David Spears, who has retired after 25 years at the helm. Kristen brings over 14 years of experience with Easter Seals in Massachusetts, where she was Director of Business and Strategic Development for 12 years, followed by 2 years as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. She has spent the last several months working within the region to increase philanthropic outcomes and recognition and awareness of the life and work of the Lukas Community. Lukas Community provides lifelong residences and workshops for adults with developmental disabilities and caregivers, children, volunteers, and staff members on 65 acres in Temple, NH, and draws its philosophy from the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Kristen lives with her family in New Boston.