Caseworker - SCL - Disabilities

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Social Services | Full Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 5/6/24

Job Description

If you're looking for a way you can make a positive change in your community, LSI is looking for you. Join our team today!
At LSI, your journey is our passion! Our Services for People with Disabilities team is searching for dedicated, compassionate hourly full-time and/or part-time (10-29 hrs/wk and/or 30+ hrs/wk) Caseworkers in the Des Moines area. (Polk, DAllas and Warren counties) The Iowans we serve are seeking a life of greater confidence and independence, and it's our privilege to empower them toward success every day.

What We Do

As one of Iowa's most trusted human services agencies, LSI has a legacy of serving children, adults, and families for more than 150 years. Our Services for People with Disabilities wrap care around individuals across the state, from providing occasional respite care or weekly services, to 24/7 support in either a shared apartment environment or one-on-one care through our Supported Community Living (SCL) program. You can make a direct impact on the lives of the Iowans we are privileged to serve.

What You'll Do

An hourly SCL Caseworker works with children and some adults with intellectual disabilities or chronic mental illness. Our Caseworkers are there to provide support, assistance, and instruction in learning independent living skills like:

- Money management

- Socialization

- Cooking

- Personal hygiene

It's important that the individuals we work with are encouraged to be involved in their community. Our Caseworkers should know the basics of outcome-based performance measures, and develop Individualized Service Plans that are functional and reflective of the personal goals each of our individuals have. Will need to complete required documentation in a timely manner.

Schedules are flexible to meet your needs and the clients' needs. An hourly Caseworker is a caregiver who primarily works one on one with individuals in a mix of day, after-school and evening hours, mostly Monday through Friday. This role also has the potential to grow as more hours become available, and if desired.

What You'll Need

Qualified candidates for this job will have ONE of the following:

- Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS in human services, education, or human services related field. One year of related experience is preferred.


- Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) in Non- human services and 1 year of human services related experience.


- AA Degree with 2 years of human services experience.


- High school diploma/GED with 4 years of human services experience.

Don't meet these qualifications? IF you have a high school diploma/GED and a valid/current driver's license you would qualify for a similar direct care position called: Direct Support Professional and encourage you to apply for that role!

How We'll Support You

On top of joining the best team around, you can also receive:

- A competitive salary

- Comprehensive benefits

- A flexible schedule

- A 401(k)

- Generous paid time off

- Health, dental, life, and vision insurance

- Career-building opportunities

- Special Team LSI perks like gym discounts, pet insurance, and cell phone discounts through Verizon

Who We Are

LSI is an equal opportunity employer. At LSI we respect diverse life experiences, cultures and heritages, and strive to provide that all voices are heard and valued. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at

Why You'll Love Working Here

"I enjoy working with people with disabilities because I'm able to make a difference in their lives and it has made a positive impact in my own." - Amber, LSI Contract Monitor

Ready to get started? Apply today!

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Deadline to Apply 6/3/24


Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Laura Helgens

Deadline to Apply 6/3/24

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