Employment Navigator - Resettlement

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Social Services | Full Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 5/24/24

Job Description

Are you looking to make a positive impact in your community?
Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) seeks an Employment Navigator to support employment services for refugee populations through our Immigrant and Refugee Community Services programs in Des Moines.

Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply!

What You'll Do

The Employment Navigator assists newly arrived refugees and other qualified immigrants to attain self-sufficiency through employment by guiding them through employment preparation, coordinating job placements, and other career advancement services. Conduct intake, assessment to clients eligible for employment services. Develop comprehensive employment plans and budget strategies for each employable adult. Work with Resettlement Caseworkers to Develop plans to overcome barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment throughout the service period. Maintains written documentation of services and ensures employment services are delivered within the required timeframes and in accordance or organizational and contractual policies.

Must maintain refugee information systems, track assessments and progress. Will facilitate workshops and work readiness courses, schedule workshops and track attendance. The Employment Specialist will maintain and build relationships with community partners, educational organizations and employers.

Daytime hours, with need for flexibility with occasional early mornings, evenings, weekends

How We'll Support You

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

- A competitive salary

- A 401(k) with employer match

- Generous paid time off

- A flexible work schedule

- Comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, and vision insurance

- Career-building opportunities

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

- As a non-profit employer, many LSI employees also qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

What You'll Need

Required: A Bachelor's degree in health or human service related field or one to two years relevant professional experience in workforce development/employment services field; Linguistic appropriate skills to meet the needs of the clients are desired but not required.

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 https://lsiowa.org/who-we-are/

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!

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 6/16/24


Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Anna Mortale

Deadline to Apply 6/16/24

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