Direct Support Professional - Weekend Package

Lutheran Services in Iowa

Social Services | Part Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 6/5/24

Job Description

If you're looking for a weekend job to free your weekdays - we have the job for you! Our weekend package allows you to work a benefit eligible job on the weekends and be at home during the week!

Our Services for People with Disabilities team is searching for dedicated, energetic caregivers to work part-time (16-24 hours/week or 30+ hours/week) as weekend Direct Support Professionals in Des Moines. 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.

Hours: Shifts between Friday PM and Sunday PM. Shifts could be 1st shift (6:30am- 2:30pm) or 2nd shift (2:30-10:30pm) or double shift (6:30am to 10:30pm) or a mix as hours that are available. With opportunities to pick up additional hours if desired when hours are available.

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What We Do

As one of Iowa's most trusted non-profit, 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 hourly 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

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) will work directly with the individual with a disability and/or mental health and provide support, assistance, and instruction in areas which facilitate personal growth and independence to adults that need 24 hour support. As a DSP you must be able to build and maintain positive and supportive relationships with individuals with disabilities and members or their family. This includes having interpersonal sensitivity and strong rapport building skills. People served by LSI may need assistance with physical cares (hygiene, diaper/brief changes, feeding, toileting, transfers) and the Direct Support Professional will, as necessary, assist with these cares and reflect a positive and willing attitude.

What You'll Need

Qualified candidates for this job will have either a high school diploma or a GED. Experience working with Supported Community Living (SCL) or with people with disabilities is preferred, but not required.

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 7/7/24



Part-time 24+ earns PTO (paid time off) & PT30+ includes medical

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Laura Helgens

Deadline to Apply 7/7/24

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