Direct Support Professional - SCL
Lutheran Services in Iowa
Not for Profit-Charity | Full Time | Onsite | Des Moines
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!
Our Services for People with Disabilities team is searching for dedicated, compassionate caregivers to work part-time and/or full-time as a Direct Support Professional in Des Moines and the surrounding area (Polk, Dallas &/or 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.
Deadline to Apply 3/11/24
Essential Job Functions
A Direct Support Professional (DSP) works with adults and children with intellectual disabilities or chronic mental illness. During a regular shift, our hourly DSPs meet with multiple individuals one at a time, spending two to four hours with each of them. DSPs are there to provide support, assistance, and instruction in learning independent living skills like:
- Money management
- Personal hygiene
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.
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
About the Company
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 hourly supported community living (SCL) program. You can make a direct impact on the lives of the Iowans we are privileged to serve.