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Direct Support Professional - SCL - Flexible

Company: Lutheran Services in Iowa
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: November 23, 2022

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!

Our Services for People with Disabilities team is searching for dedicated, compassionate caregiver to work full-time or part-time (10-24 hrs/week, 24-29 hrs/week or 30+ hrs/week) as a Direct Support Professional in Dubuque area. 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.

Rewarding job with flexible hours, no weekends and hours will vary from daytime to some evenings hours. (Sessions are typically within 10 am to 6 pm time frame.) Hours can increase to 30+ hours/week when caseload is built and if desired. This position works one on one with children and some adults for 2 to 3 hour sessions. This is a great position to gain experience in the human services field!

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 Host Homes program. You can make a direct impact on the lives of the Iowans we are privileged to serve.

What You'll Do

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

* Socialization

* Cooking

* Personal hygiene

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.

This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record, and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and the criminal history check.

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

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!

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