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Direct Support Professional - SCL

Company: Lutheran Services
Location: Ames
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Why work for LSI? "I view the world differently because of my work at LSI." "I believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect." Are you looking for a career where you can make a positive impact in the lives of others? At LSI, your journey is our passion! Our Services for People with Disabilities team is searching for dedicated, compassionate hourly part-time (24-29 hrs/week) Direct Support Professionals in Ames to provide services in the Story County and Boone County 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. Flexible hours, no weekends and hours will vary from daytime to some evenings hours. We work with clients in intellectual disabilities, chronic mental health with adults and children. You may work a variety of times such as morning, afternoon, and evenings. Duties An hourly 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. Will work a variety of hours; morning, after school and some evening hours. Monday through Friday with no weekends. This position can be very flexible and can lead to more hours as they become available and if desired. DSPs are there to provide support, assistance, and instruction in learning independent living skills like: * Money management * Socialization * Cooking * Personal hygiene Salary and Benefits In addition to joining a family of caring teammates, part-time DSPs enjoy a competitive salary and paid time off. Benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees, and team members working 30+ hours are offered a 401(k) and a health insurance plan including health, dental, life, and vision insurance. Qualifications Qualified candidates for this job will have either a high school diploma or a GED. Experience working with Supported Community Living 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. It's their life. It's your career. Make a difference in both by joining our LSI team today!

Keywords: Lutheran Services, Ames , Direct Support Professional - SCL, Other , Ames, Iowa

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