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Direct Support Professional

Company: Lutheran Services in Iowa
Location: Davenport
Posted on: May 25, 2023

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 caregivers to work full-time & part-time as Direct Support Professionals in the Des Moines 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. Current needs: full-time and part-time for 1st shift (6:30am-2:30pm) &/or 2nd shift (2:30-10:30pm). May pick up more hours as hours become available, if desired. This is a great position to jump start your career in human services field & has opportunities for advancement 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 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 A Direct Support Professional (DSP) works with individuals with an intellectual disability or chronic mental illness. DSPs work with 2-3 adults that require 24-hour support, either in their home or out in their community. DSPs are there to provide support, assistance, and instruction in learning independent living skills like: Money management Socialization Cooking Personal hygiene A DSP is also there to be an advocate for the individual in communicating their needs, self-expression, and goals. Must be willing to provide transportation, as needed. 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 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/ 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

Keywords: Lutheran Services in Iowa, Davenport , Direct Support Professional, Other , Davenport, Iowa

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