Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Shelter
  • Waverly, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package

Are You Looking to Make A Difference?

LSI has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Outreach Specialist for the Child Welfare Emergency Services program to provide services in Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Chickasaw, Floyd, Franklin, Grudy and Howard counties.


This position works to provide services to youth and families to divert youth from shelter placement. Primary carrier of crisis and referral cell phone. Receives referrals from law enforcement, DHS, and JCS officials, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Provides direct services through use of assessment and diagnostic skills, varying treatment modalities, crisis intervention, case management, and advocacy. Requires traveling by car to clients' homes, an office, a community setting, or other neutral setting. Facilitates family team meetings, as needed.

Activities may occur during normal business hours, after hours, or on weekends.


Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) or related social science field plus one year full-time related experience. Required: Associates degree in a human service/social science related field and one year of full-time experience working with children and families. Must complete Family Team Meeting facilitator training within the first six months of employment.

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, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

LSI offers a competitive salary and benefit package including paid time off, health, dental, life, and vision insurance, and 401(k).

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!

Lutheran Services in Iowa
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