Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Refugee Community Services
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

LSI seeks a part-time (15-25 hrs/wk) Assistant Teacher (Early Childhood) for the Refugee Community Services program in Des Moines.


Provide on-site child care services to clients who are attending training classes. Organize and engage children in age appropriate activities while ensuring their safety and well being. Assist in preparing snacks and beverages for children and regulate rest periods. Notify and update child guardians of any concerns or issues as they arise. Maintain a safe and healthy environment, leaving the room and toys clean for the next user. Hours, ages, languages and ethnicities of children will vary. Child care may be needed morning, afternoon or evening, Monday - Friday; morning or afternoon, Saturdays.

This position will be scheduled in accordance with programming needs throughout the year. $9.00/hr.


Preferred applicants will have a high school diploma/equivalent and possess experience in child care. Language abilities to meet the needs of clients served are preferred but not required. Languages include: Karen, Burmese, Kunama, Arabic, Somali, and Kirundi. Candidates must be 18 years or older.

This position requires 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.

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

Make a difference in both at LSI!

Lutheran Services in Iowa
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