Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Services For People With Disabilities
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • $9.65-11.00/hr ($12/hr weekend Daily rate)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time/Part Time

Comprehensive benefits package for FT and PT30+; PT24+ earn PTO (paid time off) hours

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, energetic full-time/part-time 30+ or part-time Direct Support Professionals to work a combination of hours in our Daily and Hourly Disabilities program in Des Moines. 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.

Hours available:  Will work flexible hours in the week in the Hourly program and weekend shift(s) (a minimum of every other weekend) in the Daily program.  Shifts in the Daily program are the following: 1st shift (6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) &/or 2nd shift (2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.). 


A Direct Support Professional (DSP) works with an individual with an intellectual disability or chronic mental illness.  A DSP is 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.

Hourly program: 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.

Daily program: The individuals we work with are adults that require 24-hour support, either in their home or out in their community. Hours: 1st shift (6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) &/or 2nd shift (2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.). 


Salary and Benefits

In addition to joining a family of caring teammates, you'll also enjoy a competitive salary and benefit package at LSI, including a 401(k), paid time off, and health, dental, life, and vision insurance.


Qualified candidates for this job will have either a high school diploma or a GED. Experience working in 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.

Lutheran Services in Iowa
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