Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Services
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Full Time/Part Time

Are you looking to make a positive impact in your community? Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) seeks a Resettlement Caseworker to support the resettlement of Afghan evacuees and other refugee populations through our Refugee and Immigrant Services programs in Des Moines. Multilingual candidates, and especially those who speak Dari and/or Pashto are encouraged to apply!

What You'll Do

Responsible for supporting newly arrived refugee clients throughout the resettlement process. Assists clients in obtaining necessary services including pre-arrival coordination of housing and other resources, airport arrivals, employment, school enrollment and other services. Transports and accompanies clients to appointments directly and coordinates service activities with volunteers and community resources to ensure all services are provided within required timeframes. Responsible for conducting assessments, establishing goals and facilitating self sufficiency plans through a client-centered, trauma-informed, strengths-based approach. Coordinate service activities and interpretation services on behalf of refugee clients.

Service activities may occur during normal business hours, after hours, or on weekends depending upon arrival times and client needs. Maintains written documentation of services and complete case files.

How We'll Support You
On top of joining the best team around, you can also receive:

- A competitive salary
- A 401(k) with employer match
- Generous paid time off
- A flexible work schedule
- Comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, and vision insurance
- Career-building opportunities
- Special Team LSI perks like gym discounts, pet insurance, and cell phone discounts through Verizon
- As a non-profit employer, many LSI employees also qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

What You'll Need

Required: Bachelor's degree in health or human service related field and one year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Linguistic appropriate skills to meet the needs of the clients are desired 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, 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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