Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • Storm Lake, IA, USA
  • 17.50 per hour $17.50/hr
  • Hourly
  • Full Time/Part Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package

LSI is seeking a self motivated individual to join our LSI team of RRTS workers who provide Recruitment, Retention Training and Support for Resource (Foster, Adoptive and Kinship) families in the Northwest Iowa service area as a part-time and/or full-time Foster and Adoptive Family Home Study Worker. Worker will provide services in Sac, Buena Vista, Palo Alto, Cherokee, O'Brien, and additional surrounding counties as needed. Travel is required.


The Foster and Adoptive Family Home Study Worker is responsible for completing the initial licensing process for prospective foster families and approval process for prospective adoption families. Workers must maintain the interest of families who will meet service area priority needs, and closely collaborate with the Support Caseworker in supporting them through training, writing and submitting the home study packet and counseling families who can not meet the needs of children coming into care. Position will additionally work with birth families, DHS and other providers.

The Home Study Worker will work with families to complete assigned new home studies within project timelines. This position must become very familiar and have a strong understanding of licensing rules and adoption rules through the Department of Human Services and Iowa Code.

Must be flexible and willing to work variable hours to meet the needs of prospective foster and adoptive families. Must be willing to travel within the service area to complete home studies. LSI does offer mileage reimbursement!


Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

A Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field and a minimum of two years experience in child welfare services.

At LSI, competitive compensation goes far beyond an hourly rate. For eligible employees, LSI pays for a portion of employee health premiums, offers a monthly wellness discount on health insurance premiums, and contributes to your health savings account each pay check. LSI will reimburse you for mileage, offer a 401k match contribution, and provide ongoing professional development training. In addition LSI offers a generous paid time off package. As a non-profit employer many employees also can qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

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

Make a difference in both at LSI!

Lutheran Services in Iowa
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