Lutheran Services in Iowa Direct Support Professional - Daily in Ames, Iowa

Direct Support Professional - Daily - Ames, IA

Direct Support Professional - Daily

  • Services For People With Disabilities

  • Ames, IA, USA

  • $9.35-10.00/hr (weekend rate: $10.35-11.00/hr)

  • Hourly

  • Part Time

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 part-time (16-23 hrs/wk or 24-29 hrs/wk) Direct Support Professionals in Ames. 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.

Schedule: 1st shift (6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and/or 2nd shift (2:30 to 10:30 p.m.). Must be willing and available to work minimum of every other weekend.


A Direct Support Professional (DSP) works with an individual with an intellectual disability or chronic mental illness. The individuals we work with require 24-hour support, either in their home or out in their community. 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.

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.

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.

It's their life. It's your career. Make a difference in both by joining our LSI team today!

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