Lutheran Services in Iowa

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Good place to work, if you love working only with clients.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Overnight Monitor in Des Moines, IA
Current Employee - Overnight Monitor in Des Moines, IA

I have been working at Lutheran Services in Iowa full-time (more than a year)

Pros

At LSI, you are in a group home, usually an apartment or house. You will probably be the only staff on your shift. The clients are given clear goals to reach, and you help them! The office staff is supportive.

Cons

I rather enjoy having other staff around, and can't wait for shift change sometimes. Sometimes the office staff can be aloof if something happens in the middle of the night, they expect you to handle it, with little oversight from them. This has only happened to me one time.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

13 Other Employee Reviews for Lutheran Services in Iowa (View Most Recent)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This job is not the good will you hope it to be

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    Former Employee - Youth Service Professional in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Youth Service Professional in Ames, IA

    I worked at Lutheran Services in Iowa full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Health benefits exist but they are not as strong as they should be.

    Cons

    Many life threatening situations.
    Very little real support from above management.
    Company policies do not match their practices
    Floor workers are forced to cut corners due to low staffing and way too many children to watch.
    You will get hurt both emotionally and physically at this job by the children you support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with the work load you put on floor staff.
    The set up of the Beloit campus is terrible for rehabilitation. It offers far to much opportunity for things to go wrong.
    Provide staff with more in depth training that actually matches the tough problems that staff face on the floor.
    Counseling NEEDS to be provided for staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Youth Specialist

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    Former Employee - Youth Specialist
    Former Employee - Youth Specialist

    I worked at Lutheran Services in Iowa full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good starting point for social services career

    Cons

    Management is very unprofessional, extremely low pay for the type of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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