Children's Community Living Lead - Storm Lake

Storm Lake, Storm Lake, Iowa, United States of America Req #616
Sunday, June 9, 2024

Hope Haven is an accredited resource for disability services and advocacy. We offer service programs and support to meet a broad range of needs for children, adults, and families – from physical, mental, and intellectual to residential, vocational, and spiritual.

Our Community Living teams are growing, and we need experienced Human Services candidates to lead them!  The Lead position is full time including day hours, evening hours, and every other weekend.  These positions guide the lifeblood of what we do; our Leads develop and train our staff, help create a warm, engaging, learning environment for clients and their families, and promote positive, forward-thinking communication.  Our Leads are an important part of our mission. While this job does have a few physical requirements (when assisting with general indoor and outdoor maintenance as well as our recreational activities), expect your heart to most of the heavy lifting; this job requires compassion, patience, love, faith, and a warm, exuberant attitude. 
Benefits: (contingent on hours scheduled and eligibility requirements)  
  • Health Insurance coverage by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Free $15,000 Term Life Insurance Policy
  • 403B Retirement Plan with 8% employer match after one year
  • Flex Spending – put aside pretax dollars used for medical & dependent care reimbursement.  
  • Supplemental Benefits:  Accident, Critical Illness, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Voluntary Life.  
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Temporary Medical Leave (TML)
  • Holidays based on status of employment
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  • Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
  • BVU Partnership Educational Benefits
  • Pay on Demand with Dayforce Wallet

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  1. Assist in developing an environment that maximizes each client’s choice and ability in all their daily routines and living skills.
  2. Staff Supervision 
    Develop schedules making adjustments as indicated by programming needs.
    Supervise and evaluate staff according to their performance
    Conduct weekly staff meetings, submitting staff meeting minutes
    Review all staff expenses prior to submission
    Review and approve timekeeper.
  3. Service Plan Responsibilities
    Assist with the development and implementation of the person-centered services, including completion of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  4. Training and Support
    Assist with the initial client orientation and coordinate the assessment of their skills prior to the 30-day staffing.
    Provide the support and training to individuals as identified in their service plan.
    Ensure that the individual’s physical and mental health needs are being cared for by assisting the individual in arranging necessary appointments.
  5. General Responsibilities 
    Promote positive communication and working relationships with all team members and community.
    On call for concerns and emergencies.
    Follow all safety procedures and promote safety among employees and persons served.
    Be available to cover extra shifts when needed and to come in early or stay late should school be dismissed early or have a late start.
    Assure the home and property is kept in good repair.


  1. BA or BS degree in Human Services field and/or 2 years' experience in Human Services are preferred.
  2. Computer literate or have basic knowledge computer skills
  3. Ability to make sound decisions in all staff and programming matters
  4. Take and pass required medication administration course
  5. Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to acquire an Iowa type “C” license and be insurable driver with our insurance company.
  6. Ability to pass a health assessment at time of hire and ability to maintain up to date health assessment as requested per regulations.
  7. Clearance from all applicable background checks as required by service standards.
  8. Reliable Transportation.
  9. Provide proof of state minimum automobile insurance coverage.
  10. Ability to work with children with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and behavior concerns, providing support in all aspects of daily living as directed by each persons’ individual plan.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Require physical strength and flexibility to assist the individuals with outdoor and indoor maintenance.
  2. Requires physical mobility to walk, stoop, stand, sit, and climb steps.
  3. Requires the physical strength to assist individuals in transferring as per Hope Haven policy.
  4. Requires physical strength to restrain an individual as outlines in the Behavioral procedures.

If this all sounds like a good fit, you are here for a reason. Apply today. We offer competitive compensation, benefits, and scheduling. And you’ll be able to put your gifts to good use, which comes with its own amazing rewards.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $16.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $17.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Storm Lake, Storm Lake, Iowa, United States of America