This is great agency. It gives you a chance to help where it is most needed.
Residential Counselor (Current Employee), Columbia, SC – September 17, 2013
Pros: company picnics, involving them in the special olympics, taking them to church and involving them in christmas pageants and special programs.
Cons: not enough time, there is so much to do.
Getting the clients ready for a regular day, such as prompting them to do correct hygiene procedures. Working with them in picking out clothing that match, correct eating habits. Providing structure at all times. My joy comes from seeing the outcome of my working with them seeing the joy on their faces when I give them complements on how they look and – more... how they put their put their talents to work with a little help from me. My co-workers and I work together with them and we provide structure they need most. The hardest part comes from knowing what and where they came from and the things that they endured.The end results which comes out positive which is my continuing committment to care. – less
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee), Sheboygan, WI – September 5, 2013
Pros: staff and training
I would still be here if I did not want to pursue a career in non profit. We got the opportunity to make a difference for several mentally challenged people and give them a new start. Love this organization.
Housekeeping/Homemaker (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – August 21, 2013
Working with elderly clients on an daily base cooking and cleaning for the clients transport clients on daily routine. Management are good people they help you on any type of problems that you my have. the co-workers are good oriented people. the most enjoyable part of my job is to work with the elderly people learning new things everyday.
Luthern Social Services is a very good company to work for
Caregiver (Former Employee), Mesa, Az – August 21, 2013
Pros: delightful people to work for and with
Cons: there were no cons here
Being a caregiver for my Mother, i worked for this agency and was treated wonderfully and always had any help, advice, supplies or anything else I needed. If I had a question or problem or anything really, they were always there for me. They were awesome in the training field and provided me with what I needed. I will always be grateful for all the – more... help and care they offered me. – less
Rewarding and enjoyable job with kids in need of special support
Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee), Red Wing, MN – August 19, 2013
-Take care of children with disabilities (bath, feed, ambulate, medication administration) -I learned that mentally challenged kids have so much to offer and have hidden talents that some people may pass by. -Management is great -Collaboration is key while working with my co-workers and I found that teamwork was a big part of this job -The hardest part – more... was when the children would be in a behavior that was difficult to stabilize -The most enjoyable was to get to see the kids learn and interact with you. – less
Positive experience with an opportunity to grow as a counselor
Counseling Intern (Former Employee), Belleville Il – August 13, 2013
Pros: gained a plethora of experience
The counselors were very professional and allowed me to absorb as much information possible for the time I spent with them. I recommend this site for anyone wanting to intern and learn from experienced counselors that are willing to share their knowledge. The hands on experience is priceless.
Full time Site Team Leader/ Caseworker (Current Employee), Des Moines, IA – August 12, 2013
Pros: milage is partially reimbursed, and ongoing training provided and paid for.
Cons: no offical breaks during shifts, and pay is low.
LSI is a non profit organization that provides and encompasses many different service lines. That being said it would not be fair to give the entire organization a bad review. The position of Site Team Leader is essentially 2 jobs. An STL satisfies the role of a direct support professional 4 days a week as well as caseworker duties one day a week. I – more... understand that this is generally the opposite at other agencies. A typical direct support day involves providing supervision and services to individuals in their homes and in their community. Teaching independent living skills and coordinating services from staff and outisde agencies. A typical office day consists of holding and attending meetings, updating files and documents, completing various reports, completing various forms of documentation and billable contact notes, scheduling client appointments, scheduling staff shifts, and all other duties as assigned. I have learned patience, crisis management skills, supervisory skills, and various teaching skills. I will not comment on management at this time. Co-workers are good hearted people who are great to work with. The hardest parts of this job are addressing cleint and staff issues and scheduling shifts. The most enjoyable part of this job is watching a client accept the services provided and prospering because of your efforts. – less