Career Opportunities

Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands (LSSVI) is looking for the best and brightest that our Territory and the world around us have to offer. We seek candidates with a passion for service and the skills necessary to help us fulfill our mission. If you are interested in applying for a position with LSSVI, please send a detailed resume and completed application to:

Director of Human Resources
516B Hospital Street
Frederiksted, St. Croix 00840-3824

Fax: (340) 772-0589
Email: 
jobs@lssvi.org

Available Positions

Only suitable applicants will be acknowledged and/or invited to interview. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

The role of a Direct Care Worker under supervision is to assist and instruct physically and mentally developmentally disabled individuals. Direct Care Workers are responsible for maintaining a safe and supportive environment which fosters growth and rehabilitation among the residents. 

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/ GED equivalent.
  • Valid VI Driver’s License.
  • CNA certificate holders with experience preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to life physically disabled residents (minimum of 50 lbs).
  • Available to work all shifts.

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The role of the Assistant Cook is to help prepare the meals served at the Early Head Start Program in accordance with Federal nutrition requirements for infants, children, and toddlers. The Assistant Cook must comply with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards and follow established food production programs and procedures.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Must have High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience cooking in a professional setting or related field
  • Valid VI driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs as well as stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull carts
  • Must complete an annual physical examination and random drug testing
  • Maintain compliance with valid CPR/First Aid certification and Food Handlers’ Card

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Works closely with the Program Director.

  • Assist in providing supervision and oversight to Shift Coordinators to ensure that team functions on a day-to-day basis to meet all the needs of the clients.
  • Assists in monitoring program implementation and documentation performed by Direct Care Staff.
  • Assists in the Budget development process and monitoring program expenses.
  • Assists Program Director to monitor and review program effectiveness.
  • Develops resident individual care plans
  • Assists with reviewing communication logs, developing meal menus, maintaining supply inventories for residents and staff, etc.

 

EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma, or GED equivalent and (5) years’ experience in residential care or

Bachelor’s Degree, Social Services, 2 years’ experience in residential care

  • High level of verbal and written Communications skills
  • Experience using Microsoft WORD, EXCEL software
  • Maintain compliance with valid CPR/First Aid certification and Food Handlers’ Card
  • Valid VI Driver’s License

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  • Cleans, disinfect and sanitize bathrooms, community areas and playground equipment.
  • Empty trash.
  • Cleans, sweep, mop and wash floors,
  • Maintains outside areas, playground, sweeping debris and washing walkways.
  • Maintains clean fixtures, furniture, windows, storage areas,
  • Cleans, disinfects walls, counters, and furniture in classrooms and administrative office.
  • Completes daily logs, maintains inventory of supplies
  • Assists with kitchen washing dishes, light snack prep, when needed
  • Performs laundry related duties.

EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent; 2 years’ experience cleaning a commercial facility
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Maintain compliance with valid CPR/First Aid certification and Food Handlers’ Card

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Replacement Workers provide direct care to residents with disabilities at Sister Emma Cottage and Ginger Thomas Residence.   Replacement Workers are responsible for maintaining a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment which fosters growth and rehabilitation among the residents.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in residential care or related field
  • Certified Nurse Assistant Certification (Preferred)
  • Ability to lift physically disabled residents (minimum of 50 pounds)

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Assume all the responsibilities of the Early Head Start Teacher, Bus Monitor, Custodian, Office Assistant and/or Cook as needed. Responsible for maintaining a safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate environment for infants and toddlers enrolled in the Early Head Start program.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • CDA (Infant/Toddler Credential OR AA in Early Childhood Development or Education required)
  • Valid Virgin Islands Driver’s License

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Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe, healthy, developmentally appropriate environment for infants and toddlers enrolled in the Early Head Start program.
  • Minimum of a DCA in infant/toddler credential or AA in Early Childhood Development or Education and have been trained or have equivalent coursework in early childhood development. 

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Life Skills Assistant will work directly with residents to improve their level of independence in the areas indicated by their individual care plans. These include general life, community, and vocational skills. Assistants will act as counselors to residents in the areas of socialization and behaviors. Life Skills Assistants will monitor, train and assist as necessary, the residents in performance of their daily life skills including, but not limited to: cooking, housekeeping, and other domestic skills, community interaction such as banking, accessing public transportation and utilizing other community resources. Assistants will also provide transportation to the residents as required and assist the residents obtaining the necessary skills to secure gainful employment. 

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Ability to work with residents during stressful situations and maintain a calm, therapeutic manner.
  • Remains alert to problems, needs or emergencies that might arise on any shift, maintaining a safe environment. 
  • Maintain compliance with valid CPR/First Aid certification and Food Handlers’ Card. 
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent and two years of experience in residential care or related field
  • Valid VI Driver’s License
  • Ability to lift physically disabled residents (minimum of 50 pounds) 

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Direct Care Workers are responsible for maintaining a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment that fosters the residents’ growth and rehabilitation.  To ensure success as a direct care worker, the individual should possess knowledge of best practices in providing care and experience in a similar role.  Ultimately, an outstanding direct care worker will be someone who can be entrusted with the well-being of clients and one who demonstrates a caring approach.

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  • Transports children to and from designated pick up areas to the Early Head Start (EHS) Center, staff and parents on field trips and meetings whenever assigned.
  • Maintains the safety and cleanliness of the vehicles, including adequate fuel level, lubricants, properly inflated tires, lights and all safety devices, including making necessary arrangements for servicing.
  • Ensures emergency supplies are maintained and properly stored or mounted in accordance with EHS performance standards.
  • Maintains the safety of children.
  • Plans activities to support the implementation of safety education for parents, children, and staff .in accordance with EHS Performance Standards requirements for pedestrian/safety education.
  • Completes assigned tasks related to the maintenance of the grounds including the mowing, weeding, watering, trimming, trash pick-up, planting and maintenance of related equipment.
  • Completes landscaping tasks on the premises.
  • Cleans-up and performs basic maintenance on all lawn care equipment and tools.
  • Performs preventative and emergency repair and maintenance on buildings, storage facilities, and equipment program-wide.
  • Assists with routine building inspections.
  • Maintains records of vehicle and grounds maintenance work status

 

EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Must provide a copy of current certificate or card
  • Must complete an annual physical examination and random drug testing.
  • Must have High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Maintain compliance with valid CPR/First Aid certification and Food Handlers’ Card.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Responsible for safely transporting EHS children and parents on the bus.
  • Maintaining of EHS vehicles and running errands for the program.
  • Perform minor upkeep of the Early Head Start Center and grounds. 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • School Bus Driver License with a minimum of three years’ experience driving in the VI
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds. 

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“NO PERSONS SHALL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST FOR EMPLOYMENT OFFERED BY LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ON ACCOUNT OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, DISABILITY OR AGE.”

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