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: 
humanresources@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 Cook is responsible for practicing safe food handling techniques while preparing nutritious meals and snacks for the residents. The cook will be responsible for planning and purchasing all food and necessary supplies and maintaining inventory and appropriate menu records.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent and a minimum of five years’ experience cooking in residential settings or related fields
  • Valid VI Driver’s License
  • Maintain compliance with valid CPR/First Aid certification and Food Handler’s Card

We are looking for an experienced Human Resources Director to ensure that all human resources (HR) operations are carried on smoothly and effectively. You will be responsible for developing HR strategies and providing sound advice to senior management on all related subjects. 

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Management, Human Resources Management, Psychology, or Organizational Leadership; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ Years of supervisory experience in the non-profit, public service, or private industries.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to problem-solving.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to provide vision and leadership.
  • Demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with all departments and employees.
  • In-depth knowledge of current employee relations and employment laws and regulations.
  • Conflict Resolution and mediation skills.

 

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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

Under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Bookkeeper is to carry out the assigned financial, administrative and clerical services as well as other LSS functions relative to the overall operation of the administrative office.  Duties include processing and monitoring payments and expenditures, processing miscellaneous cash receipts.  It also includes providing these services in an effective and efficient manner that will ensure that vendors and suppliers are paid within the established time.

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial information
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team working skills
  • Bookkeeping skills
  • Working knowledge of general ledger
  • Attention to detail and high-level accuracy
  • Very effective organizational skills
  • Computer skills including computerized operating accounting, spreadsheet, and word-processing programs

Time management skills

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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)

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.

Basic Qualifications:

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

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.

The Social Work Supervisor reports to the Director of Queen Louise Home and is responsible for ensuring that the medically related emotional and social needs of the children at Queen Louise Home are met and maintained on an individual basis in accordance with policies and procedures, current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations.  Basic qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in social work or related field – OR – an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience with experience in group home setting, preferred.  A valid VI Driver’s license

Responsible for providing transportation to and from Early Head Start (EHS) centers for children and parents and maintaining the safety of all children on the bus.  Responsible for maintaining EHS vehicles and running errands for the program.  Performs maintenance and upkeep of the EHS Center and grounds.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • School Bus Driver License with a minimum of 3 years’ experience driving in the V.I.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds
  • Basic Repair and Maintenance knowledge
  • Maintain compliance with valid CPR/First Aid certification and Food Handlers’ Card

“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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