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Lead Adoption Caseworker & Pregnancy Counselor – North Dakota – Part-Time

  • North Dakota – preferably from Minot or Fargo – but not required
  • Part-Time, approximately 25 hours per week

Are you passionate about helping women and families? Do you have a desire to work at a faith-based, Christian ministry?

Join the Lutheran Family Service team as the Lead Pregnancy Counseling & Adoption Caseworker for the state of North Dakota! In this role you will provide life-affirming counsel to women as well as create loving, Christian families through adoption.

In this role you will:

  • Assist families through the adoption process to include informational meetings, counseling, screening, home studies, placement and post-placement follow-up
  • Provide life-affirming counsel to women and birth families facing unplanned pregnancy to include options counseling, decision-making support, parenting preparedness, adoptive parent selection, case management, and resource connection
  • Travel throughout the state of North Dakota to meet with women facing unplanned pregnancy and adopting families in a variety of settings to include in-home, in-office, doctor offices and hospitals
  • Promote the pregnancy counseling and adoption ministries to North Dakota healthcare professionals, pregnancy resource centers, school counselors, youth workers, congregations and at conferences
  • Maintain an organized, accurate and complete system of records for all pregnancy counseling and adoption-related work in accordance with Lutheran Family Service policies and procedures
  • Conduct pregnancy counseling and adoption work consistent with scriptural values and Lutheran Family Service policies
  • Communicate, coordinate, and inform the Deputy Director of Lutheran Family Service as well as perform other duties as assigned
  • Provide supervision, guidance and approval for future Pregnancy Counseling & Adoption Caseworkers in North Dakota


  • Flexible schedule to accommodate client, ministry and personal needs
  • Remote and/or work-from-home is an option when travel is not needed – candidates living in the Fargo or Minot area are preferred but not necessary
  • Meaningful kingdom-of-heaven work helping women choose life and building Christian families through adoption
  • Ability to use and express your faith to co-workers and to clients when appropriate

Position Requirements:

    • Licensed, certified Social Worker in the State of North Dakota with minimum of two years of child placing experience

Or, master’s degree in human service-related field from an accredited school with minimum of two years of child placing experience

  • Availability to work part-time for approximately 25 hours per week
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the state of North Dakota at unusual hours when a birth and/or adoptive placement is occurring
  • Ability and willingness to work unusual hours when a birth and/or adoptive placement is occurring
  • No record of child abuse or criminal conviction, which would hinder employment
  • Desire to work in a Christian, faith-based organization

Ministry Requirements:

  • Have the ability to articulate the guiding principles and statement of belief of Lutheran Family Service and respect and not act contrary to them or the doctrine and teachings of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
  • Desire to promote life-affirming values from the moment of conception until natural death
  • Possess effective communication skills, both expressive and receptive, necessary in both private and public settings, to utilize with individuals and groups
  • Exhibit proficient organizational skills
  • Self-motivated to work independently and implement effective time management strategies
  • Participate actively in professional organizations and associations, representing Lutheran Family Service
  • Attend continuing education opportunities, which could compliment and benefit the Lutheran Family Service Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption ministries

If this sounds like a fit for you, send your résumé to:

Kim Laube
6200 Aurora Avenue, Ste 410A
Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: 515.251.4900
Fax: 515.251.7311

Office Support Team Member – Urbandale, IA- Full Time

  • Urbandale, IA Office
  • Full-Time

Do you want to use your clerical, computer, and people skills to make a real difference for people in need? Are you looking for a more rewarding career?

Become an important part of a growing team of professionals who support the ministries of Lutheran Family Service by providing office support, interacting with clients, and keeping our office a positive, welcoming, supportive, professional and productive environment.

In this role you will:

  • Provide warm, friendly and timely customer service to clients and all that visit, call or email
  • Answer phone calls and emails, schedule appointments, and take and deliver messages
  • Perform a range of clerical and administrative tasks to support daily operations in an office setting
  • Maintain a positive, welcoming, supportive, professional and productive office environment
  • Keep an inventory of office supplies and order new materials as needed
  • Support the counseling ministry program by helping clients in scheduling, insurance verification, claim submission and payment processing
  • Support the adoption ministry program with back-office support, event support, printing, mailing and more


  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Flex spending account
  • Meaningful kingdom-of-heaven work
  • Ability to use and express your faith

Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Office support experience preferred but not required
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Friendly, professional and timely customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and time-management skills
  • Experience and comfort with computers, technology and learning new programs related to the ministry
  • Flexibility and adaptability as well as the ability to multitask
  • Desire to work in a Christian, faith-based organization

If this sounds like a fit for you, send your résumé to:

Holly Eldridge
409 Kenyon Rd, Ste C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130

Licensed Outpatient Therapist / Counselor – Mental Health & Marriage Counseling

  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Fort Dodge, Iowa

Do you believe that faith should be a part of holistic mental health treatment?

Join the life-changing ministry team of Master’s Level Therapists at Lutheran Family Service.

This position offers outstanding income opportunity and flexibility to design and manage your career:

  • Excellent commission and income opportunities for those motivated to excel
  • Create your own schedule to fit within client and personal needs
  • Flexible start and end times to accommodate client and personal needs
  • Ability to determine and market your specific counseling specialties
  • Health benefits, paid holidays, and vacation pay for full-time employees

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide high quality, compassionate, and Christian-centered therapy to individuals, couples, and families.
  • Adhere to all professional and ethical standards.
  • Build community relationships and referral network to develop and sustain clients.
  • Maintain work hours in a way that is responsive to client needs.
  • Participation in and travel to quarterly staff meetings throughout the state.
  • Maintain good standing with the appropriate board and insurance entities.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Apply varied interventions during crisis situations
  • Work with a variety of cultures
  • Self-motivate to work independently and implement time management strategies


  • A masters or doctoral degree in a mental health-related field
  • Independently licensed to practice therapy in the state of Iowa (LISW, LMHC, LMFT)
  • Desire to work in a Christian, faith-based, private practice environment

If this sounds like a fit for you, send your résumé to:

Wanda Pritzel
409 Kenyon Rd, Ste C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130