Learn what sets Lutheran Family Service apart from other Individual, Community and Family Service agencies



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 and productive environment.

Benefits Offered:

• Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Holiday Pay
• Flex Spending Account
• Health Savings Account
• 403(b) – nonprofit equivalent of 401(k)
• Retirement Plan
• Short-Term Disability
• Life Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• Professional Development Assistance

Major Areas of Responsibility:

• Perform a range of clerical and administrative tasks to support daily operations in an office setting
• Greet clients and provide customer service to them
• Answer phone calls and emails, schedule appointments, and take and deliver messages
• Keep an inventory of office supplies and order new materials as needed
• Provide back-office support for the ministry team and various services offered
• Support mental health counselors with credentialing
• Enter data into various programs and receive and record financial gifts

Skills and Abilities:

• Interpersonal communication and customer service
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
• General comfort with computers and learning new programs
• Organization and multi-tasking
• Flexibility and the ability to prioritize new tasks as they come in


• Desire to work in a Christian, faith-enriching setting
• High school diploma or GED
• Office support experience preferred but not required

Since 1901, Lutheran Family Service has been there for people in their time of need providing a variety of services including unplanned pregnancy counseling, mental health counseling, marriage counseling, adoption services, church worker support, elderly outreach and life advocacy. Lutheran Family Service is a Christian, not-for-profit organization helping anyone in need, regardless of their faith – no need to be Lutheran or a Christian to use counseling services. For more information, visit

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

Holly Eldridge
409 Kenyon Road, Suite C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130


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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

Choose one of three different compensation options to meet your lifestyle needs and income goals.

  1. Option 1: Full-time, salaried
    • Excellent choice for those looking for income stability, security, benefits, and full-time client-load
  2. Option 2: Full-time, commission
    • Perfect choice for those motivated by income potential through building their market and clientele
  3. Option 3: Part-time, commission
    • Great choice for those desiring the flexibility that part-time hours and schedule allow

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 Road, Suite C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130