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Applying for a new position can be tricky. Our team of highly-trained recruitment specialists are happy to help answer any questions you might have. Just send an email to careers@childserve.org and we'll guide you through our process!

Frequently Asked Questions

How many children does ChildServe support?

Over 2,400 children from Iowa and surrounding states receive services from ChildServe.

How large of a company is ChildServe?

ChildServe currently has over 1,200 employees, and we are continuing to grow and expand our services to help more children and families.

What types of benefits are available for employees?

Full time employees who are regularly scheduled 30 hours or more per week are eligible for full benefits. Part time employees are eligible for limited benefits. Per Diem staff are eligible for retirement benefits only. Read more about our ChildServe benefits.

What population does ChildServe support?

We offer a variety of services to children with special health care needs from birth to age 21. Our integrated childcare centers serve children who are typically developing along with children with special health care needs.

How do I apply for a job with ChildServe?

Fill out the online job application form. When you are finished, click submit. You will receive an automatic “Thank You” confirmation on the screen if you have input all necessary information. If you do not receive this confirmation, the application was not submitted. Check for errors listed at the top of the page in red and correct these errors. ChildServe's organizational goal for days to hire is 30 days. Once submitted, an individual from the Recruitment department will follow up with you on next steps.

I would like to apply, but don’t understand if I would be working in a group home or a child’s home. What is the difference between the departments at ChildServe?

ChildServe has many workplace options. You can learn more about our different working environments by reading about the ChildServe locations.

What is the difference between the staff classifications of employment?

Full time employment is 30 or more regularly scheduled hours per week. Full-time staff are eligible for full benefits.

Part time employment is 16 to 29 regularly scheduled hours per week. Part-time staff are eligible for limited staff benefits.

Per Diem (PRN) employment is a schedule of hours that fluctuate depending on assignment and staff availability. Per Diem staff are eligible for retirement benefits.

Seasonal/Interns are regularly scheduled between 1 and 40 hours per week for a specified time period. Seasonal staff and interns are not eligible for benefits.

Non-Exempt/Exempt: Non-exempt staff are paid a regular rate per hour for the number of hours worked during a pay period. Exempt staff are paid for the work performed and not by the hour. Exempt staff are not eligible for overtime.

What can I do to increase my chances of being hired?

We've compiled a list of resume and interview tips for applicants interested in what our staff are looking for in the employees we hire.