Come Join Our Team at Helping Services!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Helping Services Team. Our agency provides opportunities for rewarding work in the community, as well as a friendly work environment in our offices. When responding to a job opening, please note that each position may have its own unique steps for applying. If you have any questions regarding open positions, please call our office at 563-387-1720.

For internship requests and all inquiries, please reach out to 


Prevention Coordinator - WEST UNION OR DECORAH, IOWA

Do you enjoy working with the public? We are looking for someone who is driven, positive, self-motivated, and organized.  We work with communities, businesses, and schools on substance use prevention to promote healthy choices. Training will be provided. This full-time position will assist with managing and implementing prevention services to counties in Northeast Iowa with an office based in West Union or Decorah. Please send your cover letter and resume to Jen Stolka, Director of Prevention Services at 
Qualifications Full-time position with 1.0 FTE dedicated to the ARPA-Integrated Provider Network grant. The salary will be based on experience. Classified as Exempt.
BA/BS in Social Work, Public Health, Nursing, Health Promotion, Education, or related field. Certified Prevention Specialist or willing to become certified within 18 months of the date of hire. Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends. Ability to travel in the service area, overnight within the State of Iowa, and nationally for training. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Proficient in basic computer skills. Ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations. EOE.


A Full-Time Family Educator position is open with Helping Services for Youth & Families working under grants funded through Early Childhood Iowa and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa. These are long-term grants with Educators working in the community for 20 years. This position can be based in Cresco or Decorah, IA with travel throughout Howard & Winneshiek Counties. We are looking for an individual, who is positive, motivated, and passionate about working with families and their children, birth to three years old, by providing developmental information, weight checks, support and many other skills to area families. Family Educators will become trained with the Parents as Teachers curriculum, First Aide & CPR and many related trainings. Minimum education preferred is a BA/BS in one of the following; Social Work, Psychology, Health Promotion, Education or related field, also included are Registered Nurses or Associate Degree with experience in early childhood. Must have reliable vehicle, mileage is reimbursed. Generous vacation, sick and holiday package, 401K & insurance available. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Please contact Barb Fjelstul at Helping Services, (563)387-1720 for more information or email resume and letter of application to

Internship Opportunties

Do you have an interest in social work?  Are you passionate about the unique world of nonprofits and how they work?  Helping Services has an internship for you!  We serve the northeast corner of Iowa.  Because of our rural region, we combine many services under one roof.  These services include:

  • Domestic Abuse Advocacy
  • Family Education (particularly birth to age 3 along with other parenting programs)
  • Prevention Programs that educate the public and work with retailers on important information regarding the use of drugs and problem gambling
  • Youth Mentoring

Internships are unpaid. For internship requests and all inquiries, please reach out to We do not currently
have any internships available.  We encourage you to check back over the
summer of 2024 for opportunities for the fall.