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 We do not currently have any internships available.



Mentoring Coordinator

Do you enjoy working with youth and families? We are looking for someone who is positive, motivated, and organized. We work to match youth with caring, positive role models in our communities who can provide them with new opportunities and experiences all while developing a lasting friendship.  This full-time position will work to establish community-based and school-based youth mentoring programs and facilitate the Celebrating Families Program in Clayton County. 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 Youth Mentoring Program. 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 two years 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 public speaking skills,  written, and interpersonal skills. Proficient in basic computer skills. Ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations. EOE.

Office Location: TBD, Clayton County


FULL-TIME FAMILY EDUCATORA Full-Time Family Educator position is open at Helping Services working under a grant funded through Early Childhood Iowa. We are looking for someone who is positive, motivated, and passionate about working with families with children birth to three years old.  Family Educators need to be willing to become trained in Parents as Teachers curriculum.  Minimum education: BA/BS in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Health Promotion, Education or related field or two year degree with commensurate years of experience. Please send your resume and cover letter to Barb Fjelstul at Position will remain open until filled. EOE.

Bi-Lingual Dating Violence and Stalking Advocate

If you are a caring individual who is passionate about interpersonal violence, please send your cover letter and resume to:  Position is open until it is filled. EOE. ADA compliant.


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 2023 for opportunities for the fall.