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State Training School


3211 Edgington Ave
Eldora, IA 50627
Last Updated: September 3, 2018


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The State Training School for Boys is expanding its’ capacity and efficiency around safety. To accomplish this goal we’re are adding multiple Youth Service Workers. These are newly added positions that will allow growth and mission//goal achievement.

The State Training School (STS) at Eldora offers a holistic social, behavioral, psychiatric, academic and vocational program that utilizes counseling, treatment and consequences paired with praise and opportunity to males, ages 12 to 18 years old who have been adjudicated delinquent. Services and programs provide individualized treatment and offer comprehensive education, with

a goal of transitioning the young man back to his community. The facility is operated by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

The program available for residents includes:

• General education studies

• Special education programs

• Title I

• High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED)

• Competency-based vocational programs

• Counseling


Youth Services Worker

The Youth Services Worker (YSW) serves as a Cottage Parent for adjudicated Male delinquents. The YSW provides direct care services to the students at the State Training School for Boys. The facility provides 24//7-365 care for the young men with the intent of educating and rehabilitating them with the goal of helping them become productive members of society.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Graduation from high school or G.E.D.;


experience equal to two years of full-time work in a youth service program working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance.

Salary: $34,028.80 - $49,732.80 Annually 

Job Type: Full-time 

Job Number: 19-00607

Closing: 10/24/2018 11:59 PM Central

– you will want to have a career at the STS.


The Youth Services Workers at the STS are integral to the successful outcome of young men at the facility. If you enjoy challenging, yet rewarding work helping students find stability in their lives and security in their future, and can work as part of a team to help reach these goals you will want to have a career at the STS.

The State Training School provides an environment rich in challenges that will allow you to play a meaningful role in the rehabilitation of these young men with no boring days. You will be the glue that helps pull these young men together. The State Training School is located in Eldora, Iowa, home of the Pine Lake State Park which offers an array of outdoor recreational activities. Eldora is an Iowa River Greenbelt Community featuring quaint shops, eating choices, and plenty of family friendly activity. The Iowa River Greenbelt Scenic Drive is a must do which winds through a picturesque landscape of valleys, woods and streams. Eldora is 45 minutes from Ames and Cedar Falls and only 22 minutes from Iowa Falls.

At the STS we are committed to helping talented Psychologists and Counselors continue to grow by offering benefits such as:

• Re-licensure opportunities 

• Comprehensive Orientation 

• Team Environment 

• Training and Development

As an employee of the STS you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes

the following and more. 

• Insurance – Health, Dental, Life, Voluntary Life, and Long Term Disability 

• IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)-Fixed Income Pension 

• Deferred Compensation with match as a Roth or Traditional Tax Deferred Plan 

• Leave – Sick, Vacation, Family, and Military Leave 

• Wellness Program 

• Strong Opportunity for Advancement, Growth, and Development.

To learn more about benefits available to State of Iowa employees visit the benefits web page.

Applicants must apply on line, please apply at:

Search: location - filter - Eldora

If you have questions please contact:

State Training School • Ed Gilliland or Brett Lawrence

3211 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627 • Phone: 641-858-5402

Applications should be submitted using the link above no later than October 24, 2018.

The State of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Vocational Instructor Residential Construction           


The State Training School for Boys located in Eldora, Iowa is seeking a quality, caring instructor to teach the fundamentals and the vocational skills specific to Residential Construction. You will be teaching the trade to and improving the lives of juvenile delinquent males ages 12-18.

Work hours:   7 am – 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday, position is year round.

Annual Salary:  $43,742.40 minimum to $65,416 maximum plus benefits

Minimum Qualifications:  Must be certified or willing to become certified by the Iowa Department of Education at time of hire. This requires 3 years full-time experience in the Building Trades.


Applicants must apply on line, please apply at:


Vacancy # 18-01529

If you have questions please contact:

Ed Gilliland

State Training School

3211 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, Iowa   50627

Phone:  641/858-5402


Applications should be submitted using the link above no later than April 5, 2018.   The State of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.