Working at LSSI

The Power of Human Potential!

At Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), we focus on human potential to achieve greater impact and achieve lasting, positive change in people's lives. We serve the whole person, helping children, adults, seniors, and families realize their goals, enrich their lives, and contribute to the community.

Our Mission calls us to bring healing, justice, and wholeness to people and communities through:

Compassion in service to—and with—others

Our staff has a passion for making a difference—in our clients' lives and in the social services field. The human connection with the people we serve extends to our fellow employees, creating a friendly, supportive workplace. LSSI is a place to learn and grow—from each other and through the professional development opportunities we offer.

Excellence in all we do

LSSI leads the way in applying innovation and best practices in human services. We continually look at new ways to improve services based on our experience and leadership. In fact, many of our programs were the result of staff identifying the unmet needs of our clients. We then create programs to effectively address those needs. Innovation is critical to our mission. We value employees who want to learn and grow with us.

Diversity and Inclusion

As one of the largest statewide providers of social services, the 42,000 people we serve annually come from varying backgrounds. We strive to hire employees who reflect the diversity of the people we serve. We value how this diversity enriches our work.


We are responsible and effective in our work together, as well as in the care of all resources and individual lives that are entrusted to us.