One of the most rewarding careers is caring for others, especially our older family members, neighbors and friends. 

Now more than ever, a career in aging services is valued more than ever before by Iowans. In addition to improving the lives of those you care for; you'll enter a career where the sense of family and community is part of the job. 

Why choose aging services as a career?

Career Listings
Onboarding Toolkit

Career Resources

Workforce Resources

  • Workforce Education
  • CMS Tools
  • Required Employer Posters - Posters Employers are required to post on both the State and Federal level.
  • Post a Job – Discover a career in the aging services field. Post a job on the Career Listing site.
  • Recruitment – Find tools, resources, and best practices in recruiting staff and building the pipeline.
  • Onboarding Toolkit- Find tools and resources that will foster a culture of team member engagement—resulting in increased staff retention and improved workplace productivity
  • Retention – Tools and tips for keeping your staff for the long term. 
  • State Resources – Information about state resources that can assist in expanding the pipeline of workers.
  • Turnover CalculatorFind useful tool for figuring out the cost of turnover, how many skill personal care attendants and mid-level managers in your community, and set up training career paths for direct care workers.
  • Careers That Love You Back Posters - In partnership with LeadingAge Ohio, “Careers that Love You Back” is a poster campaign to promote elementary student awareness of careers in the aging services workforce sector.  The “Careers that Love You Back posters” will introduce students to careers in our important field as part of their career exploration and will promote awareness of the broad and rewarding careers available in the aging services field.
  • Third-Party Background Checks in Iowa – Iowa allows third-party background checks while you await completion of the DHS SING background check to help get potential employees working faster.