Bilingual Therapist

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is seeking a full-time Bilingual Therapist to work individually and with groups primarily in our Maternal Mental Health Program. An ideal candidate will be well-versed in trauma-informed care, able to work individually and as part of a collaborative team, familiar with culturally responsive interventions, and comfortable working in a community service setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Support LifeWiseStL participants through one on one therapy, group therapy, psychoeducation and care coordination that is supportive of treatment plans.
  • Support LifeWiseStL participants and Mental Health programing via in-person (both in office and in home) and virtual groups.
  • Support planning and coordination of mental health programs and its activities.
  • Ensure implementation of policies and practices.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to other LifeWise StL programs intersecting with mental health.
  • Ensure the programs and services offered by the Mental Health program contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities approved by the funders.
  • Identify, lead and support new traditional and non-traditional program opportunities.
  • Keep updated records and create reports
  • Reports to the Director of Emotional and Physical Wellness.
  • LifeWise StL staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers, and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker registered with the State of Missouri.- OR LMSW
  • Minimum of one-year experience in social services, particularly with one-on-one case management experience or counseling experience.
  • Minimum of one year of experience with direct participant work.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of LifeWiseStL.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt role as needed, especially as the program and needs of participants evolve.
  • Experience working with underserved and diverse populations.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and non-traditional hours.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Bilingual Therapist.”

Financial Social Worker

Position Description:

The Financial Social Worker (FSW) is responsible for providing comprehensive and independent education, and one on one coaching to participants seeking to achieve economic mobility through LifeWise’s wealth-building programs. This position will utilize financial social work practices and financial coaching techniques and skills to conduct financial analysis, assist with goal setting, and develop a financial plan that will help participants overcome financial barriers. Specifically, the Financial Social Worker is striving to help participants gain financial wellness by successfully completing both programs as well as supporting clients’ goals in: regularly saving, achieving greater income, reducing debt, increasing assets and net worth, while also developing financial management skills that lead to improved financial resiliency. The FSW seeks to promote a culture of asset building and financial wellness among working poor communities of both native and foreign-born participants.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-Facilitate/ Facilitate and instruct financial and wealth management education workshops.
  • Provide formal intake, needs assessment, develop a S.M.A.R.T. action plan that identifies goals, barriers and next steps for the participants.
  • Provide one-on-one case management, support and referrals to participants of Asset Building Programs.
  • Ensure accurate, timely and complete IDA documentation and reporting guidelines set forth by the United Way and LifeWise.
  • Update and report accurate data for the purpose of ensuring data integrity and outcome driven programming.
  • Provide referrals to community partners related to consumer rights, free tax-preparation, homeownership, etc.
  • Assist with marketing, outreach, recruitment and retention of program participants.
  • Participate in staff meetings, program meetings, strategic planning, and other community meetings as required.
  • Attend required trainings and recommended professional development and networking opportunities to advance personal and organizational capacity.
  • Provide occasional backup to other department staff, e.g. conducting additional groups during colleagues’ vacation or illness.
  • LifeWise StL staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers, and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Social Work or equivalent degree required. Masters in Social Work or similar field preferred.
  • One year experience in social services, particularly with one-on-one case management experience or counseling experience.
  • Minimum of one year experience facilitating groups, especially psychoeducational groups.
  • Basic knowledge of financial management tools and terminology.
  • Able to enthusiastically facilitate discussion and connect with individuals in a group environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and detailed oriented a must.
  • Excellent public speaking, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt role as needed, especially as the project evolves
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and work with minimal supervision in the field.
  • Provide ethical and sound judgment when advocating and servicing clients in need.
  • Experience working with underserved and diverse populations; experience working with senior adults a plus.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and some non-traditional hours (evenings).
  • Basic knowledge of St. Louis social service landscape including TANF, SNAP, WIC, etc.
  • Previous experience with financial services and products a plus.
  • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving and working independently.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Financial Social Worker.”

CDF Freedom School Servant Leader Intern

Program Description:

The CDF Freedom Schools® program is an educational and cultural enrichment program. Our program provides summer options for children where there are none and strengthens parent and community involvement in the year round achievement of children. We serve children ages 6 to 14 for six weeks and integrate reading, conflict resolution, and social action in an activity-based curriculum to promote social, cultural, and historical awareness.

Position Description:

LifeWise STL is searching for Servant Leader Interns who will deliver a summer reading enrichment program for children from kindergarten through tenth grade. Servant Leader Interns are responsible for facilitating an integrated reading curriculum to a classroom of approximately ten students for six weeks during the summer months.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum to a class of no more than ten students for 6 weeks during the summer months, according to the standards developed by the Children’s Defense Fund and LifeWise STL.
  • Set up and break down his/her classroom space, including securing and organizing the appropriate materials.
  • Collaborate with staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to their care.
  • Serve as a Harambee! Leader each day of program operation.
  • Serve as a leader of afternoon activities and other special events; chaperone field trips.
  • Attend three weeks of staff training and participate fully in the virtual National Training beginning May 21, 2021.
  • LifeWise staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This position is scheduled Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:00pm. It has the potential to be either all in-person or all virtual. Must be available to start work in May. Required virtual training from May 21 – May 27.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must have completed one-year of college level courses in good standing
  • Ability to create lesson plans
  • Be creative, energetic, innovative and resourceful
  • Ability to assume responsibility
  • Ability to motivate students
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • The willingness to be respectful of all types of diversity
  • Interest in and ability to work as part of a team

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to freedomschool@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Servant Leader Intern.”

Early Childhood Center Assistant Teacher (Full-time or Part-time)

Position Description:

Provide care for children (ages 6 weeks to 5 years) while acting as a member of the teaching team.

Responsibilities:

  • Interact with children in a warm, positive and nurturing manner.
  • Assist Lead and Assistant Teachers in lesson planning, maintaining daily observations and daily communication with parents.
  • Follow opening and closing procedures, sharing the responsibilities for cleanliness and neatness of the classroom.
  • Carry out and assist with daily classroom procedures such as, medication distribution, diet plans, hand washing, bathroom/diapering, cleaning/sanitizing, etc.
  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional growth by attending and actively participating in all service trainings (min. of 12 hours per year required), conferences and staff meetings.
  • Scheduled hours may fluctuate, so flexibility is essential.
  • Follow all policies at LifeWise STL as stated in the Personnel Policy and Child Care Handbook.
  • LifeWise STL staff partner with individual and group volunteers, who provide over 25,000 service hours to the organization annually. As such, the successful employee will work collaboratively with organizational leadership, co-workers, volunteers and colleagues from within and outside the organization to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.

Qualifications:

  • CDA, AA, BA or advanced degree in any field or enrolled in a CDA, AA or BA program to be completed within 2 years
  • At least 3 credit hours in early childhood education or a related field
  • Experience in working with children in a group setting
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional relationship with children and adults

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Assistant Teacher.”