Bilingual Youth Therapist

Position Description:

LifeWise STL is seeking a full-time bilingual youth therapist to work individually and with groups of youth ages preschool-13 who participate in onsite programming, or who are the children of adults currently served by LifeWise STL. An ideal candidate will be well-versed in trauma-informed care, able to work individually and as part of a collaborative team, culturally responsive interventions for Latino and non-Latino youth, and comfortable working in a community service setting.

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 experience in providing therapeutic services for youth and/or families.
  • 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 program evolves.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative environment.
  • Must be able to work independently and work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to adhere to confidentiality laws and handle sensitive information.
  • Provide ethical and sound judgment when advocating and serving clients in need.
  • Experience working with underserved and diverse populations.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and non-traditional hours.
  • Basic knowledge of St. Louis social service landscape including TANF, SNAP, WIC, etc.
  • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving and working independently
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required

Essential Functions:

  • Provide trauma-informed screening, assessment, and treatment of referred clients.
  • Provide therapeutic services virtually until safe to do so otherwise.
  • Work as a part of the Mental Health Integration Team providing consultation, training, and support to other LifeWise departments in the area of mental health.
  • Complete and maintain all required documentation in a regular, timely manner and in accordance with policies.
  • Update and report accurate data for the purpose of ensuring data integrity and outcome-driven programming.
  • 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.
  • Stay up to date on emerging best practices in the field.
  • Provide families with care coordination to help support therapeutic work or appropriate internal and external referrals.
  • 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.

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

LifeWise Academy Teen Advisor

Position Description:

LifeWise STL is searching for a full-time Teen Advisor for its high school program, LifeWise Academy. LifeWise Academy is a college prep and job readiness program for high school students in the St. Louis Area. Students meet with their advisor once a month to discuss school, goals, career interests, etc. Advisors are responsible for helping students identify steps to achieving their goals, communicating with parents regarding their student, communicating with school counselors and teachers regarding any academic concerns, and communicating with other LifeWise STL staff. Advisors are also responsible for facilitating life skills classes through the Teen Outreach Program curriculum. Advisors are also encouraged to lead after school/summer enrichment activities.

This position would be scheduled 40 hours a week. It is mandatory that Teen Advisors work from 3:00pm to 7:30pm Monday through Friday. The remaining hours to complete administrative tasks will be coordinated with supervisor. During the summer, staff hours are adjusted to meet the needs of the young adults.

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.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Previous experience building relationships with high school students
  • Previous experience facilitating life skills classes
  • Can adjust to change with a good attitude (flexibility)
  • Can improvise when things do not go as planned (think on your feet)
  • Can recognize and do what needs to be done before being asked (initiative)
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations
  • Must obtain Class E endorsement on driver’s license
  • Must pass criminal background checks

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

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.”