Coordinator of Young Scholars Program (After School)

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is seeking an individual with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling or Social Work to lead its Young Scholars (After School) Program. The Coordinator will oversee staff and will work with the Director to set the direction of the department. The Coordinator will implement the program to ensure the success of our school-aged youth. The ideal candidate has a passion for working with underserved youth.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Report to Director
  • Assist Director Recruit/Screen/Hire after school and summer part-time staff
  • Supervise after school staff & provide weekly supervision
  • Supervise summer staff & provide daily supervision
  • Recruit/Enroll youth
  • Provide case management and advocacy to program participants and their families
  • Coordinate and Manage daily site activities
  • Maintain safety of all students on site
  • Monitor Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) (submit monthly meal reports)
  • Ensure staff have necessary supplies and equipment to do their job
  • Tracking attendance (outputs)
  • Tracking program outcomes (assessments/surveys)
  • Input & Approve staff payroll
  • Maintain necessary paperwork and documentation for licensing
  • Maintain Participant Enrollment files
  • Maintain Attendance paperwork
  • Maintain Van paperwork
  • Maintain Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) paperwork
  • Monitor program expenditures
  • Wyman Teen Outreach Program (TOP) Trainer/Facilitator
  • 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.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling or Social Work
  • 3 to 5 years working with school-aged youth in an after school setting
  • 1 years of administrative experience that includes financial management responsibilities
  • Experience working in after school and summer programs
  • Facilitation skills
  • Experience tracking outputs and outcomes
  • Extensive knowledge and sensitivity toward needs, opportunities and resources available

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Coordinator of Young Scholars (After School) Program.”

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.”