Community Wellness Coordinator

Salary Range: $38,000 – $42,000

Position Description:

The Community Wellness Coordinator is responsible for supporting the successful planning and coordination of the Physical Wellness program. Wellness encompasses many aspects and the Community Wellness Coordinator will focus on the physical components of health, both on an individual and community level. The Coordinator is part of the Emotional and Physical Wellness team and will plan, organize, and deliver community based programs to address health disparities in the LifeWise and St. Louis Community.

Essential Duties

  • Create and implement community needs assessment around Physical Wellness and health disparities and inequities in St. Louis.
  • Create and implement outreach plan to reach community members.
  • Coordinate exercise and nutrition classes.
  • Support LifeWise StL participants through intake and goal setting for a diverse client population (caseload intended to include both foreign and native born clients).
  • Coordinate with other LifeWise StL departments and programs to identify opportunities for and implement interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with area entities including but not limited to universities, clinics, and other health resources.
  • Assist in the development of the program and participate in collaboration, outreach and grant writing.
  • Ensure the programs and services offered by the Physical Wellness program contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities approved by the funders.
  • Identify, lead and support program opportunities.
  • Prepare paperwork and online forms and order appropriate materials for programming.
  • Keep updated records and create reports.
  • Data entry and analysis.
  • Reports to the Director of Emotional and Physical Wellness.

Training Requirements:
Following orientation, the Community Wellness Coordinator will receive training in ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) software.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of experience with direct client work.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work both individually and as part of a team with the LifeWise StL.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of LifeWise StL.
  • Must complete Family Care Safety Registry criminal background check.

Preferred Experience:

  • Spanish proficiency
  • Ability to work with interpreters
  • Bachelor degree in Public Health, Social Work or other health related field

How to Apply:

It is the policy of LifeWise StL to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable laws.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Community Wellness Coordinator.”

Director of Program Evaluation

Salary Range:  $55,000 – $59,000

Position Description:

The Director of Program Evaluation will collect, analyze and summarize program data for internal and external reporting purposes. This position supports LifeWise StL staff and services by consulting about data collection, analysis, programmatic outcome evaluation, and quality improvement.

Essential Duties

  • Program Evaluation: Develop program evaluation plans for LifeWise StL programming, build upon already existing evaluation plans, and develop/revise/ensure adherence to program logic models. Assure participant perspectives are central to the evaluation process.
  • Data Coordination: Monitor and support the collection and entry of programmatic data/information. Ensure integrity of data entered. Develop systems of data entry and tracking in ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) software. This position will serve as the database administrator for the organization.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Perform statistical analyses on data for internal and external reporting purposes and to guide improvement efforts. Perform quality checks on collected data. Contribute to grant reporting, grant writing and United Way reporting as needed.
  • Department Support: Provide ongoing training and support to staff regarding data collection, entry, and interpretation, programmatic outcome evaluation, and quality improvement principles. Review consistency and quality of data at least quarterly and coordinate additional training as needed based on findings.
  • Other Responsibilities: Participate as a member of agency program staff and assist in the achievement of program and organizational goals, including supporting the Race Equity Committee with data needs. Complete administrative tasks. Perform other duties, as assigned.
  • Reports to President/CEO.
  • 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.

Training Requirements:
Following orientation, the Director of Program Evaluation will receive training in ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) software and Salesforce/Change Machine.

Required Experience:

  • Experience managing and collecting data
  • Knowledge and skills in statistics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team with the LifeWise StL staff
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of LifeWise StL
  • Must complete Family Care Safety Registry criminal background check

Preferred Experience:

  • Proficiency in a second language—especially Spanish or Somali
  • Previous working knowledge of Efforts to Outcomes software
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, or related field

How to Apply:

It is the policy of LifeWise StL to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable laws.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Director of Program Evaluation.”

Family Support Liaison (Bilingual)

Salary Range:  $38,000 – $42,000

Position Description:

The Family Support Liaison will co-locate with area schools in order to provide direct support to student families by identifying needs, connecting families to resources, and ultimately improving student learning process and success in the classroom. An ideal candidate will be well-versed in understanding the holistic needs of families and appropriately refer them to internal and external programs. The Family Support Liaison will work as a part of a school team while also collaborating with LifeWise StL. The Family Support Liaison reports to the Director of Emotional and Physical Wellness at LifeWise StL.

Essential Duties

  • Support families through one on one case management that is supportive of their overall needs (financial, emotional, physical, relational, child-care, and educational), connect them to LifeWise StL programs that address their identified needs, and connect them to external referrals.
  • Communicate with parents, teachers, and administrators to understand students’ challenges
  • Identify and assist families in overcoming barriers that interfere with student learning
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of social services and benefits such as SNAP benefits, housing vouchers, Medicare and Medicaid, LIHEAP, SSI/SSDI.
  • Advocate for students, families, and resources
  • Work with a diverse team, including social workers, school faculty, and families.
  • Ensure implementation of policies and practices
  • Serve as a representative of LifeWise StL mission, values and vision on and offsite
  • Identify, define and design critical support systems and services for school families.
  • Data entry, ensure accurate and updated records to support grant and program requirements.
  • 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.

Training Requirements:
Following orientation, the Family Support Liaison will receive training in ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) software.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of experience with direct client work.
  • Spanish proficiency
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of LifeWise StL.
  • Must complete Family Care Safety Registry criminal background check.

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field

How to Apply:

It is the policy of LifeWise StL to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable laws.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Family Support Liaison.”

Financial Social Worker

Salary Range:  $40,000-$46,000

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 StL’s wealth-building programs. This position will utilize financial social work practices and financial coaching techniques and skills to assist with goal setting, and developing a plan that will help participants overcome economic barriers. Specifically, the Financial Social Worker is striving to help participants gain economic wellness by successfully completing 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 economic mobility. The FSW seeks to promote a culture of asset building and financial wellness among low-income communities of both native and foreign-born participants, this FSW will also partially provide services with a partner agency in Kirkwood’s Meacham Park neighborhood.

Essential Duties

  • 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 StL
  • 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

Required Experience:

  • 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:

It is the policy of LifeWise StL to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable laws.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org with “Financial Social Worker” as the subject line.

Coordinator of Individual Volunteers

Salary Range:  $38,000-$42,000

Position Description:

The Volunteer Engagement and Service Learning Department is dually comprised of our ongoing volunteer program and our service-learning immersion program, and the Coordinator of Individual Volunteers will have responsibilities with each. The ongoing volunteer program provides both individuals and groups with opportunities to assist the agency in acting out its mission while the Urban Forum provides expert guidance in social justice education through an array of service learning and immersion opportunities. This position works closely with all departmental staff to provide meaningful service opportunities to over 150 individual, ongoing volunteers who assist in the delivery of LifeWise STL’s programs and services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Ongoing Volunteer Program

  • Meets regularly with LifeWise STL Program Directors to discover, develop, and maintain current information on volunteer opportunities for individuals.
  • Communicate service opportunities to the public via internet, volunteer fairs & community partners and to other relevant employees of the agency to recruit volunteers to fill agency needs.
  • Fields and responds promptly to all communications regarding individual volunteer requests.
  • Ensures that volunteers are properly screened and oriented from point of initial contact with agency (background checks, checking references, interviewing, preparing materials for orientation, etc.). Links volunteers to departmental staff in order to ensure appropriate placement and ongoing supervision.
  • Maintains volunteer personnel files according to established procedures and ensures that certification of volunteers is updated as required.
  • Captures and analyzes volunteer demographics to communicate most current needs and trends; works in concert with departmental staff to maintain information in volunteer management software (Volgistics).
  • Assists Director and Coordinator of Group Volunteers with special events (e.g., Golf Tournament, Trivia Night, Back to School Event, and Holiday Market, etc.) as well as when multiple and/or large volunteer groups are scheduled.
  • Ensures that volunteers work in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment.
    Collaborates with other local & national organizations in order to foster increasing cooperation among agencies in the St. Louis region and beyond.
  • Provides monthly and annual reports about volunteer activity to the Director.
  • Participates in departmental meetings and activities.

Service-Learning Immersion Program (Urban Forum, Traveling Reflection & Immersion Program)

  • Together with departmental staff, continually develops and revises a robust body of curricula focusing on issues associated with poverty and marginalized communities that produces knowledgeable, conscientious, and active citizens.
  • Collaborates internally with program staff to assess program needs in order to address topics that are relevant to the organization and those whom it serves.
  • Networks externally with primary stakeholders (churches, universities, nonprofits, and businesses) to inform constituents of educational opportunities and build appropriate curricula based on stakeholder’s mission and values and organization’s expressed needs.
  • Coordinates service projects and facilitates education/reflection sessions for on-site service learning programs that enable both youth and adult volunteers to learn more fully from their volunteer experience as well as explore avenues for future engagement with regard to service and social justice issues.
  • Facilitates sessions/workshops at offsite locations for youth and adult participants that raise awareness of and increase knowledge regarding social justice and community issues, connect to the organization’s (church, university, nonprofit, and/or business) mission and values, and provide resources for further learning and action.
  • Collects feedback from Urban Forum in order to measure effectiveness of curricula as well as impact of the program on participants.


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, nonprofit management or equivalent experience preferred
  • Prior experience in volunteer engagement or volunteer programming preferred
  • Previous experience developing/facilitating curriculum or learning sessions for people of all ages
  • Exemplary organizational, planning, and time management skills as well as ability to manage a varied number of tasks and projects at one time
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with organizational leadership, volunteers, and colleagues from within and outside the organization in order to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team of mission-oriented staff who partner with a variety of volunteers to provide holistic services to families participating in LifeWise STL programming

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Occasional evening and weekend activities
  • Travel may be required for meetings with individuals or groups
  • Moderate physical effort with handling of supplies/materials up to 50lbs on an infrequent basis.
  • Driving of cargo/passenger vans for events (Back to School, Affordable Holiday Market, etc.)

How to Apply:

It is the policy of LifeWise StL to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable laws.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@lifewisestl.org with “Coordinator of Individual Volunteers” as the subject line.

Community Care Liaison (Bilingual)

Salary Range:  $38,000-$42,000

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is seeking a full-time Community Care Liaison  to work with domestic and foreign born adult individuals and families when they initially connect with LifeWise StL, as well as provide additional support to  LifeWise StL participants who have care-coordination needs outside of the scope of what program staff can provide.  An ideal candidate will be well-versed in understanding each participant’s holistic needs, address immediate basic needs, and appropriately refer them to internal and external programs.  The Community Care Liaison will work independently to provide a culturally responsive and quality intake experience while also collaborating with internal LifeWise StL departments to tailor programs to better fit the needs of the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support adult individuals and families through one on one case management that is supportive of their overall needs (financial, emotional, physical, relational, child-care, and educational), connect them to LifeWise StL programs that address their identified needs, and connect them to external referrals.
  • Collaborate with all LifeWise StL departments to understand intake process and services
  • Assist with LifeWise StL supportive services: City Harvest Food Market and Bodega
  • Develop referral partnerships with organizations who provide services outside of the realm of LifeWise StL programs.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of social services and benefits such as SNAP benefits, housing vouchers, Medicare and Medicaid, LIHEAP, SSI/SSDI.
  • Comply with reporting and outcome tracking as determined by grants.
  • Reports to the Director of Economic Wellness.
  • LifeWise StL staff collaborate 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.


Required Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social work or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum of one-year experience in social services, particularly with one-on-one case management experience.
  • Exemplary organizational, planning, and time management skills as well as ability to manage a varied number of tasks and projects at one time.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with organizational leadership, and colleagues from within and outside the organization in order to deliver and support holistic, client-focused programming.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of LifeWise StL.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt the role as needed, especially as the programs 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.
  • Experience working with interpreters.

How to Apply:

It is the policy of LifeWise StL to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable laws.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@lifewisestl.org with “Community Care Liaison” as the subject line.

CDF Freedom Schools® Servant Leader Intern

Salary:  $15 per hour

Position 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.

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.

Essential Duties and 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 their 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 CDF National Training beginning June 2, 2022.
  • LifeWise StL staff collaborate 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.

Must be available to start work in May. Required training from June 2 – June 5.

Must show proof of vaccination for COVID-19.


Required Experience:

  • 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 and cover letter to freedomschool@lifewisestl.org.  In the subject line, please write “Servant Leader Intern.”

Bilingual Therapist

Salary Range:  $42,000-$48,000

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is seeking a full-time Bilingual Therapist to work with adults individually and in groups.  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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support LifeWise StL participants through one on one therapy, group therapy, psychoeducation and care coordination that is supportive of treatment plans.
  • Support LifeWise StL 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 LifeWise StL 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
  • Complying with reporting and outcome tracking as determined by grants.
  • Completing and maintaining treatment plans with all participants.
  • Reports to the Associate Director of Emotional and Physical Wellness.
  • LifeWise StL staff collaborate 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.

Required Experience:

  • 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 LifeWise StL.
  • 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
  • Experience working with interpreters

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

After School Activity Leader (Part-time)

Salary:  $14 per hour

Position Description:

Under the general direction of the Coordinator of Young Scholars Program, Activity Leader(s) will assist in the successful day-to-day operations of our school age (K-8 grade) after school program. He/she works as a member of a team along with the Coordinator, Staff Team, state licensing regulators, and community resource agencies to provide quality services to scholars.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Assist children with homework and guide students in their academic growth.
  • Implement and support the development of the afterschool curriculum, helping school age children to improve literacy competencies.
  • Supervise, participate in, and administer enrichment activities for children.
  • Provide a safe and fun environment for participants in the After School program.
  • Create and maintain daily lessons plans and attendance.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (incident/accident reports, etc.)
  • Meet the training requirements set forth by licensing requirements.
  • Maintain positive relationships with many diverse people, including children, staff, parents, volunteers, and program administration.
  • Communicate successes, problems, issues or concerns with supervisor.
  • Relate to children, parents, peers, branch staff, volunteers and community.
  • Follow general direction and perform other duties as assigned by the after school coordinator and/or other designees.
  • LifeWise StL staff collaborates 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.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience working with elementary school children
  • Experience facilitating group activities
  • Must enjoy working with school age youth
  • Completed one year of college education
  • Split shifts/rotating days available- Monday through Friday from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Spanish proficiency preferred, but not required.
  • Must pass a medical examination including TB test as required by DOHSS and Hep A (if applicable).
  • Must pass MO DHSS child abuse screening, criminal records check and Child Care Worker Registry.

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to emmapatterson@lifewisestl.org.  In the subject line, please write “After School Activity Leader.”

Program Support Teacher/Program Support Floater (Part-time)

Salary:  $15 per hour

Position Description:

The Family Center is a vibrant, nurturing, and welcoming childcare space. Infants and children are cared for in the Family Center by dedicated staff while their parents participate in life enriching programs provided on the LifeWise StL campus. Care provided in the Family Center is an essential component of adult programming, supporting families by eliminating one of the major obstacles to attendance, childcare.

Program Support Teacher will be responsible for providing educationally focused activities and play to the children/minor dependents of adult program participants. This position will also include hours as a Program Support Floater to assist in areas of high need throughout the agency. As the world adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic, adaptability, flexibility and teamwork are paramount to the functions of organizations. This role will be trained interdepartmentally to provide Early Childhood Support, Afterschool Program Support, and Front Desk Support if the need arises. Scheduled hours may fluctuate, so flexibility is essential. Family Center hours are generally Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 am – 1:15 pm and Monday through Thursday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Program Support Float hours will typically follow the schedule listed above when there is low or no need in the Family Center.

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:

  • At least one year of childcare experience necessary
  • CDA or AA preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish) speakers preferred and encouraged to apply
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional relationship with children and adults
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of LifeWise StL
  • Must complete Family Care Safety Registry criminal background check

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe, respectful, fun, learning environment for children in care.
  • Family Center operations: carry out daily classroom schedule, diapering, follow opening/closing procedures, assist in daily cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
  • 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.

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Program Support Teacher – Family Center.”

Youth Program Van Driver (Part-time)

Salary Range:  $14 per hour

Position Description:

LifeWise is searching for a part-time Van Driver for our school age youth programs.  The Driver will be responsible for picking up and dropping off youth attending the summer program.  In addition, the van driver will assist the After School Staff in providing supervision and instructional support during after-school months.

This position would be scheduled approximately 25 hours a week during after school and evening hours until end of academic year. During summer months, hours shadow those of a bus driver; the morning shift, and then return for the afternoon shift.

Required Experience:

  • Missouri Class E Driver’s License (12-15 passenger van)
  • Minimum one year experience tutoring elementary school children
  • Minimum one year experience driving 12-15 passenger van
  • Must enjoy working with school age youth

Preferred Experience:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

How to Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to emmapatterson@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Youth Program Van Driver.”

LifeWise Academy Alumni Advisor

Salary Range:  $40,000-$46,000

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is searching for a full-time Alumni Advisor for its LifeWise Academy alumni program.  The alumni program works on college retention, career assistance, and continued life skills development for graduates of LifeWise Academy (a high school and post-secondary success program for students in the St. Louis area).  Staff hours are adjusted to meet the needs of the young adults and assist with LifeWise Academy events during the year, some evenings and weekends are required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and guidance to ~100 college age young adults.
  • Meet with alumni at least once per month in person or by phone to discuss school, goals, career interests, needs, etc.
  • Help alumni identify goals and the steps to achieving them.
  • Guide alumni to meaningful employment after college or job training, by connecting them to career opportunities.
  • Connect alumni to other LifeWise StL staff and area businesses for additional support, resources, and opportunities.
  • Host alumni events, including Adulting 101 (monthly life skills building session), community service, and social events.
  • Lead and strengthen the LifeWise Academy Alumni Advisory Board – hosting regular board meetings and using board input to build alumni programming.
  • Maintain accurate participant files, including attendance, using the agency database (currently Efforts to Outcomes/ETO).
  • Build and maintain a social media presence as an avenue to connect and communicate with Alumni and LifeWise Academy scholars.
  • Build relationships with and serve as an additional resource for LifeWise Academy scholars.
  • Facilitate summer enrichment opportunities for high school juniors and seniors.
  • Other Duties as assigned.
  • LifeWise StL staff collaborates 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:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Previous experience building relationships with high school students
  • Previous experience facilitating life skills classes
  • Creativity – ability to think outside the box and bring ideas to life in new ways
  • Flexibility – can adjust to change with a positive attitude
  • Mental agility – can think quickly, make sound decisions, and improvise when things do not go as planned
  • Initiative – highly motivated, self-started able to recognize and implement tasks before being asked
  • Strong computer and organizational 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 “Alumni Advisor.”

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

Salary Range:  $15-$17 per hour

Position Description:

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

Essential Duties and 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.

Required Experience:

  • 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
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

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