Employment Opportunities at LifeWise StL

At LifeWise StL, we value diversity in our workplace and the communities we serve. As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create a culture that appreciates differences. We are dedicated to ensuring all employees feel acknowledged and respected.

Mental Health Therapist – Bilingual

Salary Range:  Salary starts at $48,000 for LMSW and $52,000 for LCSW, varying by experience.

Position Description:

At LifeWise StL, we are committed to fostering a community where individuals and families thrive. We are currently seeking a dedicated Bilingual Mental Health Therapist to join our dynamic team. This role is pivotal in providing trauma-informed, culturally responsive care to both youth and adults within our community service setting.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group therapy, psychoeducation, and care coordination aligned with participants’ treatment plans.
  • Manage a weekly caseload of 16 sessions, serving both youth and adults.
  • Commit to at least three evening shifts per week, concluding by 7 PM.
  • Facilitate in-person group sessions to bolster LifeWise StL’s Mental Health initiatives.
  • Collaborate in the development and execution of mental health programs, working closely with a multidisciplinary team of therapists and social workers.
  • Participate actively in case consultations and team meetings to ensure cohesive care.
  • Adhere to and enforce all organizational policies and best practices.
  • Align mental health services with LifeWise StL’s mission and the expectations of our funders.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records, and compile reports as needed.
  • Report to the Director of Emotional and Physical Wellness and receive individual clinical supervision from the Clinical Director.
  • Embrace the collaborative spirit of LifeWise StL, working alongside staff, volunteers, and community partners to enhance our holistic, client-focused services.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Hold a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) certification in Missouri. LMSW candidates eligible for in-house supervision may also apply.
  • Possess at least one year of experience in social services, with a strong emphasis on individual case management or counseling.
  • Have a minimum of one year of hands-on experience engaging directly with participants.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for LifeWise StL’s mission.
  • Exhibit flexibility and adaptability in your role to meet the evolving needs of programs and participants.
  • Bring experience in working with underserved and diverse communities.
  • Be willing and able to accommodate a flexible and occasionally unconventional schedule.
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish is essential.

Compensation Details:
Our salary structure is designed to reflect the value and expertise of our team members, with the starting salaries tailored to both licensure level and professional experience. For individuals holding an LMSW, the starting salary is set at $48,000, while those with an LCSW designation begin at $52,000.

How to Apply:
Please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org, with “Mental Health Therapist” in the subject line.

LifeWise StL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Bilingual Financial Social Worker (FSW)

Salary Range:  $45,000 – 48,000

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is seeking a dynamic, full-time Bilingual Financial Social Worker (FSW) to join our team. This role is not just about providing services; it’s about empowering participants to achieve economic wellness through personalized support and education. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the unique financial challenges faced by our diverse community, including both native and foreign-born participants. In this role, you will be instrumental in developing and achieving goals that lead to financial stability and independence.

To support your journey in this role, LifeWise StL will provide training and certification in Financial Social Work, equipping you with the tools and knowledge to make a lasting impact.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build ongoing relationships through one-on-one coaching sessions.
  • Conduct formal intakes and needs assessments, developing S.M.A.R.T. action plans for participants.
  • Co-Facilitate or lead financial and wealth management education workshops.
  • Apply financial social work practices and coaching techniques to support participants in achieving financial goals such as saving, increasing income, reducing debt, and growing assets.
  • Maintain accurate data for outcome-driven programming and report generation.
  • Participate in marketing, outreach, recruitment, and retention of program participants.
  • Engage in staff meetings, strategic planning, and community meetings as required.
  • Commit to personal and organizational growth through training and professional development opportunities, funded by LifeWise StL.
  • Embrace the collaborative spirit of LifeWise StL, working alongside staff, volunteers, and community partners to enhance our holistic, client-focused services.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • At least one year of experience in social services, with a focus on case management or counseling.
  • Basic knowledge of financial management tools and terminology.
  • Strong facilitation skills and the ability to engage effectively in group settings.
  • Excellent organizational, public speaking, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and make sound judgments.
  • Experience working with diverse and underserved populations; experience with senior adults is a plus.
  • Flexibility to work a schedule that includes some non-traditional hours.
  • Previous experience in financial services is a plus.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is required.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org, with “Financial Social Worker” in the subject line.

LifeWise StL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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

Salary Range:  $15-$17 per hour

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is seeking a dedicated Assistant Teacher to join our Early Childhood Center team. This role provides a unique opportunity to shape the lives of children aged 6 weeks to 5 years by providing nurturing care and contributing to our teaching team. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for early childhood education, a positive and nurturing attitude, and a commitment to professional growth. Part-time and full-time positions are available.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Child Interaction and Care:

  • Interact with children in a warm, positive and nurturing manner.
  • Assist Lead Teachers in lesson planning, maintaining daily observations and daily communication with parents.

Classroom Maintenance:

  • 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.

Professional Development:

  • 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.

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 and Skills:

  •  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, preferably in an early childhood education setting.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and professional relationship with children and adults.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org, with “Early Childhood Center Assistant Teacher” in the subject line.

LifeWise StL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Youth Program Van Driver/Co-Pilot

Salary Range:  $15-$17 per hour

Position Description:

Join our team as a Van Driver/Co-Pilot, where you’ll play a crucial role in our school-age youth programs. This position extends beyond the responsibilities of driving; it’s about becoming a positive influence in the lives of the children we serve. You’ll ensure their safety during transport and significantly enhance their program experience through your interactions and care.

Position Overview:

  • Type: Part-Time
  • Schedule: 25 hours/week during after-school and evening hours (academic year), with split shifts similar to a bus driver during summer months.

Essential Duties:

  • Conduct daily inspections of the vehicle to ensure safety and operational readiness.
  • Safely transport young scholars to and from LifeWise StL, their schools, homes, and summer program sites.
  • Uphold all traffic laws and maintain a record of safe driving.
  • Engage with our youth, providing support and supervision in collaboration with the After School Staff.
  • Actively participate in team meetings and professional development opportunities.
  • Embrace the collaborative spirit of LifeWise StL, working alongside staff, volunteers, and community partners to enhance our holistic, client-focused services.

Requirements:

  • A passion for working with school-age youth and a commitment to positive youth development.
  • Openness to feedback and a consistent approach to your work.
  • A Missouri Class E Driver’s License for 12-15 passenger vans is preferred but not mandatory.

Preferred Experience:

  • At least one year of experience in a similar driving role.
  • Previous experience or a strong desire to work with school-age children.
  • Bilingual abilities (English/Spanish) are highly valued and can greatly enhance our connection with diverse communities.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org, with “Van Driver” in the subject line.

LifeWise StL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.