After School Program Van Driver

Position Description: 

LifeWise STL is searching for a part-time Van Driver for our school age youth programs.  As a Driver he/she will be responsible for picking up and dropping off youth attending after school programming.  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.

 Qualifications:

  • 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:  Bilingual English/Spanish

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org.  In subject line, please write “Youth Program Van Driver.”

Teen Advisor for High School Program

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.

 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 subject line, please write “Teen Advisor.”

Youth Mental Health Therapist

Position Description: 

LifeWise STL (formerly Kingdom House) is seeking a full-time Mental Health Therapist to work with youth ages 11-18 who participate in Academy Prep or Academy (our middle and high school programs).  An ideal candidate will be well-versed in trauma-informed care, crisis interventions, understand the complexities of youth development, and be willing to meet with youth on-site and at their respective schools.  The candidate should be available to work Monday through Thursday 11-7 pm and Fridays during regular business hours.

 Qualifications:

  • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker OR Licensed Professional Counselor registered with the State of Missouri.
  • Minimum of one-year experience in social services, particularly with one-on-one case management experience or counseling experience in or out of a school setting.
  • Minimum of one-year experience in providing therapeutic services for youth and/or families.
  • Excellent organizational skills and must be detailed oriented.
  • 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.
  • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving and working independently.

 Essential Functions:

  • Provide trauma-informed screening, assessment and treatment of referred clients.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org.  In subject line, please write “Mental Health Therapist.”

Custodian

Position Description:

LifeWise STL (formerly Kingdom House) is seeking a part-time custodian who will keep facilities clean and in an orderly condition. The candidate should be available to work either the morning shift of Monday through Friday 6:30 – 11:30 am or the evening shift of Monday through Friday 5 – 10 pm.

Qualifications:

  • High standard of cleanliness.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • Well-organized.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated as the majority of communication with direct supervisor will be in the form of written notes or voicemails.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety practices and procedures, methods and materials used in cleaning and floor maintenance, and basic math skills necessary to calculate portions of cleaning supplies.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 55 pounds.
  • Ability to walk, kneel, climb, stand, stoop, crouch and reach when performing maintenance duties.
  • Ability to read and understand custodial and maintenance equipment manuals.

Essential Functions:

  • Clean floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing or vacuuming.
  • Collect and dispose of trash, including recyclables.
  • Service, clean and supply restrooms.
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Clean windows, mirrors and walls.
  • Dust furniture, machines and equipment.
  • Mix water/cleaning solutions in containers to prepare cleaning solutions to specifications.
  • Strip, seal, finish or polish floors.
  • Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours, checking windows, serving as a watch person against vandalism, turning off lights and activating the alarm before leaving the premises.
  • Pick up toys and mats and stack chairs nightly in order to clean expanse of floor.
  • Move shelves, tables, diaper tables, recliner, chairs, cots, cribs, etc. for a detailed wall-to-wall cleaning once per month as scheduled by supervisor.
  • Keep tools, cleaning supplies, workstation and storage area maintained, organized and clean.
  • Requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • Misc. tasks such as: break down cardboard boxes; clean drinking fountains; clean garbage cans; replace light bulbs; and help staff, clients and donors in loading and unloading vehicles.
  • Pick up donations from donors.

Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. Responsibilities, tasks and duties may differ from those outlined in this job description, and other duties, as assigned, may be required.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In subject line, please write “Custodian.”