Assistant Teacher – Family Center (part-time)

Position Description:
The Assistant Teacher will help children develop daily living skills and language skills and provide learning opportunities through educationally geared curriculum and play. The Family Center is an integral component of adult education classes and workshops. Infants and children are cared for in the Family Center by childcare staff members while their parents attend classes in the building. 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. This is a part-time position, 20-30 hours per week.

Responsibilities:
• Child Care: Provide a safe, respectful, fun, learning environment for children in care.
• Family Center operations: carry out daily classroom schedule, follow opening and closing procedures, and assist in daily cleaning and sanitizing procedures, diet plans, and bathroom training/diapering.
• Parent Communication: Communicate Family Center policies, on-going communication about children’s behaviors.
• Department Support: Provide ongoing support to Family Development Services as needed.
• Other Responsibilities: Participate as a member of the Family Development department and assist in the achievement of program and organizational goals. Follow all policies at LifeWise STL as stated in the Personnel Policy and Child Care Handbook. Perform other duties, as assigned.
• 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:
• 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

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In the subject line, please write “Assistant Teacher – Family Center.”

Senior Programming Administrative Assistant

Position Description:

Senior Programming is a growing segment of LifeWise STL currently consisting of the Senior Companion Program (SCP), the Senior Resiliency Fund (SRF) and Intergenerational Programming with scholars from our Academy program. The Senior Programming Administrative Assistant works closely with the Senior Programming Director and the Senior Programming Coordinator to assist with all programming that specifically serves older adults in the community.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree minimum, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of basic filing systems, computer systems, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Mastery of business English, spelling and vocabulary
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Passion for working with older adults
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative environment
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality laws and handle sensitive information
  • Experience working with underserved and diverse populations
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and occasional non-traditional hours
  • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving and working independently
  • Patient and compassionate

Typical Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Data entry on multiple web and server-based platforms (Aging IS, ETO, Leapingware, etc.)
  • Payroll for volunteers
  • Schedule transportation
  • Type routine correspondence
  • Assist volunteers/participants with application forms
  • Communicate with partner agency representatives, represent programs at community events
  • Limited field travel to collect client information
  • Client monitoring via phone interview
  • Coordinating events and speakers for training
  • Work with program staff on assessments and research new program models
  • Reception duties
  • Other job duties as assigned by supervisor
  • 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.

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. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees are employed on an “at will” basis and may be terminated at any time for any reason or no reason.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In subject line, please write “Senior Programming Administrative Assistant.”