Family Support Liaison (Bilingual)

Salary Range: $38,000 – $42,000

Position Description:

The Family Support Liaison will collocate 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.

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

Youth Program Van Driver (Part-time)

Salary:  $14 per hour

Position Description:

LifeWise StL 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 after-school program. In addition, the van driver will assist the After School Staff in providing supervision and instructional support during after-school months.

This position is scheduled approximately 25 hours a week during after school and evening hours during the academic year. During summer months, hours shadow those of a bus driver; with a morning shift, and returning for an afternoon shift.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a (visual) inspection of the vehicle to ensure it is in good repair and free of hazards.
  • Transport young scholars from school to LifeWise StL.
  • Transport K-12 scholars from LifeWise StL to their homes/drop-off destinations.
  • Abide by traffic laws at all times.
  • Participate in team meetings and trainings as needed.
  • 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.


Requirements:

  • Missouri Class E Driver’s License (12-15 passenger van) – must have by first day of employment
  • Must enjoy working with school age youth

Preferred Experience:

  • One year experience driving 12-15 passenger van
  • One year experience working with school age youth
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

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.

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

Director of Youth Development

Salary Range: $57,000-$60,000

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is seeking a full-time Master’s level social worker (or equivalent) to lead its growing Youth Development Department. The ideal candidate will have strong organization skills, the ability to manage a staff of nine, and have a passion for underserved youth. The Director will work closely with the President/CEO to set and execute the vision of the department and will manage all aspects of the program.

Essential Duties:

  • Recruit, screen, hire, supervise, and evaluate program staff
  • Collaborate with other staff members, including the Director of Finance and Accounting (program budgets), Director of Development (grant writing/reporting), and Payroll/HR to achieve the objectives of the department and organization
  • Program Monitoring to support fidelity and adherence to program standards (complete site visits/collect surveys & assessments)
  • Maintain staff files (hire forms, job descriptions, professional development hours, reviews, etc.)
  • Manage department credit cards and pre-approve all expenditures
  • Approve and submit necessary paperwork to Payroll and Director of Finance, including timesheets, invoices, purchase receipts, and new hire information
  • Monitor program budgets
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with community providers to create partnerships that are supportive of scholars and aligned with the mission and vision
  • Coordinate monthly professional development trainings for staff
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry to track outputs and outcomes as an ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) administrator
  • Keep current on evidence based practices regarding out of school time, and supporting children and youth
  • Grant writing and reporting
  • Serve as Project Director of Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), ensuring compliance with all standards and providing staff training as needed.
  • Act as the Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools
  • Coordinator/Trainer of Wyman Teen Outreach Program (TOP)
  • 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:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Public Administration or Non-Profit Management (license a plus)
  • 5+ years as a supervisor in youth development field
  • 5+ years of facilitation skills
  • 5+ years of program development skills
  • 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-starter able to recognize and implement tasks before being asked
  • Creativity – ability to think outside the box and bring ideas to life in new ways
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in proposal writing and the securing of funds through grant applications
  • Grant reporting experience
  • 5+ years of administrative experience that includes financial management responsibilities
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with managing federal and/or state funded programs
  • Experience managing program budgets over $800,000

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.

Please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to jobs@lifewisestl.org. In subject line, please write “Director of Youth Development.”

Financial Social Worker (Bilingual)

Salary Range:  $40,000-$45,000

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is seeking a full-time Bilingual Financial Social Worker (FSW) to create and maintain relationships with participants to develop and achieve goals towards economic wellness. An ideal candidate will be well-versed in understanding each participant’s holistic needs, addressing immediate basic needs, and have a basic working knowledge of goal-setting, and developing a plan that will help participants overcome economic barriers. The FSW seeks to promote a culture of asset building and financial wellness among low income communities of both native and foreign-born participants. LifeWise StL will provide training and certification for Financial Social Work.

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
  • Develop on-going relationships with participants through one-on-one coaching sessions
  • Utilize financial social work practices and financial coaching techniques and skills to support participants’ goals in: regularly saving, achieving greater income, reducing debt, increasing assets and net worth
  • Update and report accurate data for the purpose of ensuring data integrity and outcome driven programming
  • 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 (paid for by LifeWise StL)
  • 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 and Skills:

  • Bachelors in Social Work or equivalent degree required. Masters in Social Work or similar field preferred
  • One year experience in social services with one-on-one case management experience or counseling experience
  • 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
  • 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 (one evening, biweekly)
  • Previous experience with financial services and products a plus
  • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving and working independently
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required

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” in the subject line.

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.”

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.”