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Receptionist & Family Center Assistant Teacher

Posted: 06/06/2024

About LifeWise StL:
Rooted in our foundation as Kingdom House since 1902, our mission is to help individuals and families achieve economic well-being by providing high-impact, relationship-based programming and by addressing systemic barriers to their success.


Position Summary:
LifeWise StL is seeking a dynamic and engaging individual to serve primarily as a Receptionist while also supporting our Family Center as an Assistant Teacher. This dual-role position requires a candidate who is adept at managing front desk responsibilities, providing a warm and efficient welcome to community members, and nurturing young minds in an educational setting. The ideal candidate will bring a blend of administrative proficiency, educational support skills, and a passion for our mission to empower families and individuals.


Position Schedule:

  • Reception hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, with occasional requirements extending from 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Family Center hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 am – 1:15 pm; Monday through Thursday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Key Responsibilities:

Receptionist:

  • Front Desk Management: Warmly greet participants, visitors, and staff, manage secure access, and maintain a professional and organized reception area.
  • Communication: Efficiently answer and direct calls, take messages, and ensure clear communication channels within the organization.
  • Administrative Support: Maintain participant sign-in logs and manage donation receipts.
  • Supply Management: Monitor office supply levels and inform the Finance Associate when replenishments are needed.

Family Center Assistant Teacher:

  • Child Care: Support a nurturing, safe, and educational environment for children.
  • Family Center Operations: Assist with daily classroom routines, manage opening/closing procedures, and ensure cleanliness and safety standards are met.
  • Parent Communication: Engage with parents to share policies and updates on their children's progress and behavior.
  • Department Support: Provide assistance to Supportive Services as needed.
General Duties:
  • Embrace the collaborative spirit of LifeWise StL, working alongside staff, volunteers, and community partners to enhance our holistic, participant-focused services.
  • Adhere to LifeWise StL's policies as outlined in the Personnel Policy and Child Care Handbook.
Required Experience and Skills:
  • At least one year of general office experience.
  • At least one year of childcare experience.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; CDA, AA, or related educational background preferred.
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to maintain positive relationships with children, adults, and team members.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including G Suite, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Must complete a Family Care Safety Registry criminal background check and adhere to business casual attire standards.

Salary Range: $15-$16 per hour

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org with “Receptionist” in the subject line.


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

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