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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:


  • 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 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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