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Youth Program Van Driver/Co-Pilot

Posted: 06/06/2024

About LifeWise StL:
Rooted in its beginnings as Kingdom House in 1902 on St. Louis City's near south side, LifeWise StL has evolved from a settlement house into a dynamic human services agency. Our mission is to foster economic well-being for individuals and families, with a strong emphasis on literacy and education. Through high-impact, relationship-based programming, we address systemic barriers to success.
 
Position Description:
Join our team as a Van Driver/Co-Pilot, where you'll play a crucial role in our school-age youth programs. This position extends beyond the responsibilities of driving; it's about becoming a positive influence in the lives of the children we serve. You'll ensure their safety during transport and significantly enhance their program experience through your interactions and care.
 
Position Overview:

  • Type: Part-Time
  • Schedule: 25 hours/week during after-school and evening hours (academic year), with split shifts similar to a bus driver during summer months.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct daily inspections of the vehicle to ensure safety and operational readiness.
  • Safely transport young scholars to and from LifeWise StL, their schools, homes, and summer program sites.
  • Uphold all traffic laws and maintain a record of safe driving.
  • Engage with our youth, providing support and supervision in collaboration with the After School Staff.
  • Actively participate in team meetings and professional development opportunities.
  • Embrace the collaborative spirit of LifeWise StL, working alongside staff, volunteers, and community partners to enhance our holistic, client-focused services.
 
Requirements:
  • A passion for working with school-age youth and a commitment to positive youth development.
  • Openness to feedback and a consistent approach to your work.
  • A Missouri Class E Driver’s License for 12-15 passenger vans is preferred but not mandatory.
 
Preferred Experience:
  • At least one year of experience in a similar driving role.
  • Previous experience or a strong desire to work with school-age children.
  • Bilingual abilities (English/Spanish) are highly valued and can greatly enhance our connection with diverse communities.

Rate of Pay: $14/hour

Hours:  Summer hours: 6:30-9:00 and 2:30-5:00; School-year hours: Monday–Friday; 1:00pm–8:30pm

How to Apply:
 
Please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@lifewisestl.org, with "Van Driver" in the subject line.
 
LifeWise StL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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