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Every staff member at the J has the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

Thank you for your interest in joining the J team! The J is currently accepting applications for the positions listed below. If you wish to be considered for one of our openings, please specify the position for which you are applying and submit your resume, cover letter and application.

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Current Open Positions

Full time

Member Services Coordinator Fitness Closer - Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Member Services Coordinator to join our team. Our Member Services Coordinators work at our various customer desks: Front, Fitness, Arts and Education, and Pool (seasonally). These positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. This full-time position is eligible for our employee benefits package which includes medical and dental insurance, life, long term disability and ad&d insurances, pension, 403b, membership, paid vacation, sick, and holiday time, and more.

Available Position Is:
Creve Coeur (Fitness Closer) (40 hours per week)
Monday- Thursday 1:30pm to 10pm
Friday 11:30am to 8pm

SUMMARY

Provide exemplary customer service for all internal and external agency constituents by assisting visitors/ members of the J as well as provide for the safety and well-being of patrons throughout the facilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Say, “Hi” to all incoming members and guests and greet them with enthusiasm. Efficiently check members in, provide them with guidance as required, and direct guests to the Sales Team.
  • Sell and process memberships when required. Proactively engage guests to convert to members. Facilitate campus tours, ensure applications are properly completed, verify status, and take pictures for membership cards. Serve as liaison between members and program areas.
  • Answer multi-line telephone system: answer a variety of questions regarding programs and classes offered, center operations, etc. Must develop in-depth knowledge of agency offerings and core activities.
  • Accept reservations/registrations for classes, services (massage), programs, and courts. Add registrants to appropriate rosters and process payments as necessary.
  • Ensure that workspace and equipment are cleaned on a regular basis. Use proper materials and safety apparatus, as needed, to successfully complete said task.
  • Report any and all deficiencies and/or issues to the appropriate supervisor utilizing prescribed communication tools and method. Learn and follow all J procedures regarding accidents, emergencies, and incidents.
  • Respond to member and guest queries about programs, services, and various pieces of equipment and their utilization and operation.
  • Return all equipment to its designed space at regular intervals during shift, including weights, balls, mats, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Current CPR Certification for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED. Must be maintained to hold position; training will be provided if do not already hold certification.
  • Prior customer service and sales experience desired.
  • Prior experience working or as a consumer in the fitness industry and interacting with people of all physical abilities is preferred.
  • Must be able to multi task and prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer orientation.
  • Ability to perform as a strong team player in a high performance team.
  • Proficient and able to operate general office equipment, including: computer, copier, picture ID camera, fax, printer and switchboard telephone. Demonstrated skill and ability to use Microsoft Office and to learn other organizational software programs.
  • Independently apply and carry out policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Must have the flexibility of schedule to work mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to sit at a desk, walk throughout our facility, stoop/bend, reach, talk, hear, and lift and or move up to 50 pounds. The Pool Desk requires working outside during the summer in a shaded space with only fans for cooling.
  • Commitment to agency mission.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, J application and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available for printing on the employment section of the J’s website. Note that it is not an online form. Please be sure to indicate in the subject line of your email the title of the position you are applying for, “Member Services Coordinator FT Creve Coeur Fitness Closer” and which position/location you are interested in.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Day Camp Operations Coordinator - Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full time Day Camp Operations Coordinator to join our team. Our Day Camps operate at our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations for children ages 3-15 providing both traditional camp as well as specialty camp experience.  This position is primarily located at our Chesterfield location with occasional meetings taking place at our Creve Coeur site.

Full time employees at the J enjoy a benefits package which includes:

J membership and program discounts
Medical & dental insurance
Health savings account
Dependent care flexible spending account
Paid vacation, sick, & holiday time
Life insurance
Long term disability insurance
Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
Voluntary insurance options
Pension and 403b

Summary:
Position manages the office operations of camp with specific focus on registration while assisting in marketing, recruitment, and staff hiring & orientation. Focus on overall success of day camp experience, excellence of customer service and continuous improvement of our procedures.

Responsibilities:
Registration

  • Oversee all aspects of registration process and provide on-going assistance to camp families
  • Partner with IT and Accounting department to create and maintain a user-friendly registration process, including application, forms, and payment plans
  • Scan/label all forms for accurate digital filing system. Ensure all camper records are filed and stored at end of each summer.
  • Review and update, as needed, applications and forms annually, consult with HR to ensure all legalities are meet. Ensure the all Camp forms meet American Camp Association standards
  • Ensure all campers have turned in all forms prior to the start of their camp season
  • Ensure that all day camp participants are registered in CSI and billing is set-up
  • Communicate with families about payments and collect all fees from camp families
  • Consult with Community Relations Director with regards to scholarships

Marketing and Recruitment

  • Work with Camp Director to plan and execute a Day Camp marketing strategy
  • Partner with the Marketing Department to produce the camp brochure, advertisements, digital material, press releases, and promotional material
  • Partner with Marketing Department to update camp web page and social media pages throughout the year
  • Review and update Parent manual and all parent packet materials annually
  • Compile and write weekly Camper newsletter; coordinate eBlasts and printing with Marketing.
  • Work with Camp Director team to send out weekly welcome letters
  • Recruit campers through participation in-person meetings, camp fairs, parlor meetings, etc.
  • Make both pro-active and follow-up calls to camp families providing excellent outreach and custom service

Staff

  • Work with HR to review and update day Camp application materials annually
  • Ensure that all seasonal staff are enrolled on time clocks
  • Work with directors to plan and run staff orientation and training including preparation of training materials.

Summer Responsibilities

  • Continue with registration duties.
  • Work with Kitchen J on Plus Lunch program: compile weekly rosters and counts and communicate changes.
  • Coordinate with Camp Directors to create weekly rosters and maintain daily attendance records.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • College degree preferred
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point) as well as a track record of successfully learning new software applications. Prior knowledge of CSI is a plus!
  • Camp Experience preferred
  • Prior Sales experience preferred
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and accuracy are necessary.
  • Prior customer service experience with demonstrated excellence is required.
  • Must be able to independently apply and carry out policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on deadline.
  • Ability to follow through on assigned tasks with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization, with ability to communicate with potential campers and their families.
  • Ability to assist campers in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury
  • While the majority of this position takes place in an office setting, summer camp season takes place both indoors and outdoors. Candidate should expect on occasion to be outdoors in summer sun, heat and humidity in support of camp when it is in session.
  • Commitment to agency mission.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Day Camp Operations Coordinator”. The J’s employment application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Early Childhood Teacher & Assessment Facilitator- Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Early Childhood Teacher and Assessment Facilitator to join our team. This position is based primarily at our Chesterfield location and is eligible for our full-time employee benefit package.

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum framework and focus on character-development, value-driven programming for our students.  We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Work with Site Director to coordinate and deliver age-appropriate assessments and screenings for children enrolled in the center
  • Communicate assessment results with classroom teachers and parents in a timely and professional manner
  • Ensure required consents are completed and records are maintained for all children participating in assessments
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and JCC guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualification:

  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework
  • Training and experience using Conscious Discipline

Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field, minimum of nine (9) credit hours in Early Childhood Education is required.
  • Prior experience working with DIAL 4 or ASQ-E assessments is required
  • Prior experience working with children in an educational environment is required
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, J application and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available for printing on the employment section of the J’s website. Note that it is not an online form. Please be sure to indicate in the subject line of your email the title of the position you are applying for, “Early Childhood Teacher and Assessment Facilitator.”

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Member Services Coordinator FT Split- Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Member Services Coordinator to join our team. Our Member Services Coordinators work at our various customer desks: Front, Fitness, Arts and Education, and Pool (seasonally). These positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. This full-time position is eligible for our employee benefits package which includes medical and dental insurance, life, long-term disability and ad&d insurances, pension, 403b, membership, paid vacation, sick, and holiday time, and more.

Available Position Is:
Creve Coeur (Split) (40 hours per week)
Sunday: 6:45am-3:15pm
Monday: 5am-1:30pm
Tuesday- Thursday: 8:30am-5pm

SUMMARY

Provide exemplary customer service for all internal and external agency constituents by assisting visitors/ members of the J as well as provide for the safety and well-being of patrons throughout the facilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Say, “Hi” to all incoming members and guests and greet them with enthusiasm. Efficiently check members in, provide them with guidance as required, and direct guests to the Sales Team.
  • Sell and process memberships when required. Proactively engage guests to convert to members. Facilitate campus tours, ensure applications are properly completed, verify status, and take pictures for membership cards. Serve as liaison between members and program areas.
  • Answer multi-line telephone system: answer a variety of questions regarding programs and classes offered, center operations, etc. Must develop in-depth knowledge of agency offerings and core activities.
  • Accept reservations/registrations for classes, services (massage), programs, and courts. Add registrants to appropriate rosters and process payments as necessary.
  • Ensure that workspace and equipment are cleaned on a regular basis. Use proper materials and safety apparatus, as needed, to successfully complete said task.
  • Report any and all deficiencies and/or issues to the appropriate supervisor utilizing prescribed communication tools and method. Learn and follow all J procedures regarding accidents, emergencies, and incidents.
  • Respond to member and guest queries about programs, services, and various pieces of equipment and their utilization and operation.
  • Return all equipment to its designed space at regular intervals during shift, including weights, balls, mats, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Current CPR Certification for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED. Must be maintained to hold position; training will be provided if do not already hold certification.
  • Prior customer service and sales experience desired.
  • Prior experience working or as a consumer in the fitness industry and interacting with people of all physical abilities is preferred.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer orientation.
  • Ability to perform as a strong team player in a high-performance team.
  • Proficient and able to operate general office equipment, including computer, copier, picture ID camera, fax, printer and switchboard telephone. Demonstrated skill and ability to use Microsoft Office and to learn other organizational software programs.
  • Independently apply and carry out policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Must have the flexibility of schedule to work mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to sit at a desk, walk throughout our facility, stoop/bend, reach, talk, hear, and lift and or move up to 50 pounds. The Pool Desk requires working outside during the summer in a shaded space with only fans for cooling.
  • Commitment to agency mission.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, J application and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available for printing on the employment section of the J’s website. Note that it is not an online form. Please be sure to indicate in the subject line of your email the title of the position you are applying for, “Member Services Coordinator FT Creve Coeur Split” and which position/location you are interested in.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Member Services Coordinator FT Closer - Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Member Services Coordinator to join our team. Our Member Services Coordinators work at our various customer desks: Front, Fitness, Arts and Education, and Pool (seasonally). These positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. This full-time position is eligible for our employee benefits package which includes medical and dental insurance, life, long-term disability and ad&d insurances, pension, 403b, membership, paid vacation, sick, and holiday time, and more.

Available Position Is:
Creve Coeur -Closer (40 hours per week)
Monday- Thursday 1:30-10pm
Friday 11:30am-8pm

SUMMARY

Provide exemplary customer service for all internal and external agency constituents by assisting visitors/ members of the J as well as provide for the safety and well-being of patrons throughout the facilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Say, “Hi” to all incoming members and guests and greet them with enthusiasm. Efficiently check members in, provide them with guidance as required, and direct guests to the Sales Team.
  • Sell and process memberships when required. Proactively engage guests to convert to members. Facilitate campus tours, ensure applications are properly completed, verify status, and take pictures for membership cards. Serve as liaison between members and program areas.
  • Answer multi-line telephone system: answer a variety of questions regarding programs and classes offered, center operations, etc. Must develop in-depth knowledge of agency offerings and core activities.
  • Accept reservations/registrations for classes, services (massage), programs, and courts. Add registrants to appropriate rosters and process payments as necessary.
  • Ensure that workspace and equipment are cleaned on a regular basis. Use proper materials and safety apparatus, as needed, to successfully complete said task.
  • Report any and all deficiencies and/or issues to the appropriate supervisor utilizing prescribed communication tools and method. Learn and follow all J procedures regarding accidents, emergencies, and incidents.
  • Respond to member and guest queries about programs, services, and various pieces of equipment and their utilization and operation.
  • Return all equipment to its designed space at regular intervals during shift, including weights, balls, mats, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Current CPR Certification for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED. Must be maintained to hold position; training will be provided if do not already hold certification.
  • Prior customer service and sales experience desired.
  • Prior experience working or as a consumer in the fitness industry and interacting with people of all physical abilities is preferred.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer orientation.
  • Ability to perform as a strong team player in a high-performance team.
  • Proficient and able to operate general office equipment, including computer, copier, picture ID camera, fax, printer and switchboard telephone. Demonstrated skill and ability to use Microsoft Office and to learn other organizational software programs.
  • Independently apply and carry out policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Must have the flexibility of schedule to work mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to sit at a desk, walk throughout our facility, stoop/bend, reach, talk, hear, and lift and or move up to 50 pounds. The Pool Desk requires working outside during the summer in a shaded space with only fans for cooling.
  • Commitment to agency mission.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, J application and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available for printing on the employment section of the J’s website. Note that it is not an online form. Please be sure to indicate in the subject line of your email the title of the position you are applying for, “Member Services Coordinator FT Creve Coeur Closer.”

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Activity Assistant - FT Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Activity Assistant to join our Adult Day Center team. This position will be expected to work across both program tracks run by the Adult Day Center. Our licensed Adult Day Center is located at our Creve Coeur facility and is open Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm. Applicants are expected to be available to work during our hours of operation.

Summary:

The Activity Assistant position is responsible for providing personalized services for individuals with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and other cognitive impairments as well as individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The Adult Day Center at the J offers two specialized program tracks, Connections and IN. Both programs are geared to help our participants build upon and maintain their current knowledge, discover new abilities and cultivate socialization skills all while working to achieve their own personal goals. The Activity Assistant position will be given opportunities to support both our younger adult and older adult populations as the need arises for either program.  Activities vary from day-to-day and take place both on and offsite in the community.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support individuals with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments as they participate in group activities which includes swimming, exercise, volunteering, interaction with animals, art, music, gardening, cooking, etc. Note, will be expected to get into the pool or participate in fitness classes to directly assist participants during the activity.
  • Assist in researching, developing and implementing activities focused to benefit participants cognitively, socially, recreationally, physically, and will assist with independent skills development, both for large and small groups of participants
  • Complete all daily documentation and data collection to record observations on assigned participants to maintain compliance with licensure and contracts: i.e. Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Facilitate individual accommodations necessary to assist individuals to fully participate in activities.
  • Facilitate physical location transitions or sensory breaks between activities (on and offsite) as needed
  • Appropriately intervene in all crisis situations related to behavior or health as needed
  • Work cooperatively with the Adult Day Center multi-disciplinary team to enhance offered programs
  • Observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Monitor accuracy of participant name tags daily and weekly maintenance of the Wander Guards
  • Assist participants in mobility, personal care and with serving and cleaning up food during meal times
  • Assist participants with activities of daily living including toileting
  • Care for the physical and emotional well being of every Adult Day Center participant at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving.
  • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Greet family members as they arrive to drop off/pick up participants
  • Provide quality customer service at all times, and represent the JCC and Adult Day Center in a positive and professional manner
  • Attend staff meetings, training sessions and assist with agency events and programs as requested
  • Provide backup coverage to Adult Day Center programs as needed
  • Adhere to Social Work Code of Ethics, HIPAA and confidentiality guidelines at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required; related Associates or Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 1+ year(s) of experience working with individuals with Alzheimer’s/dementia and developmental/intellectual disabilities required
  • Working knowledge of medical conditions and diagnoses common among elderly and disabled populations is a plus
  • Prior experience with providing personal care assistance (i.e. toileting, physical transfers, etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with development and implementation of individualized and person-centered goals, preferred
  • Must have prior experience with planning and leading activities to the population served.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Visual and auditory acuity with excellent communication skills to understand and interpret written and oral materials and instructions is required
  • Must have advanced computer skills (Database systems and Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Demonstrated ability to learn new computer applications is a must
  • Must have a teamwork mentality and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to assist with the restroom needs of participants
  • Physical ability to lift 40 pounds, transfer participants (on occasion up to 250 pounds) and assist participants with mobility
  • Must have the visual acuity to monitor participants and focus near and far

Per our licensure, Adult Day Center employees are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Safety Registry. Active registration must be maintained for continued employment at our center. American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification, TB testing, and Hepatitis A vaccine are required in this role per licensure. The J provides training/re-certification, testing, and vaccine if employee does not already have.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Activity Assistant- Full Time.” Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Early Childhood Teacher - FT Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Full-Time Teachers to join our Early Childhood Program at our Chesterfield location. These positions are full-time and include our employee benefits package (medical, dental, pension, 403b, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, etc.).

Available positions:

Chesterfield

Position 1: 40 hours per week; M-W 8am to 4pm and Th-F 9am to 5pm

Position 2: 40 hours per week; M-W 10am to 6pm and Th-F 9:30am to 5:30pm

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Setup, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and J guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • Minimum of 9 credit hours of Early Childhood Education coursework is required.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position title, “Early Childhood Teacher-FT Chesterfield” and the position/schedule you are applying for. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Early Childhood Teacher - FT Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Full-Time Teachers to join our Early Childhood Program at our Creve Coeur location. These positions are full-time and include our employee benefits package (medical, dental, pension, 403b, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, etc.

Available positions:

Creve Coeur

Five 8 hour days Monday- Friday; start and end times will be between 7am to 6pm.
Four 10 hour days Monday-Friday; start and end times will be between 7am to 6pm with day off to be determined.

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and JCC guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • Minimum of 9 credit hours of Early Childhood Education coursework is required.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multitask in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position title, “Early Childhood Teacher-FT Creve Coeur” and the schedule you are applying for. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Part time

Theatre Unlimited Production Assistant - Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has part-time, seasonal openings for Production Assistants for this year’s production in May. This seasonal position works with Theatre Unlimited, one of St Louis’ oldest theatre companies for adults with disabilities. A new show is produced each year providing an inclusive and fun experience for all who wish to participate.

Rehearsals begin in January, lasting until May as follows but are subject to change: Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8pm, and Sunday afternoons, 2:00 to 4pm.
Participant auditions are January 20, 2 to 4pm, and January 23, 6-8pm.
Technical rehearsals are Sunday, May 12, 2 to 4pm, Monday, May 13, 6 to 8pm, and Tuesday, May 14 6 to 8pm
Performances are on May 15 and 16 at 7pm, and Sunday, May 19 at 2pm

Summary

Production Assistants provide support to adults with developmental disabilities as they participate in Theatre Unlimited at the JCC.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to adults with developmental disabilities as they participate in Theatre Unlimited which can include identifying and making accommodations to activities to allow for full participation, facilitation of transitions or sensory breaks, assistance with personal care needs, appropriate management of crisis situations related to behavior or health, etc.
  • Work cooperatively with the Director and Music Director of Theatre Unlimited
  • Complete progress notes thoroughly on designated participants goals throughout the entire program(including show dates)
  • Ensure each participant signs in and out of each practice and assist with follow up with those who are absent
  • Attend all technical rehearsals and show dates, as well as trainings and meetings as required.
  • Together with the Director ensure all materials are gathered and put away after rehearsals and performances. Ensure any materials that must be returned are accounted for.
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all JCC rules, regulations, and standards
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required; Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Current college student or graduate in a related field preferred
  • Experience working closely with adults with developmental disabilities
  • Understanding of unique needs of adults with developmental disabilities
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in the program
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to varying skill levels
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist adults in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness, or injury
  • Should possess good character, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control in a dynamic environment
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is required and must be maintained. Training will be provided if necessary.
  • Must be registered with and in good standing with the Family Care and Safety Registry

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email, “Production Assistant, Theatre Unlimited”. The J’s application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Sunday Friendship Program Assistant - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center is looking for part time Program Assistants to join our Inclusion team to support our Sunday Friendship Group. These part time positions work two Sundays per month during the course of the program and occasional other times for staff meetings or trainings. Program meets at our Creve Coeur location and takes trips out into the community as well.

Sunday Friendship Group provides an opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to come together either at the Jewish Community Center or at an off campus location to socialize and make new friends two Sundays each month.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Inclusion Specialist to plan and arrange two events each month. This should be done with enough advance notice for marketing to take place.
  • Responsible for any necessary preparations such as purchasing food, games, or activity supplies.
  • Communicate with Inclusion Specialist regarding transportation, volunteer, and reservation needs.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to set up or prepare for participant arrival.
  • Check in participants and collect payment if necessary.
  • Discuss expectations with participants prior to the start of the event.
  • Communicate expectations with volunteers prior to the start of the event.
  • Supervise participants and provide support according to their needs.
  • Oversee and coordinate volunteer staff in their responsibilities during the event.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians/participants and proactively address their concerns. Keep Inclusion Specialist informed of any concerns, how the programs proceed, and about any communications which are to be sent out.
  • Know and understand all safety procedures of the J. Be able to lead the participants in the event of an emergency.
  • Attend all training and meetings as required.
  • Write and maintain progress notes pertaining to each participant’s goals
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required. Minimum of 18 years of age is required.
  • College degree in a related field or current college student is preferred.
  • Prior experience working with adults who have developmental disabilities is required.
  • Patience and ability to deal with multiple priorities at one time.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification is a requirement of the position. Training will be provided as necessary.

Registration in good standing on the MO Family Care and Safety Registry is required for these positions.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Program Assistant-Sunday Friendship”. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Music Director, Theatre Unlimited - Creve Coeur

The St. Louis Jewish Community center has a part-time, seasonal opening for a Music Director, Theatre Unlimited for this year’s production in May. This seasonal position works with Theatre Unlimited, one of St Louis’ oldest theatre companies for adults with disabilities. A new show is produced each year providing an inclusive and fun experience for all who wish to participate.

Rehearsals begin in January, lasting until May as follows but are subject to change: Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8pm, and Sunday afternoons, 2 to 4pm.
Participant auditions are January 20 2 to 4pm, and January 23, 6-8pm.
Technical rehearsals are Sunday, May 12, 2 to 4pm, Monday, May 13, 6 to 8pm, and Tuesday, May 14 6 to 8pm
Performances are on May 15 and 16 at 7pm, and Sunday, May 19 at 2pm

Responsibilities:

  • Together with the director, assign vocal parts to cast members
  • Plan and conduct music rehearsals and music related elements of production in a fun but safe manner.
  • Provide piano accompaniment during rehearsals and performances.
  • Provide individual assistance to cast members in learning their parts.
  • Find or develop a rehearsal cd.
  • Along with Director, ensure all materials are gathered and put away after rehearsals and performances. Ensure any materials that must be returned are accounted for.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians/participants and proactively address their concerns. Keep Inclusion Supervisor informed of any concerns, how the show is proceeding, and about any communications which are to be sent out.
  • Know and understand all safety procedures of the J. Be able to lead the participants in the event of an emergency.
  • Attend all training and meetings as required. Attend all rehearsals and performances.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • College degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in piano in order to provide accompaniment during rehearsals and performances.
  • Prior experience working with adults who have developmental disabilities is required.
  • One or more years of previous theatre experience is required. Prior experience as a school music teacher is strongly desired.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Patience and ability to deal with multiple priorities at one time.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point)
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification is a requirement of the position. Training will be provided as necessary.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to careers@jccstl.org. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Music Director, Theatre Unlimited”. The J’s employment application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Assistant Technical Director for New Jewish Theatre - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center’s New Jewish Theatre has an opening for a part time (as needed) Assistant Technical Director to join our Cultural Arts team. We prefer for someone to be available to start in mid-August though this is negotiable. We are looking for candidates who can work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The position is estimated to be approximately 20 hours per week during New Jewish Theatre’s production schedule.

Purpose: To assist NJT’s Technical Director with all of the technical aspects of NJT productions in its Black Box Theatre.  Responsibilities for this part-time, project-based position will include technical work for the New Jewish Theatre for the season of five productions between September and June with summer responsibilities as needed. As necessary, position will provide similar services to the NJT’s Youth Theatre and the JCC’s Theatre Unlimited productions.

Essential Functions:

For New Jewish Theatre

  • Assist with all set construction under the direction of the Technical Director. Provide guidance to Construction Technicians as necessary.
  • Work with scenic and lighting designers to facilitate set construction and light hang.
  • Ensure all sets are built according to design, building, and safety guidelines.
  • Together with the Technical Director, plan and execute the load in of stage sets ensuring that the set is properly secured and in place.
  • During show strike, dismantle the sets as required keeping inventory and storing those components which can be reused.
  • Provide assistance as needed with lighting hang and focus as well as with the set up of sound equipment for productions.
  • Assist with set up of light and sound boards for tech rehearsals and productions as required.
  • Ensure light and sound equipment is properly dismantled and put away in appropriate storage as necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor

For Youth Theatre and Theatre Unlimited

  • Supervise and assist with set construction in consultation with Youth Theatre Coordinator/Inclusion Coordinator and their production team.
  • Assist with lighting and sound installation for performances.
  • Running lights and sound for productions.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Related professional technical theatre experience preferred.
  • Advanced carpentry skills and knowledge of construction methods are required.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre practices and safe shop practices are required.
  • Knowledge of and capability to utilize power tools (saws, drills, compressor, etc.) is required.
  • Familiarity with current audio and lighting technology is required.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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J Café Counter Attendant - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has openings for part time Counter Attendants to join our team to work in our J Café and Concession at our Creve Coeur location. Our J Café and Concession are open seven days per week with midday and early evening shifts available at this time. These part time positions require flexibility in schedule and will average from 10-25 hours per week depending on candidate availability and business needs.

Summary: Responsibility ranges from cleaning to taking orders, to making food items, to serving the food.  The Counter Attendant generally performs an array of duties in a restaurant environment.

Responsibilities

  • Prior to opening, make sure all the ingredients and raw materials are in stock and prepped. Ensure tables and chairs are clean and properly set out as well as make sure the work area is clean.
  • Count and total cash drawer at beginning and end of shift. Turn in totals to supervisor.
  • Take food and beverage orders from the customers. Record and process the orders in our computerized system (CSI), present bill to customer, collect payment and deposit cash.
  • Prepare and serve food and beverages according to customer orders.
  • Ensure napkins, cutlery, straws etc. are made available at each table or upon customers demand.
  • Pick up debris from around the tables, floors, counters, and serving areas.
  • Clean dishes, tables, counters and floor space throughout shift as necessary. Ensure entire restaurant/kitchen area is cleaned before leaving.
  • Take a stock of all the items once the restaurant is closed to customers and report to supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Work Conditions

Will work in Café (indoors) and Concession (air-conditioned with window to customers outside) which serves outdoor pool area.

Qualifications:           

  • High School Diploma/GED is required.
  • A current ServSafe Sanitation Certificate, preferred.
  • Prior experience and demonstrated ability to ensure high-quality food production and presentation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the general use and care of kitchen equipment, including but not limited to grill machines, deep fryer, soda fountain, coffee machines, etc. is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and decision making skills are required. Must be able to deliver orders without long lead times.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing in English while listening effectively to correctly take orders.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a calm and composed nature to address customer needs and be able to work with difficult customers are necessary.
  • Good housekeeping skills.
  • Basic mathematical skills to accurately process bills and order payments.
  • Must be able to effectively liaise with co-workers, customers, chefs, and managers.
  • Must have basic Microsoft Office Suite knowledge (Word, Excel, Outlook) and demonstrated ability to learn and use inventory and billing/cash register software. We use CSI for this and will train in use of it.
  • Must have the ability to stand for prolonged periods; to lift, bend, stretch, reach, stoop, push, pull and frequently lift up to 35 pounds; and to walk to other areas on campus. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to perform the job is required.

Current Hepatitis A vaccination is required per state regulations (provided if necessary).

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for and your availability in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Sports and Recreation Program Assistant - Creve Coeur & Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Sports and Recreation Program Assistants to join our Sports, Recreation and Aquatics team. These part-time positions are available at both of our locations (Creve Coeur and Chesterfield) depending on time of year and the corresponding sports programs and leagues on our schedule. Work schedule is typically weekday evenings and daytime on the weekends. On occasion, special events may be held at additional locations.

Summary:
The Sports Recreation & Aquatics Department (SRA) promotes wellness as the primary goal by offering programming that supports the physical, social and emotional well being of our participants.  Success is achieved through community outreach, quality programming, upholding Jewish values, professional staffing and fiscal responsibility. Adult & Youth Sports are a core component to the SRA Department with sports including basketball, floor hockey, baseball/softball, soccer, flag football, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and special events such as the Senior Olympics, sports camps, Triathlons, Maccabi/Jr. Maccabi and Labor Day Run.

The Sports and Recreation Program Assistant will be responsible for working with SRA staff and volunteers in order to successfully implement these programs.

Duties include:

  • Under the guidance of the program supervisor assist with skill instruction, coaching, creation and running of drills, practice sessions, etc. for assigned programs.
  • Assist with officiating as needed, including the calling of fouls, rule violations, communicating with coaches and players while maintaining a professional demeanor. Help the players to learn the game by providing explanations of calls.
  • Accurately record the score of the game and required statistics for the sport.
  • Under the guidance of the program supervisor assist with the set up of the facility, indoors or outdoors, for programming. This could include fields, courts, special events, etc.
  • Provide quality customer service at all times while at the same time building relationships with participants to ensure they have a quality experience and promote program participation.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving escalating to supervisor as necessary.
  • Attend all staff meetings, clinics, and training sessions as requested.
  • Maintain good attendance and be punctual to programs, events, games and meetings.
  • Adhere to JCC and departmental policies as set forth by supervisor
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Prior experience as a player, coach, referee, or scorekeeper in the sport for which you are applying is desired and preferred.
  • Prior knowledge of rules of play for sports we offer is desired. Must be willing and able to learn unfamiliar sports.
  • Must be able to count and calculate statistics related to the games.
  • Desire and ability to work with children (for youth programs). Prior experience working with children preferred.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills and be able to relate across multiple groups—children, adults, parents, co-workers and supervisors.
  • Must have the ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Must be able to assist in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability to changing situations are required.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control are required.
  • Must have the auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to move equipment around the playing field/court as needed.
  • Must be physically capable to perform manual labor, work both indoors and outdoors, and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

To apply for this position please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Sports and Recreation Program Assistant”. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website where you will also find instructions on where to send it to. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Kidzone Assistant Coordinator - Creve Coeur & Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center is seeking a part-time Kidzone Assistant Coordinator to join our team. This position is part-time at approximately 20 hours per week with a schedule that includes weekend hours. Kidzone is open 8am-12pm (weekdays), 8am-12:30pm (weekends), 4-8pm (weekdays) and occasional Saturday evenings. Position will work at both of our locations, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield.

Summary:  Kidzone and Game Zone provide baby/child sitting to our members while they work out. Role assists the KidZone/Game Zone Coordinator in providing appropriate supervision of programming at our Marilyn Fox facility in Chesterfield, MO and at our Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur, MO.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate community birthday parties for both Kidzone and Family Center spaces.
  • Provide appropriate supervision of KidZone/Game Zone programming and staff when manager on duty, ensuring a safe, clean, interactive environment where children and youth can play, grow, and explore is provided.
  • Cover shifts, as needed, in KidZone and Game Zone.
  • Maintain accurate attendance numbers and monthly reporting.
  • Ensure staff follows all procedures and policies of Kidzone.
  • Maintain and foster relationships with parents and children.
  • Assist in promoting agency programs and services.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and emergency policies. Be able to lead the team in the event of an emergency.
  • Follow and enforce all JCC policies.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED is required
  • Degree in Early Education or comparable work experience is required
  • Must have/maintain current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification
  • Good Customer Service skills are required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary
  • Ability to multi-task and make adjustments due to various daily needs is necessary
  • Professional appearance and pleasing personality
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position, which may include lifting up to 30 pounds, bending, squatting, sitting, and reaching.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and complete J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Kidzone Assistant Coordinator.” Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Part-Time Nurse (RN or LPN)- Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Part-time Nurse (RN or LPN). This part-time position is available in our busy Adult Day Services program located at our Creve Coeur location. This position is a daytime position, working on Mondays, 7:30am to 6pm, with occasional opportunities to fill in on other weekdays as needed. No nights or weekends.

Purpose of the Job:  To perform all health monitoring and nursing services for participants of the Adult Day Center at the J.  Maintain or improve the health of participants through observation, medication administration and health monitoring throughout the day; provide emergency first aid assistance when necessary. In accordance with state licensure for Adult Day Programs, a licensed nurse is required to be present at all times during hours of operation when participants are present.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide healthcare monitoring and medication administration to the participants on a daily basis.
  • Conduct monthly weight and blood pressure checks for participants and record to file.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of medication administration/inventory, patient charting, Medicaid charting, and personal care schedule. Ensure all state and licensure requirements are met.
  • Maintain contact with families and physicians when physical changes are noted, new participant paperwork is needed, medications require refill, documentation of medication change is needed, personal care items require replenishment or a fresh change of clothes are needed.
  • Ensure daily status reports are provided to families upon pick up.
  • Provide shift summary and progress notes via email to full time Nurse each day.
  • Communicate and update daily shower, toileting, physical therapy, and medication schedules.
  • Provide health education to families and co-workers which will benefit program participants.
  • Provide toileting, shower assistance and personal care physical assistance and verbal cues as needed.
  • Provide morning and afternoon mobility and transfer assistance to participants who utilize our transport buses for arriving and departing the ADC.
  • Provide dining room coverage while the participants are eating breakfast and lunch. Ensure modification of meals to meet the specific needs and diets of each participant during breakfast, lunch and snack times.
  • Monitor and manage necessary care for all participants.
  • Assist with providing direct care and ensuring proper ratios are maintained throughout the day.
  • Review the daily transportation list to know attendance for the day and any cancellations.
  • Greet participants in the lobby each morning; provide name tags, safety guards and mobility assistance as needed.
  • Throughout the day check mailbox, voicemail/phone and respond to inquiries or forward to the appropriate person. Check the team communication log for any participant or staff updates.
  • Along with the Care Plan Team, conduct initial medical/health eligibility assessments for new participants entering the program.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings and conduct in-service trainings for direct support staff as necessary.
  • Coordinate with Buildings and Grounds department to ensure bathrooms within ADC are clean and fully stocked with supplies as needed.
  • Engage with clients and assist with activities throughout the shift as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must hold current Missouri RN (Registered Nurse) license; or, current Missouri LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) license.
  • Must have current CPR/First Aid/AED certification (training provided if expired)
  • Good interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills are required.
  • Prior experience in a geriatric setting is required.
  • Prior experience working with individuals with cognitive impairments, developmental/intellectual and/or physical disabilities is also required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • Visual and auditory acuity.
  • Physical ability to lift 50 pounds, transfer and assist participants up to 250 pounds.

Position requires registration on MO Family Care Safety Registry which must be maintained for continued employment. Annual TB testing is required per state requirements, as is a current Hepatitis A vaccination.

Position is subject to a pre-employment background check and physical (includes drug test).

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please include the title of the position, “Part Time Nurse”, for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. The J application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Maintenance II: Laundry Attendant (Sa/Su/M) - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a part-time Maintenance II: Laundry Attendant (Sat/Sun/Mon) to join our team. This position is located at our Creve Coeur facility. We are specifically looking for a female attendant to service our women’s locker rooms during these shifts.

Work schedule for this position is:

Saturday, 4 to 8pm
Sunday, 7:30am to 2pm
Monday, 9am to 3:30pm

Position Summary:

The Laundry Attendant maintains a clean and healthy environment within the JCC.  Duties include laundry, controlling stock and inventory, seeing to general cleanliness, making coffee, and more while maintaining customer service and hospitality to our members.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide outstanding customer service to our customers in all interactions.
  • Sort, fold, and wash laundry.
  • Collect and deliver laundry from/to various points within our facility including the women’s locker rooms.
  • Safely operate necessary equipment to perform job tasks (clothes washer, clothes dryer, elevator, etc.).
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization throughout work area.
  • Assist other Building and Grounds team members in maintaining a clean and organized facility.
  • Help with general cleanliness tasks as necessary, such as restocking paper towels, wiping down the counters, picking up used towels, cleaning unexpected spills, etc.
  • Perform inventory as necessary.
  • Follow and abide by all JCC rules and policies.
  • Attend JCC and departmental meetings as required.
  • Regular attendance is essential for successful performance in this role.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • Prior customer service experience is desired.
  • Prior laundry experience is preferred; however, will train.
  • General knowledge of basic cleaning chemicals and their safety is a plus.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language used in the workplace; good written and verbal communications skills are essential.
  • Must possess basic computational ability.
  • Must be able to spend majority of shift walking, twisting, bending, pushing, stooping, and pulling.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Must be able to stand and exert well paced mobility.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular and continuing basis.
  • Must be able to push and pull carts weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.

Physical Demands:

Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by building environmental systems; however, laundry staff must be able to work in extreme temperatures found in laundry rooms (+80F), possibly for one hour or more. Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter in response to this posting. Please be certain to identify the position, “Maintenance II Laundry Attendant (Sat/Sun/Mon),” for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing on the employment section of our website along with instructions on how to submit your materials. Note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Kidzone Babysitter - Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Babysitters to join our Kidzone staff at our Chesterfield location. Shifts are typically from 8am to 12pm (weekdays), 8-12:30pm (weekends), 4 to 8pm (weekdays) and occasional Saturday evenings.

Immediate openings for our Chesterfield location:

  • Part time positions available for all shifts

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome all children and parents to KidZone babysitting.
  • Provide general care for KidZone children including feeding, changing diapers, assisting with restroom usage, and providing discipline when necessary.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, interactive environment where children can play, grow, and explore.
  • Assist in implementation of specialized child care programming for various age levels.
  • Interact with all children at various levels of understanding through games, activities, and general play.
  • Answer telephone and accept reservations from parents in a courteous manner.
  • Maintain and foster relationships with parents.
  • Maintain parental instructions for each child when appropriate.
  • Fill out and organize all necessary forms and documentation.
  • Assist in promoting agency programs and services.
  • Create a comfortable, positive, and welcoming environment.
  • Follow and enforce all JCC policies.
  • Comply with safety and emergency policies.
  • Attend all meetings as requested by supervisor.
  • Arrive promptly at scheduled work time.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have/maintain current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Prior child care experience is required.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • A professional appearance and pleasing personality.
  • Must be able to perform the physical effort required to carry out daily duties, lifting children up to 30 pounds, bending, squatting, sitting on the floor, and reaching.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, desired shifts/days, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position title, “Kidzone Babysitter-Chesterfield”, in the subject line of your email. The J application is available on the Employment section of our website for printing. Note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s eVerify Program.

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Kidzone Babysitter - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Babysitters to join our Kidzone staff at our Creve Coeur location. Shifts are typically from 8am to 12pm (weekdays), 8am-12:30pm (weekends), 4 to 8pm (weekdays) and occasional Saturday evenings.

Immediate openings for our Creve Coeur location:

  • Part-time positions available for evening and weekend shifts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome all children and parents to KidZone babysitting.
  • Provide general care for KidZone children including feeding, changing diapers, assisting with restroom usage, and providing discipline when necessary.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, interactive environment where children can play, grow, and explore.
  • Assist in implementation of specialized child care programming for various age levels.
  • Interact with all children at various levels of understanding through games, activities, and general play.
  • Answer telephone and accept reservations from parents in a courteous manner.
  • Maintain and foster relationships with parents.
  • Maintain parental instructions for each child when appropriate.
  • Fill out and organize all necessary forms and documentation.
  • Assist in promoting agency programs and services.
  • Create a comfortable, positive, and welcoming environment.
  • Follow and enforce all JCC policies.
  • Comply with safety and emergency policies.
  • Attend all meetings as requested by supervisor.
  • Arrive promptly at scheduled work time.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have/maintain current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Prior child care experience is required.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • A professional appearance and pleasing personality.
  • Must be able to perform the physical effort required to carry out daily duties, lifting children up to 30 pounds, bending, squatting, sitting on the floor, and reaching.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, desired shifts/days, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org . Please indicate the position title, “Kidzone Babysitter-Creve Coeur”, in the subject line of your email. The J application is available on the Employment section of our website for printing. Note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s eVerify Program.

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Member Services Coordinator - PT Creve Coeur and Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has open positions for part-time Member Services Coordinators to join our team. Our Member Services Coordinators work at our various customer desks: Front, Fitness, and Pool (summers only). These positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. Applicants must have availability to work days, nights, weekends and holidays. A typical schedule for our Member Services Coordinators is 15-20 hours per week.

We are currently hiring for weekend and evening shifts at both locations.

SUMMARY

Provide exemplary customer service for all internal and external agency constituents by assisting visitors/ members of the J as well as provide for the safety and well-being of patrons throughout the facilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Say, “hi” to all incoming members and guests and greet them with enthusiasm. Efficiently check members in, provide them with guidance as required, and direct guests to the Sales Team.
  • Sell and process memberships when required. Proactively engage guests to convert to members. Facilitate campus tours, ensure applications are properly completed, verify status, and take pictures for membership cards. Serve as liaison between members and program areas.
  • Answer multi-line telephone system: answer a variety of questions regarding programs and classes offered, center operations, etc. Must develop in-depth knowledge of agency offerings and core activities.
  • Accept reservations/registrations for classes, services (massage), programs, and courts. Add registrants to appropriate rosters and process payments as necessary.
  • Ensure that workspace and equipment are cleaned on a regular basis. Use proper materials and safety apparatus, as needed, to successfully complete said task.
  • Report any and all deficiencies and/or issues to the appropriate supervisor utilizing prescribed communication tools and method. Learn and follow all J procedures regarding accidents, emergencies, and incidents.
  • Respond to member and guest queries about programs, services, and various pieces of equipment and their utilization and operation.
  • Return all equipment to its designed space at regular intervals during shift, including weights, balls, mats, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Current CPR Certification for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED. Must be maintained to hold position; training will be provided if do not already hold certification.
  • Prior customer service and sales experience desired.
  • Prior experience working or as a consumer in the fitness industry and interacting with people of all physical abilities is preferred.
  • Must be able to multi task and prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer orientation.
  • Ability to perform as a strong team player in a high-performance team.
  • Proficient and able to operate general office equipment, including: computer, copier, picture ID camera, fax, printer and switchboard telephone. Demonstrated skill and ability to use Microsoft Office and to learn other organizational software programs.
  • Independently apply and carry out policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Must have the flexibility of schedule to work mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to sit at a desk, walk throughout our facility, stoop/bend, reach, talk, hear, and lift and or move up to 50 pounds. The Pool Desk requires working outside during the summer in a shaded space with only fans for cooling.
  • Commitment to agency mission.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, J application and cover letter (including desired shifts) to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available for printing on the employment section of the J’s website. Note that it is not an online form. Please be sure to indicate in the subject line of your email the title of the position you are applying for, “Member Services Coordinator- PT.”

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

Hiring Bonus! Newly hired lifeguards are eligible to receive a $250 sign on bonus after working your first 100 hours.

The Jewish Community Center has open positions for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. These part-time positions are available at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Our Aquatics program takes place in 6 indoor and outdoor pools and includes lap swimming, water walking, aqua exercise classes, swim team, lessons, water slides, and children’s water play features.

Positions are available immediately for all shifts (days, evenings and weekends) and for summer at both of our locations. Starting pay range of $9.00 to $10.25 per hour depending on experience.

Summary:

Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary customer service to members and provide for their safety and well being of our members by professionally guarding the pool according to J and American Red Cross standards.
  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies complying with all safety and emergency procedures.
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
  • Teach swim lessons (group/individual) and aquatics exercise classes (with appropriate certifications).
  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean pool deck and aquatics office
  • Answer the telephone and respond to customer questions in a courteous manner taking messages when appropriate.
  • Learn, adhere to, and enforce all JCC policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance while adhering to applicable dress codes.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Complete records and reports within required timeframes including but not limited to timesheets, accident reports, class rosters, daily inspection reports, etc.
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings.
  • Maintain swimming skills, strength and endurance.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with members while creating a comfortable, positive and welcoming environment.
  • Learn and become familiar with programming and equipment offered at the JCC to be better able to address customer needs.
  • Assist in promoting aquatics and other agency programs and services
  • Develop further knowledge in aquatics, including but not limited to training provided by the JCC.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have current certification in either American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid or American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding and First Aid.
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required.
  • Instructor certifications are desirable.
  • Prior experience as a lifeguard with demonstrated knowledge of and application of lifeguard surveillance and rescue techniques is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills along with the ability to provide exemplary customer service.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills and the ability to read and follow written communications.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions.
  • Position requires flexibility in schedule to open and or close the pools and to work across multiple locations.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for and desired location in the subject line of your email. The J’s employment application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Group Exercise Instructors

The Jewish Community Center of St. Louis has openings for Group Exercise Instructors who teach our current formats as well as we are looking for new formats to introduce at the J. These part-time positions are available at our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. Both facilities feature: spring-loaded wood floors in aerobics studio, dedicated yoga studio, dedicated Pilates studio with Stott Reformers, dedicated cycling studio, and top of the line instructional equipment (bosu balls, wobble boards, elastic bands, steps, plastic coated hand weights, pilates/yoga mats, body bars, etc.).

***We are seeking instructors for both regular and substitute schedules for general group exercise including strength, cardio, circuit training, and cycle formats.***

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary and professional service to our members while providing for their safety and well being.
  • Develop and administer safe, engaging, and effective group exercise programs, which have been approved by the JCC and/or the approved national fitness certification agencies. Must be capable of altering programs as needed to meet the needs and safety concerns of patrons.
  • Correct ineffective and incorrect techniques when observed or asked.
  • Promote group exercise, personal training, fitness programs, aquatics or other programs pertinent to our member’s needs. Present the benefits of group exercise to all members and demonstrate the value of the program. Be aware of and able to offer current Fitness specials/promotions and be aware of programs offered across the J.
  • Be punctual and prepared to start classes on time.
  • Serve as a role model and leader to patrons, maintaining a positive demeanor at all times and upholding the policies of the JCC.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean group exercise studio. Ensure all equipment is returned to its proper place after class; turn off stereo and wireless microphone. Lock all doors, closets, and equipment shelves when classes are not in session.
  • Notify Group Exercise Managers about any equipment in need of repair or in need of replacement.
  • Learn and be knowledgeable about JCC policies, procedures, programs, and equipment offered through the JCC. Follow and enforce JCC rules and policies.
  • Maintain time sheets in a neat, orderly fashion according to company protocol.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and in house training.
  • Continue to develop further knowledge in health and fitness, including but not limited to, the training provided by the JCC.
  • Assist in Fitness Center promotions where applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervision.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Current nationally recognized certification for format you are applying to teach is required.
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certification. Training will be provided if necessary.
  • Six months prior teaching experience is preferred.
  • Must be physically able to teach classes (demonstrate techniques and lead the group through the program)
  • Strong listening and oral communication skills.
  • Exhibit leadership skills in an outgoing, professional manner.
  • Must demonstrate a desire to improve the health and fitness of our patrons through safe and effective exercise leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish networks and effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office Suite are required (Outlook, Word, Excel) and demonstrated ability to learn new software programs are required for the position. Training on how to use CSI, software program for membership management, will be provided.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to indicate which position you are applying for, “Group Exercise Instructor,” in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online application.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Substitute CDL Driver

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Substitute Driver to join our team. This part-time, non-exempt position is scheduled on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

Summary:

Provide transportation for seniors and home-delivered meals for our Adult Day Center and Nutrition programs as well as transportation services to other departments within the J as necessary. Other activities could include NORC activity transportation, providing shuttle service from our parking lots to buildings during special events, delivery runs between our locations, activity transportation for Inclusion programs, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist all passengers door-to-door between their home and the bus, as well as between the JCC and the bus.
  • Make sure all passengers are properly seated and belted at all times while on the vehicle.
  • Check bus for lost articles after dropping off passengers and prior to locking bus at the end of the day.
  • Responsible for a clean bus, bus is to be swept out daily.
  • Attend required training sessions and meetings.
  • Maintain CDL license.
  • Follow departmental instructions and procedures for transportation route assigned (Adult Day Center, Nutrition, NORC, etc.). This could include calling families prior to arriving to pick up a passenger, loading meals for home delivery, following pre-determined routes, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Must have and maintain valid C.D.L. (Certified Drivers License) A, B, or C with passenger endorsement.
  • Must be able to read and follow instructions.
  • Good customer service skills and demonstrate a positive demeanor.
  • Ability to have the patience when assisting frail older adults.
  • Ability to physically assist frail elderly adults, up to 250 pounds, in and out of the bus for transfer and with mobility. Includes assisting those with canes, walkers, and in manual and electric wheelchairs.
  • Able to walk, bend, push, lift, sweep the bus, see, hear and have the physical capacity to drive the bus.
  • Must have physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, transfer participants (up to 250 pounds), push and maneuver a wheelchair up to 250 pounds, and assist participants with mobility.
  • Able to load and unload goods from a delivery van and take into the building (meals, mail, towels, etc.), up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to interact personally with participants and their families.
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification is required (training is provided).
  • Position requires registration on the MO Family Care Safety Registry as well as the registration must be maintained for continued employment.

An offer of employment for this position is contingent on passing of pre-employment physical, drug test, background and motor vehicle records checks. Position is part of our ongoing random drug testing pool.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org. Please include the position title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email, “Substitute Driver”.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-verify Program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

PRN Program Assistant - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a part-time Program Assistant to join our Adult Day Center team. This PRN position will have variable hours and will be expected to work across both program tracks run by the Adult Day Center. Our licensed Adult Day Center is located at our Creve Coeur facility and is open Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm. Applicants are expected to be available to work during our hours of operation.

Summary:

The Program Assistant position is responsible for providing personalized services for individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as older adults with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and other cognitive impairments.

The Adult Day Center at the J offers two specialized program tracks, Creative Minds and IN. Both programs are geared to help our participants build upon and maintain their current knowledge, discover new abilities and cultivate socialization skills all while working to achieve their own personal goals. The Program Assistant position will be given opportunities to support both our younger adult and older adult populations as the need arises for either program. Activities vary from day-to-day and take place both on and offsite in the community.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support individuals with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments as they participate in group activities which includes swimming, exercise, volunteering, interaction with animals, art, music, gardening, cooking, etc. Note, will be expected to get into the pool or participate in fitness classes to directly assist participants during the activity.
  • Assist in researching, developing and implementing activities focused to benefit participants cognitively, socially, recreationally, physically, and will assist with independent skills development, both for large and small groups of participants
  • Complete all daily documentation and data collection to record observations on assigned participants to maintain compliance with licensure and contracts: i.e. Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Facilitate individual accommodations necessary to assist individuals to fully participate in activities.
  • Facilitate physical location transitions or sensory breaks between activities (on and offsite) as needed
  • Appropriately intervene in all crisis situations related to behavior or health as needed
  • Work cooperatively with the Adult Day Center multi-disciplinary team to enhance offered programs
  • Observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Monitor accuracy of participant name tags daily and weekly maintenance of the Wander Guards
  • Assist participants in mobility, personal care and with serving and cleaning up food during meal times
  • Assist participants with activities of daily living including toileting
  • Care for the physical and emotional well being of every Adult Day Center participant at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving.
  • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Greet family members as they arrive to drop off/pick up participants
  • Provide quality customer service at all times, and represent the JCC and Adult Day Center in a positive and professional manner
  • Attend staff meetings, training sessions and assist with agency events and programs as requested
  • Provide backup coverage to Adult Day Center programs as needed
  • Adhere to Social Work Code of Ethics, HIPAA and confidentiality guidelines at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required; related Associates or Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 1+ year(s) of experience working with relative population individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities required
  • Working knowledge of medical conditions and diagnoses common among elderly and disabled populations is a plus
  • Prior experience working with the elderly, medically frail and/or people with various cognitive impairments such as dementia is strongly preferred
  • Prior experience with providing personal care assistance (i.e. toileting, physical transfers, etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with development and implementation of individualized and person-centered goals preferred
  • Must have prior experience with planning and leading activities to the population served.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Visual and auditory acuity with excellent communication skills to understand and interpret written and oral materials and instructions is required
  • Must have advanced computer skills (Database systems and Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Demonstrated ability to learn new computer applications is a must
  • Must have a teamwork mentality and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to assist with the restroom needs of participants
  • Physical ability to lift 40 pounds, transfer participants (on occasion up to 250 pounds) and assist participants with mobility
  • Must have the visual acuity to monitor participants and focus near and far

Per our licensure, Adult Day Center employees are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Safety Registry. Active registration must be maintained for continued employment at our center. American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification, TB testing, and Hepatitis A vaccine are required in this role per licensure. The J provides training/re-certification, testing, and vaccine if employee does not already have.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Early Childhood Teacher - Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Teachers (Part Time- Fox) to join our Early Childhood Center team at our Chesterfield location.

Current Part-Time Openings:

Chesterfield:
11am to 4pm; Monday- Friday
1 to 6pm; Monday- Friday

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and J guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration in good standing must be maintained for employment at our center. Yearly negative TB test results and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, transcripts, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate which opening (Teacher, Part-Time Fox) you are applying for in the subject line of your email and please indicate which shift you are applying for—morning or afternoon. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Substitute Teachers, Early Childhood Center

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Substitute Teachers at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Hours are on an as-needed basis.

Current Openings:

Immediate as well as summer-only positions available

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct Curriculum Framework and focus on character-development, value-driven programming for our students.  We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up, take down, and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Maintain a safe environment for the children at all times.
  • Assist and or lead activities for the children following the lesson plans for the week.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and JCC guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, transcript, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@jccstl.org. Please identify which position (substitute teacher) you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website, please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Counselor, The Club - Fox Chesterfield

Starting in August, The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Counselors at The Club, our before and after school care children’s programming. This position will also work the occasional full day (9:00 am- 3:00 pm) on an as-needed basis for our Vacation Day, Spring and Winter Break, and Snow Day programs. Our caring and enthusiastic counselors participate and lead kindergarten through fifth-grade children in a variety of activities such as swimming, crafts, sports, cooking and provide homework help.

Openings available for:

  • Chesterfield location: Monday-Friday, 2:15pm to 6:00pm (starting August 15th)
  • Substitute Counselors

Duties include:

  • Provide quality customer service at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving
  • Guide group/individual children to participate successfully in all aspects of offered activities
  • Assist in teaching or leading activities as needed or as assigned
  • Observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Attend all staff meetings as required
  • Assist in enriching programming during snow days and when school is out
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all JCC rules, regulations, and standards
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; Current college student or graduate in related field desired
  • Previous camp or childcare experience essential
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in program
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to child’s’ age and skill levels
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity
  • Ability to assist children in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury
  • Should possess good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control in a dynamic environment
  • Commitment to both morning and afternoon hours is preferred
  • Past Judaic experiences are a plus

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available on the employment section of our website for printing. Note that it is not an online form. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which position (Counselor, The Club-Fox or Substitute Counselor, The Club-Fox) and the location and shift you are applying for.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Counselor, The Club - SFC Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings starting in August at the Jewish Community Center for Counselors at The Club our before and after school care children’s programming. This position will also work the occasional full day (9:00 am- 3:00 pm) on an as-needed basis for our Vacation Day, Spring and Winter Break, and Snow Day programs. Our caring and enthusiastic counselors participate and lead kindergarten through fifth-grade children in a variety of activities such as swimming, crafts, sports, cooking and provide homework help.

Openings available for:

  • Creve Coeur location: Monday-Friday, 6:15am-8:30am and afternoon, 3-6pm
  • Vacation days, Snow Days and Winter/Spring Break programs typically from 8:45am-3:15pm or 11:45am-6pm on early release days.
  • Substitute Counselors for both morning, 6:15am-8:30am and afternoon, 3-6pm

Duties include:

  • Provide quality customer service at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving
  • Guide group/individual children to participate successfully in all aspects of offered activities
  • Assist in teaching or leading activities as needed or as assigned
  • Observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Attend all staff meetings as required
  • Assist in enriching programming during snow days and when school is out
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all J rules, regulations, and standards
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; Current college student or graduate in related field desired
  • Previous camp or childcare experience essential
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in program
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to child’s age and skill levels
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity
  • Ability to assist children in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury
  • Should possess good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control in a dynamic environment
  • Commitment to both morning and afternoon hours is preferred
  • Past Judaic experiences are a plus

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available on the employment section of our website for printing. Note that it is not an online form. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which position you are applying for and shifts/days you are available to work (Counselor, The Club- SFC).

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Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

The Jewish Community Center has open positions for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. These part time positions are available at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Our Aquatics program takes place in 6 indoor and outdoor pools and includes lap swimming, water walking, aqua exercise classes, swim team, lessons, water slides, and children’s water play features.

Positions are available immediately for all shifts (days, evenings and weekends) and at both of our locations.

Hiring Bonus! Newly hired lifeguards are eligible to receive a $250 sign on bonus after working your first 100 hours.

Summary:

Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary customer service to members and provide for their safety and well being of our members by professionally guarding the pool according to J and American Red Cross standards.
  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies complying with all safety and emergency procedures.
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
  • Teach swim lessons (group/individual) and aquatics exercise classes (with appropriate certifications).
  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean pool deck and aquatics office
  • Answer the telephone and respond to customer questions in a courteous manner taking messages when appropriate.
  • Learn, adhere to, and enforce all J policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance while adhering to applicable dress codes.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Complete records and reports within required timeframes including but not limited to timesheets, accident reports, class rosters, daily inspection reports, etc.
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings.
  • Maintain swimming skills, strength and endurance.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with members while creating a comfortable, positive and welcoming environment.
  • Learn and become familiar with programming and equipment offered at the J to be better able to address customer needs.
  • Assist in promoting aquatics and other agency programs and services
  • Develop further knowledge in aquatics, including but not limited to training provided by the J.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have current certification in either American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid or American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding and First Aid.
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required.
  • Instructor certifications are desirable.
  • Prior experience as a lifeguard with demonstrated knowledge of and application of lifeguard surveillance and rescue techniques is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills along with the ability to provide exemplary customer service.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills and the ability to read and follow written communications.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions.
  • Position requires flexibility in schedule to open and or close the pools and to work across multiple locations.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for and desired location in the subject line of your email. The J’s employment application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Personal Trainers

The Jewish Community Center has open part-time positions for Personal Trainers. Positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield facilities. We are looking for nationally certified trainers who are available to work a flexible schedule to meet our clients’ needs. Our facilities offer private personal training studios with cutting-edge equipment, as well as a comprehensive fitness and sports operation including indoor and outdoor spaces for training, aquatics programming, recreational sports leagues, and an extensive group exercise program which include Pilates reformer studios.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer safe and effective goal oriented fitness programs, which have been approved by the J and/or the approved national fitness certification agencies.
  • Promote personal training, fitness programs, group exercise, aquatics or other programs pertinent to our member’s needs. Present the benefits of personal training to all members and demonstrate the value of the program. Be aware of and able to offer current Fitness specials/promotions and be aware of programs offered across the J.
  • Perform fitness evaluations and personal training appointments as scheduled or assigned by supervisor. Confirm appointments with customers; be prompt and prepared.
  • Call clients and potential clients to schedule and or confirm appointments. Actively seek to build client book to meet your revenue goals. Establish personal networks and effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Follow all agency record keeping procedures: collecting and processing payments for sessions rendered, timesheets, session tracking sheets, patron information sheets (assessment, release, history), WellStart information, master appointment book, etc.
  • Provide exercise correction to ineffective or unsafe techniques when observed or asked for assistance.
  • Generate member “Success Stories” to share and market the results we help our clients to achieve.
  • When not training a client, trainers are alert and on the floor at all times. Answer questions, answer phones, take messages, assist with emergencies and give any and all information our members may need.
  • Be a continuous learner. Seek out and attend continuing education opportunities offered by the J and the approved national certification agencies.
  • Follow and enforce all club rules and company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with safety, courtesy, and dress code policies.
  • Re-rack all weights and assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean workout area in the Fitness Center.
  • Adjust and operate all fitness equipment, audio-visual equipment and perform other fitness operations that contribute to our customers’ experience.
  • Attend all meetings and assist in Fitness Center promotion where applicable.
  • All other duties as requested by supervisor.

Note: Special assignments may be determined based upon mutual interests: conducting monthly seminars for our members, assist in development of new programming with niche interest, assist in community outreach projects, work in collaboration as a fitness expert for inter-departmental events and joint programs, etc.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Must hold a current, nationally recognized Personal Training certification (NASM, NSCA, ACE, etc.) and/or a degree in a related field (i.e. Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, and Biomechanics).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of personal training techniques, programs, and principles of physical fitness and exercise technique.
  • Six months prior experience in a related field is preferred.
  • Trainers must have active listening skills.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated sales experience and knowledge of the principles of salesmanship.
  • Must be able to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals.
  • Trainers should have flexibility of schedule to meet our patrons’ needs: day, evening, and weekend hours. While no one trainer must work all schedules, our most successful trainers are able to offer hours in all time slots.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position: bending, lifting weights of at least 50 pounds, squatting, spotting, reaching, standing, walking, and able to demonstrate exercises/techniques to patrons.

All Trainers are required to hold current CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certifications. If there is no expiration date on the certification, it will be considered expired one year from the date of issuance.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org .

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Pilates Reformer Instructor

The Jewish Community Center has openings for certified Pilates Reformer Instructors. These part-time positions are available at our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations to teach private and small group sessions. Both facilities feature dedicated Mind/Body studios for Yoga and Pilates, Stott reformers, and top-of-the-line instructional equipment (cardio-tramp rebounders, stability chair, barrel, tower trainers, elastic bands, plastic coated hand weights, Pilates/Yoga mats, rings, etc.).

Candidates must have the flexibility of schedule to meet our patrons’ needs, particularly evenings and weekends.

Duties include:

  • Teach a fun, informative and safe class for your participants adhering to standards set by the J as well as those set by the national certifying organizations which we adhere to.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to members.
  • Provide for member safety and well-being.
  • Develop further knowledge in health and fitness, including, but not limited to, the training provided by the J.
  • Learn, follow and utilize policies, procedures, programs and equipment offered through the J.
  • Utilize our scheduling software system to manage group and private sessions.
  • Maintain time sheets in a neat orderly fashion according to company protocol.
  • Attend mandatory meetings and in-house training.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean group exercise room.
  • All other duties as assigned by manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You must hold a nationally recognized Pilates certification to instruct classes at the J
  • You must be currently certified in CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer (training provided if necessary)
  • Prior instructional experience preferred.
  • Must have flexibility of schedule to meet customer needs (days, evenings, and weekends).

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application in response to this posting.

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Early Childhood Teacher - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has a part-time opening for a Teacher (Part Time- SFC) to join our Early Childhood Center team at our Creve Coeur location.

Current Part Time Openings:
Creve Coeur location: 3pm to 6pm, Monday- Friday (15 hours per week)

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and J guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children.
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Prior education experience.
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water).

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration in good standing must be maintained for employment at our center. Yearly negative TB test results and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, transcripts, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate which opening (Teacher, Part Time SFC) you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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Family Center Instructor

We have openings for part-time Family Center Instructors to work with children up to five years of age and their parent(s). Our instructors lead a variety of classes and programs, such as Camp Potpourri, Messy Mornings, Cooking with Kids, etc. These positions are available at both J locations, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield.

Most classes run for one, 6-week session, with a few exceptions. Classes are generally scheduled during morning hours one day per week for one to two hours. Instructors will need to arrive early for set-up and stay after for clean-up as well as allot time for meeting and planning with supervisor as necessary.

Duties include:

  • Meet with Family Center Coordinator prior to the start of class to plan and discuss activities for each week.
  • Determine what supplies are required for each week’s activities, review with supervisor for approval and purchase if necessary.
  • Clean-up between activities and after each day of class.
  • Lead children through planned activities each day, ensuring all are able to participate.
  • Communicate with parents prior to the start of class to introduce yourself and the program.
  • Provide quality customer service at all times.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving.
  • Help each participant meet class goals established for child development.
  • Guide each individual child to participate successfully in all aspects of class activities.
  • Observe child’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Maintain good attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Related college degree is preferred.
  • Previous teaching or preschool childcare experience essential.
  • Must have previous experiences instructing or leading groups of children ages 5 and under in one or more of our areas of class interest. Areas include arts and crafts, cooking, music, nature, science, etc.
  • Auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks for class.
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with parents, as well as to children’s age and skill levels.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Ability to assist in teaching themed activities for circle time (if applicable) and age-appropriate class activities.
  • Ability to assist children in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.

To apply for this position please send your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org . In the subject line of your email, please indicate the title of the position for which you are applying.

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New Jewish Theatre AV Technician

The Jewish Community Center has part-time (as needed) openings for A/V Technicians to join our Cultural Arts department in support of the New Jewish Theatre, the New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Theatre, as well as in support of facility rentals and events at the J. We are looking for candidates who are able to work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The New Jewish Theatre produces five shows per year in our 125-seat black box theatre, and our Youth Theatre produces three shows per year in our Performing Arts Center. Performance dates for both New Jewish Theatre and the Youth Theatre are available on our website. Rentals and special events take place throughout the year at the J.

Purpose:
To assist NJT’s Technical Director with any of the audio and lighting requirements of NJT productions and with requirements for J events and rentals.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide assistance with lighting hang and focus.
  • Help with set up of sound equipment for productions.
  • Assist with running of light and sound boards during rehearsals and productions as required.
  • Assist with A/V needs for J events and rentals which can include light/sound design, set up of speakers, microphones, lights, light and sound boards, and running of light and sound boards during events.
  • Assist with the dismantling of light and sound equipment and putting away in appropriate storage.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Related professional technical theatre experience preferred. Experience with theatre sound engineering and design, as well as in practices of stage lighting are desired.
  • Familiarity with current audio and lighting technology is required.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre and safe shop practices are required.
  • Knowledge of and capability to utilize tools necessary for lighting hang and focus is required.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding, and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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New Jewish Theatre Construction Technician

The Jewish Community Center has part-time (as needed), openings for Construction Technicians to join our Cultural Arts department in support of the New Jewish Theatre and the New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Theatre. We are looking for candidates who are able to work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The New Jewish Theatre produces five shows per year in our 125-seat black box theatre, and our Youth Theatre produces three shows per year in our Performing Arts Center. Performance dates for both New Jewish Theatre and the Youth Theatre are available on our website. Set construction begins approximately 4-5 weeks prior to performances.

Purpose:
To assist NJT’s Technical Director with the construction and management of sets for NJT in our Black Box Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with all set construction under the direction of the Technical Director.
  • Together with the Technical Director, ensure all sets are built according to design, building, and safety guidelines.
  • Assist with the load in of stage sets ensuring that the set is properly secured and in place.
  • Assist with the dismantling of sets as required and storing those components which can be reused.
  • Maintain a clean and organized shop space.
  • May be asked to work as stage crew during performances if necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Related professional technical theatre experience preferred.
  • Advanced carpentry skills and knowledge of construction methods are required.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre practices and safe shop practices are required.
  • Knowledge of and capability to utilize power tools (saws, drills, compressor, etc.) is required.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.