If you are 21 years or younger and in need of immediate help, call (316) 262-HOME or go to any QuikTrip, fire station or anywhere you see the Safe Place logo and ask an employee to call our Street Outreach staff.

Want a Job that Matters?

We have a number of employment opportunities available and are looking to hire talented people! Please review the basic requirements and the positions listed below. To fill out an application, please download pdf and return it to:

Wichita Children's Home
Employment
810 N. Holyoke
Wichita, Kansas 67208

Job Application

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Available Positions

Case Manager Phase I/Residential – Full-Time

Position is responsible for case management, supervision protection, and care of program participants individually and in groups during daily living activities and maintaining confidentiality of clients unless otherwise mandated. Position will be 40 hrs weekly between 2 departments.

DUTIES

  • Responsible for coordination and management of each client’s case, maintenance of thorough documentation, and assisting client in full implementation of his/her individual Transitional Living Plan
  • Responsible for developing and instructing basic life skills, job skills classes, tutoring clients in their effort toward achieving academic and vocational goals, and providing behavior intervention and teaching of appropriate behavioral alternatives
  • The Case Manager conducts routine attendance, housekeeping, and visitation checks and implements follow up as appropriate
  • The Case Manager will participate in weekly case conferences, staff meetings, and in-service continuing educational training

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors Degree in relevant field in addition to experience.

Foster Care Manager

Position supervises foster care department which is responsible for recruiting, licensing, training, and monitoring WCH foster homes. Develop and maintain standards based on CWLA standards. Work closely with WCH intake, residential, clinical, and accounting staff regarding the care of the children and payment of foster parents. Position is full-time, 40 hours per week. Also includes on-call rotation. May include evening or weekend hours.

DUTIES

  • Supervises and supports the foster care team made up of recruiters, foster care workers, and administrative staff
  • Monitors the placement of children in licensed family foster homes
  • Develop and maintain program services around standards published by CWLA
  • Ensure all records are maintained (on foster families and children served) as required by licensing standards & that foster homes meet State regulations (KDHE)
  • Develop and monitor the department budget
  • Serve on committees both internally and outside of WCH

QUALIFICATIONS

LMSW with at least 2 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have current Kansas MSW license or other related licensure and valid driver’s license. Experience in the area of child welfare and/or foster care preferred.

Foster Care Recruiter/Worker

Position is responsible for monitoring and providing case management services to foster families and children in foster care. Promote the recruitment, training, and retention of foster, foster-adopt, and adoption homes for children in state custody ages 0-18. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings. Position will be full-time.

DUTIES

  • Responsible for placement and supervising the placement of children in licensed foster family homes as required by the Wichita Children's Home, case management services to children in foster care placement, and assist with maintenance of foster care files in accordance with governing agencies
  • Assist potential foster families through the licensing process
  • Identifies and utilizes community and media resources for recruitment
  • Ensures that licensed homes are meeting KDHE requirements
  • Must be available to be on a scheduled on-call rotation for after hours for children coming into foster care

QUALIFICATIONS

A current LBSW from a four-year college or university. Experience in the area of child welfare, recruitment and/or foster care preferred. If interested, please notify HR in writing ASAP.

Life Skills Coach – Phase I – Full Time Float/Weekends - Girls

Position is daily supervision of residents, and activities to ensure a safe and therapeutic residential environment. Additional duties will be transportation to school or appointments, guidance in daily living skills, maintaining structure with the family teaching model, and crisis intervention as required. The hours will be Saturday 9:00am – 10:00pm & Sunday 10:00 pm – 8:30 am. + additional float hrs 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift weekdays.

DUTIES

  • Supervision of residents’ social, educational, and behavioral activities and afternoon school runs during the school year.
  • Responsible for the completion of required paperwork
  • Must have the skills, patience, and understanding to work with and around special needs youth
  • Good interpersonal skills, including composure under stress and sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Ability to represent the Home in a professional manner
  • Provide a positive role model by demonstrating commitment, punctuality, effective time management, and good communication skills

QUALIFICATIONS

High School degree/GED required, college degree preferred. One to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have valid driver’s license. Must be at least 25 years of age to meet licensing requirements.

Street Outreach Worker - Part Time (possible full time starting July 1st*)

Position is responsible for providing on the street and drop-in services to homeless and street youth and youth who are involved in crisis. *The position will be Part-time evenings (with the possibility to move to full time July 1st). Approximately 12-20 hours per week. Wednesdays 3:00 – 8:00 pm, Thursdays 12:30 – 10:00 pm, Fridays 4:00 – 9:00 pm for OZ and Street Outreach

DUTIES

  • Stops at designated places on the route and walks around to make contact with street youth.
  • Assess situations and ask if street youth need any help
  • Offer street survival kits to youths that show no desire to get off the street
  • Provide street outreach to youth who are homeless or on the street
  • Have a desire and skill to engage and build relationships with homeless and street youth
  • Transporting youth
  • Help develop & run bicycle program
  • Refer youth to appropriate resources, Offer danger prevention tips and/or literature.
  • Provide basic crisis intervention services and conflict resolution.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be 21 years old with high school diploma or GED. Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Teaching Parent 2nd Shift Weekday – Float

Position is daily supervision of residents, and activities to ensure a safe and therapeutic residential environment. Additional duties will be transportation to school or appointments, guidance in daily living skills, maintaining structure with the family teaching model, and crisis intervention as required. The hours will be 2nd shift, 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday, and Staff Meeting 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Wednesday.

DUTIES

  • Supervision of residents’ social, educational, and behavioral activities and afternoon school runs during the school year
  • Responsible for the completion of required paperwork
  • Must have the skills, patience, and understanding to work with and around special needs youth
  • Good interpersonal skills, including composure under stress and sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Ability to represent the Home in a professional manner
  • Provide a positive role model by demonstrating commitment, punctuality, effective time management, and good communication skills

QUALIFICATIONS

High School degree/GED required, college degree preferred. One to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Teaching Parent 2nd Shift Weekday - Full Time - Teen Boys

Position is daily supervision of residents, and activities to ensure a safe and therapeutic residential environment. Additional duties will be transportation to school or appointments, guidance in daily living skills, maintaining structure with the family teaching model, and crisis intervention as required. The hours will be 2nd shift, Wed 1-4pm, Thursday & Friday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday 8am-10pm.

DUTIES

  • Supervision of residents’ social, educational, and behavioral activities
  • Responsible for the completion of required paperwork
  • Must have the skills, patience, and understanding to work with and around special needs youth
  • Good interpersonal skills, including composure under stress and sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Ability to represent the Home in a professional manner
  • Provide a positive role model by demonstrating commitment, punctuality, effective time management, and good communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

High School degree/GED required, college degree preferred. One to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be 21 years of age.

Teaching Parent 2nd Shift Weekend – Teen Girls

Position is daily supervision of residents, and activities to ensure a safe and therapeutic residential environment. Additional duties will be transportation to school or appointments, guidance in daily living skills, maintaining structure with the family teaching model, and crisis intervention as required. The hours will be 2nd shift, 8:00 am -10:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, Monday 2:00 – 10:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Wednesday.

DUTIES

  • Supervision of residents’ social, educational, and behavioral activities and afternoon school runs during the school year
  • Responsible for the completion of required paperwork
  • Must have the skills, patience, and understanding to work with and around special needs youth
  • Good interpersonal skills, including composure under stress and sensitivity to the needs of others
  • Ability to represent the Home in a professional manner
  • Provide a positive role model by demonstrating commitment, punctuality, effective time management, and good communication skills

QUALIFICATIONS

High School degree/GED required, college degree preferred. One to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.