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
810 N. Holyoke
Wichita, Kansas 67208

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Available Positions

Career & Employment Development Coach – Phase II – Part Time

Works with Phase II/SOS youth residents to identify strength and weaknesses, assist in job application, career development and selection, and support residents with educational initiatives. Supports Life Skills Coach in like initiatives with residents.


  • Organize and present job readiness workshops and develop other support services tailored to meet the unique needs of residents in the program
  • Create and maintain information on the various career opportunities and educations options available for residents in the program
  • Utilize Kansas Career pipeline to define career interests.
  • Determine tutoring needs to promote success
  • Provide individual assistance during job search, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, appropriate dress and professionalism
  • Available for consultation. Help parent identify barriers that would sabotage school and career and assist in developing a plan to address the barriers (transportation, child care, etc.)


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in related field. Prior related experience of two to three years. Patience with special needs youth, good interpersonal skills, excellent time management skills, highly motivated & works independently.

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.


  • 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


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.


  • 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


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.

Street Outreach Worker - Part Time

Position is responsible for providing on the street based services to runaways, homeless, and youth who are involved in crisis. The position will be Part-time evenings. Approximately 12-20 hours per week. Wednesdays 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Thursdays 12:30 – 10:00 pm, Fridays 4:00 – 9:00 pm for OZ and Street Outreach


  • 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
  • Refer youth to appropriate resources, Offer danger prevention tips and/or literature.
  • Provide basic crisis intervention services and conflict resolution.


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.


  • 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


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