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.

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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

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Available Positions

Teaching Parent - Teen Girls – Weekends & 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 1st shift, 10:00 am -10:00 pm Saturday and Sunday, Weekday – Float

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.

Accounting Clerk - Part Time

Responsible for Accounts Payable and obtains financial data for use in maintaining accounting records.

DUTIES

  • Completes duties associated with Accounts Payable to include: verifying that payments are in accordance with WCH policy and within vendor terms; coding bills with appropriate account numbers, in accordance with specified deadlines; verification of expenses to include tax exempt status of purchases; print/mails checks weekly to vendors, and completes/prints distributes related reports.
  • Reconcile Aged invoice register monthly and the A/P suspension account.
  • Accounts Payable year end preparation and distribution of 1099 forms.
  • Assist with month end processing including balancing liability accounts which include employee benefits, balancing with Development donation report to General Ledger accounts, prepare reoccurring and other general ledger entries.
  • Assists Controller and CFO with miscellaneous projects as needed.
  • Maintains spreadsheets reports for oil income and private grants.
  • Assists with petty cash, payroll, time clock, banking and general ledger as requested.
  • Assists with month end processing, annual audit preparing and grant review.

QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma, 2 years of college preferred. One to two years related experience.

Drug & Alcohol Counselor

Provides diagnostic and referral counseling services for youth and also family members as needed. Conducts drug/alcohol prevention/education groups, coordinates Alateen groups and referral services to other community support groups as needed as well as coordinating treatment admissions.

DUTIES

Diagnostic and Referral (defined as assessments designed to gather and analyze information regarding a youth’s substance use behavior, social, medical and substance abuse treatment history as well as determining the readiness of the youth/parent for a formal intervention (stages of change) which includes motivational interviewing to encourage engagement of change).

QUALIFICATIONS

At least five years of experience as a LAC and a bachelor’s degree in a helping professions such as psychology, social work, etc. At least two years of experience as a LCAC and a master’s degree in a helping profession such as psychology, social work, etc.

Must have knowledge of and good working relationships with all substance abuse referral agencies. Knowledge of substance abuse, diagnostic and referral services, assessment, counseling, co-dependency, family systems, and relapse prevention. Have patience and understanding to work with and refer special needs children/youth who are in need of substance abuse counseling or treatment.

Residential Shift Supervisor - 3rd Shift

Position is daily supervision of residents, activities, and staffing patterns to ensure a safe and therapeutic residential environment. Additional duties will be to coordinate educational activities for each department. The hours will be Friday through Sunday 9:00 pm – 7:00 am. Wednesday 1:00 -3:00 pm.

DUTIES

Coordination and supervision of residents’ social, educational, and behavioral activities. Serve as an administrative representative of the department responsible for staff selection, training, and evaluation. 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.

Residential Rover - Full Time - 2nd shift

Screens and provides assistance to callers, guests, visitors, and clients of WCH. Determines nature of business and directs to destination by performing the following duties. Monitors emergency situations. Serves as Safety Officer as appropriate. May perform clerical projects as appropriate. Completes all intake admission and release paperwork and distributes to appropriate departments and agencies. Completes initial assessments of residents and orients residents to assigned unit. Assists residential departments, as needed. Monday through Friday 2:00 pm – 9:30 pm.

DUTIES

  • Reviews events of prior shift with receptionist at shift change. Monitors and controls front and back door traffic. Receives visitors, guests, and clients of the Home and directs them to appropriate location in accordance with their business. Assures that all visitors sign in and receive a temporary name badge. Operates PBX telephone console to receive incoming calls and messages. Connects incoming calls with appropriate extensions, and records name of caller, time of call, nature of business and person called in situations requiring documentation. Places pages to staff members as appropriate. Performs clerical duties, to include: typing, copying, accounts payable and collating - as time permits. Opens and distributes incoming mail. Prepares outgoing mail. Maintains postage meter. Maintains general office supplies, including copy paper and toner. Distributes and receives job applications.
  • Monitors emergency situations and may act as Safety Officer in absence of Administrative Staff. Keeps departments informed of emergency situation status. Pages emergency codes overhead in accordance with policy.
  • Serves in a back-up teaching parent capacity as needed
  • Receives donations and provides receipts to donors. Maintains written log of daily activities, visitors, in-house movements, and calls regarding resident and administrative business. Completes admissions, as needed. Responsible for accepting medications when delivered. Provides support to residential departments, as needed
  • Maintains work area, reception area, and visitation rooms in a clean and uncluttered manner

QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to work with distraught people. Serves as backup to RSS and Intake, completing intake and residential tasks, as needed. Understanding of the SRS child protection process and the role of the WCH in that process. Understanding of how to interact with a parent, a law enforcement officer, a donor, or any other classification of customer. Understanding of all departments' functions so calls may be directed correctly. Understanding of who works in each department. Understanding of how to manage Safe Place or 262-HOME calls, as well as other crisis calls.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be fully cross-trained as a Teaching Parent and Intake Case Worker.

High School degree/GED required, college degree preferred.

Life Skills Coach – Phase I – Full Time 2nd Shift

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 Sunday 10:00a – 10:00p, Monday through Wednesday 3:30p – 10:30p.

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 - Full Time

Position is responsible for providing mobile outreach on the street and drop-in services to homeless, street youth and youth who are involved in crisis. The position will be Full-time and include on-call rotation.

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.
  • Engage homeless and high risk youth and provide street outreach services on the street and in the Drop In
  • Have a desire and ability to engage and build relationships with homeless and street youth
  • Assist youth in leaving the streets
  • Help youth develop safety plans to prevent sexual exploitation and violence
  • Transport youth
  • Focus with RHY on jobs, school, street outreach
  • Refer youth to appropriate resources and help youth connect to those resources
  • Provide basic crisis intervention services and conflict resolution
  • Help develop & run bicycle program for RHY (Runaway Homeless Youth)

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Teaching Parent – Full Time – 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.

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 Weekdays: 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.