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

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.

Director of Community Relations and Volunteer Services

Serve as the liaison and primary point person of contact between WCH, Volunteers and the Community.

DUTIES

  • Plan, coordinate, supervise and implement volunteer program.
  • Train volunteers.
  • Track volunteer success.
  • Conduct tours, and holiday activities.
  • Coordinate and train volunteers for mailings prepared in-house.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred in related field. Three to five years prior public relations or communication experience.

Foster Care Support Worker, Foster Care Dept. – 2nd shift

Position is responsible for monitoring and providing case management services to resource families and children in foster care. Position will be full time, 2nd shift: 11:00a – 8:00p.

DUTIES

  • Responsible for placement and supervising the placement of children in licensed resource 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
  • Must maintain monthly, sometimes weekly, in-home visits with resource parents and children in placement
  • Must prepare children for foster care placement through the intake process
  • Will serve as liaison between children, families, WCH and community
  • The Family Support Worker reports any abuse, neglect, etc. made either against resource parents and/or other persons

QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Have good written and organizational skills, good interviewing and assessment skills, good communication skills, valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Experience in the area of child welfare and/or foster care preferred

Street Outreach Worker/Case Manager for RHY– 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. Advocate and case management for youth from street to stabilized housing. The position will be Full-time with on-call rotation.

DUTIES

  • Engage homeless and high risk youth and provide mobile 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 to stabilized housing & case management.
  • Help youth develop safety plans to prevent sexual exploitation and violence
  • Transport youth
  • Refer youth to appropriate resources and help youth connect to those resources
  • Provide basic crisis intervention services and conflict resolution.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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 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.

TLP CASE MANAGER Phase II – 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 hours per week and will include on-call rotation.

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 checks, 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

Degree Preferred; six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have valid Kansas Driver’s License with good driving record. Must be at least 25 years old to meet licensing requirement.