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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:
810 N. Holyoke
Wichita, Kansas 67208
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The Wichita Children's Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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ASSISTANT TEACHER - Full Time – Little Bridges Learning Center
This positions scheduled work hours may vary to meet the needs of the children in our care and the center. You may need to work more or fewer hours than originally scheduled. You may need to “float” between classrooms to cover lunches, breaks, or ratio changes, or your classroom assignment may change. Take on other center duties as needed to care for children, support your co-workers, and contribute to the center’s success. Monday – Friday.
Assist teaching children in classroom setting for infant, toddler, preschool or school age. Must love children and have a pleasant and positive demeanor. Must be able to fully engage in physical activity. Must be able to kneel, stoop, sit on the floor, stand for a long time, and demonstrate and engage in activities like jumping, dancing, walking, and running. The ability to lift up to 40 pounds is strongly desired and may be required to work in some classrooms or in the kitchen. Daily outdoor work is required but work is otherwise indoors. Assistant Teachers generally play a support role in the classroom.
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Must meet state's education criteria, speak, read, and write English fluently. CPR and 1st Aid Certifications, or willing to obtain. Basic technology skills (e.g. email).
Director of Runaway and Homeless Youth Outreach
The Director of Runaway and Homeless Youth Outreach provides leadership, vision, and direction to our Runaway and Homeless Youth program and all elements of its goals and objectives. The program consists on street outreach, community-based outreach, a drop-in center with gateway services, case management, and Safe Place (a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety). The Director is responsible for the development, general oversight, reporting, and day-to-day management of program activities and supervision of staff. Reports to CEO. The Wichita Children’s Home is an innovative and mission-driven nonprofit serving children and youth.
- Master’s degree in social work, psychology, nursing or related field OR equivalent experience
- Experience serving runaway and homeless youth
- At least two years management experience
- Strong organizational, people, and writing skills
Life Skills Coach: Various Shifts – Full or Part Time
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. 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. Must be at least 25 years old to meet licensing requirement. Must have valid Kansas Driver’s License and good driving record.
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.
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.
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 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.
Must be 21 years old with high school diploma. College degree preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.