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

Street Outreach Specialist/h3>

Position is responsible for providing drop in and street based street based services to runaways, homeless, and youth who are involved in the homeless, runaway, street youth and/or at risk of exploitation. Must be flexible. 40 hours, 5 days a week,12:30 pm to 10:00pm Thursdays, Other hours flexible schedule, Possibly 9am to 6pm

DUTIES

Will develop and deliver therapeutic services and programming for homeless, runaway and street youth. Responsible for engaging youth at Drop-In Center, on crisis calls and other street outreach activities. Collaborate/work with other community agencies and resources. Research information and homeless youth programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree in Social, Health/Nursing, or Human Services. Must be on call in a rotation with other SOS staff. Must work one evening per week. Must have a valid driver's license and be willing and able to transport youth.

Weekend Campus Residential Manager – Full Time

Daily supervision of residents, activities, and staffing patterns to ensure a safe and therapeutic residential environment. Coordination and supervision of residents' social, educational, and behavioral activities. Serves as an administrative representative of the department responsible for staff selection, training, and evaluation. Provides a positive role model by demonstrating commitment, punctuality, effective time management, and good communication skills. Provide support to the entire Children's Home as need arises including facility management issues. Hours will be Friday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm. Occasional staff meetings on Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university. One year experience in behavior management, ability to work independently preferred.

Life Skills Coach – Phase I 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 2nd Shift – Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Thursday and Friday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.

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.

Life Skills Coach – Phase II – 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. This is a floating position, 20 hrs per week.

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.

Life Skills Coach – Phase II – 3rd 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 3rd Shift – Thursday through Sunday 11:30pm – 11:30 am, Wednesday 9:00am – noon (staff meetings)

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.