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Wichita Children's Home

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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
7271 E. 37th St. N.
Wichita, Kansas 67226

Job Application

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The Wichita Children's Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Available Positions

OZ Worker/Safe Place Responder

Provide support to Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) for the Safe Place, SOS and OZ programs. Assist in providing transportation of youth, advocacy, support, skill building and community resource information. Help youth access: gateway supplies, computers, showers, and laundry. Respond to Safe Place calls and crisis calls.

Qualifications

2 years post high school education in social/human service field.

Part Time Hours

Thursday 1:00pm-9:00pm, on-call

Intake Case Worker- Full Time

Complete all admission and release paperwork and distributes to appropriate departments and agencies. Completes initial assessments of residents and orients residents to assigned unit.

Qualifications

High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.) Knowledgeable about signs and symptoms of physical/sexual abuse and neglect, as well as associated behaviors.

Full Time Hours

1:00- 9:00 pm Monday - Friday On-call every 7 weeks

Life Skills Coach, BRIDGES Phase 2

Supervise the physical and psychological well-being of each resident in their care. Daily supervision of residents, and activities to ensure a safe, and therapeutic residential environment. As a role model, demonstrate appropriate behaviors at all times. Additional duties will be transportation to school or appointments, guidance in daily living skills, maintaining structure and crisis intervention as required. Provides transportation and educational support on an ongoing basis. Life Skills Coaches shall work with appropriate staff to provide necessary services, as required by contracting agencies and government bodies.

Qualifications

High school graduate, or GED certificate required. Some college preferred. One to four years related experience and/or training; or a equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be 25 years of age to meet state requirements. Have valid driver’s. license and driving record meets state requirements. Have health assessment at time of employment and every three years thereafter as required by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Comply with K.S.A. 65-516.

Hours for 1st Opening

38 hours/week; Sunday-Wednesday 10pm-7am; Wednesday 9am-11am

Hours for 2nd Opening

40 hours/week; Saturday-Tuesday 11:30pm-9am; Wednesday 9am-11am

Front Desk Receptionist/Residential Shift Supervisor

Screens and provides assistance to callers, guests, visitors and clients of WCH. Determines nature of business and directs destination by performing the following duties: Monitors emergency situations, serves as Safety Officer as appropriate, may perform clerical projects as appropriate. Completes admission and release paperwork and distributes to appropriate departments and agencies. 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. Provides a positive role model by demonstrating commitment, punctuality, effective time management, and good communication skills.

Qualifications

High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.) One to three months related experience and/or training. Experience with customer service and administrative duties. Ability to interact with the public, coworkers, and community resources required. Must be twenty-one years of age or older. Have health assessment at time of employment and every three years thereafter, or as required by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Valid Driver's License. Comply with K.S.A. 65-516. Bilingual preferred.

Full Time Hours

37.5 hours/week. Front desk role from 2pm-5pm (answer phones, greet public, sort mail, etc.). RSS role from 5pm-9:30pm (assist with the admit/release process, oversees and coordinates departments, and assists or resolves crisis situations and assigns staff to departments as needed.) On call every 7th week.

Grant Manager/Clinician

Responsible for the management and supervision of a federal grant from the Department of Justice which funds a Mentoring Program for youth who have experienced or who are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation. Job duties include grant reporting, project development and monitoring, community networking, clinical services, training, staff supervision and supervision, care, and support of program participants and mentors in individual and group settings. The position is essential for continued support and growth of the Youth Mentoring Program which is fully funded by the OJJDP grant. The Grant Manager/Clinician will supervise the Clinical Advocate, Mentor Coordinator and Mentors who work with survivors and youth at risk of experiencing human trafficking.

Qualifications

Master level Social Worker or equivalent, experience working with at-risk youth populations, experience in working with runaway and homeless populations or survivors of human trafficking a plus.

Full Time Hours

9am - 6pm (30 hours/week)

Teaching Parent

Supervises the physical and psychological well-being of each resident in their care, and implements the behavioral mode in their interactions with residents. As a role model, demonstrates appropriate behavior at all times. Teaching Parents shall work with appropriate staff to provide necessary services, as required by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment guidelines for emergency and temporary care facilities.

Qualifications

High school graduate, or have G.E.D. certificate. Have health assessment at time of employment and every three years thereafter, or as required by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Valid Kansas Driver's License. Comply with K.S.A. 65-516.

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.

Hours for 1st Opening

Wednesday - Friday 2nd shift; all day Saturday 8am-10pm

Hours for 2nd Opening

Sunday - Wednesday 3rd shift (10pm -7am)