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

Job Application

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The Wichita Children's Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is the policy of the Wichita Children's Home that all individuals have the right to participate in employment, programs and activities operated by the Wichita Children's Home regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, and age.
Employment applications and job descriptions are available 24 hours a day at the Front Desk. Resumes are welcome but must be submitted with a completed application of employment.
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Available Positions

Empowerment Counselor

Supervise the physical and psychological well-being of each resident in their care, and implement trauma informed care in their interactions with the residents. As a role model, they must demonstrate and guide youth in daily living skills, maintain structure, and perform crisis intervention as required. Empowerment Counselors shall work with appropriate staff to provide necessary services, as required by Kansas Department of Health and Environment guidelines for emergency and temporary care facilities.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. One to two years related experience and/or training preferred. Active drivers license required. Must be 21 years of age to work in Emergency Shelter department. Must be 25 years of age to work in BRIDGES department.


Full time and part time opportunities available. Contact the HR department for more information. 316-681-6706.

Licensed Addictions Counselor

Provides assessment and referral services to other community support groups as needed as well as coordinating treatment admissions. Facilitate relationship building group for youth, as well as other evidence based curriculum on a weekly basis. Administer Biological/Psychological/Social Screens to identify referral for Protective Custody youth that enter into the Emergency Shelter program. This position is responsible for maintenance and development of the Addiction Department by providing staff training and program maintenance following all DCF/KDADS standards and regulations.


Bachelor’s degree in social-services field required. Master’s degree preferred. Must be a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) (LMAC preferred). Plus five years of experience as an addictions counselor.


Full time; 40 hours/week

Staff Cook

Accurately and efficiently prepares and serves well-balanced, nutritious meals to residents, staff and caterings in and outside of the building. Meals must meet all KSDE and USDA requirements for the reimbursement program. Document and keep track of all paperwork for the KSDE program. Ensure kitchen is clean and sanitized at all times.


One year related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience. High school diploma or GED required. Must be able to work well with people of all ages. Excellent communication skills required. Able to lift and carry in excess of 50 lbs. Able to withstand extreme temperatures, hot and cold. Able to work long hours, including some evenings, weekends, holidays, as needed. Able to stand long periods of time.


Full time; Thursday & Friday 5:30a-5:30p. Saturday & Sunday 10:00a-6:00p

Assistant Teacher

Assist with teaching children in classroom setting for infant, toddler, preschool or school age. Assistant Teachers generally play a support role in the classroom. Assistant teachers will assist the lead teacher with activities in accordance with curriculum objectives. Maintain daily open communication with parents, keep accident and daily reports. May need to prepare and clean up meals as well as daily cleaning and maintaining of the classroom. This positions scheduled work hours may vary to meet the needs of the children in our care and the center.


High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Experience working with children strongly preferred.


10-20 hours/week (varies)

Runaway Homeless Youth (RHY) Peer Counselor

he Peer Counselor will make contact with non-custody youth new to the WCH shelters and provide information about WCH and community resources, including our BCP and WCH’s Street Outreach Services (SOS). The Peer Counselor will facilitate the Youth Advisory Councils, and serve as Youth Representative to the Board of Trustees. He or she will greet new youth, assist with orientation, and provide informal peer support counseling, advocacy and skill building. The Peer Counselor services are provided in a supportive, supervised environment.


Familiar with RHY population and needs; preference given to applicants with RHY experience. Minimum requirements are high school diploma/GED, or a student in good standing moving towards a high school diploma.


Part time; 25 hours/week; flexible schedule