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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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Available Positions

MOM Program Intern

Assist MOM program case manager in providing pregnant and parenting youth ages 10-21 in program orientation, advocacy, support, skill building and community resource information. Provide support in development, implementation, and coordination of advisory council meetings. Input program data entry. Coordinate with case manager on mentee relationships and special events.

Qualifications

Completed or currently enrolled in courses related to Health Care or Human Services or experience working with at risk youth or teen pregnancy preferred. Applicant must be a college student in good academic standing moving toward a Health Care or Human Services degree.

Part Time Hours

17 hours/week; flexible schedule

SOS Practicum Student

Provide support to Runaway, Homeless, and Street Youth (RHSY) 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

Currently enrolled in courses in the social/human service field

Full or Part Times Hours

Monday-Wednesday & Friday 12p-4p and Thursday 3p-7p OR Monday-Wednesday & Friday 9a-5p and Thurday 12p-8p (20-40 hours/week)

Outreach Worker/ SOS Case Manager

Contact youth on the streets and provide resources, engage youth in case management services to address housing, employment and educational goals. Outreach to local businesses and service providers who come in contact with runaway, homeless, and/or street youth. Conduct Safe Place presentations with Middle and High school youth and youth in the community.

Qualifications

2 years’ experience with youth and families in crisis with emphasizes on Runaway and Homeless Youth services. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services preferred or High School Diploma plus experience with youth and families in crisis. Prior experience with runaway/homeless youth preferred.

Full Time Hours

Monday-Wednesday 10a-6p, Thursday & Friday 12p-8p (40 hours/week)

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.

Qualifications

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be 21 years of age to work in Residential Department and 25 years of age to work in BRIDGES department.

Hours 1

Wednesday-Friday 2p-10p & Saturday 8a-10p (Residential Teen Boys Department)

Hours 2

Monday–Friday 6a-2p (Residential Teen Girls Department)

Hours 3

Monday–Friday 2p-10p (Residential Teen Boys Department)

Hours 4

Friday 3:30p-11p, Saturday & Sunday 11a-11p (BRIDGES Phase I - Boys)

Hours 5

Monday-Friday 6a-2p (BRIDGES Phase I - Girls)

Hours 6

Thursday-Saturday 9a-9p (BRIDGES Phase II)

Emergency Shelter Program Manager

The Emergency Shelter Program Manager is responsible for the coordination, oversight, and operation of a 24 hour youth emergency shelter program. The Emergency Shelter Program Manager is responsible for maintaining an environment, which reflects best practice standards and promotes and maintains a biopsychosocial model of care based on the principles of trauma-informed and restorative practice. The Emergency Shelter Program Manager provides leadership, program development, and program design and supervises a dedicated multi-disciplinary team, in accordance with the vision and mission of the Wichita Children’s Home. The overarching focus of this position is to ensure quality of care of our residents and manage the implementation, evaluation, and refinement of victim services funded by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) annual grant within the Emergency Shelter Program.

Qualifications

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) required. Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license. 2-3 years related experience. Prior supervisory experience preferred.

Full Time Hours

Monday-Friday 8a-5p

YRC II Program Manager

Responsible for day to day operation, facilitation, and supervision of the program, which is designed to assist adolescents in developing skills and resources to successfully transition into adulthood and independent living. Creates and implements policies and procedures pertaining to the YRC II program, including the development of forms and program documentation as needed. Coordinates all services during the youth’s involvement in the program, including organization of the facility. Identifies and establishes collaborative relationships with community resources that may provide support to transitioning residents. Ensures cleanliness of department to meet the standards of licensure and regulations. Ensure resident files are maintained as well as audits are completed on resident files. Reviews complaints made by the residents, their parents, or their authorized representatives and decides what actions need to be taken to resolve complaints.

Qualifications

Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) required. In addition, Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) preferred. Minimum of 2- 3 years experience in case management and supervisory skills required.

Full Time Hours

Monday-Friday 8a-5p

Maintenance Assistant

Assists Maintenance Supervisor in repairing and maintaining machinery, equipment, facility, and grounds. Assists in moving and storage of donated goods received by the Home. Maintains grounds, trees, shrubs, playground areas and landscaped areas. Assists in painting, patching walls, and repairing other surfaces as needed. Oils and greases machinery. Cleans work area, tools, and equipment. Replenishes bathroom supplies. Supports Operations Manager on additional projects, as needed. Performs other routine duties.

Qualifications

Minimum of one year related industry experience. A high school education is preferred. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Full Time Hours

Monday-Friday 8a-5p and on call