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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

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) 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.

Hours

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.

Qualifications

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.

Hours

Full time; 40 hours/week

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.

Qualifications

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

Hours

10-20 hours/week (varies)

Runaway Homeless Youth (RHY) Peer Counselor

The 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.

Qualifications

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.

Hours

Part time; 25 hours/week; flexible schedule

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Under supervision of the assigned Program Manager, the Quality Assurance Coordinator performs professional level work by planning, facilitating, implementing, and sustaining a department-wide quality management program; provides guidance and technical consultation to staff in support of quality improvement and assurance efforts. The Quality Assurance Coordinator is expected to collaborate with staff on the principles of quality and the value of meeting or exceeding quality standards and audit expectations. Ensuring positive communications, quality care and promoting the importance of ongoing quality improvement efforts are core functions of the position. The overarching focus of the Quality Assurance Coordinator position is to ensure quality care of our residents and support the implementation, evaluation, and refinement of department-wide quality management philosophy, policies and procedures.

Qualifications

High School Graduate (diploma or GED). Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations. 2-3 years of related experience. Bachelor degree preferred.

Hours

Full time; 40 hours/week

Development Intern

Responsible for assisting Development Specialist with donor database maintenance, contribution recording and acknowledgements. De-dup and update donor database records, assist with data entry, ensure quality of donor records, assist with preparation of weekly gift acknowledgments, and year end giving statements.

Qualifications

In process of completing (or recently completed) an Associate or Bachelor degree in Business, Non-Profit Management, Accounting, Finance or related field.

Hours

Part time; 8-12 hours/week

Kidzcope Grief Counselor

Provides counseling and support to children, teens and their caregivers who have experienced grief and loss. Supervises expressive arts and discussion- based, peer group activities, led by trained volunteer facilitators, utilized to help children and their caregivers navigate their loss and grief and learn life-long coping skills. Provides community and staff education in the areas of bereavement.    

Qualifications

Masters in Social Work, Nursing, Psychology. Licensed or licensed-eligible. Experience with grief, loss, and trauma in relation to serving bereaved children and their caregivers. 

Hours

Full time; 40 hours/week

Kidzcope Program Manager

Responsible for the operational success of WCH Kidzcope, the only children’s bereavement center serving south central Kansas with the mission of serving children and their caregivers during time of grief and loss. Ensures excellence in trauma informed curriculum development, program delivery, utilization of volunteers, quality control and evaluation.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in social work, nursing, psychology or related field; Masters in Social Work, Nursing, Psychology preferred, at least three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience recruiting, selecting, mentoring and managing volunteers that leads to productive outcomes for both the volunteers and the organization. Previous experience working in the non-profit sector is a plus.

Hours

Full time; 40 hours/week

Anti-Human Trafficking Program Manager

Responsible for the coordination, oversight, and operation of a 24-hour youth anti-human trafficking program.  The Program Manager must maintain an environment, which reflects best practice standards and promote and preserve a biopsychosocial model of care based on the principles of trauma-informed and restorative practice. The Program Manager must provide leadership, program development, and program design and supervise a dedicated multi-disciplinary team, in accordance with the vision and mission of the Wichita Children’s Home.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in social work, nursing, psychology or related field; Masters in Social Work, Nursing, Psychology preferred, at least five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Hours

Full time; 40 hours/week

Gerard House Case Manager

Assisting youth in developing skills and resources to successfully transition into productive citizens within the community and live independently by providing case management, supervision, protection, and care of program participants individually while in the Gerard House program.  

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, nursing, education, or related field from a college or university. Minimum of 1-2 years related industry experience.  Experience with cognitive behavioral techniques, evidenced-based practices, and trauma-informed systems.

Hours

Full time; 40 hours/week

OZ Worker/Data Entry

Assist Lead OZ Worker in providing youth orientation, advocacy, support, skill building and community resource information.  Provides supportive coverage and monitoring at OZ.  Help RHY access gateway supplies, computers, showers, laundry. Data entry.

Qualifications

3 years’ experience with Families in crisis. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services preferred or High School Diploma plus experience with youth and families in crisis.               

Hours

Part time; 29 hours/week

Resource Development Manager

Responsible for soliciting gifts and developing relationships with new donors - with focus on the faith-based community, for the Wichita Children’s Home.  As a member of the development team plays an integral role in public relations and event coordination. Works closely with the Development Officer to support existing donor base.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university; two plus years related experience in fund raising and/or sales and event planning; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Hours

Full time; 50 hours/week