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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. Please submit your application through our Indeed profile or download the pdf file below. Return pdf applications via email to hr@wch.org or by mail:

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

Foster Care Assistant

Provides clerical and record keeping services to Foster Care Director and other contracting agencies. Represent the Wichita Children’s Home in a professional and competent manner in the community.

Qualifications

Preferred someone experienced with children. High school diploma or GED required.

Hours

Monday-Friday; 2p-10p (3rd shift)

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Under supervision of the assigned Program Manager, 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. This position will also have grant and compliance responsibilities.

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required, valid Kansas drivers license and free of major traffic violations

Hours

Monday – Friday; 8a-5p; on call as needed.

Facilities Manager

Manages the Facilities department by performing the work of and providing daily supervision. Responsible for building security, policy development, supports new structure development and makes certain that operational maintenance is completed at the buildings and grounds of the facility are well maintained. Coordinates the work of contractors and staff through planning, scheduling, supervising and performing routine and assigned work including but not limited to preventative maintenance and repair work for all facilities of the Wichita Children’s Home and event set up support. This position works closely with colleagues and the youth we serve. The ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks and requests, and meet deadlines in a professional manner is required.

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in building trades or a related field. Experience: Five years in facility maintenance with an emphasis on repair.

Hours

Monday-Friday; 8a-5p on call as needed

Case Manager

The case manager assists youth in their unique population by developing and identifying skills and resources to successfully transition into productive citizens within the community and live independently. The case manager provides case management services, supervision, protection, and care of program participants individually while in their program.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field from a college or university. Experience: Minimum of 1-2 years related industry experience.

Hours

Monday-Friday; 7a-3p

Mental Health Counselor

The Mental Health Counselor is responsible for maintaining an environment, which reflects best practice standards and promotes and preserves a biopsychosocial model of care based on the principles of trauma-informed and restorative practice. Provides youth assessment and coordinates referrals to other community resources as the youth needs require, as well as coordinates treatment admissions. Facilitates therapeutic group process for youth, as well as other evidence based curriculum on a daily/weekly basis. The overarching focus of this position is to ensure quality of care of our youth by providing mental health counseling to address youth mental health, trauma and triggers resulting from trauma and life experiences.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field, masters preferred. At least 5 years’ experience as mental health counselor.

Hours

Monday – Friday; 8a-5p; on call

Maintenance Technician

Repair and maintaining machinery, equipment and facilities. Minimum 2 years’ experience in building mechanical maintenance and capable of working independently at multiple sites. Wall repair and painting with light electrical, plumbing, and preventative HVAC maintenance.

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required. Good interpersonal skills; composed under stress and sensitive to the needs of others, represent WCH in a professional manner.

Hours

Monday – Friday; 8a-5p; on call as needed.

Housekeeper

Responsible for cleaning the rooms and hallways of the facility.

Qualifications

Minimum of one-month related industry experience; good interpersonal skills; dependable.

Hours

Part-time; Sunday-Thursday 10p-2a

Empowerment Counselor - ESSENTIAL DIRECT CARE STAFF*

Direct Care staff are responsible for providing supervision for our youth residents and using appropriate role modeling skills to instill hope, effect healing and restoration and promote growth and development to empower children to transform their lives.

*Empowerment Counselors are considered essential during COVID-19 and we are continuing to hire for this position. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom, web-based meetings.

Qualifications

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one to two years related experience and/or training. Must be 21 years of age to work in the Emergency Shelter and the Gerard House, 23 years of age to work in the YRCII, and 25 years of age to work in the TLP and Garver House.

Hours

Full time and part time opportunities available.

  • 2nd shift: Tuesday-Saturday 2p-10p
  • 3rd shift: Wednesday-Saturday 10p-6a