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.

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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

SOS Data Management / Program Support Worker

Responsible to review, enter, maintain and provide reports on SOS data. 14 Hours.

DUTIES

  • Educate SOS workers on properly gathering and recording data
  • Gather manual and electronic data given by the SOS workers weekly, organize data from the previous week and enter all SOS data from the previous week by Tuesday at 5.
  • Provide weekly data to SOS staff for Thursday meetings
  • Gather the data for the RHY semi-annual reports as well as any other reports requested.
  • Meet bi-weekly with the RHY Outreach Coordinator
  • Attend quarterly Continuum of Care HMIS meetings at the United Way to review quality issues and learn HUD’s expectation

QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to accurately document and input information in to the computer system. Ability to organize work load and remain flexible to meet the changing needs of the program department. High school graduate (diploma or GED). Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Life Skills Coach – Phase 2

Position is daily supervision of residents, and activities to ensure a safe and therapeutic residential environment. Additional duties will be transportation to school or appointments, guidance in daily living skills, maintaining structure with the family teaching model, and crisis intervention as required.

DUTIES

Supervision of residents’ social, educational, and behavioral activities and afternoon school runs during the school year. Responsible for the completion of required paperwork. Must 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. Provide a positive role model by demonstrating commitment, punctuality, effective time management, and good communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

High School degree/GED required, college degree preferred. One to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

AVAILABLE SHIFTS

Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 noon to 12:00 Midnight

Life Skills Coach – Phase 1

Position is daily supervision of residents, and activities to ensure a safe and therapeutic residential environment. Additional duties will be transportation to school or appointments, guidance in daily living skills, maintaining structure with the family teaching model, and crisis intervention as required. Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 am

DUTIES

Supervision of residents’ social, educational, and behavioral activities and afternoon school runs during the school year. Responsible for the completion of required paperwork. Must 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. Provide a positive role model by demonstrating commitment, punctuality, effective time management, and good communication skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

High School degree/GED required, college degree preferred. One to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

AVAILABLE SHIFTS

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Thursday & Friday 4:30pm to 10:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm & Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Assistant Teacher – Part Time – Little Bridges Learning Center

This positions scheduled work hours may vary to meet the needs of the children in our care and the center. You may need to work more or fewer hours than originally scheduled. You may need to “float” between classrooms to cover lunches, breaks, or ratio changes, or your classroom assignment may change. Take on other center duties as needed to care for children, support your co-workers, and contribute to the center’s success. Part Time, Monday – Friday.

DUTIES

Assist teaching children in classroom setting for infant, toddler, preschool or school age. Must love children and have a pleasant and positive demeanor. Must be able to fully engage in physical activity. Must be able to kneel, stoop, sit on the floor, stand for a long time, and demonstrate and engage in activities like jumping, dancing, walking, and running. The ability to lift up to 40 pounds is strongly desired and may be required to work in some classrooms or in the kitchen. Daily outdoor work is required but work is otherwise indoors. Assistant Teachers generally play a support role in the classroom.

QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Must meet state’s education criteria, speak, read, and write English fluently. CPR and 1st Aid Certifications, or willing to obtain. Basic technology skills (e.g. email).

TLP Case Manager Phase I – Full-Time

Position is responsible for case management, supervision, protection, and care of program participants individually and in groups during daily living activities and maintaining confidentiality of clients unless otherwise mandated. Position will be 40 hours per week and will include on-call rotation.

DUTIES

Responsible for coordination and management of each client’s case, maintenance of thorough documentation, and assisting client in full implementation of his/her individual Transitional Living Plan. Responsible for developing and instructing basic life skills, job skills classes, tutoring clients in their effort toward achieving academic and vocational goals, and providing behavior intervention and teaching of appropriate behavioral alternatives. The Case Manager conducts routine attendance, housekeeping checks, visitation checks and implements follow up as appropriate. The Case Manager will participate in weekly case conferences, staff meetings, and in-service continuing educational training.

QUALIFICATIONS

Shall have at least a bachelor’s degree in one of the human service fields (social work, psychology, human development and family life, criminal justice, counseling, nursing or education) and six months to one year experience and/or training in working with at risk youth; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have valid Kansas Driver’s License with good driving record. Must be at least 25 years old to meet licensing requirement.

Street Outreach Worker

DUTIES

Contact Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) ages 12 – 21 on the streets and provide basic services, such as emergency food bags, hygiene supplies, and referrals for services to help youth leave the streets and find safe, stable housing. Work as a team with another outreach worker (teams consist of two adult workers or one adult and one peer worker). Provide support to youth at O.Z. including being a strong male role model and conducting a weekly male social support group. Provide assessments, advocacy, education, prevention services and information regarding sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexual exploitation and other issues relevant to RHY. Work in partnership with all RHY program staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

2 years’ experience preferred with youth & families in crisis with emphasizes on Runaway and Homeless Youth services.

Volunteer Coordinator – Part Time

Responsible for volunteer services. Responsible to manage appropriate and meaningful volunteer experiences within WCH.

DUTIES

  • Manage volunteer experiences within WCH facilities and at off-site events
  • Recruit and support volunteers
  • Maintain accurate records – create and maintain volunteer records, responsible for up to date and accurate volunteer database
  • Respond in a timely manner to inquiries
  • Prepare volunteer materials and complete volunteer background checks and reference checks
  • Conduct volunteer trainings and orientations
  • Work with departments to create volunteer opportunities and identifying gift in kind needs and coach interactions
  • Write volunteer summaries and volunteer need listings
  • Work with volunteer committee for assistance and implementation
  • Implement volunteer appreciation program
  • Provide holiday and special event support
  • Represent WCH at events, fairs and speaking requests
  • Coordinate and host volunteer groups

QUALIFICATIONS

Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work in a fast paced environment with the ability to quickly prioritize tasks and remain flexible to meet the changing needs of the development department. Two years related experience/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Associates degree or higher preferred.