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.

Want a Job that Matters?

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

Street Outreach Specialist / Case Manager - 40 hours, 5 days a week (12:30 pm to 10:00pm Thursdays)

Supervise staff and coordinate Street Outreach, O.Z. drop-center, and Safe Place programs. Support Runaway Homeless and Street Youth (FHSY) with developing and making progress with educational goals, employment, housing, and referrals for mental health and/or substance abuse treatment, as well as other resources.

DUTIES

Supervise and train program staff, interns and practicum students.
Complete assessments and program planning with youth.
Develop and maintain schedule for operations at drop-in center to include housekeeping and supplies.
Organize and/or lead psychosocial and recreational groups at O.Z. Develop programming based on Trauma Informed Care/Motivational Interviewing/Harm Reduction/Stages of Change/Positive Youth Development.
Provide case management including safety and resource planning.
Provide On Call/Crisis response services.
Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree in Social, Health/Nursing, or Human Services. Must be on call in a rotation with other SOS staff. Must work one evening per week. Must have a valid driver's license and be willing and able to transport youth.

MOM Program Internship – Part Time Contract

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. Provides 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. This is an intern position. Applicant must be a student in good standing moving towards a Health Care or Human Services degree.

Life Skills Coach – Phase II – 3rd Shift

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. The hours will be:
Sunday thru Wednesday 11:00 pm to 8:00 am.
Thursday thru Saturday 10:00 pm to 8:00 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.

Life Skills Coach – Phase I

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. Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license and a good driving record. Must be at least 25 years old to meet licensing requirement.

AVAILABLE SCHEDULES

Sunday 11:00 am to 11:30pm Mon thru Wed 3:30pm to 11:30pm
Thursday thru Saturday 10:00pm to 10:00am
Sunday thru Wednesday 11:30pm to 8:00am
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to 11:00 pm
Sunday thru Thursday 10:00 pm to 7:30 am

Teaching Parent – Full Time – Float

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.