Employment Opportunities It takes a team of dedicated, hard-working people, both paid staff and volunteers, to care for Kansas City’s poor and homeless. On this page are listed current job openings for paid staff. Click the links to download the full job descriptions. Residential Care Mentor In collaboration with the Lead Mentor, the Residential Care Mentor will serve as the Center’s point of contact and liaison for the day-to-day shift activities and responsibilities at the Center. Before applying, please review the KCRM Mission Statement, Core Values and Statement of Belief To apply, you must send both resume and cover letter by mail or email to: Kansas City Rescue Mission Attn: Alisha Roberts, HR Manager 1520 Cherry Street Kansas City, MO 64108 email: firstname.lastname@example.org *Please indicate what positions you are interested in on your cover letter. We are only accepting female applicants for the women’s center positions due to security and ministry needs at that location. Have you spoken to our HR Manager and been invited to fill out a complete Employment Application? If so please click below and return the form to the HR Manager at email@example.com or by mail. Word format l PDF format Looking for other non-profit jobs in the Kansas City area? Check out the following job-search resources: Nonprofit Connect: http://www.npconnect.org/page/search_jobs/ KC Jobs: http://www.kcjobs.com/index.cfm Want to get involved at KCRM but you don’t see an opening that is right for you? Check out our Volunteer section to learn more. Check out Who We Are or KCRM Ministries page to learn more. Still have questions? Call us at 816-421-7643
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KCRM Learning Center for Men and Women Often when KCRM representatives speak to groups and individuals about homelessness, we are asked: “Why don’t they just get a job?” We generally respond with: They can get a job, but can’t maintain a job due to addiction, mental illness, poor social skills, etc., OR, They’ve been on the street so long they no longer have marketable skills that can provide a living wage. (Many cannot even fill out an online job application.) In fact, KCRM has identified four barriers to our clients’ and residents’ success in the marketplace and in living interdependently in the community: Poor social and life skills (healthy relationships, budgeting, anger management, housekeeping, food preparation, etc.) Insufficient education and very limited access to adult education Lack of job-readiness skills and marketable skills Few jobs requiring limited skills that pay a living wage For homeless men and women dealing with long-term mental illness and addiction, these barriers are even more difficult to overcome. Though the majority of KCRM’s current residents have completed high school, years of substance or alcohol abuse and life on the streets have eroded their social skills, their ability to follow routine, accept authority or practice good study habits. Almost 100 percent of residents need to hone skills in one or more of these areas before seeking and keeping employment paying a livable wage. KCRM’s staff is dedicated to our mission to “offer freedom and hope to the poor and homeless, empowering them to reach their full potential.” We offer the following learning and growth opportunities through our Learning Center, open to residents at the Men’s Center and Women’s Center. Regularly scheduled life skills classes such as money management, healthy relationships, relapse prevention, general housekeeping, etc. GED preparation KCRM Academy: an onsite homeschool through which residents receive a Missouri State diploma Computer literacy Career guidance Assistance enrolling in colleges and technical schools Accessing tuition assistance Job readiness Though the Learning Center enjoys a suite of rooms at our Men’s Center, currently space for this program is very limited at the KCRM Women’s Center. To remedy this, KCRM plans to renovate the ground floor of an empty building on the Women’s Center campus to house a new Learning Center, Fitness Center, offices and multipurpose room. Project Costs: Renovation (rest rooms, stairwell, exterior door) $243,491 Fire alarm system $23,952 Contingency (10 percent) $26,744 Total $294,187 A local foundation has issued this challenge to KCRM: Raise 50 percent or $147,093.50 and the foundation will complete the funding with a gift of $147,093.50. As of January 1, 2017, we are just $17,000 from reaching our goal! Once we have received the foundation’s gift, we will begin renovations with the hope of completing the new Learning Center in Summer 2017. Each gift you make toward the challenge will be matched dollar for dollar by the foundation. For more information about the expansion of KCRM’s Learning Center or how help fund it, contact Julie Larocco, chief development officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-421-7643, ext. 141.
Business leaders throughout the Kansas City metro have found great opportunities for community service at Kansas City Rescue Mission. KCRM can be an innovative tool in your team-building strategy. We can help you plan a volunteer event that would include space at one of our facilities to allow you to meet privately with your group to maximize the impact both internally and to those you’ve gathered to serve. On this page we’ve provided some great community service ideas, listed month by month, to get you started. Let your team join our team to help our city’s poor and homeless! Questions? Contact Paul Masao at (816) 421-7643, ext. 136 or by email. KCRM’s simple volunteer application process begins here. Dental: assessments, cleaning, extractions, dentures Tax and legal aid Audiology: hearing tests, aids Hair and hygiene: barbers and stylists, pedicures, manicures Training: nutrition, budgeting, dressing for success, computer, literacy, employment coaching and referral Medical: RNs, CNAs, prescription financial assistance Transportation: bus passes, mechanics Dorm, office and classroom makeovers Gardening, spring, summer and fall