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. Transportation Assistant The Women’s Center Transportation Assistant is responsible for providing safe, reliable, and efficient transportation to scheduled appointments and activities for residents of the Women’s Center program. Building Facilities Assistant The Building Facilities Assistant needs to be detail-oriented, flexible, and willing to take on maintenance duties, cleaning, vehicle maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, small repairs, courier errands and special projects. 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: email@example.com *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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 narcotic abuse and life on the streets have eroded their social skills, their ability to follow routine or accept authority, or to 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. In 2005, volunteer Dr. Jerri Sapp, then the Division Chair of Innovative Adult Education at MidAmerica Nazarene University, founded KCRM’s Learning Center for residents in its Christian Community of Recovery (C-COR). In 2008, Dr. Sapp retired from the university to focus on developing the Learning Center’s life skills and academic programs. Each Tuesday and Thursday, Dr. Sapp opened the center to assist men with continuing education, life skills, literacy and other areas of learning. The program has proven its worth as a supplement to our C-COR! Here are a few examples from the past year: S is studying to become a substance abuse counselor. M will soon graduate from UMKC with teaching certificates in both math and science. L has enrolled in technical school to become a computer programmer. M had a fifth-grade education when he enrolled in the KCRM Academy, our onsite high school. He now has his high school diploma at 52, and tutors his son. D is in nursing school with a goal to become an R.N. M is earning his associate’s degree in welding and has already been hired as a welder. C is studying radiology and is consistently on the dean’s list. C is pursuing a business administration degree while working as a store manager. T is studying for the ministry while working full time. J is a student at Calvary Bible College pursuing a degree in youth ministry. In 2015, Dr. Sapp recommended that KCRM expand its Learning Center to operate five days a week, and to include the Men’s Center and Women’s Center. In April 2016, KCRM hired a fulltime Learning Center coordinator to develop and oversee the expansion, and maintain the program at both facilities. We’re delighted to welcome Cordellia Clark on board for this exciting expansion! Clark will divide her time between the KCRM Men’s Center and Women Center providing: Daily access to the Learning Centers Regularly scheduled life skills classes GED preparation KCRM Academy Computer literacy Career guidance Assistance with enrolling in colleges and technical schools Accessing tuition assistance Job readiness Already in limited operation, once completed, the Learning Center will provide a full spectrum of life skills, literacy, GED preparation, the KCRM Academy, job readiness, college preparation and assistance locating financial aid for all KCRM recovery residents. Over the next year, KCRM is taking these steps to ensure the Learning Center expansion is fully funded and fully equipped: Salary and benefits $91,400 Nutritionist $3,400 Research and training $3,600 Program supplies $2,300 Equipment, operating supplies $4,500 Transportation $702 Total $105,902 Raised to date: $90,000 Remainder needed: $15,902 Facility expansion: Renovate the ground floor of an empty building on the Women’s Center campus to house the Learning Center, along with a fitness area, offices and multipurpose room. 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. KCRM has submitted grant proposals to six foundations, requesting their help to meet the challenge. Before these foundations will give, KCRM must have 60 percent of the $294,187 in hand (counting the pledge). To date, the Mission is $13,000 short of this goal. Help close the gap in our two-year Learning Center budget with a gift of any amount. Click here and choose “Learning Center.” Help KCRM reach 60 percent of the challenge from a local foundation with a gift of any amount. Click here and choose “Renovation Challenge.” For more information about the expansion of KCRM’s Learning Center, contact Julie Larocco, chief development officer, at email@example.com 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