Patrol officer position for the City of Iola

The City of Iola is currently accepting applications for Patrol Officer. This is a highly responsible position involving crime prevention, traffic enforcement, criminal investigation, and emergency response.  Applications and a job description are available at or at the City Clerk’s Office in Iola City Hall located at 2 W. Jackson Ave. Wages starting at $16.93 per hour (DOQ), plus benefits. Please submit applications to or to HR in the City Clerk’s Office. ADA. EOE.

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Healthy Families Home Visiting Family Support Specialist at Kansas Childrens Service League

Healthy Families Home Visiting Family Support Specialist {D1998}
Full TM non-exempt Full-Time
Iola, KS, US

The Healthy Families Home Visiting Family Support Specialist (FSS) is responsible for building trusting relationships with families based on the Healthy Families America model. The FSS will visit families in their homes to provide support in establishing positive home environments, promote strong attachments through the parent child relationships, and encourage the well-being of children and families. Utilizing an infant mental health approach, the FSS will practice reflective strategies to strengthen parent-child relationships, improve parenting skills, teach effective problem-solving, and reduce family stress.

Home Visiting 90%

• Develops strategies to positively engage families in voluntary services through a trusting relationship.
• Complete initial enrollment visits with family and completes Parent Survey assessment.
• Schedules and provides regular home visits with families in accordance to KCSL Healthy Families policies and procedures.
• Conduct ongoing screens and assessments such as the ASQ, ASQ-SE, EPDS, and other tools required by the program.
• Implements research based curriculum, Growing Great Kids, during home visits with families.
• Supports and guides families in the development of the Family Goal Plan, and encourages families in achieving identified goals.
• Assist family in monitoring medical needs including well child visits and immunizations, and helps them overcome barriers to meeting these needs.
• Uses reflective strategies such as normalizing, explore and wonder, and accentuate the positive, to help strengthen parent child relationships.
• Refers and connects families to additional KCSL services and other community resources that could help strengthen the family and build protective factors. May include providing occasional transportation for families to access community resources.
• Assist with planning and delivery of group events for program families.
• Documents observations of children and families through weekly home visit notes and completes requirement documentation in accordance with program expectations.
• Meets weekly with supervisor for supervision to reflect on work with families and review interventions and documentation.

Other Duties 10%
• Completes training required by program including Foundations for Family Success, Parent Survey, Growing Great Kids, and other required topics.
• Assists with outreach through community fairs and other events that help build awareness of program.
• Attends regular team meetings and participates in supporting other team members as needed.
• Attends communities meetings as needed.


Work Environment Office and participant homes.
Lifting Requirements Up to 25 pounds.
Travel Requirements Must have vehicle in good condition; able to travel to and from family homes and transport participants to appointments.
Other Must have a home telephone and/or mobile phone and be willing to handle emergency or crisis situation with the assistance of the supervisor. Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, current auto insurance, pass all required background checks.

The physical requirements described here are a representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Bachelor’s Degree in family services related field
• Experience in working with or providing services to children and families
• An ability to establish trusting relationships
• Acceptance of individual differences
• Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations in the community
• Knowledge of infant and child development and parent-child attachment principles
• Open to reflective practice including reflective supervision
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to approach families from a strengths based and family-centered perspective
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries when providing supportive services
• Able to work flexible schedule which could include some evening/weekend hours

• Infant Mental Health Endorsement
• Bilingual in English and Spanish
2019 Benefit Summary

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Healthy Families Supervisor at Kansas Childrens Service League

Healthy Families Supervisor {D1997}
Full TM Exempt Full-Time
Iola, KS, US

The Healthy Families Supervisor provides leadership to the Healthy Families Team, ensuring that children and families receive quality services and the program meets expectations for the agency, funders, and the national Healthy Families America standards.


• Provide 1.5 to 2 hour weekly supervision with Family Support Specialists to discuss families served, review documentation, provide reflective supervision and offer support.
• Participate in monthly reflective supervision group with team when it is available.
• Provide timely annual evaluations outlining both strengths and areas of growth; resolve personnel issues; hire, promote and discharge staff as applicable.
• Develop training plans with staff and ensure that all training requirements for KCSL, HFA, and individual grants are met.
• Ensure that program service goals and outcomes are met according to HFA standards and individual grant requirements by establishing and monitoring clear expectations for staff.
• Serve in a back-up capacity to provide home visits or complete initial Parent Surveys when Family Support Specialists are on leave or positions are open, or work with team to ensure other team members can cover open cases.
• Provide team leadership, conducting team building activities and monthly team meetings to ensure a supportive work environment in which a high quality of service delivery is a priority.
• Market the program to potential referral sources, working with the team to visit community partners, giving program presentations, and brainstorm creative methods to recruit and retain families.
• Oversee program use of the Healthy Families database and other data entry systems as required by grants. Ensure staff receive training and support in how to enter data. Perform regular checks of data to ensure accurate and timely documentation.
• Utilize supervisory tracking tools to monitor performance (ie: home visitation completion, family goal plans, screens and assessments, etc.) and identify training needs of staff.
• Ensure quality assurance procedures are followed including regular file reviews, quarterly outcomes reviews, shadowing of staff, and corrective action plans.
• Use a continuous performance improvement philosophy in recommending needed changes to programs and services to ensure accreditation, contracts, and grants remain viable.
• Work with Assistant Director in developing budgets and writing grants, managing expenses, and providing funding and other grant reports in a timely manner.
• Partner with the Department for Children and Families to implement Family First funding and attend partner meetings as required.

• Help develop the local KCSL Community Leadership Development Council (CLDC) as requested by Assistant Director, and provide opportunities for CLDC members to volunteer with the program.
• Support and assist with KCSL fundraisers, including helping to market events, share invitations, solicit sponsors, and working at the actual events.
• Serves as liaison with Early Childhood Councils, United Way, health care agencies, and other community professionals. Develop MOUs with community partners as needed.
• Participate in community councils, task forces and other collaborative work groups to advocate for prevention and community services to families which support the community needs.
• Seek out and establish positive relationships with traditional and non-traditional partners who share in the agency mission, vision and values.
• Collaborate with other KCSL programs, including helping to promote these programs in the community, referring families to these programs as applicable, and supporting the work of other programs through shared resources and knowledge.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment Office and client homes
Working Hours 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday with some evenings and Saturdays possible
Lifting Requirement 25 Pounds
Travel Requirements Travel as required
Other Valid drivers license, current auto insurance, able to pass all required background checks.

The physical requirements described here are a representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Total Staff 2 to 6
Direct Non-exempt 2 to 6

Direct Budget $100,000 to $400,000 annually


• Master’s degree in human services or fields related to working with children and families OR Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
• A solid understanding of and/or experience in supervising and motivating staff, as well as providing support to staff in stressful work environments
• Knowledge of infant and child development and parent-child attachment
• Experience with family services that embrace the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision
• Knowledge of maternal-infant health and dynamics of child abuse and neglect
• Experience in providing services to culturally diverse communities/families
• Experience in home visiting with a strong background in prevention services to the 0-3 age population
• Solid written and oral communication skills.
• Self-motivated, highly organized
• Ability to verbally, and through professional work, articulate KCSL’s mission and values.

• Infant mental health endorsement level III or IV
• Experience with reflective practice
• Development experience including grant writing and fundraising

2019 Benefit Summary

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Temporary Full-Time Program Technician at Allen County Farm Service Agency

The Allen County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for a temporary full-time Program Technician position beginning at a Grade 3 or Grade 4.  Salary range is $27,030 to $39,442 depending on knowledge and experience.  The job duties include performing office clerical work which includes utilizing computer applications.  The incumbent will assist other employees who are responsible for carrying out office activities related to administering FSA farm programs.  An agricultural background is not required but beneficial.  Applications and KSAs may be picked up at the Allen County FSA Office, 202 West Miller Rd, Iola, KS between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.  Applications and KSAs must be returned to the office no later than 4:30 pm, November 22, 2019.   USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender


Maple Hill Park – Mobiles For Sale


    • Do you want to own your own home in Maple Hill Park, Gas KS?
      Yes, you can own your own mobile!  Paint, remodel or improve – no problem, it’s your house as soon as you move in.  And, after it’s paid off, after 6-7 years, your monthly payment goes way down.  You will then only be paying the lot rent.  That’s really economical housing!  Owning does have responsibilities as well as advantages:
      – Maintenance – painting, fixing leaks, etc
      – Repairs:  for example, if the water heater fails, you will need to fix it.
      – We sell you the mobile in good working condition, but you will need to do needed maintenance to keep your home nice.
    • Can you afford it?
      • Move in cost:    $685
      • $300 Security Deposit
      • $385 1st month payment
      • Monthly Payment:  $385
      • Utilities:    Plan on $200 – $300, paid directly to the utility providers.
  • *Since we are selling you the mobile and financing it. We require that you have steady, sufficient income.
    •  Do you want to settle down and live in Maple Hill Park for a long time?
    • We are looking for long term residents, because that’s what owing a home is about. Maple Hill Park is a pleasant, peaceful, family-oriented community.

If Maple Hill Park sounds right for you,
Please fill in the online application and then call HELEN
  PH: 620-228-8539

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Historic Iola Building Given New Life

It was March 8th, 2013 and Kansas Highway Patrol along with their highly trained SWAT team had just raided 1 N Jefferson looking for an alleged Murderer. Despite the flash bombs and army of agents, the murderer wasn’t found. But something that was evident is that this building was no longer serving the same productive purpose it once did and in many ways, was now bringing the wrong attention to the Iola Square.

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