Employment Opportunities

Kansas City is a growing metropolis with a strong job market. Below are a few local job search engine links that might be helpful to you when looking for a job in the Kansas City area:

In addition to the links above, you will find below some specific employment opportunities that have been sent to us for posting on the NTS website. 

Are you an employer that is interested in having your employment opportunity listed on the NTS website? Please fill out the employment form here to have your opportunity listed.  For additional questions, email or call 800.831.3011, ext. 5433.


Package Handler: UPS

POSITION/JOB TITLE : Package Handler 
HOURS : Part-time (more than 20 hrs.) 
WAGE TYPE : Hourly (tuition reimbursement available as well - see additional comments below)
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCE : No educational minimum required 

JOB DESCRIPTION : To unload and load parcels weighing up to 70 pounds each.

JOB REQUIREMENTS : Must be able to: 
• Bend, stoop, crouch, squat, crawl, climb, stand, walk, and turn/pivot
􀂃 Part-time, 3-5 hours per day, 5 days per week 
• Ability to work varying shifts, additional hours and/or overtime depending on service needs 
• Report to work on a regular and timely basis and complete the scheduled workday on a consistent basis 
• Lift, lower, push, pull, leverage, and manipulate equipment and/or packages weighing up to 70 pounds • Lift and lower packages while “unloading” at a rate of 700 to 1,300 packages per hour and while “loading” at a rate of 500 to 1,200 packages per hour 
• Assist in moving packages up to 150 pounds 
• Grasp and maintain control of packages 
• Read label information 
• Lift packages to heights above the shoulder and lower packages to foot level as appropriate 
• Perform tasks using simple hand grasping, fine hand manipulation and reach associated with assigned tasks such as paperwork, use of a computer or other data device, including hand-held scanners 
• Operate powered equipment including extended belts and loading devices 
• Have a sufficient ability to communicate, through sight, hearing, and/or otherwise, to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions 
• Work at elevated heights, in enclosed spaces and on uneven walk surfaces 
• Work in an environment with variable temperatures and humidity; exposure to dust, dirt, and noise; and confined work area 
• Work cooperatively in a diverse work environment 
• Demonstrate cognitive ability to follow directions and routines; work independently with appropriate judgment; exhibit spatial awareness; read words and numbers; concentrate, memorize, and recall; identify logical connections and determine sequence of response; and process up to 2-3 steps ahead 
• Perform other functions that may be assigned

EMPLOYER ADDRESS : 223 N. James St.|Kansas City|Kansas|66118|US 
CONTACT NAME : Kimberly Jeter 
CONTACT PHONE : (913) 573-4765 


Applications can be completed at

Opportunity for tuition reimbursement: $2625/semester; $5250/year; $25,000 life time cap.


Direct Care Staff: Shelterwood Academy

POSITION/JOB TITLE : Direct Care Staff 
HOURS : Other 
WAGE TYPE : Paid internship 
JOB DESCRIPTION : Live and work for a minimum year as a Mentor with our teenagers. We are located just east of Kansas City, Missouri in Independence, Missouri. You must be at least 21 years of age.

Click here to view specifics about our program.

JOB REQUIREMENTS : Experience working or volunteering with teenagers is very helpful. An undergraduate degree is preferred. Candidates must be 21 years old.

COMPANY/EMPLOYER NAME : Shelterwood Academy 
COMPANY/EMPLOYER ADDRESS : 3205 N. Twyman Rd.|Independence|MO|64058|US 
CONTACT NAME : Greg Stone 
CONTACT PHONE : (816) 812-2464 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/COMMENTS : Due to HIPAA regulations we do operate a closed campus, but visitors are welcome to set an appointment to visit campus M-F 10AM-3PM.


Mother's Refuge Houseparent

POSITION/JOB TITLE : Mother’s Refuge/Houseparent 
HOURS : Part-time (more than 20 hrs.) 
WAGE TYPE : Hourly 

Company Overview:

Mother’s Refuge is a local maternity shelter for homeless pregnant and parenting teens. We are a non-profit located in Independence, Missouri. Our mission is to shelter, educate, and enable these young women, so that they can take learn to care for themselves and their babies. We strive to be a place of hope and refuge.

Type of Employment:

Part-time (Various shifts available including weekends)

Job Title: Houseparent

Reports to:

Houseparent Coordinator

Overall Responsibilities: Independently assist residents as needed while maintaining order in the house.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Update resident logs

·         Facilitate activities including meals and chores

·         Drive residents to appointments and classes

·         Help with residents’ babies as needed

·         Light housekeeping

·         Answer phones

·         Attend monthly staff meeting (Every third Thursday of the month)

Skills & Qualifications:

Minimum: At least 21 years old

Proficient with Microsoft Word High school diploma or GED Can pass a background check Have a valid driver’s license, current car insurance, and acceptable driving record Ability to independently communicate and interact with teens and infants


        Bachelor’s degree

        2 or more years of experience with teens and infants

        First Aid and CPR certified (Will provide this training)


$10 per hour

Vacation eligibility after one year

Contact information:

Please email a resume to the Houseparent Coordinator at:

Mother’s Refuge is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPANY/EMPLOYER ADDRESS : 3721 Delridge|Independence|MO|64052|US 
CONTACT NAME : Jenn Smith 
CONTACT PHONE : (816) 800-0458 

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