The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 21, 2001 · Page 22
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 22

Salina, Kansas
Issue Date:
Saturday, April 21, 2001
Page 22
Start Free Trial

IS4 SATURDAY, APRIL 21. 2001 CLASSIFIED HE-SALI THE^LINA JOURNAL ,^_CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES Your community is looking for a few good families By Daniel Aspell For Multi-Ad Sej-vices, Inc. In the 1990s, an interesting family/social phenon\ena emerged, dubbed "cocobning" by the pundits. Rather than partying and traveling in excess as a decade earlier, families began spending an increasing amount of their time on home-based activities, making the nest the center of the their world. This situation was lauded, and rightfully so, as it seemed to reverse the previous trend of family members leading separate lives. As great as the concept of families sharing time together is, it may have had an imexpected drawback. Across the country, social service or: ganizations, charitable fovmdations and community programs are in greater need of volunteers than ever before. And they present the perfect oppbrtvmity for families to spend time together, and learn how their actions can actually make a difference in their community. All that's required is a sincere desire to help out, a quality inherent in most adults and practically bovmd- less in some kids. Every family has some certain talent or abilities that they can share with those around them, and they can volimteer as little or as much time as they wish, as every little bit will help. The national Points of Light organization ( has some good tips on how to get started. Among their recommendations: •Define what your family consists of. They suggest that the definition include intergenerational and blended families, as well as friends and coworkers. •Research the volimteer possibilities in your commimity. Find the ones that the members of your family feel the most concern for, and could use your assistance. •Take small steps at first. Make sure that your volimteer efforts fit in­ to everyone's schedule. •When the work is done, talk about it. Let everyone discuss their feelings about their work, and offer suggestions on what they might do different next time. •Choose diversity rather than just the safest situations. You'll broaden the family's experience and understanding of your conmiunity by volunteering across cultural and economic boundaries. Organizations, like the Red Cross and United Way, usually have a roster of volunteer positions needing to be filled, but you may not always find one that can include the whole family. Here are some other ideas to discuss with your family: •Despite the abundance of food in our country, there ai'e still many who lack enough or proper nutrition. Programs, like Meals On Wheels, and local missions and foodbanks are always happy to have extra hands in the kitchen, especially around holi­ days. Cooking, serving, delivering, cleaning up...there's a spot for a family member of almost any age, and it's a daily need in most urban areas. •Non-profit organizations, like the Alzheimer's Association (annual Memory Walk) and Susan G. Komen Foundation (annual Race for the Cure), welcome volunteers to help with their large public events. Your family can be involved in planning, publicity, team fundraising and day- of-event duties. It's a great way to meet like-minded people, have fun and support great causes. •Nursing homes and adult daycare facilities welcome visits from families at all times of the year, and for many reasons. Residents love talking to and playing with children, and many facilities allow family pets to brought in for a visit as well. Perhaps your family is musically inclined, and could sing or give a mini concert, or a reading of poetry or stories. •If you're a family of animal lovers, your local animal shelters could use your help. Shelters often run largely on donations, and are short-staffed. Feeding, bathing and clean-ups are all needed by our four- legged friends. • If your family has a knack for carpentry or repairs, your services are likely to be direly needed. Habitat for Humanity set the tone for volvm- teers to help rebuild and refurbish their communities, and many local organizations have similar programs. Elderly homeowners with low incomes or special needs appreciate the assistance of kind volunteers in house painting, roofing and minor home repairs. The benefits from volunteering as a family are priceless, both to you and tliose you help. You and your children will make new fiiends, learn more about people and best of all, encourage others to follow your example. that first job helps teen-agers develop self-esteem and prepare to leave home By Daniel Aspell For Multi-Ad Services, Inc. They've far outgrown the Kool- Aid stand, and babysitting just doesn't hold the intrigue it once did. Your teenager is willihg, and perhaps ready, to earn what it takes to buy those CDs, concert tickets, clothes and. other accessories that define •'- their unique personalities to you and their peers. But while they may be inclined to jump at the first job that flashes the magic of minimum wage before their eyes, perhaps it's time to review jobs where they can make a splash, rather than a belly-flop. To date, the most popular jobs for teenagers are the traditional ones: fast food joints, babysitting and summer help at the local swimming pools. - But if your teen has skills beyond '• that, like in computers, math or writing, what can they do to earn more than just a paycheck? Where can they actually go to develop these skills that well may serve them for a life­ time? To teens, a first job is often perceived as an unnecessary intrusion on their social life, a paycheck and nothing more. But year after year, thousands of teens find the right choices in employment that will not only look great on a resume, but accustom them to the habits of what may be their chosen field. For a teenager looking for a summer job, camps are a great place to start. Forget all the movies featuring B-grade frivolity; summer camps provide a learning experience as much for teen counselors as for younger campers. The multitude of summer camps is broken down into environments where the individual needs of campers are paramount, and younger children most often relate to an older, but not adult, mentor. Camps designed for disabled or challenged children are often in need of compassionate teen counselors, and provide all the things teens want out of their summer: time away from Mom and Dad, a'living wage and a chance to interact with others outside their normal social sphere. A counselor position at a camp for blind, disabled or learning-challenged children is often a great start for teenagers. Many teens today resent simply working as a low-level cog for a company's bottom line, but feel a sense of duty to others. A counselor position, whether at a day camp or an overnight camp, allows them to see their work reflected in the progress of others. (A note to parents: If your teenager says, "I don't know of any camps that need help," just type in "summer camp jobs" on your Internet search engine. Your teen may think you don't know how to do this, but plenty of positions will be listed.) Tutoring is another area where teens can shine and receive great personal satisfaction from their work experience. There are millions of kids enrolled in summer school each year. but for those whose can't meet the demands, a teenaged mentor can mean the difference between repeating a gi-ade or moving on. A good tutor ("A" average in subjects tutored) can usually command at least $7-$9 per hour, nicely above minimum wage. Best of all, they can fit in their tutoring around tlieir summer social (or sleeping) schedule. Math and language skiUs remain the highest in demand for teen tutors. A small, cheap classified advertisement in the local paper stating the tutor's availability win likely gamer a good response. A lot of employers complain that they would like to hire teenaged workers, but...their skills are muted by their performance during interviews. For any job interview, a parent needs to intercede a bit and make helpful suggestions. After all, employers are looking for more tlian just a warm, breathing body to fill the position; teens need to be aware that they will be representing their employer to the community. A resume, no matter how sparse, is a great tool for a teenaged job seeker. Even if there is no prior work experience to list, a potential employee should arrive with a piece of paper neatly typed with the essentials. This includes their name and address, a, list of any jobs they have performed outside of household chores (especially as a volunteer), their school interests and clubs or organizations in which they are members. Separate paragraphs with the headings, "Personal Goals" and "Future Plans," often make employers take notice. When teenagers go to an interview, make sure they understand that their presentation is for someone like you, rather than for one of their friends. Dress pants or skirts, dress shoes, combed hair, no piercings...these things will make teens stand out among the rest of the applicants. It's a job interview, not standing in line for a movie. 251 HELP WANTED 1 251 HELP WANTED 1 251 HELP WANTEDI 251 HELP WANTED 1 251 HELP WANTED! 251 HELP WANTED| 251 HELP WANTED• 251 HELP WANTED,! 253 HELP WANTED MEDICAL I MEDICAL | MEDICAL I MEDICAL I MEDICAL I MEDICAL I MEDICAL I MEDICAL I DRIVERS CLINICAL SUPERVISOR Salina Regional Health Center, a progressive 385-bed acute care medical center, has a "full-time position open in the Nursing Department. The position is for a Clinical Supervisor for a 28-bed Orthopedic/Nerosurgical • unit. We are seeking a talented professional with proven leadership abilities. This position will have 247hour responsibility for supervising and coordinating patient care activities and physician services, including fiscal operational management on the unit. Requirements include: B.S.N, or equivalent of administrative experience with plan for completion of B.S.N., current Kansas RN license, 2-3 years management experience, preferable with previous clinical experience with medical/surgical patients. To be considered, please mail/fax resume and cover letter to: Salina Regiona Wth Center HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 400 S. SANTA FE SALrNA, KS 67401 785-452-7154 785-452-7684 Fax EOE OB Registered Nurse Accepting applications for full time RN to work in our OB Department 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 a.m. shift. To apply contact the Human Resource Department, Labette County Medical Center, RO. Box 956, Parsons, KS 67357. EOE RNs Consider CKMC and join a team of talented professionals dedicated to quality care. We tiave Full & Part Time openings in Reliab, Surgery, ICU, IVIed/Surg, Telemetry, SNU, LTC, Alzheimer's & Home Health. CKIVIC offers competitive wages, excellent benefits and much more. Apply to: Central Kansas Medical Center, 3515 Broadway, Great Bend, KS 67530; Phone (620) 786-6186 or Fax (620) 792-1605. E:< EOE Food & Nutrition Director Accepting appHcations for Director of our Food & Nutrition Department. Must have a Food Service Management background with appropriate B.S. degree with 3 years of experience. CDM desirable. Apply at the Human Resource Department, Eabette County Medical Center, RO. Box 956, Parsons, KS 67357. EOE. RNs WANTED! Miami County Medical Center, a full service community hospital located 25 miles south of Olathe and part of the Olathe Health System, is expanding their nursing staff! FT positions are available in the Emergency Department and Med/Surg. New Grads welcome. Apply to Miami County Medical Center, 2100 Baptiste Dr., Paola, KS; fax resume to (913) 294-6663 or email to Give your job search a boost when using the classifieds! '^"^ Salina Journal Connecting communities with information Call today! 785-823-6363 ATTENTION: LPNs, CNAs, RAs and SOCIAL SERVICES Beverly Health Care of Abilene is currently accepting applications for positions in our Nursing Department and Social Service department. If you are a caring individual who loves working with the elderly, Beverly Health Care of Abilene is the place for you. We offer exceptional benefits and competitive salaries. Bust most importantly satisfaction you just can't measure. Apply in person 705 N. Brady, Abilene, KS or call for more information (785) 263-1431. BEVERLY HEALTHCARE REGISTERED NURSES Full-time and part-time positions available in the Outpatient Therapy and Infusion Therapy Unit. The clinical focus of the position is outpatient care. Central Line care, PICC and Midline Insertion. Candidates should have at least one year of medical/surgical experience in an acute care setting. Day shift with an occasional evening and partial weekends. We would like you to join our World Class Service Team. To be considered, please complete an application at: Salina Regiona Health Center HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 400 S. SANTA FE SALINA, KS 67401 785-452-7154 785-452-7684 Fax EOE Paramedic EMT Accepting applications for full-time Paramedic and EMT at our EMS Department. To apply contact the Human Resource Department, Labette County Medical Center, P.O. Box 956, Parsons, KS 67357. EOE. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Salina Regional Health Center, a 385 bed rural referral medical center has immediate opportunities for a qualified Occupational Therapist or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. This position will be working on an as needed basis on the Skilled Care and Rehabilitation units. Interested candidates may apply at: Salina Regiona -lealth Center HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 400 S. SANTA FE SALINA, KS 67401 785-452-7154 785-452-7684 Fax EOE Diesel Techs; We are GROWING and NOW offering a hiring bonus! Are you... Looking for more training? We aie looking for an experienced diesel technician who wants to enhance liis/lier knowledge & diagnostic expertise. Our technicians have access to free advanced training including engine electronics. Or... Ready to advance your career to Shop Foreman level? Do you have excellent customer service skills & proven supervisory ability? We're looking for iin experienced diesel tech wiUi leadership abilities & basic computer knowledge to take tile next step forward. Great Pay & Benefits! 800-777-2440 KANSAS TRUCK CENTER 253^ HELP WANTED DRIVERS 253 HELP WANTED DRIVERS My dad's a truck driver... He takes me fishing 'cause he drives for Jim Palmer Trucking and He gets home alot! • $50,000 plus benefits iTime TRUCKINO Salina, KS • vTOV.jimpalmertrucking.coni • 1-800-992-OlU

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free