Career Opportunities

What It’s Like to Work For CLASS:

CLASS is constantly searching for motivated, mature, model individuals to help advocate for the persons that we serve.  It takes a big heart and an open mind to work in our field, and CLASS prides itself on holding our team members to the highest standards of care.

Although there are many ways you can contribute to CLASS’s mission, the Coaches are the heart and soul of our staff.  The Coach advocates for persons with disabilities to become as independent as possible in integrated employment and home settings in the community.  Daily, the successful Coach monitors the health, well-being and safety of clients.  The Coach acts as a role model, provides training and support to assist clients to be successful in the lifestyle of their choice.  The Coach may be cross-trained to work in either employment or home sites with one or more clients.  As part of a Service Action Team (SAT), the Coach practices teamwork with co-workers and team members from other county SAT’s and throughout the organization.  The Coach assists in the development of volunteers and natural supports to decrease clients’ dependency on paid staff, and administers/monitors medications for clients following CLASS LTD policies and standards of care.

Another position that keeps our organization running smoothly is our Team Leaders.  Team Leaders supervise Coaches to ensure the delivery of quality services to individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Through their staff, Team Leaders promote self-advocacy, empower clients to make their own decisions, and advance community inclusion and acceptance. Team Leaders ensure that staff assist clients in goal achievement through training. Team Leaders provide a link between management and non-management staff and promote teamwork.

Outside the realm of direct care, CLASS also employs committed, passionate Case Managers, who advocate for our clients through assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the services that are necessary to effectively support clients in their communities.  These individuals help clients assess their wants and needs in order to meet their preferred lifestyle, in and outside of CLASS.  They work closely with the clients, their guardians, and their healthcare providers in developing and maintaining a Person-Centered plan that will allow all caregivers to assist them in reaching their goals.

For staff working over 30 hours per week, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes paid time off, sick leave, health, dental, and life insurance, along with paid holidays.  Hours are often flexible, and paid training is provided.

If you feel you may be a good fit for CLASS, you can apply online or at any of our Service Center locations in Pittsburg, Columbus, Parsons, Independence, and Coffeyville.

What you need to know before applying at CLASS

Information you provide on your application will be verified, so please be truthful.

You must not have any history or record of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of persons unable to protect themselves.

CLASS conducts background checks with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (KDCF), the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), and the Kansas Health Occupation Credentialing office, if applicable.

A pre-employment driver’s license check will be conducted. Excessive traffic violations may preclude your employment with CLASS. Accidents that appear on your driving record will require a written, signed statement from you regarding the circumstances of the accident.

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Information you provide on your application will be verified, so please be truthful.

You must not have any history or record of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of persons unable to protect themselves.

CLASS conducts background checks with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (KDCF), the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), and the Kansas Health Occupation Credentialing office, if applicable.

A pre-employment driver’s license check will be conducted. Excessive traffic violations may preclude your employment with CLASS. Accidents that appear on your driving record will require a written, signed statement from you regarding the circumstances of the accident.

Must be 18 years of age or older.

Must have reading, writing, and math skills at an acceptable level of proficiency to meet documentation and record keeping requirements, which is a part of every job within CLASS. Some positions may require additional education and/or experience.

Confidentiality for our clients and staff is an essential element of any job within CLASS.

67 hours of in-service training are required the first year of employment, and 20 hours a year thereafter for service positions. You must attend required training classes to continue to be an employee in good standing.

The ability to administer medications through competency-based training and nursing delegation are conditions of employment at CLASS for all Coaches.
Attendance and punctuality are essential to the successful performance of your job.

If use of a personal vehicle is required for your position, proof of appropriate insurance is required.

CLASS has a zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. You will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening and random drug tests as an employee of CLASS.

CLASS prohibits current and former employees from bringing firearms or other dangerous weapons on CLASS premises, other worksites, company-owned vehicles, and company-sponsored events. This applies to employees who have a valid concealed-carry permit issued by the state of Kansas or other states recognized by Kansas.

If you are currently subject to a Non-Disclosure & Non-Solicitation Agreement with a former employer, please inform us of this at your interview. All CLASS employees except direct-support staff are subject to compliance to CLASS’ Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure/Non-Solicitation Agreement.

Helpful tips to filling out our application

The Application for Employment is a fillable PDF form. You will need Adobe Reader installed on your machine in order to complete. Once you open the application, save it to your desktop for easy access.

It is easiest if you have all your information (school(s) attended, prior work history, references, etc) gathered before starting.

Once the application is complete, save it back to your desktop and then either print it out for hand delivery or send it by regular US Postage mail to CLASS LTD, Attention: HR Department, PO Box 266, Columbus, KS 66725.

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Feel free to attach it to an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is preferred (but not mandatory) that you sign in all the appropriate places, scan the signed application and then email. If you do not have a scanner available you will be given a chance to come in and sign at a later time as HR can not begin their background checks & process of approval without signatures.

You may also come into one of our offices to pick up an application OR call (620)429-1212 and request an application to be mailed to you.

Application for Employment