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Financial representatives – Knights of Columbus has full-time openings in northeast Kansas and western Missouri for full-time financial representatives. Ideal for determined, disciplined, professional, high-expectation individual desiring to serve others. We work exclusively with the families of brother Knights and Catholic gentlemen who are eligible to join the Knights. We have established territories where agents devote their working day to the needs of the members in their assigned councils. Excellent, multi-tiered training and benefits are provided, allowing the successful field agent to earn a professional level income. This is a career opportunity that may be the right fit at the right time for you, or possibly for someone you know. For further information, contact John A Mahon, general agent, at (785) 408-8800 or email:

Care coordinator – L’Arche Heartland is seeking a care coordinator. The position includes the following duties: recruitment; human resources/training; state documentation; in-home training; annual trainings; scheduling; coordination of assistant meetings/team meetings; accompaniment of house coordinators; supervision of assistants (accompaniment); quality assurance in home, maintenance, cleanliness, fire extinguishers, monthly drills and yard upkeep; rotate on-call. Salary $40,000. Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and references with contact information to the L’Arche Heartland discernment/search team at: Position open until filled.

Client Care Coordinator position – The Client Care Coordinator (CCC) reports to the owners and works in the office/showroom on a full-time basis, generally during the 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. office hours. The CCC greets showroom visitors; provides efficient, courteous, sales consultation and customer service; coordinates the day-to-day operations of the technicians and sales appointments for staff; and fields incoming calls. Additionally, the individual will assist owners and sales in projects, mailings and marketing. This role would be well suited to a person with a background in sales/service, caregiving or health care services. Requires basic computer skills and ability to learn a CRM system. Competitive hourly rate, bonus opportunities and benefit plan. Please send  resume to Maria at:

Director of administrative services – Holy Trinity Parish in Lenexa is seeking a full-time director of administrative services to assume responsibilities by Dec. 1. Responsibilities include: parish fiscal management; upkeep of campus facilities; hospitality with parish community; and oversight of human resources, accounting and maintenance. The director reports to the pastor and supervises office and maintenance staff. Qualified candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree in business or related field; have five – 10 years of business and management experience; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; and the ability to work with a variety of constituents. The full job description is available on the Holy Trinity website at: Full-time, salaried and exempt position with benefits. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to: by Oct. 15.

Help wanted – In need of a companion/caregiver for a 46-year-old woman with autism in Lawrence. Two – three evening/overnight shifts per week from 4 p.m. – 9 a.m. Paid sleep time, private bedroom. Must be a non-smoker and have proof of a covid vaccination. Great job experience, easy-going environment and opportunity to build a lasting friendship with a very sweet gal. For complete details contact Carol at (785) 230-1800.

Part-time maintenance opening at Good Shepherd, Shawnee – Make a difference in our school and parish  by providing midday janitorial/custodial cleaning, ensuring an attractive and sanitary facility. This is a part-time position, Monday – Friday, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. that will assist with the operation and maintenance of daily activities. If interested, contact Brad Roder at: or (913)-563-5304.

L’Arche Heartland house assistant – L’Arche is an organization where people both with and without developmental disabilities choose to share life together to promote the dignity of every human person. L’Arche’s unique model of care seeks to offer more than a job; it’s an opportunity for personal transformation through relationships. L’Arche homes are regulated by the state of Kansas and are part of an international federation with written practices and guidelines based on 55 years of experience lived out in 37 countries around the world. The role of an assistant (direct support provider) is to share life with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other assistants in relationships of mutuality; to support the individuals in daily life activities; and to live fully the identity and mission of L’Arche in the context of an intentional faith community. This includes: assisting individuals with activities of daily living, including personal care and passing out medications; implementing support plans; documenting care given; and providing transportation. The job is full time; pay is $13.25 – $15 per hour. Benefits include: simple IRA; IRA matching; employer-paid dental insurance; employer-paid disability insurance; employee assistance program; employer-paid health insurance; paid time off; and employer-paid vision insurance. Must have a driver’s license; have a high school diploma or equivalent; have one year of experience as a direct support provider of caregiving/direct patient care. Must embrace the mission and values of L’Arche; must be 18 or older; pass a background test and be eligible to work in the United States. Finally, must be dependable, people-oriented and adaptable/flexible. Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and references with contact information to the L’Arche Heartland discernment/search team at: Position open until filled.

Seasonal tax consultant – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is hiring a seasonal tax consultant to coordinate our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Last year, our amazing volunteers prepared 474 tax returns free, bringing over $647,000 in refunds! Please go to: to find this position and others under the “About Us” tab.

Coaches – Bishop Miege High School is seeking  coaches for the 2021-22 school year in the following sports: assistant baseball; assistant boys wrestling; and assistant girls wrestling. Contact Joe Schramp, athletic director, at: or (913) 222-5802.

Part-time afternoon aide – Holy Rosary, Wea, preschool is seeking a part-time afternoon aide for our three-year-olds classroom. This person would be in charge of our afternoon adventures program two afternoons per week. If you are interested, please contact Nick Anitista, principal, at (913) 533-2462.

Professional services coordinator – L’Arche Heartland is seeking a professional services coordinator. This is a highly responsible position that reports directly to the community leader. Duties include: sharing life with community members; training of new assistants on state regulatory prepossesses and Heartland policies and procedures; oversight of all medical support/attend appointments as needed; liaison with Heartland Home Care; audit all medication deliveries; creates/verifies/ edits all MARs; liaison with nurse consultant, scheduling medication trainings and MAR audits; prepares all needed documentations for the BASIS; attends all BASIS meetings; helps write behavioral support plans (BSPs); attends all BSP meetings; completes risk assessments and obtains human rights committee approval and signatures; conducts three-month and annual reviews for assistants; maintains personnel files for assistants and follows disciplinary process according to policies and procedures; conducts oversight and verification of household accounts and core member accounts at least monthly; maintains all 17 core member contact notes, monthly reviews and maintain archive files at the office; attend weekly and  monthly meetings; attends community gatherings of formation and celebration; conducts oversight of house vehicle maintenance. This position requires a bachelors’s degree and supervisory experience. This is a salaried position which includes a favorable benefits package. L’Arche experience preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and references with contact information to the L’Arche Heartland discernment/search team at: Position open until filled.

Skilled remodeler – Kansas City Remodel is seeking a skilled remodeler. We need a great 40-hour per week, W-2 employee, with their own tools, that can join our family on a permanent basis. Competitive pay and benefits. Email resume to:

Executive director – Hot Lunch Service, Inc. (dba St. Mary’s Food Kitchen) is seeking an executive director. The responsibilities include executing all day-to-day operations, including staffing, employee evaluations, budgeting, social media, equipment procurement and repair, and working with all coordinators whose groups provide the daily meals for our guests. Other key duties include fund-raising, marketing and community outreach. The executive director reports directly to the board of directors. This position will be a full-time salaried position with benefits. Requirements include: bachelor’s or higher degree in business, a related field or its equivalent; food service experience is preferred; 3-5 years’ demonstrated history of leadership skills; 5 or more years of nonprofit 501(C)3 management experience working with a board of directors; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally and through social media; solid organizational abilities such as planning, delegating and financial management. Interested candidates, please submit a current resume, letter of interest and references with contact information to:

Full-time assistant teachers – With multiple locations in Johnson County, Special Beginnings Early Learning Center provides high quality child care in a safe, loving Christian environment. With a balanced curriculum of pre-academics and the right environment, we believe we are providing the children the foundation to a successful life. We are looking for full-time assistant teachers for all ages who have an excellent work ethic, a heart for children and a willingness to learn more about early childhood education. Experience and/or education is a plus, but we will train the right candidate. Duties include supervising and ensuring the safely and well-being of the children at all times; following predetermined curriculum and daily schedule; decorating the class and keeping classrooms clean and orderly; creating and filling out daily reports for each child; communicating with parents; meeting children’s basic needs (diapers, bottles, etc.). Must be patient and able to respond to difficult situations calmly; have good interpersonal skills with co-workers, parents and children; and be able to lift 25 pounds on a regular basis. There are opportunities for career advancement. For more information or to apply, call Carolyn Andruss at (913) 894-0131, option 3.

Caregivers – Daughters & Company is looking for several compassionate caregivers to provide assistance to seniors in their home, assisted living or in a skilled nursing facility. We provide light housekeeping/light meal preparation, organizational assistance, care management and occasional transportation services for our clients. We need caregivers with reliable transportation and a cellphone for communication. A CNA background is helpful, though not mandatory. We typically employ on a part-time basis, but will strive to match up hours desired. Contact Gary or Laurie at (913) 341-2500 if you want to become part of an excellent caregiving team.

Drivers and aides – Assisted Transportation is now hiring safe drivers and aides to transport students with special needs in Johnson, Wyandotte and Clay County, Missouri, in company vans. Drivers earn $14 – $16 per hour. Aides earn $12 per hour. Part-time and full-time schedules available. CDL not required. Retirees encouraged to apply. Make a difference in your community by helping those in need. Call (913) 521-4955 for more information. EEO

L’Arche Heartland house coordinator – Responsibilities of the house coordinator regarding quality of life for the core members are: to provide direct support in the house and actively participate in the sharing of daily home life; serve as an advocate and contact for core member parents and guardians for house-related needs and as liaison to the coordinator of professional services/community life for other core member needs; cooperate with the coordinator of professional services to ensure that the medical, financial, safety and spiritual needs of each core member are fully met, and that all documentation is completed and submitted in a timely manner; schedules and facilitates weekly house meeting with core members to ensure everyone has opportunities to be meaningful members of the home; encourages and helps build a family atmosphere; supports household prayer life and spiritual growth by way of evening prayer, celebrations, observation of religious seasons and core member involvement in their local faith community. Key responsibilities regarding quality of life for assistants are: facilitating weekly team meeting and participating in regular formations and trainings to develop a relationship of trust and collaboration; serving as a liaison between assistants, coordinator of community life to ensure that the personal and spiritual needs of assistants are being met; preparing the home for guests or volunteer visits; and creating a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere in the home. Administrative responsibilities include: attending and actively participating in weekly leadership team meetings; ensuring that core member goal tracking, MARs and other required paperwork are being completed and sent to the coordinator of professional services; with the coordinator, ensuring that home and vehicles are maintained and that safety precautions are followed and documented; in cooperation with coordinator of professional services and the coordinator of community life, monitoring home environmental needs and coordinating repairs and purchases as needed with the approval of the community leader; ensuring that the household finances and spending are organized and in agreement with the designated budget. Share the mission of L’Arche by: working with other members of the leadership team to share and spread the mission of L’Arche to the Kansas City metro area; assist in the planning and facilitating of community nights, holiday gatherings, retreats, trips and fund-raisers; foster communication and sharing between Heartland and other L’Arche communities. Requirements for the job: embrace the mission and values of L’Arche; previous L’Arche or other community living experience  preferred; maturity and commitment to one’s own personal and spiritual growth; experience with people with developmental disabilities strongly preferred. Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest, a current resume and references with contact information to the L’Arche Heartland discernment/search team at: Position open until filled.

WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS – COME SEE WHY YOU WANT TO WORK HERE! – The Goddard School Olathe Northwest is looking for dynamic, energetic, professional teachers to add to our faculty. The Goddard School is a premiere preschool for children from 6 weeks to 6 years where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace in nurturing environments, lovingly guided by our highly skilled, professional teachers. Full- and part-time positions available. No experience? We will train the right person. Ask about our $600 hiring bonus. Janice Kennedy, owner. Email: or call (913) 768-4499.

Fifth grade teacher –  St. Ann is seeking a 5th grade homeroom teacher for the 2021-22 school year. This teacher will be responsible for teaching 5th grade religion and 5th/6th grade social studies classes. Applicants should apply online through the archdiocesan website, at:, and email principal Liz Minks at:

Join the Santa Marta team – Santa Marta is recognized as a premier senior living community in Olathe. You will make a positive difference when you join the Santa Marta team. We are looking for part-time servers. Responsibilities include: serving meals to residents in a professional and hospitable manner in either independent living or health care neighborhoods; respectful interaction and communication with residents and co-workers is required; work with a team in a professional manner within dining and other departments; use proper food handling and cleaning techniques; setup and clean the dining rooms after each dining session. Part-time servers are normally scheduled for three to five shifts per week (evening from 4 – 8 p.m. and weekend breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts). Pay is $10 – $11 hourly rate depending upon relevant experience. Part-time associates earn paid time off for hours worked. Thank you for your interest in joining the Santa Marta team. Check out Santa Marta at:

Receptionist/administrative assistant – St. John the Baptist in Kansas City, Kansas, is seeking a part-time receptionist. This position will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This position is responsible for receiving all calls and visitors, sorting mail, compiling the weekly bulletin and other clerical duties as assigned. Ideal candidate will be a practicing Catholic in good standing. High school diploma required and at least three years of secretarial or administrative experience. Must be able to provide hospitality and efficient response to all calls and visitors. To apply, please visit:

Advancement officer – Donnelly College is looking for a driven advancement officer to join the college’s advancement team. This exciting opportunity requires an individual who is attentive to details, works well with a diverse array of constituencies, enjoys meeting people, works well individually and as part of a team. Responsibilities include: serve as integral member of the advancement team with the primary goal of securing major gifts to support Donnelly’s mission and vision through new and existing donor prospects; manage the cultivation cycle leading to the successful solicitation and securing of major gifts for annual fund, capital projects, endowment, event sponsorships and planned gifts; manage (and help grow) a portfolio of major gift prospects (up to 125 in portfolio); develop and coordinate major gift prospect strategies with donor database analyst, annual fund coordinator, vice president of advancement and, when appropriate, the president of the college; schedule and hold individual meetings with prospects and donors to qualify interest and capacity; create individualized prospect engagement and stewardship plans for all constituents in your portfolio; recruit membership into the Jerome Society by securing annual gifts of $1,000 and above.  Please email your cover letter, resume and transcripts to: with “Advancement officer” in the subject line.

Nursing faculty – A full-time nursing faculty position carries the primary responsibility of helping students to master subject material and skills that will contribute to their personal and intellectual development and success in the nursing program. This person works with the director of nursing to schedule coursework/activities that will help students to complete their goal of becoming health care professionals and to support the program. Must be able to pass a background check and complete Virtus training. Qualifications include: MSN or BSN with MSN in progress; unencumbered Kansas nursing license; committed to diversity and serving a diverse population; ability to communicate well and assist students in gaining practice and knowledge in the clinical situation; adult teaching experience preferred; excellent leadership and communication skills; experience with instructing technology-based courses; alternative teaching strategies preferred; demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of use of electronic communication and audiovisual equipment; philosophically aligned with the mission and values of the college to engage and support our Catholic identity.  Please email your cover letter, resume and transcripts to: with “Nursing instructor” in the subject line.

Nurse intake coordinator – The position of Allied Health intake coordinator is responsible for building relationships with area schools, health facilities and the community at large to recruit prospective students who are interested in the health field. The successful candidate will help students understand career paths within the health care industry, particularly those related to CNA, LPN and RN licenses and guide students along academic paths in these areas. This position works closely with the director of nursing in candidate selection for both the nursing and CNA programs. Qualified candidates should have an associate degree with health care-related experience required, bachelor’s degree preferred; maintain confidentiality of health care paperwork and sensitive information provided by students who apply for a seat in the Allied Health programs; understand nursing profession and Allied Health curriculum and experience advising students; be aware of the impact of cultural patterns on student retention and student learning;  have the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, students, staff; proficient in Microsoft Office products;  be detail-oriented; and be philosophically aligned with the mission and values of the college to engage and support our Catholic identity. Practicing Roman Catholic preferred. Please email your cover letter, resume and transcripts to: with “Nurse intake coordinator” in the subject line.

Instructional assistant – St. Ann School in Prairie Village is seeking an instructional assistant. The ideal candidate would be available 20 – 29 hours per week and will be supporting both students and teachers. Interested candidates, please contact St. Ann principal Liz Minks at:

Director of development and stewardship –  St. John Church and School in Lawrence seeks a full-time director of development and stewardship. The director will develop and administer development plans to ensure the long-term viability of the church and school. The director will oversee all advancement activities necessary by building relationships with a broad range of parishioners, parents, alumni, volunteers and community members. Candidates with three to five years of fundraising experience and bilingual (English and Spanish) are preferred. Please see full job description and requirements at: This position is eligible for an archdiocesan benefits package. Please send cover letter and resume to Father John Cousins at: or mail to: 1229 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Bookkeeper– St. John the Baptist and Holy Family parishes in Kansas City, Kansas, are seeking a part-time bookkeeper. This position is responsible for managing the finances of the parish, such as payroll, accounts payable, financial reporting for finance council and other bookkeeping needs. This position will have flexible hours. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or closely related field required; minimum three to five years’ previous accounting/bookkeeping experience required; proficiency in QuickBooks, Excel and Word; knowledge of or experience in nonprofit accounting preferred. To apply, please visit:

Receptionist/administrative assistant – Immaculate Conception, St. Marys, Kansas, is seeking a part-time receptionist. This position will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., approximately 27.5 hours per week. This position is responsible for receiving all calls and visitors, emails, weekly bulletin and other clerical duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will be a practicing Catholic in good standing. High school diploma required and at least three years of secretarial or administrative experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required. Must be able to provide hospitality and efficient response to all calls and visitors. To apply, please visit:

Home Improvement

DRC Construction
We’ll get the job done right the first time.
Windows – Doors – Decks – Siding
Repair or replace, we will work with you to solve your problems. Choose us for any window, door, siding or deck project and be glad you did.
Everything is guaranteed 100%
(913) 461-4052

Concrete construction – Tear out and replace stamped, stained or colored patios and drives. Retaining walls, footings, poured-in-place safe rooms, excavation and hauling. Asphalt drives and lots. Fully insured; references. Call Dan at (913) 207-4371 or send an email to:

Popcorn ceiling texture removal
Interior wall painting specialist.
Jerry at (913) 206-1144. 30 years’ experience.
Call with questions

Local Handyman – Painting int. and ext., wood rot, masonry (chimney repair), gutter cleaning (gutter covers), dryer vent cleaning, sump pump (replace, add new), windows, doors (interior and exterior) honey-do list and more! Member of Holy Angels Parish, Basehor. Call Billy at (913) 927-4118.

STA (Sure Thing Always) Home Repair – Basement finish, bathrooms and kitchens; interior & exterior repairs: painting, roofing, siding, wood replacement and window glazing. Free estimates. Call (913) 579-1835. Email: Member of Holy Trinity, Lenexa.

For Sale

Residential lifts – New and recycled. Stair lifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts and elevators. St. Michael’s parishioners. KC Lift & Elevator at (913) 327-5557. (Formerly Silver Cross – KC)

For sale – Two cemetery plots at Chapel Hill Gardens in Kansas City, Kansas; lot 102B, spaces three and four.  Asking $1695. Call Ernest at (913) 706-5958 or email:

For sale – Inside tandem space for two traditional entombments. Tier F, Mount Calvary Mausoleum, Holy Trinity in Topeka. Last ones available. Call (785) 215-9540 or (785) 580-3928.


Senior Care Authority – Navigating senior care options can be overwhelming. We’ll help you sort through and understand all your care and living options and point you to vetted resources. Placement assistance is FREE. We do a thorough assessment, do all the research and walk with you as you make these big decisions for you or your loved one. Call (913) 359-8580.

Tutoring – Fall tutoring for  K – adult. Sessions are fun and meaningful. For more information please call Kathleen at (913) 206-2151 or email:

Mike Hammer local moving – A full-service mover. Packing, pianos, rental truck load/unload, storage container load/unload and in-home moving. No job too small. Serving JoCo since 1987. St. Joseph, Shawnee, parishioner. Call Mike at (913) 927-4347 or send an email to:

Bankruptcy consultation – If debts are overwhelming you, seek hope and help from compassionate, experienced Catholic attorney, Teresa Kidd. For a free consultation, call (913) 422-0610; send an email to:; or visit the website at: Please do not wait until life seems hopeless before getting good quality legal advice that may solve your financial stress.

Win disability benefits – Disabled and no longer able to work? Get help winning Social Security disability benefits. Free consultation. Eight years’ experience. No fee unless you win. Call (785) 331-6452 or send an email to: or visit

Custom countertops – Laminates installed within 5 days. Cambria, granite, and solid surface. Competitive prices, dependable work. Call the Top Shop, Inc., at (913) 962-5058. Members of St. Joseph, Shawnee.

Garage Door Repair
New Garage Doors
Platinum Amarr dealer, Elite Home Advisor top rating.
Call Joe, mention The Leaven discount.
A Total Door  (913) 236-6440.

ACT Prep – Founded by a Bishop Miege graduate, Pathway  Prep has helped over 250 students during the last four years improve their scores. In-person or virtual sessions available. For more information, visit: path and contact Alex Pint at (913) 991-8217 or:

*Commercial & residential
*Lawn renovation
*Clean -up and hauling
*Dirt grading/installation
*Landscape design
*Free estimates
Hablamos y escribimos Ingles!!
Call Lupe at (816) 252-1391

Memory quilts – Preserve your memories in a keepsake quality quilt, pillows, etc. Custom designed from your T-shirt collection, baby clothes, sports memorabilia, neckties . . . Quilted Memories. (913) 649-2704.

Handyman – I wanted to let you all know that we do basement finishes, deck building, bathroom and kitchen remodeling. This includes tile work, cabinet refinishing, and any sheetrock work. We also do all things flooring, siding, windows, doors, covered porches, sheds and much more. I really appreciate all your support. Please call Joshua Doherty at (913) 709-7230.

Real Estate

Whole Estates
Need to sell a home and everything in it?
We buy it all at once in as-is condition.
Call (816) 444-1950 or send an email to:

(913) 980-4905
Any condition in the metro area
Mark Edmondson – local parishioner

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We buy houses and whole estates –  We are local and family owned, and will make you a fair cash offer. We buy houses in any condition. No fees or commissions and can close on the date of your choice. Selling your house as is never felt so good. Jon & Stacy Bichelmeyer (913) 599-5000

Tired of being a landlord?
I’ll buy it.
Call Mark Edmondson (913) 980-4905
Local parishioner.


Caregiving – We provide personal assistance, companionship, care management, and transportation for seniors in their home, assisted living or nursing facilities. We also provide respite care for main caregivers needing some personal time. Call Daughters & Company at (913) 341-2500 and speak with Laurie, Pat or Gary.

Family member with dementia or need help at home? –  We specialize in helping seniors live SAFELY at home, where they want to live! We also offer free dementia training and resources for families and caregivers. Benefits of Home – Senior Care, or call (913) 422-1591.

Wanted to Buy

Wanted to buy -Do you have a car or truck that you need to get rid of? If you do, CALL ME! I’m a cash buyer. We’re Holy Trinity parishioners. My name is Mark. (913) 980-4905.

Wanted to buy – Antique/vintage jewelry, paintings,  pottery, sterling, etc. Single pieces or estate. Renee  Maderak, (913) 475-7393. St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee.

Will buy firearms and related accessories – One or a whole collection. Honest evaluation and top prices paid. Contact Tom at (913) 238-2473. Member of Sacred Heart Parish, Shawnee.