Careers at OCCK

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Explore Career Opportunities with OCCK

OCCK employs more than employees from the North Central Kansas region, and we often have various job opportunities available. We invite you to find out more.

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Career Development and Advancement

OCCK has multiple opportunities for employees to learn and develop a career. Many of our top managers, including our CEO, began their careers with OCCK as direct support professionals. Many of our staff, at all levels, have been with OCCK for the majority of their careers.

Employing More Than 250 Individuals in North Central Kansas

OCCK, Inc. is a not-for-profit, mission-based organization that has been providing services to people with disabilities since 1970. With regional offices in Salina, Abilene, Beloit, and Concordia, we provide a large variety of services in a nine-county area in North Central Kansas.

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Our Culture

OCCK is an organization that blends the best values from its past with a progressive outlook toward its future. We are proud to serve all citizens of North Central Kansas by maintaining and enhancing the high quality of life, which characterizes our communities. The following set of management values describes our philosophy and guides our actions:

  • We Value Our Commitment to Citizens

    We believe citizens have the right to expect a community that supports a quality of life that allows for personal dignity, respect, choice, and opportunity. We are committed to supporting those citizens and communities in realizing these goals.

  • We Value Commitment to Excellence

    We strive for excellence in the promotion and delivery of individual and community services. We believe that progressiveness, competency, and a dedication to creating opportunities are vital in achieving such excellence.

  • We Value Our Responsibility as Leaders

    We are committed to exercising leadership to attain and express the goals and values of the communities we serve. Such leadership requires the ability to set well defined goals and to communicate the methods by which those goals are to be achieved. The exercise of leadership also means responding to the needs and ideas of our many stakeholders as those goals are formulated.

  • We Value Our Employees

    We recognize that the most significant resource available to our organization is its employees. Our employees are entitled to a supportive work environment that encourages excellence and professional and personal growth.

  • We Value Effective Communication

    We are committed to maintaining frequent and open communications with employees, participants, and the public.

  • We Value Professional Ethics

    We affirm that personal integrity characterized by honesty, fairness, and confidentiality is the basis for our day-to-day conduct. We require personal integrity not only of ourselves but of our employees and colleagues.


Full-time employees receive:

  • 11 paid holidays per year  (2021 includes 1 extra floating holiday)
  • 12 days of sick leave per year
  • 12 days of personal leave per year (amount increases with years of employment)
  • Health and Prescription Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Flex Plan, including Uninsured Medical and Dependent Care
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Vision
  • Critical Illness

What Our Staff is Saying

image description OCCK makes staff training a high priority. Since my employment in 1976 with the agency, my colleagues and I have had the opportunity to learn and grow every single day. I started at OCCK as an employment trainer and advanced to employment coordinator, then had the opportunity to work as a service coordination specialist. Now I am the regional manager of residential and employment services. The agency looks at you as an individual and not just as an employee. Just as rewarding as the professional and personal support you get at OCCK is witnessing firsthand when the individuals we serve grow and successfully take on new responsibilities – for example, when they take on new jobs or move into their own apartments or learn new skills. It’s a privilege to work here and be part of it all. Barb Wise Beloit Regional Manager

FAQs for Home Care Attendants

  • Is a CNA certification required for the home care attendant position?

    No! While it may be helpful to have your CNA training, it is not a requirement for employment as a home care attendant. Home care attendants will receive on-the-job training prior to providing services for our customers.

  • Is a home health aide the same as a home care attendant?

    The home care attendant and home health aide positions are not the same.

    Home health aides are CNAs who also have a Home Health Aide certification. They care for physically, mentally or emotionally ill or injured people who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own homes. Under the supervision of medical staff, home health aides administer oral medications; check the pulse, respiration and blood pressure rates; keep rooms neat; and help patients move, dress and bathe. They may also change dressings to cover wounds and sores, and assist with braces and prosthetic limbs.

    Home care attendants generally provide personal care, homemaking services, companion services, run errands and do some household chores. This position does not require CNA/home health aide certification.

FAQs for Drivers

FAQs for Direct Support Professionals

  • What do I need for a direct support professional position?
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Desire to treat all people with respect and dignity
    • Willingness to learn
    • Team skills
  • What training does OCCK provide to new employees?

    As you begin your career with OCCK, you will be provided extensive classroom and on-the-job training. As you continue your career with OCCK, additional training opportunities will be offered.

  • What is the entry wage for a direct support professional?

    Currently the starting wage is $15.00 per hour.

  • How many OCCK customers would I work with?

    How many OCCK customers you would work with will depend on the setting and the needs of the customer. You may work one-on-one with a customer or with several people.

  • What hours are available?
    • There are a variety of shifts available including full-time (40 hours per week), part-time (10-39 hours per week), and substitute (as-needed-basis).
    • For many staff, OCCK is their primary full-time employer. Some staff work schedules that allow them to balance other commitments, such as family, school, or other employment. Depending on service needs, we may be able to develop a schedule to fit your needs or desires.

Questions for Our Human Resources Department?

If you have questions for the OCCK Human Resources Department, you may contact us at the appropriate phone number or complete the secure online form.

OCCK Human Resources

    • 1710 W. Schilling Road • Salina, Kansas 67401
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    • Direct:(785) 827-9383, ext. 126
    • Fax:(785) 823-2015
    • Toll-Free:1-800-526-9731