Internships & Jobs for Avila Students & Graduates

Social Workers Needed!

SFCS is a children and family social services provider. We have been strengthening families throughout the state of Kansas since 1945. Our faith-based organization is committed to spiritual healing and family unity. SFCS has developed deeply rooted community partners that help us to help you! Our services focus on:

To apply, please complete an application at




Clinical Supervisor Job Opening with Mirror in Kansas City Area

Mirror is a behavioral health care provider and we are looking to fill a Clinical Supervisor opening in the Kansas City area program located at 6723 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.   Qualifications for the Clinical Supervisor position include: MS in social work, sociology, psychology, substance abuse counseling or a closely related field, minimum 1 year paid administrative experience, LCAC in Kansas, additional licensure in social work or professional counseling is also desired, such as LMSW or LCPC, meet drug-free policy, pass security check and be proficient in computer skills and demonstrate knowledge of documentation necessary to enter client information in our electronic health record (EHR). Duties include: curricula development and implementation, clinical supervision and clinical skill development of counseling and para-professional staff, administrative tasks, in-service trainings and assessment of counseling staff. Mirror provides a full menu of agency paid and employee option benefits. These include a competitive salary schedule, health, dental and prescription insurance, agency funded retirement plan and a generous paid time off policy. Additional employee benefits may be seen on our website at: under the “Employment” tab. Persons interested in any or all of these positions are asked to apply on-line on our website at Just click on the employment tab and scroll down to the job you are interested in and then click on the link that says: Apply for this job now. Contact information for the Mirror Human Resources department is available on our website. Mirror is an EOE (M, W, PV & Pw/D) employer.   Sent on April 06, 2015headerandlogo

KC Center for Family Systems

April 6, 2015

Job Opening at the KC Center :

Administrative Assistant

The KC Center for Family Systems, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to teaching professionals about Bowen family systems theory is seeking a highly organized individual to work part time as an Administrative Assistant to provide support to the Director and faculty. The KC Center provides a post-graduate training program, a monthly webcast series and three public conferences each year. The job entails the weekly functioning of the organization as well as support for the programs and conferences. The position is part-time, 9:00am-2:00pm 3 days/week. More hours are required around the conferences.

Skills and Qualifications   

Minimum of two years Administrative experience   

Advanced Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Access, Excel and Power Point Experience with Quick-book  

Excellent verbal and written skills

Ability to manage multiple projects Ability to take initiative and work independently under general instruction

Deadline for applications is May 1, 2015 Send cover letter, resume and references via email to: or call Margaret Otto at 816-436-1721 Ext. #5




Please contact Sue Ann Wazer at the phone listed below or if you are interested!

I’m the Mental Health Consultant at Job Corps in Excelsior Springs.

I’m looking for someone to be a guest speaker once this month and once next month during the assembly on Monday mornings for 30 min for 200+ students aged 16-26 on the topic of sexual assault (April) and mental health awareness (May). The presentation would begin at 8:30am.

The presentation should be wellness focused on information about impact of the topics (but not filled with stats or traumatic stories) followed by health tips, well-being, healing, etc.

Access to microphone and projector available.

This is a great opportunity to grease the presentation wheels and practice in front of a large group. Please email me or call me with questions.

Thank you!
Sue Van Wazer, MA LPC


KC Center for Family Systems


Guest Speaker:  Kathleen Kerr, MA, MSN, CNS

“Triangles:  They’re Everywhere!” 

Friday, June 5, 2015 



“Triangles:  They’re Everywhere!”


The triangle concept in Bowen theory describes how anxiety bubbling up in a two person relationship pot, can boil over the top, down the sides, and drip on another person, who may or may not volunteer to help manage the anxiety. This is an adaptive process for moving anxiety around when organisms feel they can’t contain it. Unfortunately there are two major complications: the original participants lose the opportunity to deal with the challenges in their relationship; and the triangled in one can have their functioning impaired, either acutely or chronically. Families, work systems, and social systems, even other species, are all vulnerable to rampant triangling processes. Therapy is often hijacked by triangling. It is imperative for the therapist to monitor and manage his or her susceptibility to being triangled. Bowen theory provides a way to understand this process that can provide the opportunity to be less driven by triangles and to even detriangle. Examples from clinical interviews and life will illustrate the points in this presentation.  

Kathleen B. Kerr, MSN, MA, CNS is a nurse clinical-specialist, and

has had a private practice since 1975.  She was on the faculty of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family from 1978 to 2012.   She is a founding Board member of the Bowen Theory Academy where she coordinates the Family History Database Project and the Research Seminar. 

Date:                                Friday, June 5, 2015

Time:                                9:00am-4:30pm

Location:                          Maple Woods Community College 

                                          The Student Center Bldg. #132 A&B 

                                          2601 NE Barry Road 

                                          Kansas City, Missouri  64119

Conference Fee:               $140.00 before May 29 

                                           $155.00 after May 29

Option of Boxed LunchTurkey club $11.00

                                           Roast Beef and Pepper Jack $11.00                                            Roasted Veggie Wrap  $11.00

If you would like to order a lunch it must be pre-ordered.  If you pay online at for the conference, please add $11.00 to your registration fee and write your lunch choice in the Comment Box.  If you mail your registration, add $11 to the registration fee and specify your lunch selection on your check.

CEU’s:  6 hours REGISTER NOW                               

For Questions:

Lori Kirkpatrick, MPH

3100 NE 83rd Street, Suite #2350

Kansas City, Missouri   64119


GKCPA%20Logo2 [GKCPA]: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Connect with your inner wisdom and cultivate an attitude of curiosity and openness during our 8 week mindfulness course.   Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines aspects of cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness practices, teaching participants to recognize habits of mind that contribute to recurrent distressing mood states and cultivate a more helpful way of relating to them.

MBCT has been shown to decrease relapse of depression by 43% over “usual treatment”. It is equal to long-term antidepressant use in > the prevention of relapse, but it surpasses medication in enhancing quality of life. MBCT is correlated with decreased depression, anxiety, rumination, insomnia, and tension as well as increases in mindfulness, compassion, concentration, resilience, and optimism.  Participants say it helps them recognize their reactions and respond to them with greater self-compassion and confidence.

The program consists of 8 weekly 2.5 hour meetings in the evenings and one day-long retreat on a weekend. Meetings include mindful movement (gentle yoga), meditation instruction, class activities and discussion. Participants are asked to engage in 45 minutes of daily homework, so a high level of commitment is helpful.  Participants leave with a basic understanding of mindfulness practices and an introduction to gentle yoga as well as the tools to continue their own practice after the program ends.

Interested parties should call 913-735-5566 or register at

Tracy Ochester, Psy.D.  Ochester Psychological Services, LLC

11100 Ash Street, Suite 202

Leawood, KS 66211

Ph: 913-735-5566

Fax: 913-904-1527

Employment Opportunities


  • Behavioral Health Tech/Counselor KVC Health Systems, Inc – Kansas City, KS

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  • Counselor – Therapist – Licensed and Non-Licensed ReDiscover Mental Health – Kansas City, MO

This person is responsible for providing individual, family therapy for adults and/or children.

  • Announcing Clinical Opportunities at DCCCA, Inc.

Substance Abuse Counselor – Lawrence (Position ID:  SA Counselor 682/013015)

Substance Abuse Counselor – Wichita (Position ID:  SA Counselor 3033/020515)

Visit the DCCCA website,, for more information about the positions, and to submit an employment application and resume.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Position Announcement

Title:  Case Management Supervisor/Outpatient Therapist

Position Status:  Full-Time Exempt

Salary Range:  38,000 – 55,000 + Performance Pay

Spring River Mental Health & Wellness, Inc. in Riverton, KS is seeking a qualified mental health professional to join our team! This position will provide clinical and programmatic supervision for our child/adolescent case management team and provide outpatient therapy services for children and adults. Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling or marriage and family therapy from an accredited institution and licensed to practice in the State of Kansas.  Three (3) years of supervisory experience preferred. Qualified applicant should have the ability to work independently and in cooperation with others, demonstrated knowledge in the principles and practices of strengths-based case management and effective leadership skills.  Background checks, motor vehicle report, and drug screening required.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to  or mail to:  HR Director, Spring River Mental Health & Wellness, Inc., P.O. Box 550, Riverton, KS 66770. EOE. Position open until filled.




  • Police Advocacy Coordinator – Bilingual Exempt

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, seeks a Spanish/English bilingual Police Advocacy Coordinator whose primary role will be to provide survivor centered, accessible, trauma-informed, and culturally competent advocacy and safety planning services for victims of domestic violence seen by the Domestic Violence Section of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. This position will work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Domestic Violence Section to establish, implement and evaluate an improved system for holding batterers accountable and improving victim safety. This position provides data control for grant compliance, coordinates services and collaborates with other Rose Brooks Center staff and service providers in the community, coordinates the quality and quantity of services provided and supports the community Safety Assessment process. The Police Advocacy Coordinator will support the mission and values of the agency and reports to the Advocacy and Education Coordinator


  1. Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
  2. Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures.
  3. Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse/neglect according to Missouri statutes.
  4. Attend scheduled staff and team meetings.


  1. Required Experience

 Bi-lingual Spanish/English

 Two years advocacy experience with 1 year domestic violence advocacy experience.

 Knowledgeable about domestic violence and criminal justice system

 Ability to provide culturally competent advocacy services

 Computer literacy

 Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

 Proven time management and organizational skills

 Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  1. Required Education:

 Bachelor’s degree in social science field or commensurate work experience

  1. Preferred Skills

 Experience working in a court setting and/or with law enforcement


Full-time, exempt position. Minimum 40-hrs per week, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

To Apply: E-mail or send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources

P.O. Box 320599

Kansas City, MO 64132

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

Deadline: Open until filled per required qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.

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Master’s Degree LPC or LCSW Therapist – FT job – Synergy Services, Inc. – Kansas City, MO |

February 12, 2015 – Master’s Degree LPC or LCSW Therapist – FT – p Synergy Services, Inc. mission is to eliminate family violence, abuse and neglect by providing services for persons of all ages. We seek to empower

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