Avila University- GA Postition

untitledPosition Available Graduate Assistant for Student Activities Posted 06/05/15
Appointment Date Appointment for the full range of duties will begin August 1, 2015.
Responsibilities The Graduate Assistant for Student Activities involves substantial direct involvement with students in various capacities. The Graduate Assistant (GA) will assist with planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating major student activity events, leadership development programming, educational programming initiatives, and special campus celebrations.
Qualifications The successful candidate for this position will possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, and must be admitted to and enrolled in a graduate program at Avila University. The candidate must maintain at minimum a 3.0 GPA. A commitment to student development, higher education, creativity, vision, passion and compassion are imperative. Prior experience in student activities is preferred.
Salary Compensation includes tuition remission for up to nine (9) graduate credit hours per semester, not to exceed 18 graduate credit hours per year, at Avila University.
Send cover letter and résumé to employment@avila.edu (email preferred) or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
 Avila University
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
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Care Coordinator Position



Care Coordinator Job Openings with Mirror

Mirror is a behavioral health care provider and we are looking to fill two Care Coordinator positions in our Health Homes program in Topeka, Kansas.   The Care Coordinator positions are full time and typical hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The Care Coordinators will provide care coordination and case management services to chronically mentally ill, Medicaid eligible population.  Staff will provide any or all of the following 6 services (comprehensive care management, care coordination, health promotion, comprehensive transitional care, member and family support and referral to community supports and services) as determined needed by a bio-psycho-social assessment and health action plan.  Staff may deliver services to these members either in their office or at places in the community where the member is comfortable.  Assessment and health action plan must be completed within 30 days of member assignment to Mirror Inc.   Qualifications for the  Care Coordinator positions include: RN, LPN, BS or MS in social services required, meet drug-free policy, pass security check and be proficient in computer skills and/or experience or skills with an Electronic Health Record. 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: www.mirrorinc.org under the “Employment” tab. Persons interested in this position or any of the other open positions with Mirror are asked to apply on-line on our website at www.mirrorinc.org. 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. Questions for this particular job may be sent to Margaret Zillinger, Vice-President of Health Homes at mzillinger@mirrorinc.org or by calling Margaret at (844) 214-5577.   Contact information for the Mirror Human Resources department is available on our website. Mirror is an EOE (M, W, PV & Pw/D) employer.

Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP)-Team Member Employment Opportunity


The Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP) currently has a job opening for a PHOP Team Member in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area.   The Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP), works to ensure that the Navy and Marine Corps Reservists have full access to appropriate psychological health care services, to increase resilience, and to facilitate recovery, which is essential to maintaining a ready military force.

Interested candidates, please forward your resume to the email listed below. The applicants must be licensed and have at least 2 years post-grad supervision. Thank you for your interest.


Diane Margolies, MA, MS, LMFT

Director of Psychological Health for Ohio & Wisconsin

US Marine Forces Reserve Psychological Health Outreach Program

Midwest Region

Serco Contractor

3721 E. 155th Street, Bldg. 709, Suite 105

Kansas City, Missouri 64147-1309

Office Phone: (816) 843-3503


Please add us to your cell phone contacts for easy access to the USMCR Region Midwest Psychological Health Outreach On-call Line at 816-843-3565 & the Veteran’s Crisis Line 800-273-8255

P-HOP is not a crisis hotline. A P-HOP representative will be return your call, email or text within 24 hours or less.

***To talk to a veteran Marine who’s there to help, call DSTRESS at 1-877-476-7734***


2015 MMHCA Annual Conference


Counselors, Educators and Students,

We are almost a month away from the 2015 MMHCA Annual Conference: A New Generation of Counseling: Upgrading Your Toolbox. We have a great line up of speakers in the field of mental health counseling covering a wide range of topics. You won’t want to miss presentations from some of the most skilled clinicians in our field, providing innovating techniques and resources that will give you more tools to use in your own practice.

And it doesn’t end there! There will be time to network and mingle amongst your peers at the Cinema Therapy Discussion with Peggy Tyson as she leads a discussion about the movie, “The Silver Linings Playbook.” We are also having a Trivia Night that is sure to rack your brain for answers as you team up with your fellow clinicans to meet the challenge.

Sign up today! It’s fast and easy. Just go to www.mmhca.com and click on 2015 Annual Conference. You can register online or download a brochure and fax, email or mail it in.

Don’t forget your lodging. The conference is once again being hosted at the Inn at Grand Glaize. The Inn has undergone several renovations this year and continues to be a central meeting place for the conference with the relaxing backdrop of the Lake of the Ozarks. MMHCA has a block rooms available at a group rate of $82 per night. Online reservations can be made at www.innatgrandglaize.com. Use promotional code: MMHCA

Even if you don’t plan on attending, please forward this email onto other mental health professionals that would be interested in attending the conference.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me,

Andy Smola, MS, LPC
MMHCA Operations Manager



Special Event- 2015 Trauma- Informed Care Summit

trauma matters

2015 Trauma-Informed Care Summit | Sept. 28 | Kansas City, MO

Sign Up Here! When: Mon., Sept. 28, 2015 8:30 a.m.– noon

Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center 4801 Rockhill Road Kansas City, MO 64110

Registration Fee: $15

Register today for the Kansas City region’s first annual “Trauma Informed Care Summit.” Co-sponsored by Trauma Matters KC and the Johnson County Community Violence Action Council, the event will promote a shared understanding of trauma, enhance understanding of the principles of trauma-informed care and showcase best practices from organizations that have incorporated trauma-informed approaches into their daily operations. Featured Speakers: 

  • Marsha L. Morgan, Chief Operating Officer, Behavioral Health, Truman Medical Center and Founder of Trauma Matters KC
  • Valorie Carson, Community Planning Director, United Community Services of Johnson County
  • Captain Darren Ivey, Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department
  • David McKune, Director, Juvenile Detention Center, Johnson County Department of Corrections
  • Beth Sarver, Trauma Outreach Coordinator, Truman Medical Center and Resilience Incubator: Trauma Sensitive Schools Initiative
  • Avis Smith, Trauma Smart Director, Crittenton Children’s Center
  • Nancy Fry, Ph.D., Advocate for Workplace Respect, Executive Coach

The registration fee includes a continental breakfast. CEU approval pending.

Hot Job!


Therapeutic Case Manager

Job Description
Posted: 08/10/15

Our program focuses on offering safe shelter and mental health services to our clients as we assist them in securing permanent housing. Through a comprehensive continuum of care and programming that includes social work services, medical and psychiatric care, intensive case management, housing placement , arts and recreation, food and nutrition programs and benefits assistance, our talented, multi – disciplinary team helps clients transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

Supervisory Relationship
The Therapeutic Case Manager will report to the Vice President of Clinical Services.

Primary Responsibilities
Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the Case Manager will be a critical part of the operations of the shelter and will provide important clinical support for our clients and assist in creating a harmonious shelter environment. The Case Manager’s role will involve providing direct service to clients from intake/assessment, individual supportive counseling and problem solving, case management and advocacy for government benefits and services. The Case Manager will facilitate client groups and activities to assist in building skills for independent living, as well as motivation for working toward and accepting permanent housing. The Case Manager’s role will also include, but not be limited to assisting with medication compliance, substance abuse screening, record keeping and escorting clients to their medication appointments, etc. Case Managers will also assist clients with activities of daily living including assisting with personal care as needed.

Skills and Knowledge Required
? Applicants must have a Master’s Degree
? Missouri Clinical Licensure
? A minimum of one year of relevant experience in the field of domestic violence, homelessness, behavioral health and/or substance abuse or residential support if strongly preferred.
? Prefer knowledge and understanding of Trauma Informed Care
? Understanding of and/or previous experience providing strengths-based case management services preferred.
? Thorough knowledge and understanding of the problems of domestic violence through educational and/or experimental learning.
? Thorough knowledge of resource referrals in the community including resources for employment, health, finances, mental health, housing, legal issues and education.
? Ability to relate to all populations with sensitivity and understanding of cultural issues, economic issues, religious and spiritual values/issues and sexual orientation.
? Exhibit self as efficient, flexible and organized.
? Strong communications skills: listening, oral and written and positive problem-solving.
? Ability to work under limited supervision and considerable self-direction.
? Team player who is resourceful, pro-active and comfortable working with diverse populations.
? Proven organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks, including the ability to work on multiple projects.
? Willingness to comply with established agency policies and performance standards, which may include productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer services, teamwork and maintaining a professional demeanor.
? Must pass a background check and be able to provide own transportation.
? Computer literacy, including MS Office.
? Spanish speaking preferred.

Physical Demands/working:
The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift and carry 50 lbs; climb stairs and maintain composure in stressful situations.
This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required. It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Hot Job!


Education and Support Coordinator

Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Job Description
Posted: 08/10/15

Position Title: Education and Support Coordinator
Status: Full Time
Program: Education and Support
Reports to: Director of Education and Support

Position Objective
The Education and Support Coordinator is responsible for researching, developing and executing training classes that meet the needs of Catholic Charities clients and staff. Training development topics will include Trauma Informed Care; Welcomed and Valued; and financial literacy. Additional responsibilities include providing supervision and support for counseling staff.

Essential Duties
-Training Sessions
-Market, schedule and facilitate training sessions at Catholic Charities and throughout the Kansas City community at community partners.
-Track appropriate documentation for grant reporting.
-Develop additional training sessions to meet needs of both clients and Catholic Charities staff.
-This includes discussing needs with Welcome Center and outreach staff to ensure class offerings are relevant and class sessions are filled.
-Create and publish a monthly calendar of all training sessions offered throughout the Agency.
-Incorporate volunteer trainers when and where possible to expand the number of classes offered.

-Provide direct supervision of counselors and intern counselors.
-Ensure inquiries for counseling are processed timely and referrals are completed.

Other Duties as Assigned
-Work in the Welcome Center 2 hours per month.
-Collect and enter client data into ETO on all clients served.
-Attend meetings and trainings as needed and/or required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-Ability to design adult learning training content. Knowledgeable on topics, including but not limited to trauma informed care, mental health, financial literacy, child development and parenting skills.
-Ability to present training topics to both small and large class sizes.

Basic Qualifications
Education must include Licensed MSW or LPC professional. Previous training and public speaking experience. Trained in development of adult learning curriculum.