Internships & Jobs for Avila Students & Graduates

Since 1999, Behavioral Health Partners has provided evaluations, counseling and educational services to long-term care facilities and assisted-living facilities located in greater Kansas City, western Missouri and eastern Kansas.  Our clinicians understand the challenges of aging and offer solutions that make it possible for senior adults to discover contentment during this phase of life.  We are exclusively dedicated to providing quality geriatric psychological services while working in partnership with nursing facility staff to enhance resident care.  We currently have immediate openings in Johnson County, Douglas County, and Wyandotte County in Kansas and Jackson County and Cass County in Missouri.


Job Description:

Behavioral Health Partners currently has opportunities for licensed clinical social workers and psychologists to work as independent contractors providing psychological evaluations and counseling services in long-term care and assisted-living facilities.  Partner with us in this gratifying work to provide care to an under-served population and enjoy a flexible work schedule.  Behavioral Health Partners provides credentialing, billing, and marketing.



Applicants must be a licensed mental health professional (social worker or psychologist) and possess excellent communication and clinical skills.  Candidates should have an interest in working with geriatric and chronically mentally ill populations in nursing facilities.


If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please send your resume to  I look forward to hearing from you!


Counselor Job Opening with Mirror in Topeka

Mirror is a behavioral health care provider and we are looking to fill an Addiction Counselor opening with our outpatient program in Topeka, Kansas. This is a new position in our outpatient program as we are experiencing growth in this program and we are looking for an energetic professional to help meet the increased client caseload.

Qualifications for the Counselor position include: BS or MS in social work, sociology, psychology, substance abuse counseling or a closely related field, LAC or LCAC in Kansas, meet drug-free policy, pass security check and be proficient in Microsoft Office Word and demonstrate knowledge of documentation necessary to enter client information in our electronic health record (EHR). Duties include: delivery of Mirror’s approved curriculum, psychoeducational presentations, individual counseling, group counseling, case management activities and all related paperwork demands (which include entering clinical documentation into the Mirror 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: 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 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 Richard Gilchrist, NE Area Director at or Cynthia Breitenbach at or by calling Richard or Cynthia at (785) 267-0561. Contact information for the Mirror Human Resources department is available on our website. Mirror is an EOE (M, W, PV & Pw/D) employer.


Hot Job!

Clinical Supervisor

Mattie Rhodes Center
Job Description
Posted: 04/14/15

The Mattie Rhodes Center provides a holistic approach to individual and family well-being through social services, mental health counseling and the arts. Our staff provides culturally competent programming in the following four areas:
– Family Services (behavioral health, family violence, substance abuse)
– Youth Services (in-school intervention, youth development, supportive living)
– Community Support (health and wellness, community engagement)
– Cultural Arts (arts education, exhibits and collections)

Mattie Rhodes is the only fully bilingual/bicultural state-certified behavioral health care provider in the Greater Kansas City region, and is state-certified in intensive outpatient substance abuse therapy.

Mattie Rhodes is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and is celebrating its 121st year of serving the community.

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing clinical supervision, support and guidance to identified staff members and interns. In addition, this position is responsible for participating in program development and evaluation. Travel is required among all MRC sites. This position will also contribute to the implementation of Mattie Rhodes Center’s strategic initiatives. This position is an exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required.

– Master’s degree of Social Work or Counseling with LCSW OR LPC licensure.
– A minimum of five years of experience in the provision of clinical supervision. Five to 10 years preferred.
– Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills. A minimum of five years counseling experience preferred.
– Ability to communicate VP of Family Services and Support, therapists / counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with participants and other professionals.
– Ability to travel locally with a valid drivers’ license and automobile insurance.
– Ability to multi-task and work independently.
– Ability to communicate in Spanish and English as well as have an in-depth understanding of the Latino culture and cross-cultural competence preferred.

Type: Full-Time

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. EOE

Instructions: Send cover letter and resume to or fax to the attention of David Stadler at (816)471-2521.

Deadline: Until Filled

Contact Information
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Residential Therapist

Doulos Ministries
Job Description
Posted: 04/28/15

Job Description
Job is responsible for maintaining a Christ-centered counseling environment with Shelterwood families and students. The therapist leads the clinical process for Shelterwood students and coordinates the inter-disciplinary team for each student. Other responsibilities include group counseling, facilitating training, crisis management, and family counseling.

– Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work
– License Counselor in Missouri (LPC, LMFT, LCSW). Preferred 4-5+ years experience.
– Computer skills – general familiarity with Apple/Mac computers for record keeping
– Time management skills
– Writing and editing knowledge and skills
– Strong Christian commitment and character

Job Hours
– Typical schedule is 8:00am to 5:00pm (flex schedules are available), Monday through Friday or as necessary for providing emergency service by being ”on call” on a rotating basis.
– Evening and weekend hours as required

– Salary plus benefits

Employment Opportunity!


Family and Youth Specialist Ozanam – Kansas City, MO

Opportunities for Full-time nights (2:00 pm-10:00 pm) and weekends (11:00 am-7:00 pm). Also hiring Full-time overnights 10:00 pm-6:00 am.

Ozanam is a member of the Cornerstones of Care family of agencies dedicated to strengthening children, families, and the communities in which they live. Since it first opened its doors in 1948, Ozanam has helped thousands of youth get their lives back on track. Ozanam provides a wide array of therapeutic options and a dedicated staff of more than 200 professionals. Together, we can help children and their families begin to put their lives back together.

Family and Youth Specialist

Purpose Oversees adolescent boys & girls 11-18 who are experiencing emotional & behavioral problems. Assist clients in daily activities while teaching new skills, ensuring safety, and managing behaviors. Plan activities, reinforce treatment plans and document all client related information.

Essential Responsibilities -Responsible for direct supervision and safety of all clients. -Responsible for proper behavior management of children through the use of behavior management techniques. -Have a working knowledge of child’s treatment plan and objectives and structures activities to support that plan. -Responsible for creatively structuring activities for groups and conducting psycho-educational groups. -May be responsible for medication administration and other medical support. -Responsible for the reviewing/writing of all required documentation. -Responsible for teaching, guiding, and assisting the client in daily life skills as appropriate for age. -Provide 24 hour awake supervision. -Ability to manage clients courteously and tactfully while on agency property.

Required Knowledge -Knowledge in child development and trauma informed care. -Knowledge of community resources and services. -Must be proficient in various computer software programs. -Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance and insurable by agency carrier.

Minimum Requirements -Education Level: High School Diploma and 2 years’ of experience working with children/families or Associate’s Degree/60 college credits with at least 6 hours of behavioral science credit. Bachelor’s degree in social service or related field preferred. -Years of Experience: 1 to 3 years In addition to the above requirements, incumbent must: -Complete Sanctuary training in a timely manner; -Have a valid driver’s license and proof of current vehicle insurance; -Be able to pass State Abuse, Neglect and criminal background checks; -Be able to carry out the essential functions of the position with, or without, accommodation. -Perform all job duties in a manner which demonstrates a commitment to Sanctuary values and practices. -Demonstrate awareness and understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity of clients, staff and other community partners.

EOE/Drug Screens/Must be at least 21/Smoke Free Campus

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

If you’re ready to join a team of professionals that are dedicated to making a difference, we want to hear from you!

Required experience:

  • youth care : 1 year

To inquire or apply contact

Free Workshop!!!!

Children’s Mental Health Issues: Services, Symptoms and How to Get Help   Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Carol Roeder-Esser, LSCSW is a licensed clinical social worker at Johnson County Mental Health Center.  Much of her career has involved working with children and their families as they experience the changes related to divorce and how to adjust to those changes. Objectives: After attending this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the mental health issues that some children experience.
  • Identify the symptoms of the mental health issues that are most common in children and adolescents.
  • Understand how adverse childhood experiences can impact children for a lifetime.
  • Explore the services that are available and how to access those services.

Who Should Attend:  Anyone who lives or works with children or adolescents and wants to have a better understanding of the mental health issues they may experience. FREE Workshop! Location: Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd., Fairway, KS Continuing Education: Certificate of Attendance (1.5 CEU’s)   Registration: Please pre-register.  Obtain a registration form online at or by contacting Stacy Davis at or 913-281-2221, ext. 112 .  If you have any questions and/or need translation or other accommodation, contact Stacy Davis at least 5 days prior to the workshop. Please register by May 12, 2015. Sponsored by: Mental Health America of the HeartlandMHA pickids

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



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