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Spofford Cornerstones

Early Childhood Therapist- Part-time

Purpose:

Spofford’s early childhood program is expanding and has an immediate need for an Early Childhood Therapist. Part-time position with potential to expand to full-time. Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

-The Early Childhood Therapist will provide a broad range of services including individual and family therapy to young children, ages 2-12 years, who display emotional and behavioral symptoms and have limited access to mental health services.

-This position may collaborate with Head Start teachers and service providers to improve the social and emotional functioning and well-being of the child in the classroom and at home.

-The therapist will work in-home, at Head Start sites and/or at Spofford to provide services for young children and their families.

 

Sanctuary Model

The Cornerstones of Care Family of Agencies is committed to the Sanctuary Model, a comprehensive trauma-informed method for creating change and helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences.  It is a whole system approach built around the framework of SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss, and Future).  It is designed to facilitate the development of structures, processes, and behaviors on the part of staff, children and the community as a whole that can counteract the physical and psychological wounds suffered by the children, youth, and families in our care. The ultimate outcome of a trauma informed philosophy is the creation of safe, therapeutic living and working environments for our clients, families, agency members and ancillary providers which espouse the proactive principles of growth, change, and empowerment of the individual for the betterment of the community.  Each employee across our family of agencies has the responsibility to demonstrate the tenets of the Sanctuary Model in their work with clients and in their interaction with other team members.  Demonstrating these tenets is considered an essential responsibility for all staff in all positions across our family of agencies.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

-Requires awareness and responsiveness to the cultural and environmental needs of the client, including a flexible schedule to meet family availability.

-Knowledge of attachment, play and trauma-informed interventions is necessary.

-The therapist will prepare child and family assessments, treatment plans, goals, strategies, and interventions and document all contact with child and family.

-Supervision will be under the general direction of the Program Director of Community-based Services.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Education Level: Masters’ Degree in a clinical discipline and at least two years’ experience working with emotionally troubled children & families.  LPC or LCSW in MO required.

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;
  • Follow all agency policies;
  • 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 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

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

 

For consideration, please apply on-line at www.cornerstonesofcare.org

School Counselor/Social Worker

Ewing Marion Kauffman School
Job Description
Posted: 07/19/15

The Ewing Marion Kauffman School (Kauffman School) is a three-school campus of mission-driven college preparatory schools in Kansas City, MO unrelentingly focused on student achievement. The school’s mission is summarized in three words: create college graduates. The school design is based on inspiring examples of charter schools throughout the country that are helping urban students achieve at high academic levels. The Kauffman School has a longer school day and a longer school year. Students receive two periods of math and three periods of reading instruction each day. The school has a talented and dedicated staff and an intentional set of structures and systems?all of which focus on student achievement.

By 2018, the Kauffman School will grow to two middle schools and one high school, serving more than 1,100 students. The Kauffman School looks to its dedicated staff to support this growth.

Kauffman School is seeking a highly effective Counselor/Social Worker to join its team of committed educators willing to do ”whatever it takes” for students to succeed. Kauffman School staff believes all students can meet high academic expectations in the right school environment. The Social Worker helps build the right environment by providing crisis intervention, behavioral management, and counseling to students and families to support student achievement.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supporting Students and Families:
? Provide crisis intervention and behavior management to expedite students’ return to classrooms and to improve students’ abilities to meet the school’s high expectations
? Provide one-on-one counseling or group counseling as needed to students and families
? Identify and train others to identify students and family members who may benefit from one-on-one counseling or group counseling
? Provide training and resources to teachers and staff regarding best practices for supporting students receiving counseling
? Schedule school meetings with families
? Administer the referral process for external social services and monitor the execution of those services
? Partner with the Dean of Students to design and coordinate family activities
? Other duties as assigned.

Building School Culture:
? Believe deeply in the mission of the Kauffman School and that all children can meet high academic expectations
? Discuss, celebrate, and reinforce the school’s PREP (Perseverance, Results, Empathy, Passion) values
? Implement school-wide behavior management system consistently with all students
? Embrace feedback and constructive criticism in the spirit of constant improvement
? Demonstrate maturity, humility, professionalism, confidence, and a strong work ethic inside and outside the classroom

QUALIFICATIONS

? A Licensed Master Social Worker with specialization in either clinical or school social work or a Licensed Professional Counselor with school experience
? Ability to use diagnosis, therapy, and counseling in assessment-based treatment plans
? Experience with students who present with behavioral difficulties, developmental challenges, or traumatic stress reactions
? Experience working with low-income, minority, or historically underachieving students
? Able and willing to work a longer school day and school year
? Able to build positive relationships with students, families and colleagues
? Given the longer school day at Kauffman School, this position requires extended work days and hours

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

? Commitment to and complete belief in the Kauffman School’s mission to create college graduates as well as in the School’s organizational success
? Personality should project enthusiasm, professionalism and a high level of credibility
? Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in the face of competing demands and external pressures
? Ambition and desire to grow and to work both autonomously and collaboratively
? Commitment to getting the job done right and willingness to do whatever it takes to create and maintain an orderly, effective school organization
? Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically
? Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues and community members
? Must have a strong personal value system that encompasses high integrity, honesty, a solid work ethic, high professional standards and strong moral character

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Kauffman School offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with relevant experience and anticipated duties and responsibilities, including comprehensive health benefits.

TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should complete a formal application through the Kauffman School Careers page at http://www.kauffmanschool.org/. In your cover letter please address the following topics:

? Describe a time and the specific action steps you took when working with students to set and achieve a counseling goal.
? Highlight your experience working with low-income, minority, or historically underachieving students
? Provide specific evidence of your alignment with the Kauffman School’s missions of ”creating college graduates” and/or the Kauffman School’s PREP Values (Perseverance, Results, Empathy, Passion).

The Kauffman School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, welcoming people to flourish in an open and inclusive work environment. A diverse pool of candidates is welcomed and encouraged.

Therapist – Early Childhood – LCSW or LPC

Job Description
Posted: 07/19/15

PURPOSE
Spofford’s early childhood program is expanding and has an immediate need for a Part-time Early Childhood Therapist. Potential to expand to full-time. Bilingual preferred/encouraged to apply.

-The Early Childhood Therapist will provide a broad range of services including individual and family therapy to young children, ages 2-12 years, who display emotional and behavioral symptoms and have limited access to behavioral health services.
-This position may collaborate with Head Start teachers and service providers to improve the social and emotional functioning and well-being of the child in the classroom and at home.
-The therapist will work in-home, at Head Start sites and/or at Spofford to provide services for young children and their families.

SANCTUARY MODEL
The Cornerstones of Care Family of Agencies is committed to the Sanctuary Model, a comprehensive trauma-informed method for creating change and helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences. It is a whole system approach built around the framework of SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss, and Future). It is designed to facilitate the development of structures, processes, and behaviors on the part of staff, children and the community as a whole that can counteract the physical and psychological wounds suffered by the children, youth, and families in our care. The ultimate outcome of a trauma informed philosophy is the creation of safe, therapeutic living and working environments for our clients, families, agency members and ancillary providers which espouse the proactive principles of growth, change, and empowerment of the individual for the betterment of the community. Each employee across our family of agencies has the responsibility to demonstrate the tenets of the Sanctuary Model in their work with clients and in their interaction with other team members. Demonstrating these tenets is considered an essential responsibility for all staff in all positions across our family of agencies.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
-Requires awareness and responsiveness to the cultural and environmental needs of the client, including a flexible schedule to meet family availability.
-Knowledge of attachment, play and trauma-informed interventions is necessary.
-The therapist will prepare child and family assessments, treatment plans, goals, strategies, and interventions and document all contact with child and family.
-Supervision will be under the general direction of the Program Director of Community-based Services.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
-Computer literate and high knowledge of various computer software programs.
-Therapeutic techniques and knowledge of community resources.
-Knowledge of child development, diagnosis, and being trauma-informed

REQUIRED SKILLS OR ABILITIES
-Ability to engage clients and families.
-Excellent oral/written communication skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
-Education Level: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
-Other minimum requirements: LPC or LCSW in MO required.
-Years of Experience: 2 to 3 years of experience working with children and families.

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;
-For credentialing purposes, an agency may require you to be at least 21 or 26 years of age.
-Follow all agency policies;
-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/Post-offer Drug Screen/Must be 21

Hot Jobs!

Announcing Opportunities at DCCCA, Inc.

DCCCA, Inc., one of the largest and most progressive providers of behavioral health services in Kansas, is seeking licensed clinicians for full time employment opportunities. Successful candidates will receive a highly competitive salary and an excellent benefit package.  DCCCA’s benefit package includes:

*Employer paid employee health and dental premiums *myStrength personal wellness smart phone application
*Life insurance *Vision coverage
*Paid training *Ten paid holidays
*Paid sick and vacation leave *LCAC/LAC licensure expense reimbursement
*Employer matched 403(b) retirement plan

Intake Counselor – Lawrence                                   (Position ID:  Intake Couns 682-061915)

The ideal candidate possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or other related field.  A Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) credential is required.  This position receives referral calls, makes referrals based upon client need, maintains referral lists and coordinates interim services for priority clients awaiting admission.

Child Placing Agency Supervisors – Wichita & Lawrence             (Position ID:  CPA 4100)

The ideal candidates possess a Master’s degree and licensure from the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.  The position requires previous supervisory experience.  The CPA Supervisor provides leadership and support to staff in achieving CPA requirements for recruitment and retention of foster families as well as monitoring CPA referrals and placements.  The Supervisor provides direct supervision to assigned staff.

Quality Improvement Specialist –Lawrence                                    (Position ID:  QI Spec-965)

The ideal candidate possesses knowledge and experience in the areas of child welfare and behavioral health sciences.  A degree in human services or related field along with licensure by the BSRB is preferred; experience and other certifications may be substituted for degree/licensure.  The QI Specialist organizes and conducts quality improvement activities in all areas of the organization as well as providing training to staff to support quality improvement processes.

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

Martha Oelschlaeger Human Resources Generalist DCCCA, Inc. 3312 Clinton Parkway Lawrence, KS  66047 moelschlaeger@dccca.org (785)841-4138

Youth Qualified Mental Health Professional – School Based

Tri-County Mental Health Services
Job Description

Posted: 06/29/15

Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.
POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: School Based Youth Qualified Mental Health Professional

FLSA Status: 1 Exempt 0 Non-Exempt 0 Salaried Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Associate Director

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

? In cooperation with the North Kansas City (NKC) School District, provides clinical behavioral health services and related support to students and their families in the NKC School District. This position will serve as liaison with the NKC School District staff and Tri-County Mental Health. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required, both oral and written.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

? Provision of services will include, but not limited to: assessment individual/family therapy, support groups, referral and coordination for additional services, crisis evaluation, resource and referral assistance to appropriate services within Tri-County and the community.

? Coordinate family and team staffing for challenging cases, utilizing independent judgment and decision-making regarding recommendations for services on behalf of the agency.

? Coordinate referral for services for youth and families based on assessment of need.

? Provide support and education to NKC school staff as needed.

? Coordinate Professional Development services at individual NKC school sites functioning.

? Provision of case management services for students and families. Case management consists of being able to independently problem solve student issues related to behavioral health, making sure basic needs are met, and they are receiving appropriate services.

? Provide crisis intervention to students experiencing a psychiatric crisis and utilize professional judgment in determining intervention needed, including the need for hospitalization or residential treatment if appropriate.

? Liaison with all community partners to include but is not limited to, Children’s Division, Kansas City Regional Office, and Juvenile Offices as needed to provide resources.

? Coordinate expansion of psycho-educational services at individual NKC school sites.

? Assist NKC School District in areas of staff development training and/or education for parents regarding behavioral health issues.

? Ability to utilize critical thinking in order to provide appropriate clinical interventions to consumers involved with treatment courts.

? Problem Solve independently issues related to housing and housing crisis, finding community resources to assist with basic needs as well as emergency situations, advocate for consumers in regards to receiving proper health care, and be available to problem-solve matters of significance

? Complete progress notes in AVATAR within three (3) business days of service provided which clearly reflect intervention provided and medical necessity of those interventions.

? Meet productivity expectation of 4 hours per day.

? Other duties and/or responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education
Master’s degree – Required

Certification/Registration
LPC/LCSW – Required
CPR & First Aid – Required
TB Screening – Required

Experience
3 to 5 Years of Position-Related Experience – Required
5+ Years of Position-Related Experience – Preferred

TO APPLY: http://tcmhs.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2rwbzehm0vf/aaal

Success Coach/Case Manager

Rockhurst University
Job Description
Posted: 06/30/15

Rockhurst University and the Student Development department are seeking a qualified Success Coach/Case Manager. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Students and is a full-time, 10-month position. As Success Coach/Case Manager this individual will work directly with a variety of students facing challenges including, but not limited to:
? Academically dismissed/readmitted students
? Students with mental health concerns
? Students dealing with a family crisis
? Students who have been hospitalized and are transitioning back to campus

The Success Coach/Case Manager will provide outreach, assessment, support, follow-up, and tracking for students facing the above mentioned challenges. The successful candidate will also assist students in connecting with university and community resources, provide programming and individual outreach related to student retention, and help students develop individualized success plans. The Success Coach/Case Manager will collaborate with the offices of Retention, Counseling Center, and Residence Life on a regular basis.

Qualifications will include a Master’s degree in counseling, Psychology, or Clinical Social Work. Two to three years of experience in an education or mental health setting is preferred. Candidate must show strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills are required.

Interested candidates should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and contact information for three references to hr@rockhurst.edu OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

IMMEDIATE OPENING

*I CURRENTLY HAVE A CURRENT AND IMMEDIATE NEED FOR A CHILD & YOUTH COUNSELOR FOR A PURPLE CAMP IN ELMDALE, KS STARTING JULY 5, 2015*

We are currently focusing our efforts on Fort Riley, KS. We have an urgent need to fill three assignments both Adult and Children will “Rotational” counselors. If you are local or willing to become local then please respond as soon as possible with a copy of your current Resume/CV and licensure. If you are not interested in Fort Riley or not willing to be local please respond with the requested information below.

The Different levels of participation are as follows:

  • On demand events- can be 1-3 days (usually over the weekend) and are more presentation-based assignments. They focus on a specific topic as mandated by the Department of Defense. These events take place off base, so providers need to have a degree in the state of the event.
  • Summer camps- can be 1-3 weeks and are designed for children of military members. They are off base.
  • Summer enrichment programs- can be 1-2 months during the summer and function more like summer school than camp, so they entail a fairly typical 40 hour work week.
  • Surge events- can be 1-3 months and happen as needed. These types of assignments happen during an emotional or a disturbing time on base.
  • Rotational positions- last for six months and entail a fairly regular 40 hour work week, though the needs will ultimately be determined by the base.
  • School positions- last for nine months and follow the traditional school year.

Most of our assignments deal specifically with children, though we do offer adult assignments. Please specify if you prefer working with children or adults in your response.

Please note: Per the Department of Defense, MFLC counselors must possess a master’s or doctorate degree in a mental health field and be licensed or certified in a state, territory, or the District of Columbia to practice independently. Due to that requirement, interns and providers who require supervision are not eligible for MFLC positions.

If you would be interested in any of these positions, please email a copy of your curriculum vitae and include the name of your degree in the body of the email as well as your individual preferences, including Surge, Rotational, Summer Camp, On Demand or non interest, telephone number & your physical address, and we’ll set up an interview.

 

Magellan Behavioral Health

 14100 Magellan Plaza, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

O 314-387-5372 | F 888-656-0256| E SYoung@magellanhealth.com

magellanhealth.com

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