Hot Job-Project Coordinator-Eagles Aware


Project Coordinator-Eagles Aware

Avila University
Job Description

Posted: 10/04/15

Avila University has received a grant from the US Department of Justice. Avila University is the only school in Missouri to receive this grant and only one of 27 in the nation.  These funds will support a comprehensive project to implement prevention and education programs and develop and strengthen campus security and investigation strategies in order to prevent, prosecute and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking crimes on college campuses.

Avila will partner with the Kansas City Police Department, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) and Hope House in order to provide training to students, faculty and staff on issues related to violence against women, education and prevention activities.

This Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all project activities and act as the point of contact to ensure the coordination and implementation of the OVW campus grant activities, policies, and protocols. The Coordinator will take notes at each CCR meeting and distribute them to the internal and external partners. This individual will be the liaison between internal and external partners, students, faculty, and staff. The Coordinator will plan and implement guest speakers, training sessions, meetings, and marketing strategies/tools, with guidance and input from the CCR. The Coordinator will also track students’ completion of the mandatory orientation program.


  • Provide outreach, assessment and services for program participants
  • Communicate with Office on Violence Against Women
  • Develop and maintain relationships with university faculty and staff to ensure achievement of program objectives and activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Kansas City Missouri Police Department, MOCSA and Hope House partners to ensure achievement of program objectives and activities
  • Coordinate the community coordinated response meetings (CCR) and communication with CCR members
  • Fiscal oversight-
  • Reimbursing partners for expenses and services
  • Monitor all program expenditures and provide a monthly budget to the Dean of Students
  • Drawdown funds
  • Prepare and submit financial reports
  • Represent the program to constituent groups at Avila University
  • Advise identified student groups related to grant topics
  • Monitor compliance with U.S. Department of Justice guidelines and policies, program guidelines and policies, and Avila guidelines and policies
  • Monitor Avila’s culture and reaction to program and implement improvement strategies and action plans
  • Meet with partnering participants on a regular basis to ensure program objectives
  • Assess participant needs; make appropriate referrals and linkages for support and prevention services
  • Development of annual core competency TA assessments, of a needs assessment and of a logic model.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social sciences or related fields (Master’s Preferred)
  • Experience with sexual assault prevention programs, education and advocacy.
  • Experience with grants from the Department of Justice or Office on Violence Against Women
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in budget management
  • Formative and summative program evaluation skills
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular and flexible hours

This is a full time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits.

Send cover letter and résumé to or mail to:
Office of Human Resources
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

Avila University is an E-verify and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type (optional): Full Time

Job Opportunity-Licensed Residential Therapist


Licensed Residential Therapist

Job Description
Posted: 10/04/15

Gillis is currently hiring a full-time (LMSW, pLPC required, LCSW, LPC preferred) therapist for our residential program located in the Kansas City.

Provides professional therapy services, including individual, group, and family in addition to crisis management as needed.  Works as part of a treatment team for the client.

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.


  • Diagnoses client’s problems by collecting and evaluating information about the client’s situation.
  • Develops treatment plan by establishing treatment goals with the client; determining treatment methodologies.
  • Advises client by suggesting and exploring resolutions; discussing progress toward goals.
  • Obtains services by initiating referrals.
  • Monitors progress toward treatment goals by evaluating and adjusting services provided.
  • Assures quality service for clients by enforcing rules; regulations, and legal requirements with clients; documenting events of the therapeutic process in a confidential manner.
  • Maintains agency credibility by establishing working relationships with sponsoring, advisory, and related service agencies.
  • Promotes the agency by ensuring an understanding of program services available for clients; publicizing activities and accomplishments; adhering to a professional code of ethics.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by participating in workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Provides a clinical experience for interns by negotiating learning objectives; supervising practice and caseload management; teaching theory and its application; evaluating skills and personal and professional growth; ensuring identification with the profession.
  • Contributes to team effort by consulting with other professionals; accomplishing related results as needed.


  • 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.


  • Ability to engage clients and families.
  • High level of verbal/writing skills.


  • Education Level: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
  • Other minimum requirements: Licensed Therapist in Missouri (LMSW, pLPC required: LCSW, LPC preferred.)
  • Years of Experience: 1 to 2 years required, 2+ years preferred.

    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 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EOE/Post-offer Drug Screen/Must be 21

We offer competitive pay and benefits including:  medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, 401(k), 125 flexible spending plan and paid time off.

Job Type (optional): Full Time
Salary Range (optional): $30,000 – 49,999

Job Opportunity-Research Assistant


RESEARCH ASSISTANT – Behavioral Health / Analytical Assessment Experience

Job Description
Posted: 09/21/15

include: data collection, data entry, data analysis and report writing. Responsibilities will include: ensuring data quality through review of instruments form completeness; formatting of technical reports using Microsoft Office products: design/development of charts, figures and graphs; internet searches; literature reviews; and various administrative duties. The Research Assistant will attend grant, program and committee meetings as assigned. Also assist in grant writing, including conducting literature review, writing background and evaluation sections and uploading grants for submission.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. At least one (1) year experience in behavioral health or health-related field. Experience with analytical assessment of program evaluation preferred. Excellent written and verbal skills required. Experience with Excel and statistical software such as SPSS or SAS required. Knowledge of medical record software preferred. Must be well organized and detail oriented, able to present evaluation findings to clinicians, funders and the general community. The ability to work with all persons with multiple challenges (mental illness, substance abuse, physical challenges, developmental disabilities etc) EOE

Full benefits package is available
You are invited to send resume and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
F: 816-531-8240

Job Type (optional): Full Time

Job Opportunity



Sheffield Place
Job Description
Posted: 09/21/15

Summary: The primary purpose of the Therapist is to provide mental health and substance abuse services to homeless mothers and children on-site and in home.

Job Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and / or ability required to accomplish this employment expectation. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field. Degree verification required. Three years of clinical experience.

Credential Required: LCSW, LPC or equivalent – Primary Source of Verification: Thirty-six hours of training is required including CEUs to retain license every two years. Employee is responsible for CEUs. Familiarity with domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental health. Computer skills, preferably performing computerized psychological and substance abuse assessments.

Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of the community’s resources and other social service agencies. Bi-lingual. Trained in trauma informed care principals or trauma specific interventions. EMR experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities / Core Competencies: 1. Assess and coordinate individual treatment plans for clients. 2. Complete documentation of individual, group and family activities. 3. Provide group leadership and facilitation. 4. Supervise and provide leadership to staff and volunteers of Project HOPE. 5. Manage Substance Abuse & Mental Health Contracts 6. Other duties – Attend and participate in clinical and staff meetings. – Collect program data for monthly report to the Board of Directors. Represent the agency in other community meetings as assigned. – Use productive conflict resolution skills to confront all incidents of prejudice. – Educate residents on diversity, through role modeling and educational materials. – Provide emergency on-call coverage when appropriate or necessary. – Acquire and supervisor a Bachelor and Master level practicum students. – Support the mission, purpose, values, and objectives of Sheffield Place. – Other duties as assigned.

Full Time, Health, Life, Dental, 401k No phone calls, please Please email or fax cover letter and resume to: EOE

Job Type (optional): Full Time
Salary Range (optional): $30,000 – 49,999

11th Annual Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC)-Student Presenter Opportunity


11th Annual Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC)

11th Annual Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC) to be held November 6-7, 2015 at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

This conference is intended to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to present their scholarly work in a professional conference format in a very friendly atmosphere.  In addition to empirical work, we also accept submissions of literature reviews, research proposals, as well as presentation of practicum experience and applied learning.  We accept both oral and poster presentations from students.

Every year, students and faculty members come to MUPC from all over the Midwest and even beyond.  It provides a wonderful opportunity for your students to learn from and meet students from different schools.  We have two keynote speakers for this year’s conference; Dr. Len Green, Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies from Washington University, St. Louis will address the audience with a talk entitled, “Self-Control as Choice Behavior: The Behavioral Economics of Impulsivity,” and Dr. Drew Appleby, retired Professor of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) will speak to the students about “The Kisses of Death in the Graduate School Application Process.”

We also eagerly invite faculty members to come and mingle with members from other institutions to exchange ideas, for as part of the conference, MUPC has traditionally included a special workshop session for faculty members to discuss best practices and future endeavors.  This year, Dr. Drew Appleby will also be giving a faculty workshop talk entitled, “Skill Based Advising Strategies to Enable Job-Seeking College Graduates to Be Hired, Be Promoted, and Keep Their Jobs.”

For more details about this conference, please visit our website: or write to

We look forward to seeing you and your students at MUPC 2015!

Michiko Nohara-LeClair

Michiko Nohara-LeClair, PhD / Professor of Psychology Lindenwood University
209 South Kingshighway • St. Charles, MO 63301

Addiction Counselor Employment Opportunity


Addiction Counselor

Mirror Inc.
Job Description
Posted: 09/15/15

The duties of this Addiction Counseling position 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). Must be a licensed or certified substance abuse counselor in the State of Kansas. Licensed Addiction Counselor or Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor required. Certification to deliver SB 123 services and assessments desirable.

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


trauma matters

Trauma Matters KC is a coalition of people interested in helping Kansas City become a more trauma informed community and has grown fast including therapists, business persons and more. This group is active, forward thinking, and progressive. Trauma Matters KC was asked to present at SAMSA this year in Maryland, was chosen to apply for a significant grant, has been pegged for trauma training through a large organization in San Francisco, and many other exciting happenings.

For practitioners and students, this is a chance to network, ask questions of specialists engaged in trauma work across the community, and be part of this fast growing movement.

Hope all is well!

-Aubrey Hooley

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

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