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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,, 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 (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.

TITLE: School Based Youth Qualified Mental Health Professional

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

REPORTS TO: Associate Director


? 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.


? 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.


Master’s degree – Required

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

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


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 OR mail to Rockhurst University, Human Resources, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110. Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.



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


Kansas City Behavioral Health Professionals

Growing Up in the Digital Porn Age: Clinical Considerations and Interventions

Tuesday July 14, 2015

11:30-1:00 pm


Kansas City Public Library

Country Club Plaza Location

Large Conference Room

4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112

Presentation by:

Chris Adams, MSCP, PLPC, CSAT-C

Nothing By Chance Coaching & Counseling

Earn 1 CEU

This monthly event allows providers an opportunity to earn CEU’s as well as collaborate with other professionals in the field of Behavioral Health

Membership is free. 

Promote your specialty.  In an effort to support your client in need of professional assistance outside of your field of expertise, we will network to provide the best services Kansas City has to offer, allowing your client the opportunity to experience wholeness and complete healing.

Hot Job! Counselor


Counselor Job Opening with Mirror in Kansas City Area

Mirror is a behavioral health care provider and we are looking to fill an Addiction Counselor opening in our Wyandotte County Residential Program. This program is located in Kansas City at  6723 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66102. 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 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.


Counselor Job Description

Title:  Counselor                                            Department:  210-Olathe

Reports to:  Clinical Supervisor                  Supervises:  N/A

Classification:  Exempt


Job Summary:  Responsible for assisting individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Complete intake/screening/assessment process within appropriate time frames as designated by state regulatory/CARF/agency standards.
  • Develop treatment plans for clients in accordance with state regulatory/CARF guidelines that demonstrate individualization and evolution based on information gathered from assessment.
  • Complete all correspondence in a timely fashion.
  • Participate in clinical staffing/treatment meetings providing feedback on all pertinent cases.
  • Adhere to weekly direct service model.
  • Communicate with insurance department ensuring requested information is provided within specified time frames.
  • Strong clinical documentation skills.  Be able to document all services provided in accordance with state regulatory /CARF/agency standards.
    • Ensure that services are entered within appropriate time frame, DAP format, note refer to treatment plans, etc.
  • Correct any file/charting deficiencies within appropriate time frame.
  • Assist consumers through transition process and complete final correspondence such as transition summary, plan, letter, etc.
    • Complete all mandatory trainings meeting state regulatory /CARF Standards, obtaining 36 hours of training and 40 hours of training every 2 years with 3 hours being Ethics (KS).
      • Represent the agency within community in a professional manner.
      • Maintain positive, professional relationships with referral sources, clients, and coworkers, adhering to Code of Ethics and agency policies.
      • Handle crisis situations as they arise.
        • Facilitate group counseling, group education, family conferences, and individual sessions.
          • Demonstrates interest in long term and short term goals and objectives of the company.Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor, Program Director, Vice President, or the Executive Team members.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Thorough knowledge of caseload management and rehabilitation methods, principles, and techniques, as they relate to mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
    • Knowledge of the problems encountered by persons with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
    • Considerable knowledge of the methods and modalities as well as the legal requirements and court procedures related to treating mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
    • Ability to establish rapport with client population.
    • Basic knowledge of supervisory and training techniques and practices used in a mental health and/or substance abuse treatment setting.
  • Capable of employing methods and counseling techniques in an effective manner.
  • Aptitude to evaluate services within assigned program and give input.
  • Capable of communicating ideas clearly and effectively verbally and in writing to produce clear and concise reports.
  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations of the program to which the employee is assigned.

Experience and Education Qualifications:

  • Must hold current license as either Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) or Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) Supervisory Requirements: 
  • Employment Requirements:
  • None
  • Must provide evidence that incumbent is free of infectious and contagious disease, such as TB, prior to beginning employment and annually thereafter. – expected for all direct care staff, but mandatory for RCF staff and Kansas Residential staff
  • Successful completion of the Criminal Record and Child Abuse & Neglect Background check 9 CSR 10-5.190 prior to beginning employment.
  • Completion of New Hire Orientation within 30 Days of Employment.
  • All training requirements including Relias Learning within two (2) weeks of employment and annually thereafter.
  • First Aid certification within three (3) months of beginning employment and upon renewal date (training provided by company)
  • Obtain CPR certification within three (3) months of beginning employment and upon renewal date (training provided by company)
  • Completion of “Direct Service Expectations” within 30 Days of Employment.
  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations of the program to which the employee is assigned.
  • Provide copy of applicable certifications/licenses.
  • As applicable, obtain Driver’s license in state of Residency meeting the requirements of that state to Chauffeur or Transport passengers.
    • Kansas Residents: Holder of a Kansas driver’s license, or
    • Eligibility to obtain within 30 days following date of hire


Physical Requirements:

ADA Consideration – Sedentary work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (exists up the 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (exists 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, or pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.



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