KVC Kansas represents one of the strongest and broadest child welfare and behavioral healthcare continuums in the nation. We are responsible for the care of all children who served by the Kansas Department for Children and Families Kansas City Metro and East Regions. KVC provides case management, therapy, family education/support, transportation and aftercare services, impacting thousands of children and family members each day. KVC believes that children can’t wait, and has helped Kansas achieve national leadership in child welfare standards set by the federal Children and Family Service review; outcomes that ensure child safety, permanency and wellbeing.
KVC is seeking a Master’s level Outpatient Therapist licensed by the Kansas BSRB to provide family, individual, and/or group therapy to clients.
At KVC, you will enjoy a professional and innovative atmosphere focused on serving children and families in Kansas. KVC continually searches for ways to raise the bar in child welfare and enhance the wellbeing of children and families. Our goal is not only short-term safety and permanency, but long-term, lasting success that will support children’s education, health and emotional stability throughout their lives. Our unique KVC family-centered practice model uses an array of evidence-based practices, such as Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), that are proven by their outcomes. KVC’s participation in national research initiatives gives you front row access to attend trainings from national partners such as the Annie E. Casey Foundation and New York University to refine your skills. Read more at Kansas.kvc.org.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned according to the qualification of staff and development of programs.
- Continues to build a child welfare system that is safe, secure, and stable; family centered, connected to the community; and which relies on evidence based practice necessary to support contract services.
- Provides therapeutic services by facilitating in-home family, individual, and/or group therapy to all referred clients/families.
- Complete all credentialing paperwork and be paneled on third party insurance.
- Complete and keep current all initial authorizations for services and re-authorizations as needed.
- Document on all therapy services provided and place the documentation in the clinical charts.
- Completes a comprehensive intake evaluation.
- Completes initial and master treatment plans.
- Writes discharge summaries and ensures that clients are appropriately transitioned to another provider if needed.
- Proficient in crisis intervention.
- Offer guidance to necessary involved agencies regarding the nature of diagnosis, treatment implementation, and client status.
- Will be an active participant in all KVC clinical meetings and provide relevant input.
- Schedule and participate in psychiatric services for clients as needed.
- Act as a liaison to psychiatric hospitalizations for clients when applicable.
- Verify insurance authorization as needed to ensure that services provided will be covered.
- Submit accurate and timely billing to accounting.
- Adhere to and meet the billing requirements set forth in the annual clinical contract.
- Maintain licensure and good standing with the BSRB.
- Attends trainings as required.
FLSA Status: Exempt
All applicants must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and car insurance as well as pass all applicable background checks and health assessment. KVC is an equal opportunity employer.
Intermediate to advanced computer skills in typing/keyboarding and Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Excel, Word, etc. are required. Must be able to learn and become proficient in KVC’s client management database and other in-house software programs.
Masters or better in Social Work or related field.
Master’s degree in Social Work (LMSW), family therapy (LMFT & LCMFT), counseling (LPC & LCPC) or Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) from an accredited institution and licensed to practice in the State of Kansas. Minimum of three years supervised experience in providing individual, family and group therapy to children and/or adolescents preferred. Documented course work in child/adolescent development and individual, family and group counseling.