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Service Coordinator (bilingual)
Mattie Rhodes Center (MRC) has been serving Kansas City youth and adults from diverse populations since 1894. MRC operates out of five locations in the Greater Kansas City area. Current programming focuses on mental health, domestic violence, family education and support, youth development, substance abuse, Latino cultural arts and arts education. Mattie Rhodes Center serves as a resource and advocate for Kansas City’s Latino community and operates with an annual budget of $2 million.
The primary responsibilities of the Service Coordinator will include providing liaison/advocacy/educational services to agency clients and individuals in the broader community. The Service Coordinator will also be responsible for contributing to the implementation of the agency’s strategic initiatives. This position will work with a wide range of clientele. This position is a non-exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required.
- Bilingual – Spanish and English
- Undergraduate degree with emphasis in social work, human behavior and/or services
- Knowledge and experience within the area of Person-Centered Planning
- Knowledge of community and resources
- Ability to prioritize and think clearly in crisis situations
- Ability to communicate with counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with clients and other professionals
- Ability to communicate in Spanish as well as have in-depth understanding of Hispanic culture, including an appreciation of its strengths
Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience/EOE
Clinical Therapist – Independent Contractor
The primary responsibilities of this position include providing counseling to Mattie Rhodes Center participants and completing related documentation. This position is a contractual position with flexible part-time hours.
Serves as counselor/clinical social worker for assigned individuals and families, groups addressing mental health needs of children, youth, and adults.
Completes initial assessment, develops treatment plans and periodically evaluates client’s progress and maintains documentation.
- LCSW OR LPC
- Adherence to professional and ethical compliance code
- No record of licensure violations with State Boards
- Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- An in-depth understanding of cross-cultural competence.
- Ability to communicate with clinical supervisor, counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with clients and other professionals
Two years counseling experience.
Experience facilitating various therapeutic groups.
Fluency in Spanish
Clinical Therapist (Bilingual)
The primary responsibilities of this position include providing counseling to Mattie Rhodes Center clients, completing appropriate agency documentation, and completing required direct service hours. This position is also responsible for program development and evaluation. This position will contribute to the implementation of the agency’s strategic initiatives. This position is an hourly, non-exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required.
- Master Social Work or Counseling degree or LCSW OR LPC eligibility
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to communicate in Spanish and English (language coaching support available)
- an in-depth understanding of the Latino culture and cross-cultural competence
- Ability to communicate with clinical supervisor, counselors
- Ability to observe professional boundaries
- Two years counseling experience.
Type: Full-time, Non-exempt
Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. EOE
Soccer for Success Coach/Mentor
The Soccer for Success coach/mentor will implement the Soccer for Success (SFS) curriculum in participating KC metro sites/schools during after school hours. SFS is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in under-resourced urban communities.
Core Components of the program include:
Physical Activity: Children participate in 90-minute sessions at least three days a week to ensure they receive the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity.
Mentorship: Each site is staffed by caring coaches who serve as mentors that are invested in the successful development of each child. Mentors stress the importance of doing well in school and avoiding negative influences such as drugs, alcohol, and violence.
Nutrition: Staff delivers nutrition education from the SFS curriculum which was developed in accordance with the CDC’s healthy eating module. Staff also teaches the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and maintaining healthy eating habits.
Family Engagement: SFS strives to turn parents and family members into advocates who reinforce the program’s teachings by applying them in their homes. Family members are provided with information on nutrition, health, and public services that will aid them in their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
This is a nonexempt position which maintains some flexibility in schedule due to the nature of the work.
- Passion for urban education, health education, youth development and sports.
- Excellent people skills in a diverse environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with staff, site coordinators, parents and players.
- Ability to motivate others around you and work as part of a team.
- Daily access to reliable transportation.
- Must pass a background check and drug test.
- Knowledge of soccer not required!
Type: Part-Time, Non-exempt
Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. EOE