Employment Opportunities

To apply: Send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to scarroll@mattierhodes.org or fax to the attention of Sue Carroll.

Contact: Sue Carroll
Fax: 816-471-2521
Email: scarroll@mattierhodes.org

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Mattie Rhodes Center Employee Application for Employment

Clinical Director

Job Summary:

The Clinical Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Family Services Team. This includes providing clinical supervision, support and guidance to identified staff members and interns.  In addition, this position is responsible for participating in program development and evaluation.  The Clinical Director is a key member of the leadership team and will work cooperatively with the team to achieve results. This position will also ensure the implementation of strategic initiatives so that the organizational, budgetary and community relations objectives are achieved. Travel is required among all MRC sites.  This position is an exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required.


Master’s degree of Social Work or Counseling with LCSW OR LPC licensure

A minimum of five years of experience in the provision of clinical supervision. Five to 10 years preferred

Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills. A minimum of five years counseling experience preferred

Ability to communicate VP of Family Services and Support, therapists / counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with participants and other professionals

Ability to travel locally with a valid drivers’ license and automobile insurance

Ability to multi-task and work independently

Preferred — Ability to communicate in Spanish and English as well as have an in-depth understanding of the Latino culture and cross-cultural competence, preferred.

Type:  Full time, exempt

Salary & Benefits:  Commensurate with experience, EOE

 Youth Advocate

Job Summary:

The Youth Advocate is responsible for implementing effective, quality youth development programming within EXPLORE (including programs such as Soccer for Success, Cultural Journeys, Expeditions, etc.) and assisting in integrating grant regulations/standards into agency activities.  The Youth Advocate will provide supervision of youth attending in/out of school programs and scheduled classes/workshops located at Mattie Rhodes Center or off-site as applicable. While the Youth Advocate will primarily deliver arts integrated youth development programming, this professional may also provide support at additional youth development, agency, or community-based events. This position is a part-time, non-exempt position.  The responsibilities of this position require a flexible work schedule.


Implements and supports the innovation of quality programs and services for youth of all ages.

  • Assists the Youth Development Coordinator or site based supervisor in the delivery of program activities guided by the standards set forth by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the agency.
  • Responsible for following program structure and contributing ideas to the agency’s Youth Development resources, including curriculum development and program design.
  • Responsible for assisting with parent and community engagement components of programs by way of relationship building, activity facilitation, and educational/informational material creation and disbursement.
  • Addresses safety and behavior concerns with each student or participant as dictated by Mattie Rhodes Center behavior support and management policy.
  • Maintain positive, professional relationships with program partners.

•         Responsible for providing support in the implementation of other Mattie Rhodes Center youth/family related endeavors, activities, and events.

•         Responsible for collecting registration, tracking attendance, sign-in procedures and implementation of program assessments and keeping this information up to date for reporting.

•         Participate in supervision and team meetings as required.

•         Pursue professional development opportunities as recommended and required by Mattie Rhodes Center. (18hrs of annual training are required of all Youth Development staff)




  • Bachelor’s degree (BA, BFA) or equivalent.
  • Experience working with school-age children and young adults in out-of-school time or other teaching environments. Creativity, flexibility and strong character values necessary.
  • Passion for youth development, urban education and art.
  • Experience in a family service agency working with diverse urban populations.
  • Ability to demonstrate patience and compassion in working with youth
  • Ability to prioritize and think clearly in crisis situations.
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently and cooperate well in groups
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation to program sites, clean driving record


  • Two years or more of experience within a not for profit agency completing duties similar to those outlined.
  • Computer Literate, Excel, Work, PowerPoint
  • Bilingual (Spanish)

Type:     Part-time Non-exempt

Salary & Benefits:       Commensurate with experience. EOE


Clinical Therapist – Independent Contractor

Job Summary:

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.


  •  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)

Job Summary:

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

Job Summary

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!

  Part-Time, Non-exempt
Salary and Benefits:  Commensurate with experience.  EOE

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