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


Date Posted: 03.17.21

Community Resource Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY
The Community Resource Coordinator is responsible for facilitating activities related to MRC’s violence prevention initiatives within Historic Northeast Kansas City. This includes, but is not limited to outreach with identified youth with the goal of establishing a program which bridges services to high risk youth and their families. The position is an integral part of MRC and serves as an agency resource and community liaison on topics of violence prevention and public safety. The incumbent collaborates with established community partners such as KCPS, KCPD, First Call and Neighborhood Associations of the Historic Northeast in organizing and staffing a program-oversight committee to ensure availability of resources. This position is a non-exempt position and maintains a flexible schedule which may include evenings and weekends.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH / FACILITATION

  • Provides outreach, facilitation of resources, and coordination of communication within the Historic Northeast regarding the issue of violence prevention and youth
  • Responds to requests/referrals from Mattie Rhodes Center employees, neighborhood residents and other community partners to investigate, mediate and resolve inquires for youth services.
  • Provides support for participant access to resources, agency programs and services.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of community resources accessible to youth and their families.
  • Facilitates cross-referral between MRC, community service providers and partners, schools, youth participants and their families.
  • Fosters partnerships with community partners to address gaps in services for youth and young adults.
  • Assists in the organizing and staffing of a program oversight committee (to include representatives of the established community partners such as KCPS, KCPD, and Neighborhood Associations of the Historic Northeast) insuring that the oversight committee meets regularly to address identified needs.

PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

  • Works to implement all aspects of the violence prevention initiative as designed.
  • Identifies and recruits at-risk youth to participate in programming based on identified needs and characteristics. Recruits and retains participants by facilitating access to needed resources including, but not limited to youth development programming, career readiness, counseling programs, resources, and pro-social role modeling.
  • Identifies opportunities for youth participation in supportive activities. Promotes positive choices and community involvement; and assists with identifying and facilitating service plans to address individual needs.
  • Assesses the needs of immediate family members, as related to the target populations’ potential violence involvement, identifies gang-affected siblings of target participants, and provides outreach and information on family resource services and programs.
  • Provides an appropriate crisis response, in conjunction with other agencies, following a violent incident; assists families in distress by assessing immediate needs and providing appropriate referrals.
  • Serves on interagency intervention team as a client advocate in assessing needs and appropriate services, and working with other agencies such as schools, courts and mental health providers.

COMMUNITY LINKAGES

  • Engages residents and youth in the community in neighborhood activities associated with the violence prevention initiative that improve relationships, trust, and community connectedness.
  • Identifies community resources, forms partnerships and acts as a liaison to strengthen community and partner relationships with MRC so that services are readily available to participants.
  • Serves as an agency resource and community liaison on the topics of violence prevention and public safety.
  • Collaborates with external parties on community functions and activities designed to introduce the public to MRC, bring attention to the neighborhood, advocate the initiatives of the violence prevention project and create sustainability of the established objectives.
  • Plans and attends social and recreational activities for the target population.
  • Uses external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

TRACKING & LOGISTICS

  • Partners with relevant parties to insure that all necessary data is collected and reported.
  • Insures that effective systems are in place to track progress, and regularly evaluate established outcomes, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to agency and stakeholders.
  • Completes required documentation in accordance with MRC policies and procedures and in compliance with contractual agreements.
  • Organizes and oversees a needs assessment process.
  • Coordinates all logistics related to stakeholder meetings and other activities related to the achievement of established area plans.

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTACTS – PURPOSE
Agency Staff – wraparound services; intra-agency referrals
Community Partners – refer participants; provide resources and services

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of experience in juvenile services, criminal justice, youth development working with at-risk youth and young adults, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Good analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
• A strong commitment to providing support to high-risk youth and families in need.
• Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times and to communicate effectively and appropriately with a variety of people from many cultures and diverse backgrounds.
• Available to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.
• Valid driver’s license and access to an automobile on a regular basis
• Ability to keep accurate records and prepare reports.
• Computer and other standard office equipment skills sufficient to prepare written reports and maintain databases.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Work with persons in crisis or with high-risk populations by providing service coordination in connection with available community resources.
• Experience in the provision of service coordination and community outreach
• Bilingual (Spanish)

Type: Full time
Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. EOE


Youth Advocate

The Youth Advocate is responsible for implementing effective, quality youth development programming within the EXPLORE after-school Youth Arts programming (includes activities such as Cultural Journeys, Expeditions, Visual Voyages, etc.) and assisting in integrating grant regulations/standards into program activities. The Youth Advocate will provide youth supervision 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, the position may also support 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.

PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION & ENGAGMENT
• Implements and supports the innovation of quality programs and services for the youth of all ages.
• Assist the Youth Development Coordinator or site-based supervisor in delivering 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 through 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’s behavior support and management policy.
• Maintain positive, professional relationships with program partners.
• Maintain a structured classroom environment and studio/classroom organization.

PROGRAM SUPPORT & PROMOTION
• 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, implementing 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)

QUALIFICATIONS
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Two years or more of experience within a not-for-profit agency completing duties similar to those outlined.
• Passion for youth development, youth arts education, and creative expression.
• 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 reasonably in groups

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• 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.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation to program sites, clean driving record
• Bilingual (Spanish)
• Computer Literate, and ability/skilled working in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Type: Part-time Non-exempt
Salary & Benefits: $12.00 per hour


Clinical Therapist In-School Services

Job Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position include providing assistance to school staff in implementing a trauma sensitive and resiliency-based school culture.  School-based staff will model trauma informed care approaches to working with students, families, school systems and communities.  The incumbent will coordinate in/out of school referrals, intervening with high-risk students on referral by school personnel and/or providing student drop in assistance services to support students in coping with difficult situations. The therapist is responsible for completing required agency documentation, and required direct service hours.  In addition, this position is also responsible for participating in program development and evaluation.  This position will also contribute to the implementation of the agency’s strategic initiatives.  This position is a non-exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 according to agency’s policies and procedures and requirements.
  • Facilitates educational and treatment group for clients enrolled in services.
  • Works to ensure positive communication and dialogue with identified school staff members
  • Collaborates with school personnel and existing resources within the school to reduce student risk factors due to risky student behaviors
  • Assists in the development and implementation of new programming as needed.
  • Implements outcomes measurements tools.
  • Duties may be performed off office premises.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master Social Work or Counseling degree or LCSW OR LPC eligibility.
  • Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish and English as well as have an in-depth understanding of the Latino culture and cross-cultural competence.
  • Ability to communicate with clinical supervisor, counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with clients and other professionals.
  • Reliable personal transportation

Preferred:

·         Two years counseling experience.

·         Experience facilitating various therapeutic groups.

 


 

Clinical Therapist (Bilingual)

Job Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position include providing counseling to Mattie Rhodes Center participants, coordinating referrals and intervening with high risk participants. The therapist is responsible for completing required agency documentation, and required direct service hours.  In addition, this position is also responsible for participating in program development and evaluation and will be expected to contribute to the implementation of the agency’s strategic initiatives.  This position is a non-exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides therapeutic services to 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 according to agency’s policies and procedures and requirements.
  • Facilitates educational and treatment group for clients enrolled in services.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of new programming as needed.
  • Implements outcomes measurements tools.
  • Some duties may be performed off office premises.
  • Participates in agency meetings and provides input to the management team with regard to programs (i.e., evaluation, implementation, etc.).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master Social Work or Counseling degree or LCSW OR LPC eligibility.
  • Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills.
  • High proficiency in speaking Spanish (language coaching support available, as needed)
  • 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.
  • Reliable personal transportation to conduct agency business, as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years counseling experience.
  • Experience facilitating various therapeutic groups.

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.

Responsibilities:

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.

Minimum Requirements:

  •  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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Two years counseling experience.

Experience facilitating various therapeutic groups.
Fluency in Spanish


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.

Qualifications

  • 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


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