Employment Opportunities

To apply for a position listed below: 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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Date Posted 09.17.21
JOB POSTING

Community Wellness Specialist

The Community Wellness Specialist will implement different curricula in participating KC metro sites/schools during after school hours. This position will collaborate with several other individuals and organizations inside and outside of MRC to promote and implement health related programs for both youth and adults across the NE community. This includes, but it is not limited to the following programs:

  • Soccer for Success 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.
  • Eating from the Garden is a program to help children increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables and to promote healthier food choices.
  • Marathon Club is a program that promote running/walking for youth and adults while they work their way up to a marathon distance and earn rewards.
  • Youth Advisory Board is a program for HS age students where youth will be able to provide feedback on particular issues (built environment, community engagement, advocacy, policy change). From this basis, they will be able to take on their own projects and solutions to achieve greater awareness of what is occurring in their neighborhoods and promote system change.
  • Zumba is a program that promotes dance as a workout for both youth and adults in the NE community.

Duties will include:

  • Adhering to each of the curricula, standards and guidelines for nutrition, education, soccer instruction, mentoring and assessment
  • Abide by organization guidelines, school policies
  • Provide training and support to staff
  • Engage families through presentations and other methods
  • Ensure participant safety, communicating and enforcing policies
  • Provide an emotionally secure environment for participants

Qualifications:
· Excellent people skills in a diverse environment
· Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with staff, 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
· Passion for urban education, health education, youth development

Preferred:
· Spanish or Swahili fluency
· Supervisory experience
· Knowledge of Health Programs


Date Posted 07.02.21

Youth Development Coordinator

The Youth Development Coordinator is responsible for providing effective, quality youth development programming. This position supervises Youth Development staff in the implementation of applicable school, agency, youth-development and grant regulations/standards in all programming; assists in record keeping for grant and evaluation purposes, facilitates partnerships with schools and other public and private agencies to recruit participants, and engages families. In addition, this position provides youth development services/activities to participants and in other agency-related youth programming and events as needed.

Responsibilities:
Provides consistent supervision to Youth Development – Recreation Staff and ensures participation in scheduled Youth & Young Adult Services Team Meetings; Monitor budgets, equipment and inventory for accuracy; Complete required annual professional development; Contribute to marketing and public relations efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA, BFA) or equivalent
  • One or more years’ experience working with children, youth and young adults in out-of-school time or other teaching environments with diverse, urban populations.
  • Passion for youth sports and/or Health & Wellness
  • Supervisory experience; ability to motivate others to work as part of a team; flexibility and the ability to work independently.
  • Computer Literate: MS Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation to program sites, clean driving record and obtain a CDL for the purpose of transporting youth development program participants to designated activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual language ability (English/Spanish)

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


Date Posted 07.02.21

School Service Coordinator (Bilingual)

Responsibilities: The School Service Coordinator will work to create an integrated community focus on academics, family support and engagement, health and social services and youth/community development within the communities of KCPS schools. More specifically, this position will be responsible for supporting relations between KCPS schools and the diverse multicultural students, families and community members served. This position is responsible for leading initiatives to build a sense of safety, connectedness, and belonging between schools and communities; connecting families to culturally relevant, available, and accessible community resources, and will lead community engagements such as education, training and relevant cultural events. In addition, this position will coordinate parent/student referrals to appropriate community organizations to meet identified social needs. This is a non-exempt position with a 10-month schedule and requires flexibility in work hours.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree social work, psychology, or other related field and 2 or more years providing services.
• Extensive knowledge of community resources
• Experience with school-age children. creativity, flexibility and strong character values necessary.
• Experience with trauma-informed practices
• Experience in a family service agency working with diverse urban populations.
• Commitment to cultural competency in provision of services and organizational development.
• Computer Literate, Excel, Work, PowerPoint

Preferred: Bilingual (English and Spanish)

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


Date Posted 07.02.21

School-based Outreach Clinician

Job Summary: The primary responsibilities of this position include providing mental health psychotherapy to children and adolescents between the ages of 5 to 14 and their families, who attend four public Kansas City, MO schools. An overarching focus of this therapist will be to help students and their families to overcome emotional and social barriers to the young person feeling comfortable and confident at school. Additional responsibilities include completing required agency documentation, required direct service hours, participating in trainings required by the organization, as well as in program evaluation. The clinician will work towards bringing about the vision of Mattie Rhodes Center: to create a vibrant community where individuals and families are healthy, safe and have the resources to thrive. This position is a non-exempt position and requires the employee to work one evening per week, in order to accommodate the needs of working parents. The Mattie Rhodes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CLINICAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as counselor/clinical social worker addressing mental health needs for assigned individuals and families, and groups within the office and/or community.
  • Provides problem identification, crisis interventions, and individual, group, and/or family therapy to assigned participants.
  • Completes initial assessment, develops treatment plans and evaluates participants’ progress (maintains documentation according to agency’s policies and procedures).
  • Maintains accurate and timely clinical records consistent with Mattie Rhodes Center standards.
  • Completes culturally appropriate safety planning measures with participants as needed.
  • Works within the resources of the agency and performs all duties in compliance with agency standards.
  • Utilizes outcome measurement tools per agency standards to ensure effective treatment is being provided.

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

  • Participates in agency meetings (i.e., agency business, clinical, and clinical consultation) as needed.
  • Participates in supervisory and in-service sessions, as required.
  • Provides input to the management team with regard to programming (i.e., evaluation, implementation, etc.).
  • Provides training and/or consultation to agency staff as needed on issues related to field of expertise.

OUTREACH & ADVOCACY

  • Conducts outreach to the community as directed by supervisor.
  • Advocates for clients and the community.
  • Represents Mattie Rhodes Center at various community meetings as assigned.
  • Participates within various coalitions and/or committees as assigned.
  • Performs other job assignments as required and/or directed that supports Mattie Rhodes Centers public relations efforts.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master Social Work or Counseling degree and/or LCSW or LPC eligibility for the state of Missouri
  • Possessing an in-depth understanding of the Latino culture and cross-cultural competence.
  • Experience with children, adolescents and families.
  • Experience and understanding of domestic violence and trauma interventions with children, adolescents and families.
  • Familiarity with the DSM V and diagnostic techniques.
  • Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy.
  • Experience working with individuals that have been impacted by intimate partner violence and other traumas
  • Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Ability to communicate with clinical supervisor, counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with participants and other professionals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years’ counseling experience.
  • Previous experience within a not for profit agency.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English
  • Knowledge of community resources.

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


Date Posted 07.02.21

Receptionist (Bilingual)

Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the receptionist is to support the mission and vision of Mattie Rhodes Center. The Receptionist serves as the voice and face of MRC. As the first point of contact for clients and other members of the community, this position has an opportunity to establish a positive impression by welcoming and assisting visitors. The responsibilities of this position are multidimensional and include client and customer contact, distributing and obtaining client information and handling cash transactions. The nature of the work requires that the incumbent be perceived as a professional by conducting positive, friendly service-oriented interactions with all clients, staff and community visitors. This position requires teamwork, the ability to multi-task and to communicate with a diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds. This position is a nonexempt position and requires the employee to maintain a set prearranged schedule.

Responsibilities:
FRONT DESK

  • Arrives on time, ready to work at appropriate scheduled time
  • Checks phone messages upon arrival and handles appropriately
  • Answers all lines efficiently with a friendly professional voice
  • Greets visitors in a welcoming manner
  • Refers callers and visitors to the appropriate individual
  • Keeps an updated list of all staff phone extensions and staff directory.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS

  • Offers or obtains basic information and/or provides assistance to staff and visitors
  • Assist clients with initial paperwork
  • Distributes and gathers client information as it applies to HIPAA and various funding regulations
  • Collects client payments for services
  • Keeps informed of program updates regarding existing and new services

SUPPLEMENTARY TASKS

  • Prepare packets and create flyers and other materials as needed for staff /client functions. Maintain at all times copies of agency information for distribution to the community.
  • Maintains lobby appearance during the day, as needed.
  • Assists with mail preparation and other projects, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School Diploma
  • Demonstrated fluency in English and Spanish
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows and PowerPoint)
  • Dependability
  • Must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • A desire to be helpful and make visitors feel welcome

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Spanish Translation and interpretation experience
  • Previous experience in a not-for-profit organization
  • Previous office experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Detail oriented

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


Date Posted 07/02/21

Clinical Therapist – Domestic Violence Program (bilingual)

Job Summary: The primary responsibilities of the Clinical Therapist in the Domestic Violence Program include providing therapy to survivors of intimate partner violence, completing required agency documentation, and required direct service hours. In addition, this position is responsible for participating in program development and evaluation. This is an exempt position and flexibility in work schedule is required, including some evening hours.

CLINICAL SERVICES

  • Serves as counselor/clinical social worker for persons who are survivors of intimate partner violence.
  • Serves as counselor/clinical social worker for persons seeking behavioral health services as needed.
  • Provides service coordination for survivors of intimate partner violence, as needed.
  • Works with the Clinical Supervisor and Family Violence team to ensure program is effectively addressing the needs of individuals served within program.
  • Completes initial assessments, documents treatment plans, progress notes, evaluates participant progress, utilizes DASS/ORS/SRS measurement tool.
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation according to MRC’s policies and procedures.
  • Completes documentation in the electronic health record within 72 hours of meeting participants in compliance with Department of Mental Health requirements.
  • Assists with developing, maintaining and facilitating participants’ psycho-educational and/or therapeutic groups, as needed.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of new programming as needed.
  • Provides clinical services on and off agency premises as needed.
  • Completes data needed for grant reporting purposes.

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

  • Participates in agency meetings and provides input to the management team with regard to programs. This includes, however not limited to evaluation, service implementation and best practices.
  • Performs other job assignments as required or directed and supports the Agency’s public relations efforts.
  • Implements outcome measurements tools as required by MRC and program funders.
  • Participates within professional development trainings as needed according to licensure or practice.

OUTREACH/ADVOCACY

  • Conducts outreach to the community as needed.
  • Advocates for participants and the community.
  • Represents the Mattie Rhodes Center at various community meetings as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master of Social Work or Counseling degree or LCSW OR LPC eligibility.
  • Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency required in Spanish and English as well as has an in-depth understanding of the Latino culture and cultural competence.
  • Ability to communicate with clinical supervisor, counselors and other professionals and to observe professional boundaries both with participants and other professionals.
  • Must be proficient with all MS Office applications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have completed at least 40 hours of domestic violence trainings.
  • Two years counseling experience.
  • Experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence within a therapeutic setting.
  • Experience facilitating various therapeutic groups.

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience. EOE
Instructions: Send cover letter and resume to scarroll@mattierhodes.org or fax to the attention of Sue Carroll at (816)471-2521.
Deadline: Until Filled


Date Posted 04.16.21

Clinical Child Therapist

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position include providing counseling to agency clients between the ages of 5 and 17 who have been exposed to crime which could include family violence (domestic violence).  Additional responsibilities include completing required agency documentation, completing required direct service hours, completing necessary trainings required by the organization, participating in program development and evaluation.  The child clinical therapist will work to maintain the mission and vision of Mattie Rhodes Center. This position is an exempt position and requires the employee to maintain a flexible schedule.

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Social Work or Counseling degree or LCSW or LPC eligibility in the state of Missouri.
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the Latino culture and cross-cultural competence.
  • Experience with children, adolescents and families.
  • Experience and understanding of domestic violence and trauma interventions with children, adolescents and families.
  • Familiarity with the DSM V and diagnostic techniques
  • Counseling skills to include strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate with clinical supervisor, counselors and other professionals
  • Ability to observe professional boundaries both with clients and other
  • Two years’ counseling experience.

Type:                           Full-time
Salary & Benefits:        Commensurate with experience. EOE
Instructions:                 Send cover letter and resume to scarroll@mattierhodes.org or fax to the attention of Sue Carroll at (816)471-2521.
Deadline:                     Until Filled

 

 


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


 

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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