Training Specialist
at KVC Health Systems

Date Posted: 5/9/2019

Job Description

KVC Kansas is looking for energetic, positive, caring professionals to join our team. If you are looking for a rewarding career and a compassionate, flexible work environment – KVC is the place for you!

People matter, and that’s why we exist. By providing in-home family support, therapeutic services, foster care and adoption case management, substance abuse treatment and psychiatric care, KVC touches the lives of over 60,000 children and families each year.

The Training Specialist will:

  • To continue 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 in Kansas.
  • Facilitate new hire Family Preservation training
  • Provide direction and training on KAPP assessments to ensure staff maintain current reliability
  • Coordinate new hire mentor and track for completion
  • Ensure all employees complete required trianings.
  • Develop, research, and acquire curriculum for requested and/or required trainings as necessary.
  • Provide policy practice training and updates as required
  • Shadow staff on site to specifically identify areas requiring additional training and competency related issues; and provide follow up training/coaching as needed.
  • Provide in-home services to clients and their families-either through intake position or case load up to 10 maximum.
  • Organize and facilitate case planning conferences
  • Prepare court reports
  • Gather information on children and families functioning and integrate that information into comprehensive assessments
  • Testify in court hearings as requested
  • Assist parents in finding community resources such as housing, utilities and mental/physical health care.
  • Develop safety plans with families
  • Provide on-call crisis intervention for your assigned families
  • Maintain working relationships/communication with DCF, courts and other community partners
  • Document all contact with clients and collaterals; complete case activity logs and all related documentation; maintain client files
  • Provide referrals for required service; i.e mental health, AOD services, etc; for the children and family
  • Ensure the children and families are completing all court orders as directed by the court
  • Flexibility to cover cases as needed
  • Provide additional support and trainings to multiple counties
  • Service as a consultant for case management staff
  • Represent the organization at external meetings as assigned
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities


  • Bachelor’s in social work, addictions counseling OR a master’s degree in social work, mental health/rehabilitation counseling, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, psychology.
  • Ability to obtain a temporary or full licensure with the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board ( within the first 90 days of employment if hired.
  • Previous experience in children and family services is required. Child welfare experience is highly preferred.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Kansas City, KS
  • Job Type: Training
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/9/2019

About Us

Each year, we touch the lives of more than 60,000 children and families.

Since our origin in 1970, KVC Health Systems Inc., (KVC) has grown to become a national presence in the field of human services. As a nonprofit corporation and parent company to six subsidiaries, we provide medical and behavioral health care, social services and education to children and families. Currently, we are looking for dedicated and dynamic professionals interested in making a difference to join our team.

At KVC, we are committed to using family-centered, culturally-informed and evidence-based practices to heal children and their families. While we currently provide care to children and families in five states, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and West Virginia; each has its own unique set of service offerings. Our vision is to provide leadership in behavioral healthcare, social services and professional education through the provision of service delivery models with proven quality and fiscal accountability. We're proud to offer one of the most extensive networks of child and family services, including foster family care, adoption services, in-home family therapy, outpatient behavioral healthcare, children's psychiatric hospitals, and training and education.

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