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Therapist - Community Based Therapy Youth 


Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Community Based therapy Therapist to join our youth therapy team at the Wyandot Academy. We offer amazing benefits, a great work life balance, incentives for continuing education and satisfaction at the end of the day! The Community Based therapy Therapist will provide evaluations and provide short term therapeutic services. Will assist in other PACES functions as needed. This position reports directly to the Community Based Therapy manager. This position will mostly be based in the community and will require activity at various community sites.


  • Will provide outreach to families referred for PACES services and complete admission evaluations in office or other community locations.
  • Will provide specialized therapeutic interventions and assessments as appropriate to client need and training and experience.
  • Will maintain caseload of clients/consumers in need of short-term treatment.
  • Will maintain appropriate clinical documentation on all clients served.
  • Works with other staff to provide increased support to a client at risk of hospitalization or out of home placement.
  • Identifies strengths and needs of client/consumer and families and acts to involve them in planning for desired services.
  • Familiarizes client/consumer with community resources for educational, cultural, recreational and social activities.
  • Works with internal and external service providers including school personnel to secure adequate services, resource acquisition and resource coordination as needed.
  • Performs other duties as deemed appropriate by immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Complies with all relevant Center policies and procedures.
  • Provides liaison duties to community agencies as assigned, including but not limited to local school districts.
  • Coordinates care as appropriate and maintain an excellent working relationship with community partners, including but not limited to local school districts.
  • Participate in advocacy, outreach, and training opportunities within the communities that PACES serves.
  • Attends weekly supervision with manager of program and weekly

Additional Position-Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Community Based – Will provide therapy primarily within the community, in schools, in homes, or other community locations. Will have in-office space for conducting sessions as needed.
  • Juvenile Justice Liaison – Will provide therapy primarily within the Juvenile Services Building. Will have in-office space for conducting sessions as needed. Collaborates with Division 15 Court staff and UG SUD . Will participate in scheduled juvenile court hearings relating to clients, provide monthly progress updates for court staff. Will document client attendance, participation, progress, changes in treatment plan, etc., to the supervising officer or his/her designee at designated intervals in a designated format. Creates monthly reports for clients involved in the juvenile justice system. Will provide professional guidance and resources to justice system workers during youth and young adult case planning meetings as needed.
  • Transitional Age Youth – Will provide services primarily within the community with in-office space as needed. Conducts therapy/skills groups as part of treatment. Works with primary age group 16-19 providing treatment and evaluation for SMI/SPMI. Collaborates with Wyandot Center Young Adult staff on transition to Wyandot Center as appropriate.
Position Requirements


  • Possesses Master’s degree in social science field, with relevant licensure by Kansas Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Eligible for Medicaid reimbursement.
  • Ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Communicates directly and effectively in a cooperative manner with colleagues and representatives of other agencies.
  • Familiar with mental health theory and practice.
  • Experience treating trauma and sexual abuse with children.
  • Must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and as needed after hours coverage.
  • Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Clearance through Kansas Child Abuse/Neglect Registry, Adult Abuse Registry and criminal background check through Validity Screening Solutions and Medicaid/Medicare reimbursable inquires.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Pay Range 60K-67K  
Division PACES  
Number of Openings 2  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.

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