March is National Social Work Month and allows us at KVC Health Systems a chance to honor the incredible ways that our social workers, clinicians and other professionals help children, adults and families. Social work is a helping profession focused on enhancing human well-being and meeting people’s basic and complex needs, with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable, oppressed and living in poverty. No matter their specific licensure, KVC employees bring compassion, knowledge and care that make a tremendous positive impact in hundreds of communities.
KVC is honored to have 263 licensed social workers on its team in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky and West Virginia, along with hundreds more professionals who provide support to children and families in need. See below to read inspiring stories about our staff and share these with your family and friends!
Our team members’ clinical expertise helps children and families become healthier stronger. One KVC therapist went above and beyond to keep a family with eight children safely together.
After struggling with substance use, parents Stacia and Bradley worked hard to get healthy and reunite with their children. Case Manager Rachel helps to share their story of hard work, dedication and love for their family.
With the aid of talk therapy and equine therapy, a teenage girl who faced several behavioral challenges was able to learn new skills and become healthy.
One KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital Therapist helped a young girl heal from trauma and years of abuse by helping her to see that there are trusting and caring adults who want the best for her.
Kansas is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified child welfare social workers, and similar pains are felt across the nation. As a result, caseloads have been high. When this leads to burnout and turnover, it can have a negative impact on the quality of services provided to children and families.
At KVC, we are working to balance workloads, advocate for increased funding for child welfare and mental health, develop partnerships with colleges to produce more qualified candidates, train employees within our network, and expand who is eligible to serve children and families involved in foster care, behavioral health or related systems.
KVC currently employs over 1,600 passionate, dedicated staff nationwide who do supportive work with children, adults and families. If you are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of of children, teens and families, here are five reasons you should pursue an career in social work!
Visit www.kvc.org/careers to view open positions in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky and West Virginia and apply today!