Social Work Month in March gives us at KVC Health Systems an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional treatment and care that our social workers, clinicians and other professional staff provide for children, adults and families. We recognize the tremendous impact they have on society through their passion to help build stronger families, social support systems and communities.
KVC is honored to have 363 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!
When children enter foster care, it’s important to ensure they remain connected to what’s familiar to them. That includes their home community, school, family and friends. This is just one example of a KVC case manager going above and beyond to help a set of siblings in foster care remain in their original school.
Many of our clinical staff and other workers form a close, positive bond with the youth they serve. One KVC therapist made a lasting impact on a youth by making a relentless effort to ensure he felt supported and connected.
A youth named Thomas felt depressed and struggled to heal from childhood trauma he had experienced. Therapy helped him learn how to communicate, express his emotions and succeed.
Angelica was a youth in foster care who needed a family. When KVC foster care specialist Lisa Ahmann met her, she became determined to find her the loving family that she deserved.
The Learning Lab at KVC Prairie Ridge Children’s Psychiatric Hospital helps youth learn about emotion regulation and strengthen their brains. One young man let KVC staff member Tanise Smith know how life-changing the experience was for him.
KVC currently employs nearly 1,500 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!