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Leave a Lasting Impact in a Supportive Environment: Join the KVC Missouri Team

At KVC Missouri, our fantastic team of passionate, purposeful professionals enjoy an incredible work environment and impactful mission. When you work with KVC, you give children hope and healing. You provide families with the support and encouragement they need to flourish. You become part of a team of people who lift each other up and listen when things are tough. Start or continue a social work or mental health career with a supportive team at KVC Missouri.

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KVC Missouri is actively hiring therapists, behavioral health technicians, nurses, case managers and more. In each position, team members have numerous opportunities for serving those who need critical, life-saving support and being part of an uplifting community of peers. KVC is actively recruiting for many roles, from entry-level through seasoned professionals. See our open positions and discover a vocation that is purpose-filled, within a supportive environment.

What’s It Like Working at KVC?

At KVC, we are dedicated to our long legacy of compassionately serving children, families and the team members who make it happen. What’s it really like working here? Take a look at what our employees have to say.

Feeling Heard — and Helping Others

“KVC is such a great place to work. I feel heard when I have anything I need to bring to my boss. You can tell this company truly appreciates their employees. Your paid time off grows the longer you have been there, and is not capped at two weeks. They have tuition reimbursement, great healthcare choices and yearly raises. That is just a small bit of what KVC does for their employees. On top of all that you get to go to sleep at night knowing you helped better a child’s life! Big or small, all the positions are so meaningful and you really feel like you are helping your community.” – KVC Missouri employee

Meaningful Work with a Supportive Team

“I know that my work is meaningful and I am helping children and families in need. The job is incredibly flexible, so I can easily get my work done and manage my home life. My team and supervisor are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the job. My coworkers truly care about their work and go out of their way to care for others.” – KVC Missouri employee

“KVC supports you at work. The team is supportive of you and will give you feedback, so you know when you’re being successful at your job, not just when you have made an error.” – KVC Missouri employee

Making a Measurable Impact

Of course, working at KVC means making a difference in the world. Every day, our team members spark positive change and impact the lives of children and their families. What does this change look like? Check out how the KVC Missouri team of social work and mental health professionals made a difference in 2022:

  • More safe homes for children in foster care were created with 120 new foster/adoptive families in the state licensure process.
  • Young people found the help they needed as 149 youth admissions were served at KVC’s mental health residential treatment facility.
  • Foster parents gained game-changing knowledge with 451 hours of training.
  • Students grew and learned at our alternative K-12 school with 5,681 days of instruction. 
  • Children returned to their families with 88% of those in residential treatment gaining successful discharge into family-like settings or lower levels of care. 
  • Youth in residential treatment experienced 50% shorter stays as they achieved mental wellness with supportive strategies.

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You can be a part of that very real change in the world when you join the KVC Missouri team. We all need connection, and you can be part of building those connections in a KVC role.

How Is KVC a Supportive Work Environment?

At KVC Missouri, we know that our people are everything. Supporting children and families in some of their most challenging moments can be challenging itself. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to build a supportive work environment for those doing this life-changing work. We often promote from within to help professionals grow in their social work or mental health careers and provide leadership opportunities.

How exactly do we create this uplifting and compassionate environment for the people who work on our team? We have a clear focus on the kind of culture we want to have in our organization. That culture centers around appreciation, belonging, learning, purpose, support, trust and work happiness. With these areas in mind, we’ve built a workplace in which mental health professionals can empower each other and take care of their own wellbeing after taking care of others.

How Does KVC Include DEIB Initiatives? 

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From our clients to our team members, KVC Missouri intentionally embraces Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), ensuring a safe and positive place for everyone involved. People at KVC come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We embrace each perspective and strive to treat all with compassion and respect. 

Connection is at the core of KVC. This includes connection for everyone. We are proud to embrace an empathetic, pro-people, anti-racist, inclusive approach in everything we do. Additionally, we continuously seek feedback to make course corrections and ensure DEIB for all.

 What Benefits Does KVC Offer?

No one makes a bigger difference in this important work than our KVC Missouri team members. KVC Missouri provides a robust benefits package for each employee so they can continue to care for themselves and their families. Take a look at the benefits that our team members rave about and see what the future has in store for you:

  • Inspiring mission – make your career meaningful!
  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous policies for parental leave, paid time off and holidays
  • Medical plans with generous employer contribution
  • Free dental insurance for employees and low-cost vision insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate company match and only a 1-year vesting period requirement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employer-paid group life and disability coverage
  • A positive, supportive culture where employee opinions count
  • A strong focus on promoting internally
  • Fun employee celebrations including meals, parties and casual get-togethers
  • Ongoing training and learning opportunities

Your Future Social Work or Mental Health Career at KVC Missouri

KVC is honored to create a wonderful place to work for the people who mean so much to the Missouri community. What could you accomplish at KVC? Take the first step to beginning your social work or mental health career and find how you can make a difference. Apply for an open role today.