Children's Mercy KC

Behavioral Health Clinician (BHC)

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
2 weeks ago(5/14/2024 4:26 PM)
Posting Category
Allied Health
Day shift
Work Type
Full Time
Work Days
Work Hours
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Adele Hall
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Terry Worthington-Brown
Recruiter : Email

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


The Integrated Behavioral Health Provider (IBHP) is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of children in our community through integrated behavioral health in the primary care setting. The IBHP partners with clinic providers to identify and intervene in mental health needs of patients served in primary care. The IBHP focuses on prevention and early intervention for behavioral health and mental health concerns during a primary care clinic visit. When mental health needs, or potential mental health needs, are identified, the IBHP is available to provide immediate assessment and targeted treatments to mitigate negative symptoms. Short-term behavioral health follow up may also be provided.


Learn more about Children's Mercy Illuminate – a bold initiative to tackle the mental health crisis in youth, made possible from $79M in donations. This five-year plan will pave a path for the youth mental health crisis by increasing access to evidence-based treatment with specific focus on equity for our most vulnerable population.


See a video here for more information on what a day in the life of a Children's Mercy Therapist is like!


Please Note:

Children's Mercy offers benefits to aid in professional growth and development including:

  • Many CEU opportunities from hospital-wide education opportunities
  • Certification pay for qualified credentials (LCSW, LSCSW, ACM-SW, or CCM)
  • Annual stipend for qualified bilingual employees
  • License renewal reimbursement
  • Contribute to the education of therapy and social work students through field instruction
  • Engagement in shared decision making through a variety of hospital wide workgroups and committees
  • Opportunity to participate in the Career Achievement Program that recognizes excellence and achievements in Allied Health professionals.  The program provides a career path, creates opportunities for advanced specialty practice, enhances clinical outcomes, increases patient satisfaction, promotes research opportunities and evidenced based practice.  Qualifying professionals can achieve an annual bonus ranging from 5% to 11%.



At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


  • Integrated Behavioral Health Service Provision and Clinical Practice.
  • Collaboration with Interdisciplinary Team.

  • Professional Development – Demonstrate active involvement and leadership within the team, department, and hospital by regular attendance at meetings and educational opportunities, serving as a consultant for other members of the department and hospital, participation on committees, and responding to hospital and/or community requests for educational programs.


  • Master's Degree Social work or Counseling and 3-5 years' experience Plus one of the licenses below:
    • Licensed Master's Social Worker MO (must be under clinical supervision), Licensed Clinical Social Worker MO (1 year experience acceptable if incumbent holds a clinical license); or MO Licensed Professional Counselor required upon hire (Candidate will obtain KS licensure within 90 days of hire)
    • Clinical license preferred 

Starting Pay

Our pay ranges are market competitive. The pay range for this job begins at $29.66/hr, but your salaried offer will be determined based on your education and experience.


Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children’s Mercy locations and may not work from home.


EEO Employer/Disabled/Vet

Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.



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