Children's Mercy KC

LCSW or LPC, Licensed Child and Family Mental Health Provider (Day Shift 8:00-5:00p)

Requisition ID
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
2 months ago(5/28/2024 1:05 PM)
Posting Category
Allied Health
Work Type
Full Time
Work Days
Work Hours
FLSA Status
Location : Name
Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
Terry Worthington-Brown
Recruiter : Email

Thanks for your interest in Children's Mercy!

It is an exciting time at Children’s Mercy, especially for our mental health teams! Our Child and Family Mental Health Teams is looking to hire a full-time, LPC or LCSW, LSCSW whose primary role will be to deliver evidence-based treatments for youth and their parents/caregivers. At Children’s Mercy we offer excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth.


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.




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.


At Children’s Mercy we are lighting the path forward to provide short-term evidence-based care for adolescents and their caregivers who have recently experienced acute mental health crisis. The LCSW or LPC, Licensed Child and Family Mental Health Provider will join a multidisciplinary team, providing on-going short-term therapy for patients in crisis. The provider will have a hybrid schedule where 2 days monthly they will rotate in the Emergency Department, providing crisis assessments and collaborating with the Acute Mental Health Team. Training will be provided to candidates upon hire. 


This is a daytime, Monday - Friday role (800-1700) and is primarily located at our Braodway clinic in Kansas City, MO. (There is also an afternoon/evening role posted)


Candidates must possess either a valid Missouri LPC or LCSW prior to start. 


The LCSW or LPC, Licensed Child and Family Mental Health Provider is a Master's level Clinician or Social Worker who will provide evidence-based therapy services to children and families at Children's Mercy. Our mental health services are provided for a broad range of patients, including children in mental health crisis, parents struggling with behavioral problems, children and families who have been impacted by trauma and children who are at risk for abuse and neglect. Bilingual preferred. 


Some of the benefits CMH offers our licensed Mental Health professionals:

  • Numerous CEU opportunities per year, either department specific, or hospital-wide
  • Annual stipend for qualified bilingual employees
  • License renewal reimbursement
  • Ability to contribute to the education of 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 (CAP) 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 are selected for this position, you will be asked to supply your immunization records as proof of vaccination. If you and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.


The Licensed Child and Family Mental Health Provider role will provide short-term, evidence-based child and family therapy services, to children and families seen at Children’s Mercy:

  • The Licensed Child and Family Mental Health Provider role will maintain ongoing communication with referral sources, service providers and care team, as well as, assisting families with accessing community services and transitioning to other treatment providers when needed.
  • This Licensed Child and Family Mental Health Provider role will 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 MSW from Accredited Program and 1-2 years' experience PLUS Licensure as stated below:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) MO required upon hire (obtain KS license within 90 days) OR
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) MO required upon hire (obtain KS license within 90 days)

Benefits at Children's Mercy

The benefits plans at Children’s Mercy are one of many reasons we are recognized as one of the best places to work in Kansas City. Our plans are designed to meet the changing needs of our employees and their families.


Learn more about Children’s Mercy benefits.


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 to 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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