March is National Social Work Month! During this time, KVC Kansas honors 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.
Our team members’ clinical expertise helps children and families become healthier and 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.
When a friend’s two children had to enter foster care, KVC Kansas family therapist Misty Montague opened her heart and home to care for them.
In this story, see how KVC Kansas Receptionist Teresa Lora showed compassion and provided guidance to a mother experiencing domestic violence.
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 Kansas, 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 Kansas currently employs over 750 passionate, dedicated staff who support children, adults and families. If you are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children, teens and families, here are five reasons you should pursue a career in social work!
Visit www.kvc.org/careers to view open positions today!