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Careers at Sunflower House

Help protect children from abuse, provide support for families, and educate our community.

Open Positions at Sunflower House 

Youth Therapist – PACES South

Help children and their families reach for the stars! Sunflower House and PACES are accepting resumes for a Youth Therapist to work with children and families impacted by abuse and trauma. Since 2012, Sunflower House has partnered with PACES, the safety net children’s mental health provider for Wyandotte County, to provide on-site therapy services for children and their families who have received child assessment services at Sunflower House. This full-time clinician will be employed by PACES with a primary location at Sunflower House in Shawnee, Kansas.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Please include PACES Youth Therapist in the subject line.

The PACES Youth Therapist will:
  • Provide specialized therapeutic interventions as appropriate to training and experience.
  • Maintain caseload of clients/consumers in need of short-term treatment.
  • Identify strengths and needs of client/consumer and families and acts to involve them in planning for desired services.
  • Familiarize client/consumer with community resources for educational, cultural, recreational, and social activities.
  • Work with other agencies to refer and secure adequate services.
  • Complete emergency intake assessments and provide therapeutic crisis interventions.
  • Provide resource location/acquisition and resource coordination with area agencies.
  • Provide liaison duties to community agencies, as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as deemed appropriate by immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Complies with all relevant PACES/Wyandot BHN policies and procedures.
Minimum Position Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling other mental health related field.
  • Licensed by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.
  • Must have experience providing crisis intervention services and must have familiarity with trauma-Informed systems of care.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Please include PACES Youth Therapist in the subject line.


Education Specialist 

Educates the public (children, parents, professionals and community) about child abuse and neglect through implementation of the agency’s various education programs.  Assists as needed in related activities that may include community networking, information and referral, fundraising and marketing and public relations.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Please include Education Specialist in the subject line.

The Education Specialist will:
  • Implement programs endorsed by Sunflower House in local schools, including caregiver meetings, in-service training for school staff and childcare centers, and developmentally appropriate components for children.
  • Coordinate and schedule programs endorsed by Sunflower House, mandated reporter training and other community and professional education programs for the public.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new programming as relates to data received from the Child Assessment team, therapy team and/or community partners.  This includes virtual/hybrid learning.
  • With the Program Director, promote the agency’s education programs and curriculum materials to local school districts, child care facilities, professional and community organizations.
  • Collect and maintain all relevant service delivery data, including evaluation results and statistics.
  • Create and distribute program information in newsletter format to all local schools in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties.
  • Administer program measurement tools and input evaluation data.
  • Attend skill-based training to remain abreast of current research trends and best practices.
Minimum Position Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in education, human services or related field.
  • Two years experience in public speaking, community or professional education preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written and organizational skills are a must.
  • Computer skills and experience with volunteers preferred.
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care and child abuse and neglect are helpful.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and occasional weekends.

Read the full job description and requirements here.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Please include Education Specialist in the subject line.

Sunflower House’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category.

If interested in an open position at Sunflower House, please contact us today for more information.

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