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Youth Worker/Direct Care - Kansas City Girls Academy

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Youth Worker/Direct Care – Kansas City Girls Academy

Job Description/Summary: Kansas City Girls Academy, a Christian boarding school for at-risk teen girls ages 12-17, is looking for energetic, responsible, team players that will commit to meeting the daily needs of teen girls in a residential setting. The Direct Care position requires candidates to live on campus in ministry-provided housing.     

The relationship formed between Direct Care staff and students provides a bridge of communication that supports, sustains, and brings effectiveness to the counseling arena, program activities, and further creates an atmosphere of love and acceptance. In this position, the Direct Care staff will communicate wisdom, direction, hope, and encouragement to hurting teenagers. 

Through specialized training including trauma-informed care, Kansas City Girls Academy seeks to bring young women hope, healing, and life-long skills to thrive.  You bring a calling and the heart to serve troubled teens and their families and we will provide the tools and the training to fulfill that calling! 

Type of Candidate/Qualifications 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in related fields such as youth ministry, psychology, etc. is preferred, but we will train the right person who possesses a heart for ministry and prior experience such as youth ministry, camp counselor, residential care, house parent, etc. 
  • A background check and pastoral or ministerial leader reference is required
  • At least 21 years of age and a good driving record for the past 3 years

Necessary Skills  

  • An ability to lead and direct
  • Time management and conflict resolution skills 
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written

Why Work Here? 

Located in the heart of Kansas City, MO on a 13-acre property, Kansas City Girls Academy offers a unique experience for a live-in position with easy access to city amenities while being in a beautiful safe haven. On-campus housing are private apartments with separate entrances giving desired privacy and the ability to recharge. In addition, to an on-campus apartment, utilities and meals are provided. 

Kansas City Girls Academy desires to bring on staff that adds to their existing positive, high-character culture. There is a focus on professional and personal development for staff with a hope that people leave better than they come in. This program uses an integrated approach of trauma-informed care and spiritual growth for both students and staff. 

Receive competitive pay and benefits including signing bonus, health insurance, vacation days, sick days, holiday pay, employee referral bonus, and length of service bonus. 

  • Listing ID: 99052
  • Center Type: Girls (Under 18)
  • Center Name: Kansas City Girls Academy
  • Contact Name: Natalie Barnes
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Missouri,64129  *****