Therapist 150 150 Debsatkcai
Kansas City Art Institute
September 14, 2021
Kansas City
Contact Name (not public)
Debbie Kirk Warren



Part-time Exempt

 The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), a national leader in visual arts and design education and uniquely situated between two exceptional art galleries--The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and The Kemper Museum, is seeking applications for two 9-month part-time Therapists.

Our Mission: Preparing gifted students to transform the world creatively through art and design.

Our Vision: To be an innovative leader in art and design education.


The Therapist is responsible for one-on-one therapy, crisis management/intervention, case management, and developing referral resources for KCAI college students who present with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, substance use, and many with pre-existing mental health conditions. The position incorporates professional development in other areas, including collaboration with hospital and emergency personnel, KCAI professional staff (faculty/staff/administration), and possibly parents/family members.

The Therapist position is a 9-month part-time (25 hours per week) position. Work begins Fall 2021 and ends on Friday, May 20, 2022. Some evening hours are encouraged (e.g. such as working 2 to 7pm once or twice a week). Employment is for the 9-month period listed above and may be extended pending approval/funding.


In consultation with and under the direction of the Director of Counseling Services /Psychologist) duties of the Therapist will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain a caseload of 12+ ongoing clients
  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with the director
  • Collaborate as needed with off-campus entities including our partner hospital Truman Medical Center for Behavioral Health
  • Collaborate with campus partners: Assistant Dean of Students, Disabilities Coordinator, Director of Support Services, etc. as needed for extended care plans and/or crisis intervention
  • Participate in group case conferences/rounds
  • Lead outreach and education on mental health/wellness groups
  • Collaborate with the director and Vice President and Dean of Students to assess and improve counseling services for students


  • None


  • Experience with or desire for training with LGBTQI and/or BIPOC populations, substance use, depression, anxiety, high functioning autism spectrum clients, and those with childhood trauma.
  • Strong desire to do the majority of work in the arena of therapy (as opposed to assessment of didactic work).
  • Demonstrated ability to write accurate, relevant psychological intakes and letters of communication between other professionals (Psychiatrists, campus partners, outside treatment providers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of current counseling and psychotherapy models (empirically supported treatments).
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and developing multicultural competence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • Knowledge of developmental issues of college students.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and professional staff with humor, humility and professionalism.
  • Commitment to complete documentation completely and efficiently


  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in counseling, social work, clinical counseling/psychology
  • Licensed in the state of Missouri

About KCAI: The Kansas City Art Institute is a private, independent and accredited college of art and design founded in 1885, and located in the cultural heart of metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri. The college enrolls nearly 600 undergraduate students regionally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please visit www


How To Apply

Applications deadline and procedures:

This position is considered “open” until an offer of employment has been accepted. Career inquiries and resume submissions received during the on-campus finalist stage of the search are not guaranteed consideration.

Apply to:

Attach to the email in PDF format only:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume’
  • Salary Expectation
  • List of 3 professional references we may contact

EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets

Kansas City Art Institute is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, gender identity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.

KCAI provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in the job application process. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department about your interest in employment. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Kansas City Art Institute’s Human Resource Administrator at


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