Resiliency Specialist (Excelsior Springs)

Synergy Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The following positions are currently available.  Resumes with cover letter may be submitted in confidence at hr@synergyservices.org. For questions contact LaMonya Lockett at 816-505-4846.

All full-time positions are eligible for generous benefit package including medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance, paid vacation and holidays, sick days and personal holidays and a 401K Plan with Employer Match. Some regular part-time positions are eligible for partial benefits. Synergy Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions




Resiliency Specialist - FT Position (Excelsior Springs School District) - Position provides resiliency based prevention education services within assigned schools.  Specialist provides services to classrooms, small groups, and individuals focused on self-regulation skills, mindfulness practices, and works on identifying and developing a trauma informed response to student vulnerabilities.  Specialist will provide coaching for teaching staff on creating trauma sensitive classrooms. 

Position requires Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, psychology, education, sociology, or related field and/or equivalent of education and experience.

Synergy’s School Based Integrated Services Program provides services to local school districts and charter schools.  The objective of this program is to assist school staff in the implementation of a trauma sensitive and resiliency based school culture. Working with schools to recognize and address student vulnerabilities as they relate to trauma through classroom education, support, case management, clinical services, and faculty coaching. School based staff will model trauma informed care approaches to working with students, families, school systems, and communities in accordance with Synergy Services policies, procedures and philosophies.  Staff for this program should be familiar with trauma informed practices and dynamics of school settings; have strong communication skills, work ethic, and organization skills; be self-motivated, flexible, reliable, and be able to work as a part of a team while also working independently.   

Direct care staff within the SBIS program work a 48 week schedule to match a traditional school calendar. SBIS resiliency specialist will provide services during fall/spring semesters and summer school and have 2 pay periods off in late summer. Benefits are still available to 48 week employees and further details regarding pay schedule and time off will be discussed during the interview process.

All staff must be 21 years of age, pass a background check (Children’s Division/Central Registry/Child Abuse), drug screen, fingerprint screen, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Some evening hours may be required. This is a non-exempt position. Anticipated start date for position is August 2021. 

Diversity & Inclusion:

Synergy Services is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.  We feel our staff, interns and volunteers are among our most valuable assets.  The collective sum of the individual difference, life experience, knowledge, self-expression and unique capabilities that our staff, interns and volunteers bring to their work at Synergy represents a large part of not only our agency culture but our reputation as well.

We embrace and encourage our staff’s, intern’s and volunteers’ differences in age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veterans status or any other characteristic that makes us unique.


We firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal employment for all individuals, regardless of age, race/ethnicity, religious creed, ancestry, color, sex, disability (including pregnancy), national origin, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic testing and screening information, covered veteran status or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state or local laws.