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Careers at FSGC Topeka

Careers at FSGC Topeka

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Learn more about various positions at FSGC from our staff members.

Click here to meet a Staff Clinician.

Click here to meet a Case Manager.

Click here to meet an Attendant Care Provider.

Click here to meet a Crisis Attendant Care Provider.

Click here to meet a Mental Health Specialist in the Early Childhood Intervention Program.

Click here to meet a Mental Health Specialist in the Youth Development Program.

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Benefits and wellness

Family Service & Guidance Center staff members can take advantage of comprehensive, affordable personal medical insurance options that will allow them and their family to be and stay healthy. FSGC pays 70 percent of health and dental insurance for staff members. Careers at FSGC Topeka also include flexible spending accounts, which are available to assist employees with their health and childcare expenses.

FSGC also offers a 401(k) retirement plan to qualified employees, contributing 5 percent of the staff member’s salary each month. In addition, if the employee contributes 4 percent of their salary each month to their retirement plan, FSGC will contribute another 1 percent. Financial planners visit FSGC regularly to help qualified employees enroll in and develop an individualized plan that will help them achieve their financial goals.

  • Generous paid holiday, sick leave and vacation plan
  • Continuing education leave and professional development budget
  • Clinicians are never on-call
  • Supervision provided for clinical licensure

In addition, FSGC is a qualified employer for those interested in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

FSGC also takes employee wellness very seriously. The organization offers a broad range of activities and opportunities designed to enhance staff members’ health, both mental and physical, including:

  • Fun and re-energizing team and all-agency activities
  • Beautiful outdoor walking paths and pond
  • Christmas cookie decorating, Thanksgiving meal and other seasonal activities for staff members
  • Indoor half-court gymnasium for clients and staff
  • Onsite cafeteria
  • Friendly, supportive atmosphere
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Personal growth and professional development

Careers at FSGC involve active opportunities for learning, beginning on an employee’s first day. They include:

  • New employee orientation
  • Management and leadership education
  • Scholarship opportunities for those pursuing degrees
  • Regularly scheduled didactics on a wide range of timely mental health topics for eligible employees

In addition, many positions offer an annual professional development allowance which the employee can spend on a job-related training opportunity of their choice.

Balancing personal and professional life

Achieving balance means something different for everyone – whether it’s going on vacation, meeting people with similar interests or spending time with family and friends.

FSGC offers ten paid holidays each year for full-time employees, including a “floating holiday.” Benefit-eligible employees accrue generous amounts of vacation and sick leave that increase with years of service.

FSGC also offers opportunities for staff involvement in its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and its Wellness Committee.

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About FSGC

Family Service & Guidance Center has been making a positive impact on people’s lives and the lives of families in Shawnee County and across northeast Kansas for 120 years. FSGC was established in 1904 to help victims of a devastating Topeka flood. The agency distributed blankets, clothing, food and even made hot baths available.

As the needs in the Topeka community changed, so did Family Service & Guidance Center’s focus. In the 1950s, the organization’s attention turned from meeting basic welfare needs to community mental health care. In 1984, FSGC dedicated itself to meeting the unique mental health needs of children and families.

The organization became a provisionally accredited Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in 2023. CCBHCs utilize whole-person care to treat individuals living with mental health challenges and substance abuse disorders regardless of their age, where they live or their ability to pay.

Today, careers at FSGC Topeka involve providing direct clinical services, prevention education and outreach to nearly 10,000 individuals and families from over 20 Kansas counties each year. FSGC is an innovator and a recognized leader in mental health care services, employing 290 staff members on a centralized four-building campus.

Family Service & Guidance Center provides a broad range of programs and services tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs, including:

  • Outpatient individual, family and group therapy
  • Psychiatry services provided by three Board-certified psychiatrists and four Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) trained in mental health
  • An anxiety treatment program (one of just two in Kansas)
  • Crisis services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Therapeutic groups for preschool-age children (ages 2-6) with severe emotional and behavioral problems
  • After-school groups for children and teens ages 6-18 struggling with social and behavioral issues
  • Case management and respite care
  • Individual Placement & Support (IPS) supportive employment program for young adults
  • Peer support for young adults 16-22
  • Parent support
  • The popular Happy Bear abuse prevention program

Paid internships

Family Service & Guidance Center offers a limited number of educational opportunities for outstanding students in mental health.

FSGC has multiple placements with a range of experiences:

  • Bachelor’s level
  • Generalist/First year master’s level
  • Clinical/Second year master’s level

To learn about paid internship opportunities, click here.


APA-Accredited Doctoral Internships

FSGC’s APA-accredited internship training program is a 12-month program starting on August 1 (or the first Monday after August 1) and concluding the following year on July 31 (or the last Friday of July). There are three paid positions available. This outstanding training opportunity provides extensive experience in the treatment of children, adolescents and their families in a community mental health setting. The program has been an APPIC member since 1997 and has been APA-accredited since May 2000. Following a January 2021 APA site visit, FSGC’s internship program was accredited for seven years. Please apply through the National Matching Services Process.

Click here for the Internship Handbook 2024-25