Director of Community Counseling

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Who are we?

Since 1920, our culture at Catholic Charities has been defined by our mission to “provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same.” Our dedicated staff provide human services with dignity and respect to improve the well-being of individuals and families affected by poverty in communities across the 10 counties of Southeastern Wisconsin.  We are a proud recipient of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces award for 8 years (including 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023!)

What will I do as Director of Community Counseling?

Our Community Counseling Program addresses the mental health needs of the poor and underserved, accepting patients who have limited resources or no means to pay.  As the Director of the Community Counseling Program, you will:

  • Directly supervises and provides program orientation, training, work direction, and development of program staff on a regular basis.  
  •  Facilitates regular monthly staff meetings and provides individual staff supervisory meetings on a frequency appropriate to staff needs and abilities.
  • Represent the agency with external constituency groups, including donors, community, governmental, and private organizations, and foundations as needed.  Participates in community meetings and committees that are program relevant for purposes of developing collaborations and networking.
  • Responsible for meeting Continuous Quality Improvement standards and all accreditation/licensing requirements, including compliance with state guidelines for Licensed Outpatient Clinics.

Salary:  DOE


  • Collaborative Client Focused Culture
  • Continued education and accreditation
  • Competitive health, dental and vision insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement with a 2% match and 4% annual contribution 
  • Generous PTO structure and 11 paid holidays
  • Business casual dress every day and casual Fridays! 


  • Master’s degree in social work (MSW) or related counseling field required; Licensed preferred.
  • Five or more years of experience providing mental health and counseling.
  • Progressive experience in a leadership or supervisory role strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; a team player with a passion for developing and maintaining strong relationships.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both in.  Able to tactfully address confidential matters efficiently and discretely.  

Why should I apply?

This is the perfect opportunity for a compassionate and motivated individual looking to help address the mental health needs in local communities throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, especially the needs of those who often cannot afford support elsewhere. This role will provide unique and rewarding opportunities to partner with different community organizations and will be a champion in the ongoing development and professional growth of our clinical team and graduate student interns.

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, on-the-job injury, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability.

Applicants can apply online here, or may email their resume to

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