Therapeutic Intervention Specialist

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Milwaukee Family Intervention Services (MFIS)

Therapeutic Intervention Specialist

Position Description:

The Therapeutic Intervention Specialist (TIS) provides intensive, short-term, family counseling designed to address referring behaviors (I.e., curfew violations, running away) from a relational, family-based perspective to improve family relationships and prevent Child Welfare and Youth Justice system entry. To meet the needs of families, staff will need flexible work schedules. It is anticipated that hours may range from 8:00AM-6:00PM Monday through Friday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conducting assessments and creating case plans individual to the family’s identified needs.
  2. Working with the Family Support Specialist and family to create a work plan.
  3. Provide therapeutic services using an approved evidence-based model (Parenting Love and Limits)
  4. Collaboratively work with youth and families to address risk and protective factors within and outside the family.
  5. Assess family dynamics that have contributed to the youth’s behavior, modifies strained family communication, improves parenting skills, and supports positive reinforcement with community contexts and relationships.
  6. Will be trained in Parenting Love and Limits (PLL) Intervention
  7. Attend biweekly program meetings to discuss on-going case management with families in the program.
  8. Attend all PPI department and agency-wide staff meetings along with supervisory meetings.
  9. Participate in other required staff training.
  10. Other duties as assigned.


PLL Coaches (TIS) must have at least a master’s degree in a counseling related field (LCSW, LPC, etc.). If they are not Licensed Clinical Social Workers, they need to be licensed as an Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW) to deliver psychotherapy services, under the supervision of our Clinical Director.


Basic computer operational skills required. Experience in Microsoft Suite of products preferred. Strong interpersonal skills for engaging with families at contact. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality of written or verbal information. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


Compensation: $50,000 – $58,000.

Community Advocates compensation package includes health, dental, life, short & long term disability insurance, employee-paid vision; a 401(k) plan, Flexible Spending Accounts (dependent and medical) and generous paid time off.

Community Advocates, Inc. is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Applicants should send cover letter and resume to no later than Tuesday, 11/21/23.

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