CORE Therapist

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Job Purpose and Reporting Structure:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, provide counseling and therapy services to children and adolescents under the age of 23, experiencing or who are at high risk of experiencing their first episode with psychosis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and provide trauma-informed therapy services to an assigned number of individuals enrolled in the program. Including mental health/substance abuse assessments, ongoing therapeutic services, assessing current safety, as well as develop and review treatment plans etc.
  • Provide individual therapeutic services in office, home and community settings.
  • Provide psychoeducation to individuals, families and other supports to aid the individual’s recovery.
  • Obtain clinical supervision and clinical consultation for effective client care.
  • Refer clients to community resources and other organizations, as appropriate.
  • Ensure appropriate services and interventions are provided in accordance with the consumer’s plan.
  • Generate and maintain HIPAA compliant, accurate documentation as required by established standards by Pathfinders, Wraparound Milwaukee, and Medicaid.
    • Maintain consumer records and complete all necessary reports of activities, inputs, outputs, and outcomes.  Paperwork must be completed in a strength-based manner.
    • Assure accurate and timely documentation and billing in the Wraparound Synthesis database.
  • Participate and represent Pathfinders in all meetings for the CCS/CORE program within Pathfinders and with Wraparound Milwaukee. Participate in all program and agency meetings, trainings, and development opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively within a team of multi-disciplinary professionals to provide high quality holistic care to individuals enrolled in the program.
  • Adhere to all relevant Pathfinders Milwaukee and Wraparound Milwaukee Policy and Procedures.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None required.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Qualified applicants require a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other related field. Valid State of Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) OR State of Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) OR State of Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or close to approaching licensure is preferred. Knowledge working with youth currently experiencing or at risk for experiencing significant mental health needs preferred.

 Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public.  Ability to write a professional letter regarding client’s therapy progress.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Preferred State of WI licensure as a clinical social worker, professional counselor, or marriage and family therapist or close to approaching licensure.  Must have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and proof of sufficient automobile insurance coverage.

Additional Information

Position pays $45,000 -$52,000 (non-certified/licensed/3000 hrs.  +$1,000 State certified/licensed/3,000 hours +$1,000 On-Call Duties


Send letter of interest, current resume and salary expectations via email to Please specify which position you are applying for. Organizational information can be found at  No phone calls will be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Organization - Pathfinders is deeply committed to diversity in all that we do. We welcome applications from all individuals including those who mirror the diversity of our youth and the community we serve.

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