Community-based Family Therapy Supervisor (MST-FIT Supervisor) / Social Worker / Professional Counselor for Youth RCC

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WCS is a nonprofit human services organization that works with individuals to overcome adversity. We believe that all services should be person-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and culturally competent. We seek compassionate, highly motivated, talented candidates to join our dedicated staff.

We are pleased to offer a Sign-On bonus of $5000 for a newly hired MST FIT Supervisor!

This bonus will be paid in 3 separate checks in the following manner:

$1000 after completion of the first 30 days of employment.

$1000 after completion of the first 90 days of employment.

$3000 after completion of the first 6 months of employment.

The signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.

Position Summary:​ The Multi-Systemic Family Therapy Family Integrated Transitions (MST-FIT) Supervisor will carry clinical and administrative supervisory responsibility for the MST-FIT team. The MST-FIT Supervisor will be responsible for provision of 24-hour, 7-day per week supervision to MST-FIT Coaches. The MST-FIT team serves boys 13-17 years old who are transitioning back into the community from a youth residential care center, Bakari Center. MST-FIT begins providing treatment and services to the youth and their family while the youth is residing at Bakari Center and continues when the youth returns to the community during aftercare. The MST-FIT model promotes behavior change in the youth’s natural environment, using the strengths of the youth, family, and others involved in the youth’s support system. The model also promotes personal responsibility, education, work ethic, and community responsibility. The MST-FIT Supervisor and coaches will be expected to spend significant amounts of time working in the community versus providing services at the Residential Treatment Center, to include but not be limited to family homes, schools, community stakeholders, etc.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide assessment and documented weekly clinical supervision of MST-FIT Coaches.
  2. Closely collaborate with the MST-FIT consultant to develop and implement MST-FIT services in Milwaukee County.
  3. Oversee implementation of robust treatment model MST-FIT.
  4. Focused and creative efforts on engaging youth and caregivers in the MST-FIT model.
  5. Ensure that individual and family clinical services reflects the objectives of the treatment model and includes significant attention to youth and caregiver engagement and the use of evidence-based practices for high needs youth.
  6. Ensure that an evidence-based family therapy component involves intensive in-home treatment as a part of the youth’s discharge and transition plan.
  7. Act as mentor, coach, and leader to MST-FIT Coaches.
  8. Closely collaborate and regularly communicate with the Bakari Center team.
  9. Ensure all documentation is completed by required deadlines including; weekly census report, data collection/quality assurance measures, weekly summaries, case plans, progress notes, etc.
  10. Assess the MST-FIT Coaches fidelity to the model by evaluating interactions with youth and caregivers.
  11. Collaborate with all systems (i.e. Wraparound Milwaukee, DYFS, Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services) to ensure problem solving, communication, case planning, and collaboration.
  12. Conduct weekly clinical staffing to review the youth and caregiver progress, planning, and program requirements.
  13. Keep appropriate documentation for all funding sources.
  14. Uphold and promote a positive and supportive culture.
  15. Maintain confidentiality within all written and verbal communications.
  16. Be available 24/7 on-call for staff.
  17. Provide coverage
  18. Adhere to WCS Policies and Procedures.
  19. Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities: Provide coverage for absent staff and direct service to youth and caregivers as needed.  Other job-related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.

Work Relationship and Scope: Reports directly to the Bakari Center Director.  Has contact with a wide variety of individuals including youth and caregivers, other program staff, vendors, and other collateral contacts, funders, Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services, DYFS, Children’s Court officials, MPS staff and administrators, staff of youth serving agencies and the general public.

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience serving youth and families.
  • License as an Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor-In Training (LPC-IT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) preferred, but not required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience with DBT, CBT, MST-FIT preferred.
  • Knowledgeable about Trauma Informed Care and strength-based service delivery system.
  • Experience providing group and individual therapy with youth, adults, and families
  • Working knowledge of computer applications preferred (Windows and Microsoft Word).
  • General knowledge of budget concepts and formulation.
  • Ability to display cultural competence by responding respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions and other diversity factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of each person.
  • Valid driver’s license, automobile, and auto insurance sufficient to meet agency requirements.
  • Meet all the employee requirements including references, criminal and caregiver background check, and driver’s license check.

Personal Attributes: Follow WCS agency Code of Conduct and Leadership Code of Conduct; adhere to established policies and procedures of the agency and of all funding sources; conduct self in an ethical manner; maintain professional and respectful relationships with program staff, other WCS staff, the youth and families being served, and all external persons and agencies involved with service provision; sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and disability needs; demonstrate commitment to agency values and mission.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of positive child/youth development; patience and understanding of difficult life needs; the ability to interact with youth and/or caregivers in a calm and professional manner; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations; proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel; perform basic computer functions; uses time efficiently and effectively; ability to multi-task.

Working Conditions:

  • State-Licensed Residential Care Center, Type II
  • Local travel as required fulfilling essential functions of the position.
  • Ability to take 24-hour supervisory call responsibilities.
  • Ability to manage youth who have experienced a great deal of trauma and express trauma through behaviors.

Physical Demands: Duties require possible activity while monitoring or interacting with youth in the program.  Staff may be required to use physical de-escalation (Vistelar) techniques in extreme situations.  Driving required.

WCS staff enjoy an array of benefits, including the following:

  • Attractive Paid Time Off Benefits: 9.5 paid holidays, 4 personal days each year, and monthly vacation and sick time accruals
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts — Health and Child Care
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Competitive Compensation
  • 403B and Roth Plans (immediate employer contribution for prior nonprofit service)
  • Long Term Disability
  • Comprehensive Training Programs and opportunities to gain career-advancing experience.
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Learning Journeys

If interested in joining our team of dedicated professionals, please click on the following link: and then click the “View Current Openings” button.  You can also apply by forwarding your resume to  Please indicate program preference in the subject line of the email.

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