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 $2500 to new employees hired into the MST FIT COACH role!
This bonus will be paid in 3 separate checks in the following manner.
- $500 after completion of the first 30 days of employment.
- $500 after completion of the first 90 days of employment.
- $1500 after completion of the first 6 months of employment.
The signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.
Put your strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple complex tasks, strong professional communication, and team work to use in your contributions to a 110-year-old nonprofit, human service organization that is committed to creating opportunities to overcome adversity.
If you are a Master’s level social or behavioral health professional who is passionate about serving youth and their families and have at least 2 years of relevant experience, the Multi-Systemic Therapy Family Integrated Transitions (MST-FIT) Coach is an excellent opportunity to utilize all of your education and skills on a daily basis.
Successful employees are able to apply a good 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; the ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations, and ability to manage youth who have experience trauma and express trauma-related behaviors.
The MST-FIT Coach reports directly to the Clinical Supervisor and works collaboratively with residential treatment staff and all systems (i.e., Wraparound Milwaukee, DYFS, Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services, MPS staff and administrators) while providing intensive family and community-based treatment to 13–17-year-old boys while they reside in Bakari, our DYFS contracted youth residential treatment center, and as they transition back into the community from Bakari.
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 MST model promotes personal responsibility, education, work ethic, and community responsibility. To properly implement the goals of the program, the MST-FIT Coach will embrace and model these core values while supporting the youth in the following way:
- Engage the primary caregiver and the youth’s support system in active change-oriented treatment by overcoming barriers to engagement.
- Provide individual and family clinical treatment models aligned with the MST principles and practices.
- Implement a needs conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation, outcome review, and strategy revision procedure using the MST analytical process.
- Provide care coordination as needed to access additional services to support the youth and caregiver (i.e., mental health, housing, prevention services, etc.)
- Conduct MST-FIT assessment including a review of internal information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying strengths and areas of need, and developing an analysis of the fit or problem behaviors within the ecological context.
- Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts and promote peer and supervisory review and feedback that demonstrates compliance with the 9 MST principles, MST analytical process, DBT concepts, and Motivational Interviewing strategies.
- Develop and submit weekly updates of each family being served to the program supervisor.
- Be available 24/7 on call for youth and caregivers
Because the position requires local travel within the community to agencies and residences, additional qualifications for this position include a valid driver’s license, automobile, and automobile insurance. All employees must meet pre-employment requirements including reference checks, criminal and caregiver background checks, drug screen, and driver’s license check to safeguard the youth we serve.
While not required, the following licensures will enhance success in the position:
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).
A working knowledge and the ability to use computer applications are also preferred and extremely helpful in succeeding in the position due to the reporting and case note requirements, including documenting all case notes in SecureManage.
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
We are eager to hear from you. Apply online at www.wiscs.org/careers
or send a resume to HRA@wiscs.org and indicate job title, "MST-FIT Coach" in the subject line of the email.