Child and family therapist

Child family therapist helping teen girl

Helping kids cope

At Children’s Wisconsin, we believe kids deserve the best. Sometimes, that means helping them cope with social and emotional difficulties that arise.

We’re looking for child and family therapists to provide the skilled, caring counseling services kids need throughout our system. In this role, you’ll help children and parents find healing as they work through extensive histories of trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and adoption or foster care issues.

When you work at Children’s, you’ll be part of a nationally ranked health system with expansive and innovative care. Our counseling program is on the forefront of Trauma Informed Care and well-being practices, and we’re creating exciting new programs to partner with the community and reach kids where they live, learn and grow.

This part-time, salaried, benefits-eligible position offers flexible scheduling options, a funding allowance for continuing education, support from a network of experienced therapists, and the opportunity to advance our vision for Wisconsin kids to be the healthiest in the nation.

Help us build healthier lives and stronger families. Join our team today.

Job summary

Child and family therapists have a variety of duties, including the following:

  • Assessing, diagnosing and treating children, adults and families with mental or emotional problems
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with referral sources and community organizations
  • Developing treatment plans and goals on a quarterly basis
  • Communicating with client’s collateral contacts, such as school personnel, health care providers and family members
  • Maintaining case files, including progress notes and other required documentation
  • Completing insurance-authorization paperwork throughout the course of treatment
  • Providing case consultation and case review with colleagues

Job requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work or a related field, along with 3,000 hours of post-master’s experience – or PhD/PsyD from an accredited program
  • Wisconsin state licensure to provide clinical services
  • MA billing provider status or ability to achieve status within one month of hire
  • Experience in these areas is preferred:
    • Child welfare or a specialty like trauma, adoption or EMDR
    • Counseling services to help children and their parents heal from mental, emotional or social issues and experience treating families with complex mental health concerns

How to apply

Click here to access our job application site, and do a keyword search for “child and family therapist.”

For more information, call Gretchen at (715) 848-1457.

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