June 28, 2015

Careers at FSM

Outpatient Therapist Position Available

Function of the Job:
This position will provide a continuum of mental health services to a diverse consumer population including children, adolescents and adults in group, family, couples, and individual therapy.  This position requires the ability to tailor the mode and style of therapy to the needs of the client.  A therapist’s skill level should include the ability to provide brief therapy, as well as willingness to work with clients exhibiting serious pathology.

Position Responsibilities:


  • Provides on-going psychotherapy and maintains a balanced caseload with a diverse population using a multi-cultural and trauma informed approach.
  • Completes initial case assessment within two sessions according to agency intake procedures.
  • Obtains supervisory review on all cases; one month after case opening, a minimum of every 90 days, and case consultation as appropriate.
  • Provides case coordination with psychiatrist/psychologist when necessary.
  • Conducts cases in accordance with agency policy and administrative practices.

On-Call Services

  • Participates in the Community Services on-call rotation. Provides after-hours emergency intervention for clients.

Administrative Practices

  • Collaborates with the Director of Administration in maintenance of caseload as well as in accordance with scheduled office hours and agency volume standards.
  • Responds to all billing necessities including completion of MA and other insurance paper work and completes in a timely manner.
  • Completes case record closings within 30-60 days of case termination as stated in agency policy.
  • Keeps receptionist informed of whereabouts during working hours.
  • Attends all staff and unit meetings unless excused by the program supervisor.
  • Provides case consultation to other program staff.
  • Provides student case supervision as assigned by program supervisor.
  • Participates on at least one agency committee or project.
  • Provides professional development consultation to other agency staff as assigned by the program supervisor.
  • Provides a specific quantity of service as determined by program need and contract requirements as well as the documentation of such services in a timely manner.

Community Outreach

  • Provides case coordination with schools, social workers, foster parents and all other community participants involved with clients on caseload.
  • Keeps regular contact with referral sources.
  • Makes public speaking appearances as assigned by the program supervisor.
  • Participates in 2 volunteer agency development events per year.
  • Sets and achieves programmatic development goals in coordination with the program supervisor.  This includes selecting an area for development, conceptualizing and making appropriate internal or external resources to accomplish the goal.

Personal Development

  • Practices according to state license regulations and abides by ethical codes of National Mental Health Organizations.
  • Sets and achieves annual professional development goals developed in coordination with the program supervisor.
  • Attends 40 hours of professional development training annually.

Note:    Part-time positions would include each area but to a decreased capacity and as deemed appropriate by the program supervisor.


  1. A master’s degree in social work, psychology, marital and family therapy or related field from a graduate program that meets nationally recognized accreditation requirements.

Eligible candidates must pass a Wisconsin caregiver background check and criminal history screening.

HOURS:  Flexible with evening hours required.

SALARY:  Salary negotiated depending on experience plus benefits.

DEADLINE:  Until position is filled.

To apply, send your completed application (form below) and a resume to Julie Turner Klaeser.

  • By email: juliet@fsmad.org
  • By mail: Family Service Madison
    Attn: Julie Turner Klaeser
    128 E. Olin Ave, Ste. 100
    Madison, WI 53713



FSM Application Form

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