Unit Therapist (FT) – Lad Lake

Milwaukee, WI

St. Rose

Salary Range: $23.00 To 32.00 Hourly

Lad Lake Therapists serve as clinical team leaders to ensure that the best trauma-informed care practices are implemented throughout each residential program. In addition to providing individual and group clinical interventions, Therapists provide mental health consultation to their entire residential treatment team which may include coaching specific interventions, implementing protocols, and providing general guidance of practices. Therapists may review youth referral information and conceptualize youths’ goals and treatment needs for the residential treatment team. Therapist caseloads vary depending on the needs of a residential program and the number of beds on their unit.  Numbers vary between four and fourteen.  



  • Provide ongoing individual, group, and family therapy as determined by the therapist/team leader’s clinical judgment in consultation and in compliance with contracts.
  • To monitor overall child management strategies and interventions and ensure that they are congruent with the goals of the treatment plan
  • In consultation with the Unit Supervisor, assess treatment team functioning, and identify and resolve impediments to effective problem-solving.
  • Meet with the team as needed to assess team relations and problem-solving
  • Keep ongoing records on the individual, group, and family therapies to summarize critical issues and establish direction for the therapy.
  • Develop initial and 30-day treatment plans, monthly case plan reports, and discharge summaries and after-care plans in collaboration with the treatment team. Oversee and approve the use of confinement to ensure that established guidelines are met.



Education/Training:  Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or other counseling field emphasizing child, adolescent, and family therapy.

Skills:  Demonstrated knowledge of normal and pathological child and adolescent development and behavior.  A proven ability to work with children and adolescents and their families who are often resistive to treatment investment.  A demonstrated ability to guide and direct the treatment efforts of a multidisciplinary team toward common treatment goals.

Experience:  Formal academic training, supervision, and experience in family therapy, emphasizing a brief, strategic model of intervention.  On-the-job experience with a multidisciplinary treatment team in a hospital, residential, or group home setting.



  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, STD, LTD Benefits
  • PTO (up to 16 days annually to start)
  • Holiday pay (up to 8 days)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401k plan
  • Casual dress
  • Company-paid training
  • Ongoing paid training
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Employer
  • Free clinical supervision to obtain a license as an LPC or LCSW
  • Flexible schedule
  • Frequent internal collaborations and consultations to support the growth and development of clinical skills