Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs


Make your career count! Use your talent to help people with disabilities and other challenges achieve their potential. Apply today and join a dynamic organization where your accomplishments are recognized and your work contributes to a vital mission.

MCFI offers a wide variety of career paths.

MCFI offers many opportunities for advancementGrow with us! 

 The agency provides services to persons served in a culture of innovation, with an enthusiasm unmatched in the industry. - 2009 CARF Report

Our mission is to assist individuals and families with special needs to better live and work in the community. Since we opened our doors in 1938, our staff has grown to more than 2,000 employees, all focused on this mission. The Centers for Independence and its affiliates – New Health Services (NHS), MCFI, Whole Health Clinical Group, iLIFE, MCFI Home Care and the School for Early Development and Achievement (SEDA) – offer a wide variety of career paths to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.  To learn more select from the links below:

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Search our current openings to find a career that matches your interests and talents! The Centers for Independence and its affiliates offer opportunities for career development and advancement, a stimulating work environment and the chance to use your abilities to assist clients with special needs and their families.


Choose from a wide variety of career paths.

Career Paths

Explore the many career paths available to you at the Centers for Independence and its affiliates. We have openings for licensed and degreed service and administrative professionals, direct service professionals, administrative and operational specialists, managers, and trainers. Find your future here!


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Jump-start your career and explore your interests! You'll get hands-on experience, build your resume and have the opportunity to work with nationally-recognized professionals in a warm, welcoming environment. Internships are available in a wide variety of fields.


There are many opportunities to interact with clients.


In our unique, client-focused culture, innovative ideas are encouraged and rewarded. You'll find opportunities to develop improved practices in your discipline. The agency has an active Diversity Team and is committed to employee development and advancement.


Learn more about our outstanding benefits package


The agency offers a comprehensive benefits package for its employees, including health and dental insurance, financial security, retirement planning, attendance incentives, tuition reimbursement and many other programs designed to support the well-being of our staff members and their families.


Get basic health services at the MCFI Health Center

MCFI Health Center

The MCFI Health Center provides on-site health care for MCFI staff members and their families.


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Ubaldo Nieves

Ubaldo Nieves

I like the interaction with departments throughout the agency. To have that insight about the wealth of services we provide is absolutely awesome.

Jody Pryor

Jody Pryor

MCFI has taught me to think with an open heart, not just an open mind.

Al Hill

MCFI encourages me to bring forth innovative ideas, allowing me to grow professionally beyond my wildest dreams.

Jim Vailliencourt

Jim Vailliencourt

I'm learning a lot and gaining experiences. I like working with my hands and seeing that what I've done helps the department, and ultimately, our clients.


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MCFI core programs are nationally accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.) MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing has earned gold certification from the Joint Commission (JCAHO).

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