Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs

Career opportunities


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.

Grow with us! 

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 –  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. 

When you work for MCFI, you are working for an agency that conforms to the highest standards. Just this year, MCFI was re-accredited for three more years by the Commission on Accreditation of Facililities (CARF) for core programs. The accreditation means that MCFI put itself through a rigorous peer-review process and demonstrated to a team of CARF surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. 


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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!


A therapy intern works with an MCFI client


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.


MCFI Pediatric Skilled Nursing is
Accredited by the Joint Commission. MCFI core programs are accredited by CARF


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