Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs

Direct Service Professionals


CNAs work with children in MCFI Pediatric Special CareDirect Service Professionals

We have a variety of Direct Service positions working with individuals with physical, cognitive and mental disabilities in various settings. Some positions listed require a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.  Related job experience is preferred, but training is provided.  Receive hands-on experience, support and career growth. View Direct Service opportunities at Search Jobs Now.

Serving Children

Pediatric Special Care (PSC) provides day nursing services to children with special medical needs. Careers include:
  • Assistant Childcare Teacher
  • Childcare Teacher
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Education Coordinator
Birth to Three assists families and children from birth to age 3 with developmental delays. Careers include:
  • Behavioral Health Case Manager
  • Early Childhood Exceptional Education Teacher
  • Family Interventionist/Service Coordinator
School for Early Development and Achievement (SEDA) educates children from K3 through 2nd grade with and without special needs. Careers include:
  • Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Student & Family Support Specialist

Serving Adults

L.I.F.E. (Leisure, Inclusion, Fun & Experiences) offers teens and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities a wide variety of activities within the community. Careers include:
  • Certified Nursing/Activity Assistant (CNA)
  • Client Coordinator
  • Art Therapist
  • Program Technician

Community Living supports adults with cognitive disabilities by providing services that promote independent living. Careers include:

  • Community Living Specialist
  • Parent Support Specialist
  • Residential Case Manager
  • Social Work Specialist
  • Supervised Visitation Worker


Whole Health Clinical Group(affiliate of MCFI) offers support to adults living with severe and persistent mental illness. 

Whole Health Clinical Group Community Support Program and Targeted Case Management careers include:
  • Case Manager I, II & III
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Mental Health Technician I & II
  • Recreation Instructor
  • Clinical Coordinator   
Whole Health Clinical Group Residential Services and Crisis Resource Center careers include:
  • Residential Service Technician
  • Lead Residential Service Technician
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Masters Level Clinician
Whole Health Clinical Group Pharmacy and Mental Health Clinic careers include:
  • Case Manager/Interpreter
  • Pharmacy Technician
Employment Services assists adults in finding and securing employment to including training, coaching and additional services. Careers include:
  • Case Manager
  • Vocational Evaluation Specialist
  • Work Trainer
  • Work Assistant
  • Job Coach
MCFI’s Payroll department has 2 direct services programs. Fiscal Agent offers homebound people ways to employ the caregivers they prefer, without worrying about processing employee paperwork.  IRIS allows people to use their own natural supports and budget creatively to achieve their hopes and dreams. Careers include:
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Representative Payee Specialist


Susan is an art therapist at MCFI. 

I love working in a place that gives me the freedom to learn and grow while contributing directly to the community.


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