Employment Opportunities

at Riverstone

Positions Available

CCS – Individual Skill Development Enhancement Providers

Training in a variety of skill areas that build functional independence. May include: transportation training, grocery shopping, cooking, household management, cleaning, laundry, communication skills, problem solving, systems navigation, community-based resource location, etc. Services are intended to be time limited and move toward independent application of learned skills.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent: An Associates, Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology
  • Criminal Justice or Human Service Field is Preferred
  • Experience working with youth preferred (Will Train)
  • Wisconsin driver’s license and valid car insurance
  • 2 letters of reference Hourly pay will be $20.00 – $30.00 per hour based on service provided, degree, and/or experience

Purpose & Scope

Crisis stabilization is an on-call position in which the worker provides one-to-one crisis stabilization/supervision services for the youth and family. The youth, due to his/her emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges, needs support to remain safe and in the in the least restrictive setting possible. The primary goals are to prevent and/or ameliorate crises that could result in psychiatric hospitalization or residential placement and to teach the youth and family effective ways to respond to triggers that may result in a crisis.

For 5303:

  • Proof of, at minimum, a high school diploma or G.E.D

For 5303B:

  • Proof of a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of education, human services or health care AND one year of full time (pre or post degree) experience in a human service arena providing direct mental health services to youth with serious emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges


  • Proof of a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree NOT in  a relevant area as stated above AND at least 4 years of training or work experience providing direct mental health services to youth with serious emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges

Required Training

Initial training is between 20-40 hours depending on prior experience
Ongoing annual training per agency policy and individualized recommendation

Required Staff Documents/Expectations

  • Two letters of professional recommendation
  • Completion of required Background Check(s)
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License & Auto Insurance
  • Completion of a Drivers Abstract evidencing an acceptable driving record
  • Vehicle must be properly registered and in good working condition
  • Working cell phone with activated voice mail

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • To build a strong, trusting relationship with the youth & family.
  • To help the family recognize unsafe and risky behaviors.
  • To teach and model effective ways to respond to a crisis.
  • To help de-escalate crises.
  • To  assist  youth in finding  lasting community supports and resources to  assist with preventing crises and meet his/her ongoing needs.
  • To be an active participant on the Child and Family Team and attend monthly Team or Plan of Care meetings.
  • To promote the  youth’s safety and well-being per the Plan of Care and the Crisis Plan.
  • To initiate discussions about crisis & make suggestions for positive change and a healthy lifestyle.
  • To teach and model positive coping strategies.

Essential Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge of

  • How to effectively engage youth and families.
  • The scope of possible situations that may be considered crises.
  • How to de-escalate a situation.
  • How to find and access community resources and supports.
  • How to operate under a model of strength-based functioning.
  • The Wraparound philosophy.
  • How to function well within a team decision-making environment.


  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Can manage a caseload of youth/families  so that all individual crises can be responded to in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Is able to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Has sound judgement, integrity and decision making skills.
  • Has effective modeling and coaching skills.

Why Work With Us?

Riverstone Counseling and Crisis Services provides a variety of individualized mental health and crisis services. Areas of specialty include trauma, grief, crisis de-escalation, parenting, anger management, issues associated with human trafficking as well other gender specific services. We are a rapidly growing program dedicated to developing relevant programs for our community’s youth. The vision of Riverstone Counseling and Crisis Services is to collaborate with and educate other service providers in order to facilitate comprehensive care to those we serve.

We are always looking for dedicated and passionate people.