Youth and Family Care Coordinator/Trauma Specialist

Join our team in 2022! Kids Matter Inc. is seeking a full-time, experienced Youth and Family Care Coordinator/Trauma Specialist.  This position requires the ability to successfully engage and connect with children and families who have experienced trauma and loss. This position is part of a multidisciplinary team providing trauma-informed, community-based and culturally intelligent care to children and families who have been impacted by trauma and violence. Local travel for in-home support will be required.


  • Engage and maintain relationships with children and families
  • Conduct trauma-informed assessments and intakes
  • Home visits (suspended during COVID-19) and provide services to a diverse population of children and families experiencing crisis
  • Connect families with resources and help them navigate systems
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with collaborative agencies
  • Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and records


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related field, Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma required
  • Experience working with diverse populations required
  • Familiarity with victim services preferred
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience preferred

This a full-time position (40 hours per week). Occasional evening and weekend hours may be necessary.  Up to date COVID-19 vaccination is required for this position. Successful completion of a background check is a condition of employment. Valid driver license required.

Compensation is based on experience and includes paid holidays/vacation, worker’s compensation, and medical/dental insurance coverage, and mileage reimbursement.

Kids Matter Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender orientation or expression, disability, or religion/creed. 

Kids Matter Inc. was founded by foster and kinship families, social workers and others who saw gaps in services for abused and neglected children and the families who take them in to help them heal. Kids Matter exists to open doors of promise and opportunity for foster and kinship children and their caregivers, and all children impacted by crime. We help children heal and thrive. We do this by putting the needs of children first, building collaborative child-centered systems of support, and holding accountable those who fail to act in the best interests of these children. We also advocate for systemic improvements in child services. We build many community partnerships, and our child-centered work has been recognized by agencies as diverse as the WI Department of Corrections to the Attorney General’s office, from the Public Defender’s office to the District Attorney’s office. Our programs, youth, volunteers and staff have received numerous statewide awards.


Organization: Kids Matter Inc.

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

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