The State Bar of Wisconsin is in search of a skilled, compassionate and highly motivated behavioral health leader to provide program management for the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP), a confidential peer-to-peer mentoring service for State Bar members coping with problems related to the stress of practicing law. This position will conduct the administrative oversight, planning, training, program development and outreach along with some limited clinical support of legal professionals.
Who We Are
The State Bar of Wisconsin is a professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for all attorneys who hold a Wisconsin law license. With more than 25,000 members, the State Bar exists to serve its members and the public by promoting the law and access to justice. We aid the courts in improving the administration of justice, provide continuing legal education and other services for our members, support the education of law students, and educate the public about the legal system. The State Bar of Wisconsin also provides public services -- such as attorney referrals and public education – and supports programs that provide reduced-fee legal assistance for low-income state residents.
What You Will Love
• Supporting Wisconsin’s legal community and promoting lawyer well-being and mental health.
• The people and the culture! We care about our work, our members, and our colleagues. We work hard, but we also make time for fun as an organization. We’ve enjoyed time together at holiday dinners, multicultural potlucks, trivia competitions, and even a virtual cooking class.
• Working with a mission-driven organization that acts with integrity, promotes justice, and addresses systemic racism and implicit bias in the legal system.
• Flexibility and Team Support. Like our state’s motto, your colleagues at the State Bar want to see you move “Forward” and grow in your career. We offer flexibility and encourage and support professional development opportunities. Your growth contributes to our team and the organization’s growth.
What You Will Do
• Manage the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program, including marketing, strategic, financial, and budget planning, monitoring and management of two program staff.
• Staff the 24/7 WisLAP Helpline during business hours providing assessment, information and/or referral to callers.
• Provide outreach and presentations to attorney members, judges and Wisconsin’s two law schools.
• Maintain knowledge and establish relationships with state and national treatment providers and facilities; continually build a network of referrals.
• Develop and train a network of volunteers to assist in interventions, serve as local contacts for those seeking LAP assistance, and serve as recovery mentors.
• Develop the cultural proficiency and responsiveness of the WisLAP program through training and ongoing development on diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Plan and manage program growth and expansion to ensure the program responds to the needs of members and continues to provide value.
What We Are Looking For
• Degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or related field. J.D. preferred
• Current license/certification in the state of Wisconsin as a psychologist, social worker, mental health counselor or family/marriage therapist or eligible for such licensure/certification. AODA certification preferred.
• A minimum of five years experience working in the field of addictions and mental health with a focus on assessment, referral, information, support, intervention and case management. EAP experience is a benefit.
• Culturally proficient and responsive. Experience, education, self-awareness and ongoing commitment to understand social identities and integrate them into client communication, assessment and treatment.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to write clear and informational content for a blog, newsletter, magazine or website.
• Presentation/public speaking skills
• Ability to travel within the state up to 20%
• Supports the mission, vision, and values of the State Bar by modeling integrity, teamwork, quality, ownership and displays a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Compensation and Benefits
The State Bar of Wisconsin offers competitive compensation with merit increases and excellent benefits including generous vacation and sick time, excellent health and dental insurance, 10 paid holidays, flexibility, and an 8% 401(k) contribution!!
How To Apply
To apply, visit www.wisbar.org/careers to upload your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations. This position will be posted until it is filled but priority will be given to applicants who submit early, so don’t wait. Apply today!
The State Bar of Wisconsin is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and seeks to create a supportive, welcoming community for all. Candidates who share these values and reflect the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply.