Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 231753-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

The IPS Trainer will work as a team member with the IPS State Team within the Department of Health Services (DHS) and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to provide technical assistance, training, and quality improvement throughout Wisconsin on the evidence-based practice of IPS Supported Employment and Education. IPS is a person-centered, behavioral health service with a focus on employment, that provides individualized assistance in choosing careers, obtaining training or education as needed, acquiring, and maintaining competitive paid employment in the community for individuals for whom employment has not been achieved or employment has been interrupted or intermittent.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

-Bachelors degree required, preferably in Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work or other related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-At least one (1) year experience in an employment-related program required.
-At least one (1) year experience working in a mental health or substance use treatment setting required.
-Experience in an IPS program, as an IPS trainer, or as an IPS fidelity reviewer is preferred.
-Lived experience of mental illness is desirable.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience. A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

Additional Information:

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link above.

A Criminal Background Check or Caregiver Check will be required.

Knowledge/Skills Required:
-Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills with a variety of audiences.
-Experience coordinating activities.
-Experience working with community-based mental health and/or substance use treatment programs or in DVR programs.
-Demonstrated skills in working independently and within a team and with a variety of stakeholders.
--Must be willing to travel throughout Wisconsin including occasional overnight travel.

Knowledge/Skills Preferred:
-Experience in supported employment or supported education, or other evidence-based practice.
-Experience providing training or education.
-Familiarity with the IPS evidence-based model.
-Knowledge of best practice implementation to enhance impact of training and technical assistance provided.

Travel is required. Must provide own transportation or a valid driver's license and eligibility for Car Fleet usage is necessary.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. Please upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Mar 2 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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