the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with
energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without
the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are
welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its
unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and
cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront
festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.
The City of Milwaukee is
proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing
exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a
part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following
Under the direction of the Empowering Families
of Milwaukee (EFM) Program Manager, the Fatherhood Involvement Specialist is
responsible for outreach, recruitment, and enrollment of expectant and
parenting fathers into the Direct Assistance for Dads (DAD) Program https://city.milwaukee.gov/Health/Services-and-Programs/DAD. The Fatherhood Involvement Specialist (FIS)
functions as a home visitor/case manager, conducting personal/home visits to
work intensively with expectant and parenting fathers, infants, and young
children, with the goal of improving paternal health; early childhood health,
development, and well-being; and optimal father involvement.
Home Visiting and Case
- Develop and maintain
supportive and trusting relationships with clients and other family members to
promote independent and empowered actions by families.
- Provide on-going home
visits and phone contact based on each family’s need as prescribed by DAD
- Utilize the
evidence-based Parents as Teachers home visitation model.
- Assess client/family
needs and make appropriate referral to community resources.
- Act as a liaison and
advocate for families regarding needed resources from governmental, community,
and private agencies.
- Provide case management
of families as prescribed by DAD Project protocols to address family needs.
- Complete developmental
screening and assessments of clients’ physical, social, psychological, and
environmental health statuses.
- Teach health promotion
and disease prevention, encouraging the adoption of healthy behaviors.
- Collaborate with private
care providers, allied professionals, and other Milwaukee Health Department (MHD)
personnel regarding needs of clients and assist as needed to coordinate care.
- Develop and implement
case management and care plans for resolution of assessed client/family needs.
- Document case management
and home visitation activities within designated MHD/DAD Project databases and
charts in accordance with DAD Project documentation protocols, following MHD
- Assess community needs
for input into MHD programs.
Team Collaboration, Program
Improvement, and Professional Development
- Establish and maintain collaborative relationships
with team members in providing DAD Project services.
- Provide case consultation and joint home
visits as needed with partners in EFM, the Birth Outcomes Made Better (BOMB)
Doula Program, and the Parents Nurturing and Caring for their Children (PNCC) Program
regarding father needs and engagement.
- Attend program meetings, training sessions,
and community meetings.
- Participate in orientation and on-going
training for the DAD Project.
- Evaluate and/or provide assistance to
determine the effectiveness of home visiting services and interventions.
- Participate in data collection, program
evaluation, continuous quality improvement, and report preparation pertinent to
- Engage in professional development
opportunities to enhance and maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities in
paternal-child health, home visitation, and public health.
Outreach, and Advocacy
- Conduct community outreach to increase community
awareness of DAD Project, and support client recruitment and enrollment into
the DAD Project.
- Facilitate client group meetings and events.
- Conduct health education classes to groups.
- Participate in the coordination and administration
of services at health centers/special events.
- Participate in Department, Division, and/or Program
- Develop networks and relationships with the
community and other agencies to serve as liaison and advocate for clients and
- Represent the MHD in professional organizations and
events, supporting the department and program’s goals, outcomes, policies, and
We welcome qualified
individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable
accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities
Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.
Conditions of Employment
Please be advised that new employees are
required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one
dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment
start date or have an approved religious or medical
accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find
further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here.
The Fatherhood Involvement Specialist
must be willing and able to do the following:
stand, walk, climb stairs, sit, and occasionally move and lift up to 25 pounds.
a mobile device during business hours.
work outside of standard business hours (evenings and weekends) as required by
the needs of the department.
outside the City of Milwaukee, occasionally overnight or weekends, for training
purposes or to participate in meetings as a representative of the City.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Required
pre-employment vaccines include the following:
(TB) Test (at time of hire and annually throughout employment)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Required
pre-employment tests include the following:
(Department of Transportation) Drug Screen
- Bachelor's degree in social work, nursing,
public health, or a closely related field from an accredited college or
- Valid driver's license and
possession of a properly insured vehicle for use on the job at time of appointment
and throughout employment. Mileage reimbursement is provided pursuant to
Section 350‑183 of The Milwaukee Code.
combinations of education and experience may also be considered. For example, four
years of experience working in a social service capacity performing duties related
to this position may be considered equivalent.
Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application.
The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the
background screening process prior to extending any job offers.
- Social service experience
working in the community with clients.
working with fatherhood initiatives.
in English and Spanish, Burmese, Karen, Rohingya, Swahili, or another language.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
of contemporary theories of child development, fatherhood, and parenting.
of Milwaukee’s social service agencies and fatherhood resources.
of social determinants of health, health equity, and racial disparities,
specifically in relation to populations in Milwaukee.
to read and interpret work-related documents in English.
using computers and standard software (e.g., word processing, databases,
spreadsheet programs, email, electronic calendars, case management information
systems, and project management programs).
to analyze and solve problems, as well as decision-making skills and sound
to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages and apply
concepts of statistics.
Communication and Interpersonal
communication skills in English: ability to speak clearly and persuasively and
respond to questions from managers, clients, and the general public.
communication skills in English: ability to write narrative case notes, routine
reports, professional correspondence, and procedure manuals.
to speak effectively and present information before groups of clients,
colleagues, and community members.
and listening skills, including the ability to develop and maintain good
working relationships with diverse clientele, multi-cultural and
multi-disciplinary staff, City officials, other agencies, and the public.
to work cooperatively, effectively, and fairly with coworkers and residents
whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
to manage emotions and respond appropriately when faced with difficult
cultural sensitivity, including the ability to examine and address implicit
Time Management and Judgment
to plan, organize, and prioritize work to achieve objectives within deadlines.
to work independently and within a team, seeking out supervision/support when
and integrity, as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality and
to professional development in the fields of fatherhood, child health and
development, and public health.
and willingness to work in clients’ homes and community locations in a variety
of temperatures, environments, and situations.
of safety principles and the ability to maintain situational awareness when
working in the field.
current salary range (Pay Range 2DN) is $54,113-$60,688 annually, and the resident incentive
salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $55,736-$62,508 annually.
Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and
other qualifications and is subject to approval.
City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:
Benefit Pension Plan
Deferred Compensation Plan
and Dental Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Term Disability Insurance
Sick Leave and other paid leaves
full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please
THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the
following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance
tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations
reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and
performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises.
Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of
INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the
application deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued
at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may
continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will
be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise
required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test
administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the
job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of
- APPLICATIONS and
further information can be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.
should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the
Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or email@example.com.
Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall,
200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
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The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an
equal opportunity employer.