The Father Involvement Specialist (FIS) is responsible for outreach, recruitment and referrals to/for the fathers, significant others or father figures of Meta House’s clients and their children involved in our SAMHSA and ACF grants. The FIS will work collaboratively with rest of Meta House team members to ensure optimal father involvement in the lives of the client and her children. This could be recruitment for Meta House sponsored classes and events as well as within the community. The FIS will work closely with other fatherhood initiatives and programs and in the community, and will help the fathers navigate the complex systems that impact the lives of their children and family.
Essential Functions of the Job
Conduct outreach to men, identified by client, as potential support for family and client’s sobriety; this outreach includes the provision of SBIRT and FASD screenings as identified by the PPW grant.
Conduct outreach and provide SBIRT and FASD screenings to extended adult family members identified by the PPW grant.
Develop supportive and trusting relationships with identified men.
Invite men and support them at Meta House sponsored activities:
Celebrating Families (CF!), monthly team meetings, Open House/Family Recovery Night, Mommy, Daddy & Me, Daddy and Me activities.
Develop a support group for identified men.
Possible facilitation of CF! and facilitation of Nurturing Fathers Programs.
Assess needs of identified men and make appropriate referrals and follow up to community resources:
Medical, mental health, employment, substance use disorders, clothing, shelter, housing, etc
Establish and maintain relationships with area fatherhood programs and other community based organizations that serve fathers and their children.
Complete documentation of work in a timely manner.
Communicate with the therapy, parenting, RSS and case management staff; work collaboratively with clients and treatment teams using trauma informed best practices.
Attend all staff meetings weekly as assigned by supervisor
Attend monthly client team meetings (RPOC); coordinate therapeutic services with community agencies, such as Child Welfare, schools, physicians, etc.
Attend appropriate fatherhood-related community meetings, events and initiatives.
Follow guidelines as related to the mandated reporting of child abuse/neglect.
Marginal Functions of the Job
Participate in agency wide policy/procedure or service committees as assigned
Participate in community resource meetings as assigned
Any other duties as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications and Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent; Associates or Bachelors degree in social service-related field preferred
Minimum of three years of related experience working with fathers
Other Skills Required
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work and communicate within a team-oriented workplace
Knowledge of community resources
Able to work in a multi-cultural setting
Flexibility and problem solving skills
Computer skills including proficiency in Word, Excel, and other applications
Valid driver's license
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Able to negotiate stairs
Able to travel between work sites
Meta House is a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that ends the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families. The organization has been providing gender-responsive, trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment for women for over 50 years. Learn more at www.metahouse.org.
Why Work Here?About Meta House Meta House is a Milwaukee-based nonprofit that ends the generational cycle of addiction by healing women and strengthening families. The organization has been providing gender-responsive, trauma-informed, evidence-based treatment for women for over 50 years. Learn more at www.metahouse.org.