Community Intervention Specialist

Milwaukee County, WI, USA Req #589
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.


Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, House of Corrections, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

Closing Date: July 20, 2022 or upon receipt of 50 application submissions  


Community Intervention Specialist

Department of Health and Human Services

Hourly Range:  $26.04 - $30.33


The mission of the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services is empowering safe, healthy and meaningful lives.  The DHHS vision is together, creating healthy communities.


Job Summary: The Community Intervention Specialist (CIS) supports the DHHS Children, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) and Housing service areas and will report to the CYFS. This position serves as primary contact for both service areas to work collaboratively with partners in the local violence reduction efforts, to provide housing and youth justice involvement navigation, connection to services as well as neighborhood violence response coordination. The CIS is responsible of working with community members, partners, and stakeholders across Milwaukee County.


Job Duties:

  • Develop and strengthen relationships with community partners and stakeholders by leading community engagement and outreach activities. Communicate and collaborate with members of the community and partners in the violence reduction efforts. Serves as first point of contact for community members to assist with services and interventions in community programs.  Coordinate violence response efforts within DHHS and partners to lead community crisis response efforts.
  • Collect, retrieve, interpret, and maintain data for reporting purposes, as well as to provide up-to-date and accurate data to violence reduction partners.  Write and submit reports as requested related to violence reduction efforts.  Identify trends and incidents. Coordinate enhanced efforts and responses with other partners.
  • Provide assistance to Housing and CYFS leadership team for special projects and the development of policies, protocols; implementation and management of projects assigned. Establish relationships with all violence reduction partners. Identify resources and unmet needs in the community. Coordinate from a public health and community response perspective.
  • Provide advocacy and mediation, serve as liaison with property managers. Assist with housing search and placement assistance. Leverage supportive services and needs for those involved in youth justice system, in need of housing, behavioral health services, etc.  Support the connection of individuals with appropriate services in the community and through DHHS.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • This position requires you to have completed the vaccination against COVID-19 and provide proof of a completed vaccination as a condition of employment or submit a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request form
  • Current resident of the State of Wisconsin.
  • Current Wisconsin Driver's License maintained throughout employment.
  • Advanced knowledge of all related computer, MS office products, data collection and reporting is required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MC Access, Database Concepts and Reporting software required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Management or Community Relations field from an accredited college or university.
  • At least one (1) year of experience working in case management, crime analysis, youth justice or housing services role is required.
  • At least six (6) months of experience working with data entry policy and procedures is required.
  • At least Intermediate knowledge of all computer and software applications such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
  • Must be able to travel extensively, up to 20% of work time, within the community

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of youth justice, housing programs and HUD regulations as they relate to homelessness and income guidelines; knowledge of available housing resources; knowledge of the permanent supportive housing model; knowledge of case management; knowledge of violence reduction efforts; ability to work with individuals with a wide range of needs; ability to push, pull, lift, carry up to 10lbs as needed.


NOTE:  This ORIGINAL APPLICATION is open to qualified residents of the State of Wisconsin. Candidates need to submit a full account of their training and experience (i.e., by submitting an up-to-date resume or by fully completing the application) during this application process and may also be asked to take additional written or performance tests as part of the selection process.



Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Effective October 1, 2021, Milwaukee County will require all employees to have completed COVID-19 vaccinations and provide proof of vaccination or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request. All persons offered a position will be required to provide proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire or have submitted a completed medical or religious exemption and accommodation request and been approved for an accommodation prior to hire.

Other details

  • Job Family 3 - Public Welfare
  • Job Function 2 Professionals
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $26.04
  • Max Hiring Rate $30.33
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 20
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
This posting is inactive.
Location on Google Maps
  • Milwaukee County, WI, USA