The Muhlenberg Health Department is accepting applications for a Part-Time No Benefits Family Support Worker I/Home Visitor.
General Duties include: This position serves under general direction of the Program Coordinator and/or appropriate supervisor. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Conduct regular planned visits to establish a trusting rapport for eligible HANDS participant/s to assist parent/s and or families with child development, parenting skills, health services and other needed resources identified at assessment or during visits. Maintain confidentiality of program information obtained from home visit/s and exchanged while communicating with community and support service providers. Initiate and maintain regular and long term contact and provide support to parents during the prenatal period and extending up to, but not inclusive of the child’s second birthday, following parent visit assessment. The responsibilities include home visitations that may take place in the client’s home or another community site if justified, that include (a) monitoring of the child’s, mother’s and family’s progress by making referrals to community resources; such as prenatal health services, school, head start, etc. Tracking appointments to ensure they are being kept, performing follow-up services as identified and performing periodic evaluations of the participants’ changing needs, (b) preparation and maintenance of case records which shall be documented with contacts, services needed, reports and progress, (c) consultations and (d) crisis assistance. Confer with Program Coordinator and/or Supervisor in cases involving potential collaboration with other service providers.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience: High School Diploma or GED and experience in a Social or other health related field such as but not limited to, working with children, teens and adults in a daycare, medical office or facility, school etc., that provides a medical or a community support service.
Substitution for Education, Training or Experience: Education from an accredited college or university in a Health related or Social and Behavioral Science field may substitute for the required experience.
Special Requirements: Must be 18 years of age
Must have telephone accessibility
Must have reliable transportation and valid Driver’s License
Criminal Background Check
On the job training requirement needed within 6 months of hire in order to advance:
HANDS home visitor core training (Must be completed before family contact can occur)
HANDS wrap-around required training (Specific topical areas checklist)
Working knowledge of geographic area and/or ability to locate participants and community resources with use of maps, contacts and directions provided.
Starting Salary: $10.10-$12.41/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 10
Applications may be obtained at the Muhlenberg County Health Department, 107 Legion Drive, 270-754-4671 or https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dafm/lhpb/Pages/vacancies.aspx