Job- Public Health HANDS Specialist II

15.11.19 05:31 PM Comment(s) By tonyl.millet

The North Central District Health Department is accepting applications for a Full Time

Public Health HANDS Specialist II


General Duties include:  This position serves under limited direction of the Director or other appropriate supervisor.  Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Perform advanced level functions in the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program providing Parent Visit Assessment/Survey with parents (prenatal and/or immediately after the birth) to determine appropriate level of support from the community.  Perform work with increasing independence and may assume mentoring of program staff that provides home visitation or parent visit assessments of eligible clients involving infant and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age.  Provide advanced assistance to the public or program and office staff in areas of expertise, may participate in on site visits, review and preparation of reports and records to ensure accountability and effectiveness.  Interpret and implement policies and procedures and may participate or make recommendations for improvement of services.  Prepare program plans, policy manuals and other informational materials for distribution to staff, patients, clients and the general public to meet federal, state and agency compliance.  Maintain a collaborative relationship and represent the department on inter-agency councils and committees and attends meetings or conferences relating to area of responsibility. May supervise or mentor staff (intended for small counties or minimal staff) as long as 902 KAR 4:120 special requirements are met. May also conduct home visits when necessary.


Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree must be in Social Work, Nursing, Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education OR Bachelor’s degree in a Social or Behavioral Science related field may also be considered with one (1) year experience performing case management services.



Two (2) years of professional experience in public or community health agency or similar capacity that would demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.


Substitution for Experience: Master’s degree in Human Services may substitute for one (1) year of experience. 


Substitution for Education: Associate degree in Early Childhood Development and two (2) years of public health, early childhood or education experience may substitute for education.  Associate degree in Nursing with licensure in Kentucky or a compact state and two (2) years of public health experience will substitute for education.


Special Program Requirements:  Meets education requirement per 902 KAR 4:120. Must be a licensed Social Worker or licensed Registered Nurse in Kentucky or compact state to supervise and conduct performance evaluations for staff that delivers direct services. 


Starting Salary:  $12.95 - $16.22/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 16


Applications may be obtained at the North Central District Health Department, 1020 Henry Clay St., Shelbyville, KY 40065. 502-633-1243 or 


Completed application and transcript must be returned by 12:00PM Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

Resume will not substitute for completed application.  Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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