North Central District Health Department
North Central District Health Department
"Caring for our communities"

Social Worker - HANDS

06.02.23 02:29 PM Comment(s) By tonyl.millet

Social Worker - HANDS - Competitive pay, work-life balance, attractive benefits.

Come work as a Social Worker with an agency that is passionate about protecting the public’s health, offering the opportunity to develop new skills while making a positive impact on the health of others.


North Central District Health Department is searching for a full time Social Worker - HANDS. This position serves under the direction of the Public Health HANDS Supervisor. The salary range for this position is $17.04 - $21.19 hourly. Some of the responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to;

·  Conduct parent visit assessment/survey within 30 days of receiving, after review of prenatal or birth records from the hospital or clinic, to determine eligibility for early childhood education and family support services of infants and toddlers from birth up to three (3) years of age. 

·  Conduct interviews to promote outreach activities in family homes or community setting to educate parents in coping techniques and to take an active role in accessing resources or assistance with referrals for appropriate education and nutrition of their child.

·  May develop and distribute informational materials that meet program guidelines. 

·  Keeps accurate logs of service visits, schedules, and charting, prepare reports and analyses set forth in Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program policy and guidelines.

·  Interpret laws, regulations, policies, and procedures and provide administrative assistance or guidance to departmental staff, which may include but is not limited to; monitor, evaluate and participate in modifications regarding program requirements. 

·  Review records and reports submitted by program requests or agency staff and ensure compliance with federal and state law regulation and policies.  May conduct ongoing home visitation on an as needed basis.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: 

Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Social Work or Psychology.

Special Program Requirement/Substitution for Education, Training or Experience

Major in Sociology may be considered for this position if the individual has at least one (1) year of experience in case assessment and management. 


·  Begin earning paid vacation and sick leave day one.

·  Comprehensive health benefits package.

·  Paid holidays

·  Retirement benefits


Who we are:

North Central District Health Department is a local government agency on the front lines of public health. We protect your health from threats, educate our communities about health issues and provide healthy solutions.

·  We offer work-life balance.

·  We promote great team culture.

Our Mission:

Provide innovative, diverse, and inclusive population based public health as a leader through education, disease prevention, regulation adherence and communicable disease control.

Our Vision:

Optimal health for the communities of the North Central District – Henry, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties.

Our Values:

Collaboration in our counties. Accountability in Public Health. Respect in the workplace. Equity and inclusion in all we do. Service to others with integrity and compassion.


Applications may be obtained at:

North Central District Health Department

1020 Henry Clay St.

Shelbyville, KY 40065


You may deliver completed application, resume and transcript in person, fax, or email to:

North Central District Health Department

1020 Henry Clay St.

Shelbyville, KY 40065

Fax: 502-633-7658 Attention

Completed application and transcript must be submitted by 02/22/2023.

Transcripts must list the degree awarded. 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check. 



North Central District Health Department serves the communities of Henry, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties in Kentucky. We are centrally located between Louisville and Lexington. We are also surrounded with beautiful parks, great dining, and proximity to Kentucky’s only designer mall.


Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing.  Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.


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