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Hands Specialist Parent Visitor

SALARY: (MIN-MID) 11.40-16.22 Negotiable with Experience

POSITION IN THIS CLASS GENERALLY REPORTS TO: Health Dept. Supervisor or Program Supervisor

Education: Bachelor’s degree must be in Social Work, or a bachelor’s or associate degree in Nursing.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.)   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. Must have telephone accessibility, have reliable transportation, and a valid Driver’s License. Criminal background check required and drug screening.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESOPNSIBILITIES OF THE POSITON:

POST EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: EMPLOYEES IN THIS CLASS WILL BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN CREDENTIALS OUTLINED BELOW WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME, OR IF EMPLOYEES POSSESS SUCH CREDENTIALS AT THE TIME OF HIRE THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THOSE CREDENTIALS SO LONG AS THEY ARE EMPLOYED IN THIS CAPACITY.

On the job training requirements 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), CPR Certification, Working knowledge of geographic area and or ability to locate participants and community resources with use of maps, contacts, and directions provided

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CLASSIFICATION:  EXAMPLES OF DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS DESCRIBING WHAT THE DUTIES OR RESPONSIBILITIES OF ANY POSITION SHALL BE AND ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LIMITING THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY’S ABILITY TO ADD TO, OR OTHERWISE ALTER THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A POSITION

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 years of age. Will conduct interviews to promote outreach activities in family homes or community setting to educate parent 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. Keep accurate logs of service visits, schedules and charting, prepare reports and analyses set forth in 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 request or agency staff and ensure compliance with federal and state law regulation and policies. May conduct ongoing home visitation on an as needed basis. Work will require travel to family’s homes or within the community setting when not in the agency office.

The local health departments do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. EOE