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Social Worker for the HANDS Program


north Central District Health Department


This position serves under moderate direction of the Director or other appropriate coordinator/supervisor assigned. 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


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



Work Schedule

Set Hours





Required Education

Bachelor Degree

Work Location


Application Process

Applications may be obtained at any local health department, the North Central District Health Department, 1020 Henry Clay Street, Shelbyville, Ky 40065, 502-633-1243, www.ncdhd.com or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm. If you have any questions please call HANDS coordinator Star Stucker 502-321-0871.

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