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HANDS Spanish Speaking Family Support Worker

Status:  Part-time (25 hrs per week), Contract with benefits
Pay Rate: $18 – $20/hr.  negotiable with additional experience
Reports to: HANDS Supervisor
Location:  Oldham County Health Dept – LaGrange
Deadline: 4:30pm EST on January 15, 2024

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
Conduct initial home visit following Parent Visitor assessment with first time parent(s) and or families to establish rapport and planning for providing services as qualified by the provider. Provide regular planned visits to establish a trusting relationship for voluntary eligible HANDS participant/s to assist first time parent(s) and or families with child development, parenting skills, health services and other needed resources identified at assessment or during visits. Facilitate families in securing prenatal/child health services, referrals, and appointments with other supportive agencies. Document case records, home visit logs accurately on each contact, progress, service need and completes reports as required. Maintain confidentiality of program information obtained from home visit(s) and exchanged while communicating with community and support service providers. Confer with Program Coordinator and/or Supervisor in cases involving potential collaboration with other service providers.

Post Employment Requirements:
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 technology, maps, contacts, and directions provided.

Other Duties and Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality as per Oldham County Health Department Confidentiality Policy.
  • Ability to learn assigned tasks readily, to prescribe to department routine and follow moderate to difficult written/verbal instructions.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.  Ability to type, use and operate a computer with appropriate software.
  • Experience effectively working with teams and building and maintaining a strong team dynamic.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience:
High School Diploma or GED.  Must be 18 years of age.  Must be bilingual in Spanish/English.  Must have telephone accessibility.  Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for the position, please send email to deloisr.yantz@ky.gov for application which must be submitted no later than 4:30pm EST on January 15, 2024.  Selection will be made by interview(s) and/or review of submitted documentation.  Criminal background, license check, and drug screening will be required.  Failure to meet any of the selection criteria shall disqualify an applicant.

OCHD is an Equal
Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or protected veteran status. EOE / Minorities / Females / Vet / Disability Employer.