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Public Health Social Worker HANDS Program

General duties include:  This position serves under limited direction of the HANDS Program Coordinator and/or 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 site visits, review and preparation of reports and records to ensure accountability and effectiveness.                                        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 and conduct home visits when necessary.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work   

Special Requirements: Must be a licensed Social Worker to supervise and conduct performance evaluations for staff that delivers direct services.

Starting Salary:  $12.00 – $14.00 per hour based on experience

Applications may be obtained by emailing: kkoster@purchasehealth.org




The Purchase District Health Department is accepting applications for a  full-time Senior Support Associate I position to work at the Hickman County Health Department. The minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED and one year of moderately difficult business or public administrative experience in a medical, hospital or administrative office environment using electronic office equipment and professional software. Additional education (college, vocational school, etc.) in business education or a medically related field may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis. Duties include receptionist, making appointments, patient screening, WIC, cashier duties, data entry, copying, and filing.  Preference will also be given to applicants that are bilingual.  Other duties as assigned. The minimum hourly rate is $10.10 with excellent benefits. You must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Travel will be required to other counties as needed after orientation and training is complete.  The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. Applications may be obtained by emailing: kkoster@purchasehealth.org.




Employment Status: Regular full time, 37.5 hours/week, grant funded; benefit position includes medical, PTO time, and paid holidays.

Requirements: Highschool diploma or GED.

Preferred: Community minded person, with good communication skills and knowledge of the area. Prior experience in a home health agency, nursing home/assisted living facility or clerical experience.

Duties: Job duties will include but are not limited to, reviewing discharge instructions, providing social support through use of resource guide, and encouraging personal health goals to clients in their homes. Training and some certifications provided. Typical schedule is Monday-Thursday 7:30a-4:30p and Friday 7:30a-11a. Use of personal vehicle is required, with mileage reimbursement. Includes Travel in McCracken County and other counties in the Purchase Area region.

The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. Applications may be obtained by emailing: kkoster@purchasehealth.org.

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