Ashland-Boyd County
Health Department

2924 Holt Street P.O. Box 4069
Ashland, KY 41105-4069

Phone: 606-324-7181
FAX 606-329-2434

FAX 606-324-5423

Environmental Services:
FAX 606-324-7213

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Thank you for your interest in serving the public as part of our team. Working at the Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is about making a difference. You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect and most importantly, a life-changing career.

“Shaping the Future through preventative and community health.”


Public Health HANDS Specialist- “Parent Visitor”


The Ashland-Boyd County Health Department is accepting applications for a PT Contract position for Public Health HANDS Specialist- “Parent Visitor”


General Duties include:  This position serves under the 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.  May conduct ongoing home visitation on an as needed basis.


Minimum Education, Training or Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Nursing, Early Childhood Education.


Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Behavioral Science or related field with one (1) year experience performing case management services or a Master’s Degree in Human Services may substitute for the one (1) year of experience.


Substitution for Education:  Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development and two (2) years of Public Health, early childhood or education experience.


Associate Degree in Nursing with Licensure in Kentucky or compact state and two (2) years of public health experience.


Special Program Requirements:  Meets education requirement per 902 KAR 4:120.


Starting Salary:  Variable hour/ pay per visit/ Contract


Applications may be obtained at the Ashland-Boyd County  Health Department, 2924 Holt Street, Ashland, KY  41101; (606) 329-9444. 


Completed application and transcript must be returned to Ashland-Boyd County Health Department by close of business 08/29/2014.  Resume will not substitute for completed application. Employment conditional upon successfully passing a drug screening and criminal background check. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Ashland-Boyd County Health Department continuously accepts applications for Local Health Nurse I and Local Health Nurse II.  For a local health department application visit



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