Job Description

Social Worker HANDS Job 3070 (Health Access Nurturing Development Services)
Lexington, KY, United States of America


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Mission: Helping Lexington be well. Values: We commit to being... Caring: We will treat our clients, community and coworkers with compassion and kindness. Accountable: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Respectful: We will respect all individuals without bias and value their uniqueness. Equitable: We will provide services and care equitably to all of our clients throughout the community. Service: We are here to serve our clients and community. LFCHD provides a wide range of public health services for the community, including restaurant inspections, flu shots, HANDS visits for moms and dads, diabetes prevention/management, training to licensed child care providers, nutrition through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, school health, a needle exchange program to fight the spread of hepatitis C and HIV, and much more. Visit to learn more about LFCHD!

Job Skills / Requirements

Hiring 1-full time Social Worker HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services.  $24.80 per hour with full comprehensive benefits package.  

Applications accepted for 30 days or until filled.  Will begin reviewing applications immediately for quick hire.   

Telework options may be available upon successful completion of new hire probation. 

This is a professional level position in the Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program.  Peforms work of moderate difficulty in providing weekly home visits to adolescent and adult mothers and/or fathers, and infants.  The Social Worker HANDS support the development of maternal and infant health competence.  Emphasis is on reinforcing the strengths of parents and providing new choices for coping wtih problems.  Services are providing/using the Growing Great Kids curriculum and HANDS state policies to see children live in a healthy and safe home; to oversee that families experience positive pregnancy outcomes and realize improved family self-sufficiency.  Performs client intake surveys and quarterly professional visits.  This position requires flexible schedule that may include some evening hours in order to meet the needs of the families we serve. 

Conducts initial home visit following parent visitor assessment with first-time parents/and or families (eligible voluntary participant) to establish rapport and planning for providing services as qualified by the provider. 

Bachelor's degree in social work or related field and a minimum of 1 year of experience performing case management services, or Master's degree in social work or related field with no experience.  Acceptable experience with child/infant care in a professional capacity; or child health or child development in a professional capacity; family health and wellbeing, or experience teaching infant-toddler parenting classes. 

Must have valid driver's license and state required insurance, as job requires use of personal transportation.  Must have current CPR certification or obtain within 6 months of hire.  Must successfully complete the Family Support Worker 1 training after hiring. 

Candidates may apply directly online at




Education Requirements (Any)

SW: Bachelors or masters in social work or related field

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and some part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals). Employee benefits summary: Four medical plans are offered, so you can select the coverage that best meets your needs. Two plan options include an employer-funded health reimbursement account. Employees who waive medical coverage are eligible for an employer-funded health reimbursement account that receives $175 per month. Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance is available with three plan options ranging from basic to comprehensive. Additional benefits include basic life insurance and long term disability; cafeteria plans; wellness program, employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and tuition reimbursement program. Retirement Benefits include the Kentucky Employees' Retirement System and Cash Balance plan and Kentucky Deferred Compensation which includes 401(k), 457, and IRA options.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Team Leader HANDS

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift, some evening hours.

Relocation is not provided and travel is required frequently

Number of Openings for this position: 1