COMMUNITY HEALTH CONSULTANT
State of Iowa Talent Gateway - Polk County, IA

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Prefers someone with experience in family support and/or home visiting.
Provides consultation and technical assistance to local Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting contractors. Serves as the lead staff for two to three MIECHV sites and provides guidance to the local area and community partners. Establishes self as state contact person, initiates and maintains working relationships with, and provides information to community organizations. Meets with the MIECHV state staff to discuss concerns and common areas of needs and strengthens. Assures contractors offer follow up and support services to families, including advocating, as well as keeping parties informed of new technology and training opportunities.
Monitor practices of local program staff, informs and advices regarding program standards and areas needing improvement. Offers consultation and assists contracting agencies in areas of administration, fiscal accountability, employee and community relations. Assists local contractors in areas of certification and program compliance for federal/state regulatory requirements, provides guidance for professional development and facilitates educational activities for local program staff. Reviews contracting programs objectives, community needs, and plans for services; evaluations service delivery. Provides supervision of contractor administrators, assisting in development of performance standards, orientation, providing technical assistance and consultation, assessing and evaluating performance, assisting and guiding administrators and boards.
Serves as the liaison between the national level partners of the chosen evidence-based programs and the MIECHV contract at the local level.
Provides leadership for the Coordinated Intake project. Work with Early ACCESS, Early Childhood Iowa and other early childhood partners to develop a central intake for the early childhood system (children ages 0-5 years). Conduct a needs assessment of current coordinated or central intake systems. Develop core components of a state, regional/local central intake system.
Serve as the lead MIECHV staff for the virtual home visitor project. This will include developing a workgroup and working with an outside contractor to develop a virtual home visitor site.
Serve as the lead MIECHV staff for the completion of a family support workforce study. This would include working with an outside contractor on the development of the survey tool and the collection and analysis of data. Also serve as the lead for the development of the q score for home visitors.
Provide leadership for working with the medical community on the improving the linkage between medical practices and providers and family support programs and providers. This will include working with Iowa's Chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Family Practice.
Develop and provide training to local family support workers.
Provides input and expertise on required grant writing and progress reports for MEICHV. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in nursing, a human services or health-oriented field, or education, or nutrition and three years of professional experience in these areas.

For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications. Additional Qualifications Post Close Date 13-Jan-2013

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