Health Alerts Restaurant
Scores
Wellness
Assessment

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT:

The Jessamine County Health Department operates under the Local Health Department Merit System Regulations as administered by the Department for Public Health.  All applicants for classified positions will be reviewed and qualified by the Department for Public Health Personnel Branch.  The regulations may be viewed here.

The Health Department may contract with staffing companies, such as Go-Hire Employment and Development, to oversee certain job positions. If such company is utilized, the application process will differ and will be noted within the job posting.

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Peer Support Specialist Job Description

The Jessamine County Health Department is hiring a full-time Peer Support Specialist as part of a three-year grant, Drug Overdose Data to Action, from the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Peer Support Specialist will serve as role model and mentor to incarcerated individuals re-entering the community to help prevent individual from experiencing drug overdose and recidivism.

Experience: Peer Support Specialist Certification with two (2) years in active recovery (this job does require a drug screening).

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Salary Range: $14.65 – $18.97, dependent upon experience

Standard Work Week: Monday – Friday; 8:00AM – 4:30PM; 37.5 hours per week

Benefits: Go-Hire

Credentials Required: High school diploma or GED certificate upon hire, 18 years of age or older, completion of state certified peer support specialist training and attainment of peer support specialist certification, and maintain a valid driver’s license

Primary Functions:

  • Directly work with incarcerated populations through the detention center
  • Serve on the multidisciplinary data focus group to identify community resources that support incarcerated individual’s successful re-entry into the community
  • Partner with case manager in linking client to housing, treatment and social services that promote recovery and lead to improved functioning in the community to reduce overdose and recidivism
  • Use relevant personal stories to teach through experience;
  • Serve as a role model and mentor for clients and their families
  • Encourage client and family voice and choice during development and implementation of plans;
  • Support clients and their families by attending team meetings with team members upon request
  • Empower a client and family to have the confidence to be self-advocates
  • Help providers of other individuals who are working with a client’s family understand the importance of integrating family in services and supports within a system of care
  • Help clients and families enhance relationships with community partners
  • Display excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Recommend project performance improvements, as needed
  • Earn at least 6 hours of continuing education each year

Click here to apply: Peer Support Specialist

Case-Manager Job Description

The Jessamine County Health Department is hiring an experienced full-time Case Manager as part of a three-year grant cycle, Drug Overdose Data to Action, from the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Case manager will advocate, monitor, and help plan for the client (individual incarcerated for drug related activity) to enhance the quality of life in areas of family, socialization, work/education, leisure activity and health care in order to reduce client from experiencing a drug overdose and recidivism.

Purpose: Implement an evidence-based case management prevention approach to reduce drug overdoses and the recidivism rate for the vulnerable population of individuals incarcerated for drug related activity.

Minimum Qualifications

Skills/Knowledge Required: Minimum three years’ experience post degree working with individuals in the incarcerated population and/or those individuals with a substance use disorder.

Credentials: At least a bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, psychology, nursing or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree with five years related experience

Salary Range: $24.73 – $30.77 per hour, dependent upon experience

Standard Work Week: Monday – Friday; 8:00AM – 4:30PM; 37.5 hours per week

Benefits: Go-Hire Benefits Package

Drug Screening: Upon hire

Supervise Staff: Will oversee Peer Support Specialist(s) assigned to this program.

Primary Functions

  • Directly work with incarcerated populations through the detention center
  • Serve on the multidisciplinary data focus group to identify community resources and barriers identified
  • Abide by practices outlined in the evidence-based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment framework
  • Complete a case management or service coordinator certification program offered and approved by the state within six months of employment
  • Connect individuals with peer support specialist as outlined in case management plan
  • Able to work independently and have excellent management skills
  • Provide case management to 25 individuals on the case load at all times. Clients will have SMI/SUD diagnosis and possible chronic health conditions
  • Connect individuals to transportation services when necessary to appointments with mental health and medical providers, as well as out in the community
  • Link and coordinate needed health and social services for each client with community partners
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Participate on monthly conference calls with Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Inform partners monthly of review status and progress of clients actively engaged in case management plan
  • Recommend project performance improvements, as needed
  • Must complete paperwork on electronic software system
  • Possess proficient computer skills
  • Participate in professional development activities related to job responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned

Click here to apply: Case Manager