The MIECHV (Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visitation) Program is a voluntary in-home visitation program for parents of young children and infants in Wapello and Appanoose Counties. MIECHV provides support to families in the areas of child development, parent-child relationships, and safety.  The MIECHV Family Support Worker is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular, possibly long- term contact/support with families.  Families may remain enrolled until their children enter Kindergarten, if they choose. These visits occur primarily within the family’s home. The program utilizes a Healthy Families America model and curriculum that is trauma-informed, family-centered and strength-based.  The goal of the program is to establish a trusting relationship with families to help them be confident, healthy families and parents. The MIECHV worker provides visits in the family’s home to offer support, assist with parent-child interactions, healthy relationships and other parenting knowledge such as nutrition, safety and developmental progress.  The MIECHV Family Support Worker will assist the family in establishing goals and a plan for their accomplishment by identifying family needs and barriers to success. 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to be considered for this position.  

FORMAL EDUCATION: Requires completion of a bachelor’s degree in Education/Social Work/Family Services/Education or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.  

EXPERIENCE: Requires 2-4 years of experience working with or providing services to children and families. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required. 

Applicants must also have the ability to work in a highly confidential setting and be able to understand, learn, and adapt to new technology. Employment is contingent upon a criminal background check including a registry check of past/current founded child abuse.

Salary range for this position is $35,400-$41,500/year and is commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time position and will require some travel between the 2 counties.

If interested, please complete your application on Sieda’s online application process. For additional information contact: Jennifer Fleener, Economic and Family Support Services Director, at  Applications will be accepted until EOB Friday, September 30, 2022.

Sieda Community Action is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package including: generous paid holiday, vacation, and sick time; health, life and dental insurance; and IPERS retirement benefits.