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 jfleener@sieda.org.  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.