Family Support Specialist 


Southeast District Health Department is seeking a detail-oriented, self-motivated individual, who enjoys making a difference in the lives of others, to fill the position of Family Support Specialist with the Growing Great Kids in Southeast Nebraska program.  This is a direct-service position. 

The Family Support Specialist will provide family-centered, strength-based services to prenatal clients and families with infants or young children.  Staff will represent the agency and programs in a positive manner.  This full-time position offers a flexible and independent work environment.

Typical duties include:

  • Establish positive, supportive, and reciprocal relationships with families
  • Assist in strengthening the parent-child relationship
  • Assist parents in improving their skills to optimize the home environment
  • Increase the family’s ability to problem solve and advocate for themselves and their children
  • Assist the family in establishing goals and a plan for accomplishment of those goals
  • Assessment of the normal growth and development of the target child.
  • Use reflective practice techniques in order to engage parents
  • Make referrals to the appropriate community-based agencies, depending on the family’s needs
  • Maintain accurate, timely documentation

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent; college coursework in early childhood education or human services preferred
  • Must have reliable transportation, cell phone and valid driver’s license.
  • Must have ability to pass a criminal background check. 
  • Experience in working with or providing services to children and their families
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships
  • Experience and willingness to work with the culturally diverse populations
  • Knowledge of infant and child development
  • Open to reflective practice
  • Basic computer skills necessary (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Fluent in Spanish (speaking and reading/writing) is a plus   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Please submit resumes and 3 references to:                                                                                                                                                Southeast District Health Department
                                                                                         Attn: Amanda Drier

2511 Schneider Ave, Auburn, NE  68305

-or- email to amanda@sedhd.org


Finance Coordinator


Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Classification: Regular Full-time


Primary Responsibilities

The Finance Coordinator is responsible for accounts payable/receivable processes, procurement, payroll
management, tracking organizational and program budgets, and providing financial/budget status reports,
including financial statements to the Board of Health. Develops the department's annual budget and program
budgets in partnership with the Executive Director and program coordinators. Oversees day-to-day finance
operations, procedures, and participates in quality improvement initiatives to ensure organizational
effectiveness and efficiency. Upholds SEDHD internal controls and compiles with auditor and grant program
review requests. Contributes to staff and Board of Health meetings, provides customer services, processes
documents, and requisitions, and organizes files and information. Serves as the Finance and Administration
Section Chief during public health emergencies. Completes other duties as assigned.

Examples of Work Performed

• Manage and maintain financial processes and operations.
• Oversee the purchasing and maintenance of accounting software.
• Process accounts payable/receivable.
• Process payroll and calculate/track fringe benefits.
• Coordinate procurement processes (requisitions, invoices) and develop/maintain inventory management
system.
• Monitor department credit cards, operating line of credit, bank relationships and other fiscal duties.
• Provide financial/budget status reports, including quarterly grant or contract reporting to funders and
reports to the Board of Health.
• Prepare documentation for auditor and program reviewers and respond to queries and requests.
• Provide general office support for employees and customers.
• Provide customer service. Answer phones, greet visitors, communicate with vendors, take
and direct questions or messages to appropriate staff members, respond appropriately to inquiries.
• Contribute to hiring and new employee orientation procedures, assuring completion of required SEDHD
forms, background checks and employment verification, and training employees on policies/procedures,
office equipment and forms.
• Design/maintain electronic and paper filing systems. Maintain and ensure the security of office files and
records.
• Demonstrate sound fiscal accountability.
• Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information in accordance with Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA), State confidentiality standards, and SEDHD policy.
• Comply with all SEDHD policies, procedures, and internal controls. Conduct regular review of policies
and procedures.
• Participate in assigned internal staff committees.
• Participate in required SEDHD training and staff development opportunities.• Participate in performance management and quality improvement activities.
• Assist with emergency response efforts to disease outbreaks and disasters when requested. Serves as the
Finance and Administration Section Chief in SEDHD’s incident command structure.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Display positive public relations skills and work with all community members regardless of lifestyles,
physical abilities, sexual orientation, education, race, ethnicity, culture, etc.
• Readily assumes responsibility.
• Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
• Knowledge of budgeting, financial statements and relationships, analytical techniques, operations, and
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, practices, and procedures.
• Knowledge of federal grants management.
• Knowledge of human resources functions, including employment laws and practices as well as benefits
and compensation administration.
• Skilled in facilitation and presentation skills, listening, group processes, and dynamics.
• Proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and other common computer and database applications.
• Ability to work with various levels of agency management.
• Ability to read, write, and comprehend documents such as safety rules, laws, instructions, and
policies/procedures.
• Ability to think strategically, communicate effectively, and articulate both orally and in writing.
• Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret technical information.
• Ability to be action-oriented, persevere, motivate others, and focus on program goals.
• Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with coworkers,
administrative support organizations, elected and appointed officials, representatives of other
governmental entities, private industry, and members of the general public.
• Ability to coordinate the activities of diverse groups and agencies.
• Ability to manage work processes and meet deadlines.
• Ability to organize, plan, and prioritize projects using time management skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to adapt to change and be flexible.
• Ability to assume additional responsibilities and assignments.
• Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, and discretion.

Working Conditions

Work is performed primarily indoors in an office environment. Work during a public health emergency may be
performed at or other locations as needed. Work will include traveling to other facilities such as local or state
public health facilities, hospitals, clinics, and community partner agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or related field.
Master’s degree in business, finance, administration or accounting preferred.
• Prefer 1 or more years of experience working in a fast-paced finance or accounting environment

Additional Preferred Licensure/Certificates

• Completion of Federal Emergency Management Agency Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200,
700, and 800 independent study courses. An applicant who has not completed ICS 100, 200, 700, and
800 will be required to complete the courses within one month of employment.
• A valid Nebraska driver’s license.

How to Apply

Send resumes to Grant Brueggemann, Executive Director – grant@sedhd.org


Public Health Nurse


Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Classification: Regular Full-time

Primary Responsibilities

Public Health Nurse works with various public health programs to including nursing case management, school
nursing liaison, maternal-child health nursing, immunizations, disease surveillance and investigations,
emergency preparedness, planning, and other related nursing programs as needed.

Examples of Work Performed

• Apply the nursing process to perform case management services for individuals and families to assure
access, continuity of care, and efficient use of healthcare resources. Documentation may require both
electronic and paper charting.
• Provide expertise regarding public health nursing scope, practice, and policy at many levels.
• Manage and operate the department’s Vaccines for Children and adult immunization programs.
• Assess and evaluate a patient's response to treatment and medication.
• Maintain accurate patient records and adhere to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(HIPAA), State confidentiality standards, and SEDHD policy.
• Provide for prevention and control of communicable disease through epidemiological investigations.
• Apply epidemiological principles to evaluate health trends and risk factors of population groups.
• Participate in public health emergency response preparedness, planning, and response activities.
• Assist with developing and maintaining public health policies, practices, and principles to enhance
public health emergency response activities.
• Provide public health nursing information, education, and instruction to daycares, schools, clinics, and
other community settings.
• Provide general health-related information and instruction to individuals, families, and community
groups as requested using a health literacy approach.
• Establish and maintain relationships and collaborate with other local health departments, Nebraska
Department of Health and Human Services, community organizations, health systems, contractors,
community partners, etc.
• Keep current on new health/medical trends and innovations in disease prevention and treatment.
• Submit timely reports required by management and program contacts.
• Participate in program planning, budgeting, implementation, and improvement.
• Participate in quality assurance activities for compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and
procedures.
• Provide public health training, orientation, and education to staff, clients, students, and the community
as requested using a health literacy approach.
• Maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with those contacted through work
assignments.• Maintain working knowledge of the nursing process, medical terminology, medical record-keeping,
applicable healthcare-related laws and regulations, universal precautions, and infection control practices,
and strict confidentiality practices.
• Engage individuals and families to address identified health issues through the use of empathy, effective
listening, and established health assessments.
• Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs and experiences of families in crisis.
• Facilitate meetings of community partners using proven leadership techniques that promote group
participation and consensus.
• Attends training and meetings as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Display positive public relations skills and work with all communities, lifestyles, physical abilities,
sexual orientation, education, race, ethnicity, culture, etc.
• Readily assumes responsibility.
• Skilled in facilitation and presentation skills, listening, group processes, and dynamics.
• Skilled in basic desktop software programs, including Microsoft Office, and ability to learn other
software as needed.
• Ability to learn and utilize web-based programs
• Ability to work with various levels of agency management.
• Ability to conduct research activities, summarize data, and write conclusions into reports.
• Ability to read, write, and comprehend documents such as safety rules, healthcare laws, instructions, and
policies/procedures.
• Ability to think strategically, communicate effectively, and articulate both orally and in writing.
• Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret technical information.
• Ability to be action-oriented, persevere, motivate others, and focus on program goals.
• Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with coworkers,
administrative support organizations, elected and appointed officials, representatives of other
governmental entities, private industry and members of the general public.
• Ability to coordinate the activities of diverse groups and agencies.
• Ability to manage work processes and meet deadlines.
• Ability to organize, plan, and prioritize projects using time management skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to adapt to change and be flexible.
• Ability to assume additional responsibilities and assignments.
• Ability to exercise initiative, judgment, and discretion.

Working Conditions

Work is performed primarily indoors in an office environment. Work during a public health emergency may be
performed at healthcare agencies within SEDHD jurisdiction or other locations as needed. Work will include
traveling to other facilities such as local or state public health facilities, hospitals, clinics, and community
partner agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

• Associate degree in Nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
• Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Nebraska or current compact state license required.
• Basic Life Support certification required.• CPR certification required.

Additional Preferred Licensure/Certificates

• Completion of Federal Emergency Management Agency Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200,
700, and 800 independent study courses. An applicant who has not completed ICS 100, 200, 700, and
800 will be required to complete the courses within one month of employment.
• A valid Nebraska driver’s license.


How to Apply

Send resumes to Grant Brueggemann, Executive Director – grant@sedhd.org

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Southeast District Health Department
 
2511 Schneider Ave, Auburn, Ne 68305

Phone: 402-274-3993  
 
 
 
 
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