Maternal and Child Health Consultant

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 9, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.:

Job Title: Maternal and Child Health Consultant

Closing Date/Time: Sunday, 5/9/2021, 4:30 pm

Salary: $25.73 to $35.47 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Maternal and Child Health Consultant informs families about the full range of health and dental services available under Title V and Medicaid and assists in making connections, internally and externally, to provide pregnant and postpartum women, children, and adolescents with access to healthcare. This is a grant-funded position.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Contacts area families to provide information about Iowa Medicaid benefits; provides connections to community resources as needed.

Coordinates care services for pregnant and postpartum women, children, and adolescents on Iowa Medicaid to assist with establishing a medical & dental home, transportation & interpretation services, scheduling appointments; connects families to area resources, as well as follows up to ensure care needs are achieved. Assists the general public with general insurance questions or to access resources.

Provides psychosocial services, including screenings for depression, substance abuse, and domestic violence, anticipatory guidance, follow-up, and referrals for maternal health clients

Maintains documents and files; updates database information to document program activities and direct services.

Conducts developmental and behavioral screening; follows up and monitors or and provides service referrals as needed.

Schedules and completes Presumptive Eligibility applications to determine eligibility for immediate Medicaid insurance coverage.

Develops, coordinates, and implements education programs; participates in community outreach and health promotion activities.

Participates in health planning and needs assessment activities to develop and implement program goals.

Completes healthcare provider, community organization, small group, and individual outreach to encourage developmental screening, acceptance of Iowa Medicaid and Hawki insurances, comprehensive wellness exams, and dental care.

Participates in department efforts related to accreditation/reaccreditation, performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development.

Attends and participates in a variety of internal and external meetings, committees, and organizations.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor?s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Health Science, or related field; AND two (2) years of related work experience required.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Community health resources and services.

Child development.

Establishing client trust through interviewing and listening.

Records maintenance and retention policies, procedures, and practices.

Public outreach methods and platforms.

Skill in:
Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, outside agencies, and the public.

Reading and interpreting protocols and standard operating procedures.

Maintaining accurate records and documentation.

Working efficiently both independently and as part of a team.

Typing and entering data with speed and accuracy.

Maintaining confidential information.

Operating a computer including standard software and some specialized software.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.