Public Health Job Opportunities

Supervisor of Maternal Child Health

Family, Inc. is seeking a Supervisor of Maternal Child Health to oversee maternal child health services to pregnant women and children. This position also assists the Executive Director in the supervision of assigned staff and programs.


  • Master’s degree in social work, nursing, or public health and 4 years’ experience with public health and families with young children preferred. Bachelor’s degree with public health experience meets minimum level.
  • Experience in public health, home visiting, early childhood, parent support, and/or dyadic work with women, children and families.
  • Capacity to foster a supportive environment for staff, and function effectively during stressful situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be PC literate.
  • Capacity to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Interest in program evaluation and research.
  • Ability to travel throughout Pottawattamie & Mills County
  • Knowledge of community resources preferred
  • Ability to provide services to diverse communities and families. Respect for and sensitivity to the needs and rights of others, including those with differing cultural, racial, sexual or ethnic identities.
  • Understands and commits to the agency mission. Promotes the growth of FAMILY, Inc by representing the organization, its mission, and its role in the community in a professional manner.
  • Driver’s license and personal vehicle. Must maintain current driver’s license and auto insurance coverage within the limits specified by FAMILY’s liability insurance carrier and stated in FAMILY, Inc employee handbook. Must provide proof of license and insurance upon request and have access to reliable transportation.


  • Responsibilities:
  • Oversee all project activities related to Maternal and Child Health and ensure project activities comply with the policies and regulations of the Iowa Department of Public Health. This includes the development and execution of project deliverables, lead project planning, budgeting, action plans, and monitoring processes.
  • Coordination of the 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative.
  • Submit activity reports, meeting minutes, and financial reports on regular basis to the Executive Director.
  • Prepare and submit annual activity-based project budgets as well as monthly and quarterly financial reports and sending of new funding requests.
  • Complete annual grant application and year-end reports with data and analysis of program effectiveness and present as requested.
  • Assist in grant writing and fund development to maintain current programming as well as diversify funding sources.
  • Actively participate in a multidisciplinary team to promote interagency collaboration in planning and implementation. Lead and motivate the project staff and monitor project activities and project expenditure, including coordination with consultants, sub-contractors and volunteers in the project.
  • Individualize across diverse staff to address each staff member’s distinctive patterns in order to establish respect and rapport. Provide weekly reflective supervision and conduct annual performance evaluations.
  • Ensure close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in grant agreements. Maintain effective working relationships with the public and serve as a liaison to participating community institutions, organizations, and agencies.
  • Employ resourcefulness in project design, implementation and monitoring. Oversee QA activities and chart audits. Troubleshoot project problems. Identify and implement creative solutions.
  • Communicate appropriately verbally and in writing with clients, staff, health care providers, referral sources, funding sources and other and other community resources.
  • Meet all documentation and productivity standards as identified by the agency. Ensure the completion of case documentation, as required by agency and grant sources. Maintain confidentiality of all families and staff.
  • Comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations as appropriate for the position. This includes compliance with all policies and procedures of the agency, including those specified in the employee handbook.
  • Seek opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.


View the full job description and apply online here.