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We are hiring! The Ross County Health District has the following job openings:

Updated 1/15/2020

Home Visitor- Ross County Healthy Families Program

Join our team:  The Ross County Health District is seeking a full-time Home Visitor to provide in-home visitation services to families with children, prenatal to age 3, who reside in Ross County, Ohio.  An evidenced-based program will be utilized by the Home Visitor to promote healthy growth and development for babies and young children.   The Home Visitor supports families by providing them with information regarding child development, healthy pregnancy, and parenting skill development, including traditional parenting practices.  This is a fee-for-service funded position.  Minimum qualifications include an Associate degree in social work, nursing, special or early childhood education, child development or related field.  Bachelor’s degree and LSW preferred.


Public Health Nurse – Substance Use Disorder

The Health District is seeking a full-time BSN-prepared nurse to lead a multi-disciplinary team that will address and reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic in Ross County. The position will oversee outreach efforts of Community Health Workers and identify and implement evidence base practices surrounding prevention, assessment, and harm reduction. Nursing activities will also include data analysis, case management, health education and advocacy, coalition building, and collaborating with community partners to identify prevention strategies and pathways out of addiction.   This is a grant-funded position. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and at least two years of nursing experience.


Community Health Worker – Substance Use Disorder

The Health District is accepting applications for part-time and full-time community health workers that will specialize in substance use disorder. The Community Health Worker will increase access to care for individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder in order to improve their health and general well-being. This position will provide short-term care coordination, connection to resources, education and support to at-risk individuals. This position will focus on relationship building with participants and work in both clinical and community-based settings, including client’s homes. This is a grant-funded position. Minimum qualifications for this position include a High School Diploma or GED and related experience preferred.


Community Health Specialist I – Creating Healthy Communities – Open until filled – Re-posted January 15, 2020

The Health District is hiring a full-time Community Health Specialist to act as the project coordinator for the Creating Healthy Communities grant program. This five-year program provides health promotion and chronic disease prevention services in Ross County. The position will participate in program planning for policy, systems, and environmental strategies focused on healthy eating and active living. This position is responsible for improving access to affordable healthy foods and increasing opportunities for physical activities by implementing evidence-based strategies. The coordinator will be responsible for overall grant management. This is a grant funded position. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, city planning, nutrition, communication, or other relevant field.  The full position posting can be seen here:Community Health Specialist 1 Creating Healthy Communities Grant   The full position description can be seen here: Community Health Specialist Creating Healthy Communities Position Description


The Ross County Health District strives to improve the health and safety of Ross County residents through education, prevention, policy, and partnerships. The Health District supports staff professional development through on-site, local, and out-of-state training. Staff can receive annual pay increases through a core performance appraisal and receive excellent benefits including affordable health, dental, and vision insurance, excellent public retirement system (OPERS), free immunizations, and one, paid 15-minute break during the workday.  The Health district also provides work-life balance support in the form of  15 sick days, 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, and 13 paid holidays. Regular office hours at 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To apply for any of the above positions, please submit a resume and cover letter to datchison@rosscountyhealth.com.

All qualified applicants can send resumes to: Ross County Health District, Attn: Personnel Officer, 150 E. Second Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 or or via email to datchison@rosscountyhealth.com

The Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.