Child and Family Clinical Nursing Consultant

Augusta, ME Full-time

Public Health Nurse II
Opening Date: August 6, 2019           

Closing Date:  August 20, 2019 

Job Class Code: 4055
Grade: 22  (Nursing salary schedule ) 
Salary: $44,907.20 - $58,822.40/yr.
Position Number: 02033-0881


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that safeguard the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs. The Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS), within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families through community networks, local resources, and life-long family connections throughout Maine. This position will be part of the Child Welfare Division and is located at the OCFS central office in Augusta

Job duties:

 As the Child & Family Nursing Consultant you will be responsible for the following as it relates to the development of plans of safe care for drug affected babies and their caregiver(s):

  • Clinically assess each plan of safe care to determine the level of safety for drug- affected babies and their caregiver(s) and make recommendations for additional action when there are outstanding questions about care of the infant or significant, unmet safety concerns.
  • Collaborate with OCFS staff, medical providers, social service providers and other community collaboratives, taskforces and workgroups who work to improve systems of care for drug affected babies and their caregiver(s).
  • Consult with families and providers involved in programs targeted to support drug affected babies and their caregiver(s);
  • Provide quality improvement training for direct line staff.
  • Other duties as it relates to supporting children and their families.


 To qualify, your background must include:
1. A 4-year combination of training and experience which includes:
a. graduation from an approved nursing education program and
b. 30 credit hours in one or more of the following disciplines: General, Abnormal or Adolescent Psychology, Sociology, Human Nutrition, Nursing Rehabilitation, Community Health
c. 1 year of supervised graduate nurse experience
- OR –
2. Graduation from an approved nursing education program and 2 years of experience in public health.

(These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class)
• Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse as issued by the State of Maine Board of Nursing.

1. Knowledge of maternal, infant, and child health related to substance use during pregnancy;
2. Knowledge of public health, social services and intervention and support programs targeted towards supporting drug affected babies and their caregiver(s);
3. Knowledge of substance use disorders; and
Knowledge of child welfare, child abuse and trauma, and children’s behavioral health.

Please submit a cover letter addressing your skills and/or prior experience in each of the three areas above. If you do not provide this information your application may not be processed.


For additional information about this position please contact Lisa Bullard at (207) 624-7960 or by e-mail @ or by email at  To apply, please upload a recent resume (if available) and cover letter addressing each of the four preferred skills/experience areas above. To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at       


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2019.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.