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Adult Protection Services Specialist

North Idaho College
Idaho, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Auxiliary Services, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Work Site Location: Aging and Adult Service

Excellent benefits, including retirement

Job Summary:
The purpose of this position is to investigate reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adults. Adult Protection (AP) service is a specialized social service directed toward safeguarding vulnerable adults and making arrangements for the provision of emergency or supportive services necessary to reduce or eliminate risk of harm.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Job Duties:

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Adheres to the federal and state rules, regulations and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
  • Investigates Adult Protection referrals, includes interviewing potential victims, documenting investigation activities, completing comprehensive assessments, developing a supportive service plan and following-up on cases.
  • Advocates for clients by providing information, guidance and support to the individual, caregiver, and family member(s) to reduce risk of future victimization.
  • Coaches and empowers clients and their families to access services that are least restrictive to personal freedom and insures maximum independence of individuals serviced.
  • Determine the need for legal action and make appropriate referrals to law enforcement or Department of Health & Welfare as required.
  • File affidavits and appear in court hearings or proceedings as required.
  • Assist, initiate and participate in activities to educate the public, community agencies, organizations, and medical community about elder abuse and adult protection services.
  • Assists in the collection of data and preparing reports regarding program usage.
  • Assists in the implementation of annual goals and objectives.
  • Participates in community-based meetings as requested.
  • Maintains proper documentation and records in a timely manner in accordance with all federal/state regulations and program requirements.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff and the community.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience :

Must hold a valid Idaho social worker license; and/or
• A Bachelor’s degree in a human services field or closely related field of study and at least two years of full-time experience in direct service delivery to vulnerable adults; and/or
• An Associate’s degree and at least two years of full-time experience in law enforcement.

Required License and/or Certifications :
Must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of applicable social service resources
• Knowledge of moderate computer skills to include Microsoft office
• Knowledge of general math principles
• Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
• Strong presentation skills
• Ability to prepare and maintain accurate notes, reports, and investigative records
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage confidential information
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally
• Ability to plan procedures and prioritize work
• Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check and proof of degree if required for this position.

All application materials including resume and cover letter must be uploaded and the application completed prior to the close date

Advertised: July 30, 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: August 20, 2021 11:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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