Work Site Location:
Aging and Adult Service
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
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
- File affidavits and appear in court hearings or proceedings as
- 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
- 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
- Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work
relationship with supervisor, college staff and the community.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of applicable social service resources
• Knowledge of moderate computer skills to include Microsoft
• 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
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage confidential
• 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,
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of
background check and proof of degree if required for this
All application materials including resume and cover letter must
be uploaded and the application completed prior to the close
Advertised: July 30, 2021 Pacific Daylight
Applications close: August 20, 2021 11:55 PM Pacific