Title: Adult Protective Services Specialist JP#202016 Limited Duration not to exceed 24 months (40 hrs/wk) Albany/Toledo
Classification: Adult Protective Service
Department: Senior and Disabilities Services Division
Reports to: Senior and Disability Services Program Supervisor
or Program Manager
ABOUT OREGON CASCADES WEST COUNCIL OF
OCWCOG manages a variety of local, State, and
Federal programs to serve residents, local governments, and businesses in our
tri-County Region. OCWCOG is recognized by the State of Oregon as an Area
Commission on Transportation (ACT) and a Type B Medicaid Transfer Agency.
Additionally, the association is recognized by the Federal Government as an
Area Agency on Aging (AAA), an Economic Development District (EDD), an Economic
Development Revolving Loan Fund Coordinator, a U.S. Department of Agriculture
Revolving Loan Agency, and staffs the two Metropolitan Planning Organizations
(MPOs) in the Region. These designations increase OCWCOG’s ability to serve our
As an Oregon intergovernmental entity, in
addition to the programs and services that OCWCOG is required by State or
Federal contract to provide, OCWCOG helps businesses find appropriate capital;
facilitates seniors and persons with disabilities plan for independent living; coordinates
local road improvement priorities; and assists with administration and
technical support for its member governments.
works towards OCWCOG’s mission of helping the Region’s communities collaborate
to solve problems and connect member governments, businesses, and individuals
with a wide array of resources.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Investigates, provides intervention and
reporting of abuse against people with disabilities and older adults as
required under state and federal mandate.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
investigation of protective service and abuse/neglect allegations for elderly
persons and/or people with disabilities in the community, at community-based
care facilities, and nursing facilities.
- Responds to referrals of protective service
and abuse for elderly persons with disabilities in accordance with Oregon
- Provides comprehensive assessment and
crisis intervention services for protective service/abuse situations for elderly
persons and people with disabilities as needed including arranging for medical
care, alternative living arrangements and other needed services.
- Completes clear and concise abuse reports which
may be used in legal and corrective action proceedings in a timely manner and
in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rule.
- Refers protective service/abuse cases to
ongoing case management or other services following crisis resolution, as
- Conducts comprehensive initial assessment
and periodic review of needs for individuals in risk management category. Develops individualized plans in
collaboration with other community agencies and resources to reduce risk to the
- Accompanies local law enforcement as
- Coordinates with volunteers agencies to
provide services to risk management clients.
- Coordinates actions with law enforcement
personnel, District Attorney, or other community partners to arrange for
victim’s safety and security.
- Works with client, family and other community
resources to resolve ongoing case problems. Serves as a resource to providers,
case managers, other public agencies and the public.
presentations and conducts abuse prevention and education outreach as required.
on Multidisciplinary Team.
and submits appropriate reports as required.
OTHER JOB DUTIES
Provides backup support to unit staff as
directed by supervisor.
assist Case Managers in Medicaid eligibility process. If assigned, completes eligibility in full,
including all necessary paper work and MMIS documents.
Attends meetings, staffing and training as
directed by supervisor.
Performs resource development activities.
Other related duties as assigned by
Work involves frequent
travel to make home or facility visits and potential exposure to diseases,
unsanitary conditions, and traffic hazards. Environmental conditions may
include exposure to bodily waste, illegal drug/use manufacture, communicable
diseases, and presence of weapons and or vicious animals.
Work involves potential
risk to worker safety due to hostile, possibly violent persons.
Work may involve travel
and/or investigative work after hours.
general supervision from the Senior and Disability Services Program Supervisor
or Program Manager
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
Experience & Training
degree with emphasis in human, social, behavioral, or criminal sciences. Course work in social services, geriatrics, and
health care OR
providing a knowledge of medical terminology affecting protected populations
and/or investigative processes; OR
satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience which
demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
of the elderly and/or people with disabilities and familiarity with the
problems and issues confronting vulnerable populations in the local community;
of community resources;
of confidentiality rules regarding client and provider records and
investigations, including HIPAA regulations;
of legal requirements regarding guardianships, conservatorships, power of
attorney, advance directives, restraining orders, commitment hearings, and
of the principals, methods and practices of investigation such as planning
inquiries, interviewing witnesses, and preserving evidence;
of, and ability to, operate a personal computer;
of, and experience in, Microsoft software;
to effectively communicate orally and in writing, including the ability to
write thorough, complex, and accurate investigative reports;
interpersonal and problem solving skills and the ability to resolve conflicts
and ability to respond and work effectively with angry and hostile clients,
client representatives and service providers;
to communicate effectively with attorneys and law enforcement in verbal and
written formats and provide occasional testimony during legal proceedings;
to work with: (1) individuals who abuse alcohol and/or drugs, (2) individuals
who are noncompliant with medical treatment, and (3) individuals with
Alzheimer’s disease or other dementing illnesses;
to assess individuals in their own home to determine appropriate service and/or
to work effectively with representatives of other social agencies, and members
of the public;
to work effectively with clients and to use good judgment in handling
individual case problems;
to interact and work with a culturally diverse population;
to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and
evaluate options and implement solutions;
Ability to exercise good time management skills
in order to accomplish both daily tasks and on-going projects;
to maintain accurate, up-to-date records and to prepare accurate reports;
to work independently, organize and structure work, handle multiple projects
and a high volume of work;
to initiate own work with minimum supervision.
to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with
staff, consumers, other agencies and the general public.
to prepare and deliver effective presentations.
in performing psychosocial assessments.
Certificates, & Other Requirements
of a Valid Oregon Driver’s License, or have the ability to obtain reliable
transportation in order to travel throughout the three-county area.
successful completion of a criminal history and driving record check.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee occupying this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and abilities. To successfully perform this job, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
Starting salary is $24.31- $32.59/hourly DOQE. A step increase will be awarded upon successful completion of a probationary period (typically six months), and then annually thereafter to the top of the range. OCWCOG offers an attractive benefits package including:
Retirement – OCWCOG pays both the employer’s percentage, and employee’s six percent (6%) contribution into the Oregon Public Employees System (PERS). In addition to PERS, OCWCOG pays into Social Security.
Insurance – For select plans, OCWCOG currently pays one hundred percent (100%) of the insurance premiums for the employee and their eligible dependents. The insurance package includes medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, alternative care, life, accidental death and dismemberment, as well as long-term care.
Holiday Leave – OCWCOG provides ten and one half (10 ½) fixed holidays, plus two (2) personal days during each fiscal year.
Additional Benefits – Deferred compensation options, Long-term care Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Credit Union memberships, and options to participate in pre-tax Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account.
Sick Leave – Full-time employees accrue eight (8) hours of sick leave each month.
Vacation Leave – Full-time employees accrue vacation leave each month according to the following schedule:
0-36 months - 8 hours/month
37-72 months - 10 hours/month
73-144 months - 14 hours/month
145 months and above - 16 hours/month
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), pursuant to Article 14 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
You must submit the following application materials to be considered as a viable candidate:
A current resume that clearly describes your experience, skills, and/or knowledge related to the requirements of the position and demonstrates that you meet qualifications of the position listed above.
A cover letter explaining how your background, experience and training qualify you for this position. Please describe your experience and training specifically as they relate to the Desired Attributes.
If you are an eligible veteran and wish to claim veterans’ preference points AND you also meet the minimum qualifications for this position, the points will be added to your score. To receive veterans’ preference points, you MUST attach to your application materials the following required documentation:
• A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; OR a letter from the US Dept of Veteran’s Affairs indicating you receive a non-service connected pension for the five (5) point preference.
• A copy of your DD214/DD215 form; AND a copy of your veteran’s disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs for the ten (10) point preference.
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The Position Number for this position is 202016.