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Adult Protective Services Specialist II

Recruitment #180905-H26B-I18

Introduction

 

ALL INTERAGENCY HIRES WILL BE REINSTATED AND BE REQUIRED TO SERVE A TWELVE MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

Announcement #: 18-N122
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN TO PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED STATE EMPLOYEES/REINSTATEMENTS ONLY.
Organization: APS-Oklahoma-D1
Address: 2409 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Travel: Extensive

Job Description, essential functions:
Receives and investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of incapacitated adults.  Determines capacity and provides voluntary and involuntary services based on need.  Coordinates service plans for adults; prepares legal forms for APS court hearings; attends court hearings and provides testimony as appropriate.

Job description, marginal functions:
Attends all trainings, workshops, and meetings as scheduled.

This position may be filled at the alternate level of the JFD depending upon the qualifications of the applicant.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibility for providing adult protective services to vulnerable adults in home and community-based settings.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

This job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the level of complexity and diversity of the specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned, the expertise required for completion of the duties assigned and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:
Employees at this level perform entry-level work in a training status in providing adult protective services to incapacitated adults prior to successful completion of the Adult Protective Services New Worker Training Academy.  Employees at this level may participate in investigations with higher level Adult Protective Services Specialists; learn and apply self-protection techniques; perform follow-up activities for ongoing cases; coordinate service plans for adults; prepare legal forms for APS court hearings; attend court hearings and provide testimony as appropriate; attend case staffings and other training offered outside the APS academy; and may perform independent investigation of routine APS referrals.

Level II:     
Employees at this level are assigned responsibilities at the full performance level in providing adult protective services to incapacitated adults.  Employees receive intakes and complete investigations including appropriate documentation on incapacitated adults alleged to be in situations of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation; ensure and apply self-protection techniques; perform complete assessment and determine appropriate interventions for each case; make collateral contacts to gather additional information on the adult’s history; determine the urgency of each adult’s situation; initiate and follow through on court proceedings for involuntary protective services; serve as temporary guardian for adult acting within the boundaries ordered by the court; involve the adult (if possible), involve family and other caregivers in the development of a service plan to meet the adult’s needs; provide follow-up visits as specified by policy or more often as needed.  In addition, employees at this level develop and deliver in-service training, public presentations and educational programs on APS and adult abuse as requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree.

Level II:
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master’s degree in a behavioral science; or a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science and one year of experience in professional social work; or a bachelor’s degree and two years of professional social work.

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.



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