Protective Services Worker
This position is responsible for investigating reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of elders, assessing risk, and alleviating abuse in compliance with Elder Affairs and agency guidelines. Responsibilities include ability to develop rapport with the client, conduct timely investigations, ability to assess risk and intervene in crisis situations, develop service plans to alleviate risk, and monitoring ongoing risk and efficacy of service plans. Requires home visits, knowledge of community resources, ability to work with professionals and families, and documentation in client records within mandated timeframes. 35-hour work week with compressed scheduling options including a 4-day work week following a successful introductory period.
This position requires either a bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, psychology or related field plus at least two years’ experience in counseling, casework, or case management providing protective or crisis intervention services or a master’s degree in social work, criminal justice, psychology or related field plus at least one year of experience in counseling, casework, or case management, preferably in a protective services or crisis intervention capacity. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.