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Adult Protection Specialist 1|2|3

  • ... Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 5734 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 02, 2024       Expires on:

Adult Protection Specialist 1|2|3   

JOB TITLE:

Adult Protection Specialist 1|2|3

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Lafayette Louisiana United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Supplemental Information



GOEA is committed to advocating for the needs and rights of the elderly, improving the quality of life for its seniors, promoting public awareness, intervention in exploitation and abuse, building partnerships with communities, and supporting intergenerational activities

The maximum amount listed for this job title is the maximum salary a person can make in the position.
It is not the maximum amount that we are allowed to pay a new hire.


The referenced position is eligible for premium pay for only hours worked:
$2/hour Hazardous Duty-Premium Pay
$1/hour Tiered Longevity- Premium Pay

Extensive travel in Acadia, Lafayette, Saint Martin, Saint Mary, Iberia, and Vermillion parish.

Driving, travel and overtime will be required as deemed necessary by the supervisor.


As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Adult Protection Specialist 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).
Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.


All prospective new hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify.


No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.


To apply for this vacancy, click on the \"Apply\" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process.
Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.


*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application.
Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
*


The Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and State as a Model Employer (SAME) to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


For further information about this posting, please email:
Goeahr@la.
gov

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any of the following will qualify:
1.
A master's degree in social work.
2.
A master's degree in criminal justice; education with a concentration in special education or guidance and counseling; family life education (child development or early childhood education); psychology; sociology; applied sociology; vocational education; pastoral counseling; counseling; vocational rehabilitation counseling; vocational rehabilitation; rehabilitation counseling; or human development counseling.
3.
A baccalaureate degree in social work plus one year of professional social services experience.
4.
A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional social services experience.
SUBSTITUTIONS (FOR OPTION 4 ONLY):
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Possession of a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment may be required.
NOTE:
Some positions may require regulation as a Registered Social Worker (RSW), Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.


NOTE:
The baccalaureate or master's degree in social work must be from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide entry-level specialized social services to clients in the protective services program.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Entry.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Close from an Adult Protection Specialist Supervisor, a higher level professional, or an administrator.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Typically, the Department of Health and Hospitals.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Adult Protection Specialist 2 by the presence of close supervision and the absence of independent action.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Serves as an intake worker and/or conducts investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and extortion under close supervision and with support from higher level adult protection personnel.
Obtains identifying information, provides information on services provided by the agency and makes referrals when reports do not meet the requirement for investigation.
Determines allegation types, risk of harm, and priority levels.
Conducts investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, exploitation, and the extortion of adults in accordance with agency policy and state law.


Assesses home environment, living situation, functional and mental capacity and other factors to determine the risk of harm to the adult and the need for immediate intervention.
Provides those services required for the adult's immediate safety; i.
e.
, a referral to law enforcement or 911, or the adult's relocation to a safe environment.
Obtains services for the adult in the least restrictive setting available that will provide the adult with needed care, treatment, and services sufficient to protect the adult from harm and allow the adult to function as independently as possible.
Maintains highly confidential case files in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
Works with coroners, social services agencies, law enforcement, district attorneys, and legal staff to initiate actions necessary to protect the adult.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 02, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

5734 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707365377-cd9468c6ec8707bc4c3877b8cde39848

LOCATION:

Louisiana United States

CITY:

Lafayette

Job Origin:

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Supplemental Information



GOEA is committed to advocating for the needs and rights of the elderly, improving the quality of life for its seniors, promoting public awareness, intervention in exploitation and abuse, building partnerships with communities, and supporting intergenerational activities

The maximum amount listed for this job title is the maximum salary a person can make in the position. It is not the maximum amount that we are allowed to pay a new hire.

The referenced position is eligible for premium pay for only hours worked:
$2/hour Hazardous Duty-Premium Pay
$1/hour Tiered Longevity- Premium Pay

Extensive travel in Acadia, Lafayette, Saint Martin, Saint Mary, Iberia, and Vermillion parish.
Driving, travel and overtime will be required as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Adult Protection Specialist 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

All prospective new hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the \"Apply\" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

The Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and State as a Model Employer (SAME) to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

For further information about this posting, please email:
Goeahr@la.gov

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any of the following will qualify:
1. A master's degree in social work.
2. A master's degree in criminal justice; education with a concentration in special education or guidance and counseling; family life education (child development or early childhood education); psychology; sociology; applied sociology; vocational education; pastoral counseling; counseling; vocational rehabilitation counseling; vocational rehabilitation; rehabilitation counseling; or human development counseling.
3. A baccalaureate degree in social work plus one year of professional social services experience.
4. A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional social services experience.
SUBSTITUTIONS (FOR OPTION 4 ONLY):
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Possession of a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment may be required.
NOTE:
Some positions may require regulation as a Registered Social Worker (RSW), Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.


NOTE:
The baccalaureate or master's degree in social work must be from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide entry-level specialized social services to clients in the protective services program.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Entry.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Close from an Adult Protection Specialist Supervisor, a higher level professional, or an administrator.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Typically, the Department of Health and Hospitals.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Adult Protection Specialist 2 by the presence of close supervision and the absence of independent action.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Serves as an intake worker and/or conducts investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and extortion under close supervision and with support from higher level adult protection personnel.
Obtains identifying information, provides information on services provided by the agency and makes referrals when reports do not meet the requirement for investigation. Determines allegation types, risk of harm, and priority levels.
Conducts investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, exploitation, and the extortion of adults in accordance with agency policy and state law.

Assesses home environment, living situation, functional and mental capacity and other factors to determine the risk of harm to the adult and the need for immediate intervention.
Provides those services required for the adult's immediate safety; i.e., a referral to law enforcement or 911, or the adult's relocation to a safe environment.
Obtains services for the adult in the least restrictive setting available that will provide the adult with needed care, treatment, and services sufficient to protect the adult from harm and allow the adult to function as independently as possible.
Maintains highly confidential case files in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
Works with coroners, social services agencies, law enforcement, district attorneys, and legal staff to initiate actions necessary to protect the adult.

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