Adult Protective Service Specialists (Multiple openings)


Job title: Adult Protective Service Specialists (Multiple openings)

$4536 – 6952 per month

Company: State of Oregon

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Job description: Initial Posting Date: 03/28/2024Application Deadline: 04/21/2024Agency: Department of Human ServicesSalary Range: 4,536.00 – 6,952.00Position Type: EmployeePosition Title: Adult Protective Service Specialists (Multiple openings)Job Description:Adult Protective Service Specialists (multiple positions)
Salary Range: $4,536- $6,952 per month
Opening date: March 28th, 2024
Closing date: April 21st, 2024
Location: Washington County (Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro)
Type of Recruitment: Internal/Open CompetitivePlease consider joining one of our informational sessions (see information below) to learn more about the position requirements, how to ensure you include all the right information and make certain your qualifications are captured.Bilingual language skills are encouraged, but not a requirement for this position. This position may receive a 5% differential pay based on passing a language test. Preference will be given to a bilingual candidate.We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively working to build an equitable agency with the Equity North Star as our guide toward our vision of an agency free of racism, discrimination and bias. We believe that teams in which everyone can show up as their full authentic self are key to creating a thriving workforce that can better serve communities. We welcome members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA2S+ community members, and others to apply.Do you want the opportunity to match the needs of people in the community with available federal, state and local programs or other resources to meet those needs? Do you want to be part of a diverse workforce that collaborates and learns from each other to improve services that supports the elderly, people with disabilities and communities? Then, we want to hear from you!Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), part of the Oregon Department of Human Services, is seeking dedicated and compassionate individuals for Adult Protective Service Investigators in our Washington County offices.ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Click here to learn more about Aging and People with Disabilities.Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), A place to belong and make a difference!

  • When you join the ODHS, you join a community of over 10,000 employees dedicated to serving and helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice, and preserve dignity.
  • Connect with ODHS Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and find a place to belong, build community and participate in shared learning. ERGs are employee-driven committees that support each other as well as the ODHS’ overall mission and vision.
  • Enjoy a work-life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages including health, dental, vision and much more!

YOUR DUTIES AT A GLANCE:
This position receives, screens and investigates reports concerning abuse, neglect and exploitation committed against older adults and adults with physical disabilities. Investigations occur in community-based long term care facilities and the community at large. Investigators will also provide plans of safety and prevention to mitigate current and/or future incidents of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Investigators make referrals and/or work with community partners as components of Adult Protective Services.In addition to joining ODHS and its team of dedicated employees, you will also be joining the Washington County office of Aging and People with Disabilities. A dedicated and compassionate team committed to creating supportive, inclusive, and safe environments for their employees and the people they serve.WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE JOB?Join us for either of two LIVE virtual informational sessions –12:00pm to 12:50pm on Tuesday, April 9th and 12:00pm to 12:50pm on Thursday, April 18th. No pre-registration needed, and you can join any time between stated times on either date.You will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the position and what it is like to do the work.
  • Hear from current mangers and team members about the working environment and culture.
  • Receive information about the benefits of working for the State of Oregon and ODHS.
  • Get your question answered about the position, hiring process, and how to better your chances at being selected as a candidate.

Please join us at these LIVE virtual informational session using the links for the corresponding dates below:APSS Informational Session #1:
Date: Tuesday, April 9th
Time: 12:00pm – 12:50pmJoin on your computer, mobile app or room deviceClick here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 261 797 727 752
Passcode: 9DhvSjDial-in by phone
+1 971-277-2343,,598206962# United States, PortlandFind a local number
Phone conference ID: 598 206 962#APSS Informational Session #2
Date: Thursday, April 18th
Time: 12:00pm – 12:50 pmJoin on your computer, mobile app or room deviceClick here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 235 672 965 791
Passcode: HzK8HsDial-in by phone
+1 971-277-2343,,271158349# United States, PortlandFind a local number
Phone conference ID: 271 158 349#WORKING CONDITIONS:
Must be able to drive and meet with individuals in their homes, community settings, community based long term care facilities, or other care settings. A valid driver’s license is required and an acceptable driving record.WHAT YOU NEED TO QUALIFY/MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS(MQ’s):
A Bachelor’s Degree in the human, social, behavioral or criminal sciences and two years human service, law enforcement or investigative experience;
OR
An Associate’s Degree in the human, social, behavioral or criminal sciences and four years human service, law enforcement or investigative experience.Three years professional level experience related to the position may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree; 18 months for an Associates.ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Experience working in investigations (i.e. civil, legal, criminal or abuse/neglect).
  • Experience communicating with clients or members of the public who have challenges accepting or accessing assistance.
  • Experience in community or facility-based care settings.
  • Experience interviewing people to gather and verify information related to abuse, neglect and/or self-neglect.
  • Experience testifying or providing evidence in court and/or administrative hearings.
  • Experience working in a highly self-paced and organized environment.
  • Experience with navigating multiple windows-based software applications including Microsoft applications and inputting data into those systems.
  • Experience with written documentation and an ability to write detailed, analytical, concise reports of abuse/neglect concern outcomes.

**Clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications and essential attributes within your application materials. These attributes will be used to determine which candidates will be selected to move forward in the process.Your application and/or resume will be used when completing a pay equity assessment. The pay equity assessment determines your pay rate/salary step, so complete and detailed work and education history is helpful.HOW TO APPLYYour work history profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase your skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the position.

  • Current State of Oregon: Apply via your employee Workday account. (This includes permanent and limited duration employees; temporaries are not counted as internal candidates). View this job aid for help.
  • A RESUME IS REQUIRED: Attach a resume that demonstrates how you meet the minimum qualifications and essential attributes for the position. If you fail to do so your application will not continue in the recruitment process.
  • Your resume and cover letter (if desired) may be uploaded in the Resume/CV field on the online application. In addition, you may also fill out your Workday application but it will not take place of the required resume.
  • **Emailed resumes and cover letters will not be accepted; they must be attached to your Workday application to be considered.
  • After you submit your application, you will have additional tasks to complete in Workday. Please continue to check your Workday account throughout the recruitment process.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Finalists for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check. Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.
  • The Oregon Department of Human Services does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODHS will use E-Verify to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

  • This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
  • Have questions about Workday, and want some tips on understanding the state application process? Check out our Oregon job opportunities page.
  • If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact the recruiter.
  • For questions about the job duties or application process, please contact amy.acree@odhsw.oregon.gov. Please be sure to include the job requisition number.

Location: Beaverton, OR

Job date: Sat, 30 Mar 2024 06:48:26 GMT

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