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JOB DESCRIPTION

 TITLE:       INVESTIGATOR I - OLDER ADULTS PROTECTIVE

SERVICES (OAPS

 DEFINITION:  Under the supervision of an Older Adult

Protective Services Supervisor, the Protective Services Investigator is

responsible for providing intake, investigation, assessment, and case

management services for clients age 60 and above who are at risk of abuse,

neglect, exploitation, or abandonment. 

 QUALIFICATIONS:  Satisfactory criminal history clearance.  Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related

social science and three years’ experience in direct services required.  One year direct aging casework experience is

preferred. Familiarity with protective services, crisis intervention,

investigative techniques, mental health intervention, or case management with

the elderly is preferred.  Ability to

work with difficult clients and skill in case assessment are required. Second

language abilities preferred.


DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:

a)     Receives and investigates

reports of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment of individuals age 60

and above as described in the Older Adults Protective Services Law and the

regulations accompanying this law.

b)    Determines if report of

abuse or neglect is substantiated or unsubstantiated and makes referrals to

appropriate agencies and services.

c)     Assesses the need for

emergency intervention including petitioning for involuntary mental health

commitments, protection from abuse orders, emergency intervention and access

orders, when appropriate.  Testifies in

court as needed. 

d)    Accompanies and assists

police in delivery and enforcing of above-mentioned court orders.

e)     Conducts an assessment and

develops a care plan for client, family, friends, and service providers.

f)     Provides on‑going case

management to older adults in need of protective services as defined by the

Older Adult Protective Services law reassessing as required.

g)    Documents all case activity

in accordance with State regulations, agency policies, and best practice.

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h)    Provides financial or

surrogate management as appropriate.

i)      Establishes and maintains

relationships with public service providers, including mental health   and health care providers, police district

offices, and other community agencies.

j)      Coordinates case planning

with other service providers and other service delivery systems.

k)    Coordinates investigations

in institutions with appropriate State licensing agencies and Ombudsman.

l)      Arranges and conducts case

conferences.

m)   Locates and/or mobilizes

resources to meet client needs.

n)    Participates in on‑going

problem‑solving, program evaluation and development with all staff.

o)    Participates in orientation

and training, in‑service training, and attends regular staff meetings.

 p)    Uses regular conferences

with supervisor to evaluate work, improve job performance, and enhance

professional growth.

q)    Assists with outreach and

public education.

r)     Identifies resource and

service gaps, which inhibit the provision of high quality care to vulnerable

older adults.

s)     Performs other related

duties as assigned.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES:

1.    

A report of criminal history record information from the state or Federal

Government.

2.    

A valid driver's license, a good driving record and access to a fully

insured car and, when necessary, transporting of clients.

3.    

Evenings and weekends on‑call via cell phone on a rotating schedule

basis.

4.    

Availability via cell phone at all times during scheduled working

hours, including lunch hours, meetings, etc.

5.    

Completion of Pennsylvania Department of Aging's Older Adult Protective

Services training as set forth in the Regulations.

6.    

Signing the Pennsylvania Department of Aging's Confidentiality

Statement.    


 

 



JOB DESCRIPTION

 TITLE:       INVESTIGATOR I - OLDER ADULTS PROTECTIVE

SERVICES (OAPS

 DEFINITION:  Under the supervision of an Older Adult

Protective Services Supervisor, the Protective Services Investigator is

responsible for providing…

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  • Data de Início
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    28 de julho de 2022
  • Educação
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    Ensino Superior Requerido
Salário
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USD $45.790 - USD $53.008
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Localização

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Presencial
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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