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Adult Protective Services Investigator (00409)

Company: State of Montana
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Description:The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has an opportunity within the Senior and Long-Term Care Services for a self-motivator with strong communication skills.Our mission at DPHHS is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans throughout every stage of their life. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to perform meaningful work in public service to our state and its residents. Whether you are joining the workforce or have several years of experience, DPHHS has the opportunity for you!The Adult Protective Services Investigator investigates adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation referrals, to develop service plans for adults at risk. Responsibilities of this position include conducting investigations, interventions, and placement of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults; providing recommendations and support to the vulnerable adult their families or others who may be involved in the vulnerable adult's life; and preparing case records to accurately report and allow the Department to take the necessary steps to implement intervention plans.What We Can Offer YouThe State of Montana's comprehensive benefits package includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, work/life balance, and eligibility to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Visit the Health Care and Benefits Division for more information at In addition to employee benefits, there are a wide range of advancement opportunities within the largest state agency in Montana.QualificationsWhat You Can Offer UsKnowledge of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation.Knowledge of the family systems, principles, and practices of social work and social services delivery.Ability to conduct in-depth investigations, research findings and document results.Ability to maintain a calm and objective demeanor during periods of stress and pressure, defusing possible volatile situations.Meet minimum qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Social Work (preferred), Psychology, Human Services, Sociology, Counseling, or a closely related field.Two years of job-related work experience in social work, human services, working with elderly, disabled adults, or intellectually disabled adults.Protective services experience preferred.Other combinations of directly related experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.Will need to complete National Adult Protective Services Core Competency Certificate Program within 2 years of hire date. For a copy of the full job description or if you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, contact Colleen Rogan at to ApplySubmit your application on the State of Montana Careers website.To be considered for any DPHHS position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, and upload any required documents. Successful applicants are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position. DPHHS is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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