Case Worker/Investigator – Adult Protective Services
Primary job responsibilities include the assessment of abuse, neglect, or exploitation reports, casework and follow-up of substantiated abuse cases, and competition of documentation and paperwork related to APS cases. Must meet Illinois Department on Aging intake, assessment, casework, and follow-up required timelines. Preferred education of bachelor’s degree in health, social sciences, social work, health care administration, gerontology, or criminal justice with one year experience in health and human services
• Works independently and consistently exercises discretion and sound judgment in conducting investigations and protective services to victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation to elderly individuals, people with disabilities (ages 18-59) and their families following the Illinois Department on Aging and Area Agency on Aging Adult Protective Services (APS) program standards and reporting procedures.
• Complies fully with all APS regulations and program plan requirements which may include required time frames for priority level cases, and substantiated cases, and all service activity. Utilizes a variety of clinical modalities to engage and intervene with client, family members and others involved.
• Prepares comprehensive initial intake, investigation reports, quarterly reassessment and closeouts on Adult Protective cases through manual/computerized assessment, case notes, and forms according to contract, funder and agency requirements.
• Maintains up-to-date and accurate client files and databases, as required by agency/programmatic policies and procedures, professional standards, and external requirements of all relevant regulatory, licensing or accrediting bodies.
• Provides thorough client updates during supervision as well as immediately notifying the supervisor of any risk of harm issues related to the client. Works with the Multi-Disciplinary Team Advisory Group and utilizes their input in case work.
• Refers clients for required services, advocates for their needs, and ensures timely follow up regarding their receipt of services.
• Completes all required and applicable training to maintain APS certification.
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation with current vehicle insurance
• Successfully pass a background check
• Bachelor’s degree in health, social sciences, social work, health care administration, gerontology, or criminal justice
The rate of pay commensurate with experience. Benefits include earning 10 vacation days and 6 sick days per year. Please send resume to KimS@agetrong.org or mail to CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin, Danville, IL 61832. EOE