Adult Protective Services Specialist
Purpose and Summary
Adult Protective Services (APS) is responsible for the coordination and provision of adult protective services as described in Chapters 54, 55, and 46.90 of the Wisconsin Statutes. This position advocates for adults at risk and elders at risk in Sheboygan County.
Responsible for investigating reports of abuse, neglect, self-neglect and/or financial exploitation of varying types and severity to protect the adult at risk or elder at risk.
Provide person-centered interventions as needed to protect the adult at risk or elder adult at risk
Coordinates services and/or assistance for adults at risk and elder adults at risk
Conduct annual protective placement reviews for individuals under protective placement, assessing appropriateness of continued protective placement and evaluating to ensure the living arrangement is the least restrictive
Engage with client and their support teams.
Assist families and/or guardians with the successor guardianship process
Assist persons with disabilities transition from school to the adult service system
Assist families with guardianship process as indicated by county policy
Provide short-term service coordination according to APS guidelines.
Performing person centered comprehensive assessments and/or reassessments of need and developing person-centered outcome-focused service plans
Making referrals and authorizing services as may be required in plans
Monitor services to assure their adequacy and quality
Preparing court reports and appearing in court as may be required.
Prepare required reports and petitions, as needed, for submission to the Sheboygan County Circuit Court. Testify at court hearings as needed
Document all time and activities.
Maintain accurate and complete documentation in a timely manner
Follow state and county reporting system requirements
Maintain professional competence.
Participate in APS team meetings
Participate/assist on Elder Adult-at-Risk Interdisciplinary Team (I-Team) and I-Team outreach activities
Participate in program development, marketing, quality, outreach, and education
Perform other duties as assigned
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in psychology, rehabilitation, social work, special education, or a related field. Social Work certification and/or license is preferred. Applicant must maintain confidentiality of client information as required by State and Federal laws and regulations and professional practice standards. Applicant must comply with applicable federal and state laws, administrative rules, established agency procedures and accepted professional standards. Applicant must have the ability to establish priorities for service intervention. Applicant must participate in on-going training, maintaining current knowledge to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Applicant must have the ability to use a computer and related office equipment and a willingness to learn the required software and database programs. Applicant must have the ability to communicate effectively, both in written and verbal form. Public speaking and presentations are required, as needed. Applicant must have experience working with and ability to relate to the elderly and/or persons with disabilities required. Applicant must have the ability to report to work or an alternate work site to provide continuity of services and assistance during community emergencies during regular and after work hours. Valid driver’s license, access to vehicle, ability to drive or arrange travel in and out of county, as needed, and requested by supervisor or his/her designee.
Applications will be accepted until positions have been filled.