Social Worker – Adult Protective Services
This position is responsible for investigating alleged reports of Adults and Elders at Risk of abuse or neglect, developing service plans and providing case management. This may involve accessing Court services and is not limited to acting as a petitioner, completing comprehensive evaluations and court placement reviews.
This position requires a valid Wisconsin Driver License and will routinely drive in the county to peoples homes and other government buildings.
Essential Job Functions
Develop safety plans for vulnerable adults and elders at risk through investigation and assessment of received reports.
Evaluates situations for potential referrals to Court, prepares necessary paperwork.
Testifies at court proceedings as needed.
Completes comprehensive evaluations and conducts WATTS reviews for the Court for those individuals under guardianship or protective placements.
Recruits, educates and matches individuals and or organizations to act as guardians for persons who have been determined incompetent by the Court to act as guardians.
Develops service plans for individuals with ongoing needs.
Providing ongoing case management to include oversight of purchased services.
General Job Functions
Maintains current case narratives.
Participates in appropriate training and law updates.
Assists in training volunteer guardians.
Provides public speaking on a variety of topics as requested.
Assists with planning the agenda and organizing projects for the Interdisciplinary Team.