Job: Adult Protective Services Case Aide(Job Id 38866)

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Posted: 06/12/2018

Job Reference #: 38866

Job Description

06/12/2018 06/19/2018
SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES 12
CASA GRANDE 21,890.13-37,869.31

 

 

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS):

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Adult Protective Services Case Aide

Division of Aging and Adult Services

555 W. Main Avenue

Casa Grande, AZ 85122

www.azdes.gov

JOB SUMMARY:

The Division of Aging and Adult Services is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Adult Protective Services Case Aide.

The position is responsible for supporting staff in the Adult Protective Services (APS) Program, assisting with casework activity as directed by the Human Services Specialist (HSS) and Human Services Unit Supervisor (HSUS). 

JOB DUTIES: 

 

-          Assists in making decisions and gathering information about APS clients, referrals for community support services and/or assisting clients by providing resources for alternative housing or placement in different types of settings

-          Receives, prioritizes and schedules case related assignments to achieve case plan goals

-          Coordinates services and advocates for clients by contacting agencies and service providers

-          Provides transportation either in a state owned or private vehicle of destinations, i.e., medical appointments, delivering case related documents, delivering food boxes and/or medications

-          Conducts client visits as necessary

-          Observes and gathers information and advises HSS and/or HSUS of case progress and problems that may arise related to client services

-          Documents and prepares progress notes in the computerized client information database system

-          May be required to provide testimony in court

-          Purchases emergency services for the client using the Procurement Card (P-Card), Payment Voucher or a PAAR check if the vendor does not accept the P-Card or refuses to wait for payment via the Payment Voucher

-          Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory training as required

-          Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

-          Community resources in urban and rural areas

-          Basic social service principles and public program eligibility

-          General office practices

-          General safety con cepts

Skill in:

-          Verbal and written communication

-          Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships

-          Dealing with diverse populations and culture groups

-          Time management

-          Microsoft Office suite

Ability to:

-          Learn and adhere to Adult protective services policies, principles and practices

-          Set priorities to plan and manage a varied workload

-          Plan and outline procedures

-          Organize and assemble resources

-          Assist the frail elderly and/or individuals with diminished mental capabilities

-          Operate a motor vehicle

-          Track data and input information into a database

-          Utilize other software as needed

SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S):

-          The combination of knowledge, skills and abilities needed are acquired through a combination of training and two (2) years of on the job experience and in-service training, bilingual preferred

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 

-          In-state travel may be required for State business.  Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspensions or revocations and less than 8 points on your license

-          If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required PRIOR to driving for State business

-          Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed

-          A Level One Clearance Card from the Arizona Department of Public Safety is required to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position, in accordance with A.R.S.41-1968. A Level One Clearance Card can be applied for upon acceptance of a job offer

-          Be subject to a search of Child Protective Services Central Registry and the Adult Protective Services Registry

-          Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees

-          Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions

BENEFITS: 

 The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-          Sick leave

-          Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Health and dental insurance

-          Retirement plan

-          Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-          Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

RETIREMENT: 

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

CONTACT US: 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at 602-774-5535 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Human Resources at 602-771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

 

Application Instructions

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