HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONAL-Adult Protective Services

Sheboygan County
Job Description
 
HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONAL-Adult Protective Services
  
The Health & Human Services Department has an opening for a Human Services Professional. This full time, 40 hour per week position has a starting salary of $24.69/hr. to $37.04/hr. based on qualifications.
 
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 will be working with adults who may be elderly (over the age of 60), or may have physical and/or cognitive impairments, in the age group of 18 -59. This position is located at the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) under the close supervision of a Health and Human Services Supervisor.  May perform under the title of Social Worker, Case Manager, Service Coordinator or comparable designation.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Provide short-term service coordination according to APS statute and policy. 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. Participate/assist on Elder Adult-at-Risk Interdisciplinary Team (I-Team) and I-Team outreach activities. Participate in program development, marketing, quality, outreach, and quality assurance/improvement activities including representing the ADRC at public information fairs. Develops comprehensive, outcome focused service plans in response to needs and secures, arranges, or appropriates the resources necessary to meet them. Provides, coordinates, regularly monitors, and/or adjusts services as planned, assuring their ongoing focus, effectiveness, and efficiency. Maintains case records, including timely and accurate documentation of activity, progress toward goals, and changes in consumer status or plans. Analyzes the need for court orders or intervention, prepares court reports, assists with court appearances, and provides testimony as may be required. Maintains awareness of and compliance with applicable rules, policies, procedures, funding source requirements, professional standards, and evidence based practices as may apply. Participates in unit and department-wide meetings, discussions, training, and activities, demonstrating orientation toward professional competence and continuous quality improvement; makes recommendations for and assists with service improvement when warranted. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
24.69 Knowledge and understanding of federal laws, State statutes, and administrative rules which regulate the services to be provided. Knowledge and understanding of the programs, funds and services available. Knowledge of and sensitivity to social problems, cultural diversity, human growth and development, and individual and family functioning. Ability to coordinate activities and functions that cross unit and departmental lines and involve other county and community agencies. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, superiors, community partners, and the public at large. Ability to relate to people and to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to exercise sound judgment in confrontational and stressful situations. Ability to follow instructions, to complete tasks, and to work closely with the supervisor and others. Must have unlimited access to a car, a valid driver's license, automobile insurance, and the ability to efficiently travel in and out of county, as needed.
 
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE
Sheboygan County would like to accommodate you if you are disabled. Please let us know if you are disabled and need special assistance. Contact Sheboygan County Human Resources Office at (920) 459-3105, at least 24 hours in advance of appointment, so we can try to make arrangements for you.

 
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
WE SUPPORT A SAFE, HEALTHY AND DRUG FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT
THROUGH PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING

 
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