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Adult Protective Services Caseworker

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Adult Protective Services Caseworker

Biddeford , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time Apply by: June 10, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Human Services CaseworkerOpening Date: May 26, 2022 Closing Date: June 10, 2022Job Class Code: 5069

Grade: 22

Salary: $19.97 – $26.80/hour**Position also receives a $3.00/hour stipend and an additional $1.00/hour with a relevant Master’s degree.Position Number: 03030-4581-Anticipated vacancy

As an Adult Protective Caseworker, you will:

+ Perform professional social work for incapacitated and dependent adults, including Adult Protective Services Investigations of abuse, neglect and exploitation, guardianship studies and assessing for capacity to make decisions.

+ Assess the need for public guardianship. Complete and file petitions and testify in Court as necessary.

+ Investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of incapacitated and dependent adults, Identify and arrange for support services.

Your workload will include:

+ Performing the APS investigations process in a timely manner, which includes interviewing clients, alleged perpetrators, and collateral contacts and requesting and reviewing records as necessary.

+ Documenting all investigation activities in the form of case notes.

+ Advocating for and coordinating provision of services.

+ Maintaining accurate case records of activities; writing summaries, reports, letters, and memos.

+ Exercising discretion in decision making in carrying out investigation activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

In order to qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational

institution in Social Work/Social Welfare; OR a Bachelor’s Degree in a related social

service/social welfare/social work area which includes at least 12 courses in behavioral

science, social science, or social work; AND must have or be eligible for conditional or full

licensure as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as determined by the Maine State Board of

Social Worker Licensure.

Necessary Special Requirement:Applicants must have or be eligible for conditional or full licensure at the Licensed Social Worker (LSW) level as issued by the Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure. (An LSW requires an earned BA/BS in social work. An LSW-Conditional requires an earned BA/BS in a field related to social work.)

The background of well-qualified candidates will include at least 1 year of experience working with incapacitated and dependent adults. Please describe that experience in your cover letter.

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, support and well-being of Maine’s older citizens, vulnerable adults and adults with disabilities

Application Information: Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format. For questions about this position, please contactJessica.L.Gagne@maine.gov To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov (Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov) . Benefits No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC213630307

Posted On: May 15, 2022

Updated On: Jun 14, 2022