APS In Home Spec I

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General Information

Job Posting ID 6863707 Creation Date Oct 17, 2012
Employer Posting No 213863 Closing Date Feb 10, 2013
Job Site Address ANGLETON, Texas 77515 Employer Type State Government
Openings 3

Job Description

<P>Job/Position Description
APS In Home Spec I

The position investigates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly and disabled adults; develops service plans; and provides related adult protective services. The position interacts routinely with Department of Family and Protective Services, representatives from various organizations, and the general public.

Travel = 65 percent of time.



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Essential Job Functions
• Investigates reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of elderly or disabled adults to assess the urgency of the problem by interviewing clients, family members and other to gather social, functional, physical and mental-emotional information for evaluation.
• Provides services after normal working hours and on weekends to maintain 24 hour coverage, including receiving reports of alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation.
• Determines temporary or long-term action to be taken to remove or lessen an immediate threat to the life or health of an adult protective services client to include counseling clients and caregivers, providing information and referral services, testifying in court to seek emergency protective services, finding alternate housing when necessary, and providing on-going services.
• Develops individualized service plans to meet the needs of the adult protective services client and maintains detailed documentation on each case.
• Makes presentations and participates in community awareness and related activities to inform the public about the program.
• Prepares routine, statistical, and special reports for management.
• Serves in lead capacity in absence of supervisor.
• Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations.
• Promotes and demonstrates appropriate respect for cultural diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts.
• Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.



Registrations, Licensure Requirements or Certifications
•Applicants for positions which require, as part of the essential functions of the job, driving a motor vehicle, must have a reliable motor vehicle, an acceptable driving record for the past five years, and a current, valid Texas drivers license appropriate for the vehicle and passenger or cargo load. Applicants must provide proof of driving record and license.


Knowledge Skills Abilities
• Knowledge of agency policies, procedures, and standards.
• Knowledge of Texas laws relating to adult protective services.
• Knowledge of gerontology and the dynamics of the aging process.
• Knowledge of special problems of the aged and disabled.
• Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and skills.
• Knowledge of differing cultures/ethnic groups and values.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
• Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
• Ability to work effectively with difficult abuse/neglect complaints.
• Ability to empathize and provide encouragement to disabled adults and the elderly and to help them meet particular needs and alleviate problems.
• Ability to operate a personal computer and various software packages.
• Ability to operate standard office equipment including fax and copy machines.
• Ability to make home visits in isolated or high crime areas that may involve exposure to substandard and unsanitary living conditions.
• Ability to be on call in order https://jobshrportal.cpa.texas.gov/ENG/CareerPortal/job_profile.cfm?szOrderID=213863 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.</P>
Supervisory Experience Required No
Pay Between $2,494.41 / MO and $3,866.33 / MO
Shift Days (First) Duration Regular
Workweek Full Time - 30 hours or more per week
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
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Job Requirements

Occupation Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Minimum Experience and Education  0 yrs   0 mos and No Education Requirement


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Job Title APS In Home Spec I
213863
State Agency Name DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SVCS
Job Closing Date Feb 10, 2013
Open Until Filled No

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