This position will be located in Alexandria, LA.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a (Adult Protection Specialist 1,2,3) depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).Please refer to the 'Job Information & Test Finder' tab located at the bottom of the Civil Service home page located under 'Quick Links' for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
Driving, travel and overtime will be required as deemed necessary by the supervisor.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a (Adult Protection Specialist 1,2,3) depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
All prospective new hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
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Eligible for consideration
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review
Referred to hiring manager for review
NOTE: All applicants will be assessed based on the information listed on their application. You are advised to be detailed and thorough in the description of your education and experience on your application, and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.
Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
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Any of the following will qualify:
1.A master's degree in social work.
2.A master's degree in criminal justice; education with a concentration in special education or guidance and counseling; family life education (child development or early childhood education); psychology; sociology; applied sociology; vocational education; pastoral counseling; counseling; vocational rehabilitation counseling; vocational rehabilitation; rehabilitation counseling; or human development counseling.
3.A baccalaureate degree in social work plus one year of professional social services experience.
4.A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional social services experience.
SUBSTITUTIONS (FOR OPTION 4 ONLY):
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Possession of a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment may be required.
Some positions may require regulation as a Registered Social Worker (RSW), Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The baccalaureate or master's degree in social work must be from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide entry-level specialized social services to clients in the protective services program.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Close from an Adult Protection Specialist Supervisor, a higher level professional, or an administrator.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Typically, the Department of Health and Hospitals.
Differs from Adult Protection Specialist 2 by the presence of close supervision and the absence of independent action.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Serves as an intake worker and/or conducts investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and extortion under close supervision and with support from higher level adult protection personnel.
Obtains identifying information, provides information on services provided by the agency and makes referrals when reports do not meet the requirement for investigation. Determines allegation types, risk of harm, and priority levels.
Conducts investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, exploitation, and the extortion of adults in accordance with agency policy and state law.
Assesses home environment, living situation, functional and mental capacity and other factors to determine the risk of harm to the adult and the need for immediate intervention.
Provides those services required for the adult's immediate safety; i.e., a referral to law enforcement or 911, or the adult's relocation to a safe environment.
Obtains services for the adult in the least restrictive setting available that will provide the adult with needed care, treatment, and services sufficient to protect the adult from harm and allow the adult to function as independently as possible.
Maintains highly confidential case files in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
Works with coroners, social services agencies, law enforcement, district attorneys, and legal staff to initiate actions necessary to protect the adult.
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