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Job Title:  ADULT RIGHTS SPECIALIST 1 - EKLO

ADULT RIGHTS SPECIALIST 1 - 60039692
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

ELKO, NEVADA, US, 89801

Requisition Id:  7771

Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Division: DHHS - AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES DIVISION 

Business Unit: HR-ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

*Pay Grade: GRADE 32 

Salary Range: $45,601.92 - $67,296.24

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: VICTORIA L SHEEHAN 

Phone: 775 684-0133 

Email: ToriSheehan@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

Adult Rights Specialists provide assistance and advocacy to protect and enhance the health, safety, welfare and rights of older persons (adults 60 and older) and/or vulnerable persons (age 18-59, adults with intellectual, physical or related disabilities), henceforth referred to as clients. This recruitment is intended to fill current and future vacancies with the Adult Protective Services (APS) and Long Term Care - Ombudsman (LTCO) programs with the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) in Elko, Nevada.

 

Under general supervision, incumbents perform the full range of duties described in the series concept and provide assistance to clients residing in the community or who reside in facilities such as skilled nursing, group homes, homes for individual residential care, and assisted living facilities to improve their quality of life, health, safety and welfare. This position will also investigate reports of self-neglect and provide the appropriate interventions. This position will provide information and referrals to agencies that provide services to support the clients' physical, emotional, social, and economic well-being including resources for financial, healthcare, legal, transportation, and other service needs of clients. They will assist social workers with more difficult abuse cases by providing follow-up to ensure services are accessed properly. This position will provide public presentations as well.

 

ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers and provides a positive working environment.  The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada’s elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible.  

 

Based on the Governor’s mandate, effective 8/15/21, any employee who has not received the COVID-19 vaccination, must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. If not already vaccinated, some positions in ADSD require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination no later than November 1, 2021.  If selected for interview, you will be notified of the requirements pertaining to the position. 

 

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-12_0//

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, sociology or related social science or human services field, and one year of paraprofessional experience that included the application of rules and regulations, interviewing and eliciting information, identifying service needs, researching and resolving complaints, writing business correspondence, and public speaking; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of paraprofessional experience that included the application of rules and regulations, interviewing and eliciting information, identifying service needs, researching and resolving complaints, writing business correspondence, and public speaking; OR one year as a Family Services Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

 

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

 

Special Requirements

A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant at the cost of the applicant.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

 

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

 


Nearest Major Market: Elko