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Job Title:  ADULT RIGHTS SPECIALIST 2: Reno

ADULT RIGHTS SPECIALIST 2 - 60042611
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

RENO, NEVADA, US, 89521

Requisition Id:  6600

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 33 

Salary Range: $47,188.80 - $69,739.20

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: LISA D FRIEND 

Phone: 775 684-0110 

Email: friend@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

Aging and Disabilities Services Division (ADSD) is currently recruiting for vacancies in Reno, Nevada.  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 (adults with intellectual, physical or related disabilities), henceforth referred to as clients.

 

Under limited supervision, incumbents, in addition to performing the full range of duties described in the series concept, investigate complaints made by or on behalf of 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; work on behalf of clients under strict consent and confidentiality guidelines; provide information to clients' family members, facilities and other agencies regarding a variety of topics relative to client care; provide advocacy and case management services to clients; provide training on a variety of topics regarding long-term care, resident rights, dignity and respect, abuse, abandonment, neglect, isolation, exploitation, quality of care and quality of life; assist in the development and support of long-term care residents and family councils, track trends in facilities, and make referrals to other agencies as appropriate; provide Medicaid outreach by providing information to the public about Medicaid eligibility and services; and monitor Medicaid provider compliance and work to resolve provider service issues. This is the advanced journey level in the series.

 

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

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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. 

 

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.  

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 professional experience working with older and/or vulnerable persons investigating, mediating, negotiating, and resolving complaints which required the application of rules and regulations in making determinations and preparing detailed reports; OR one year of experience as an Adult Rights Specialist I 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 pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.

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: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe