Website Florida Department of Children and Families
This professional position investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, self-neglect and financial exploitation against vulnerable adults and the mitigation of the risk factors involved. Clients served include those residing in the community and alternative care facilities. Vulnerable adults in crisis need quick action from strong, compassionate individuals dedicated to ensuring their safety. This demanding and challenging career could be your opportunity to speak for those adults who cannot protect themselves and fight to help ensure their safety and independence.
- Assesses the mental capacity of the vulnerable adult, danger threats, vulnerabilities, and caregiver capacities in order to determine whether a vulnerable adult is safe or not safe;
- Establishes and maintains working relationships with organizations involved with adult protective investigations such as community services, advocacy groups, law enforcement, medical personnel, schools, and other community resources.
- Collects information through observation and interviews with the vulnerable adults, relatives, and other parties associated with the case, as well as analysis of criminal, past service history and other records;
- Assists victims with temporary emergency shelter placement and other emergency services
- Provides vulnerable adults with service linkages to agency and community resources;
- Identifies the service needs of the vulnerable adult and determines the level of intervention needed to include voluntary services or court ordered protective services;
- Works closely with law enforcement and partner agencies such as the Department of Elder Affairs; Agency for Persons with Disabilities and the
- Agency for Health Care Administration;
- Notifies state attorney, law enforcement, state agencies and other required individuals as appropriate;
- Conducts investigations regarding allegations of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect of vulnerable adults;
- Degree must be conferred at the time of application.
- Valid Driver License; and
- Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both orally and in written form.
- Must possess operational private vehicle for use in the performance of daily work activities. Selected applicants are required to provide proof of vehicle registration and documentation of the appropriate insurance coverage.
- The Department provides a Vehicle Insurance Allowance to assist with the cost of insurance coverage due to the use of private vehicle for work purposes.
- Some specific college education degrees can substitute for experience. Examples of preferred degrees are: All Social Sciences degrees such as
- Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Gerontology, and Criminal Justice.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Florida Abuse Hotline, developmental services, law enforcement investigations, licensed health care, aging and adult services, licensed child day care, mental health. (When applying please attach required education, certification, or licensure).
Company: Florida Department of Children and Families
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Other
Job Location: Daytona Beach, FL, US
Application Deadline: N/A