Monday , February 6 2023

State of Florida Employment – Protective Investigator

Website State of Florida

Job Description:

This is professional work protecting vulnerable adults and conducting investigations of alleged abuse, neglect, self-neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults. This position will assume a mentor role and be a model of adult protective service practice to other Adult Protective Investigators (APIs).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Acting Unit Supervisor when the Adult Protective Investigations Supervisor is unavailable or on extended leave.
  • Conducts investigations regarding allegations of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation or self-neglect of vulnerable adults;
  • Accurately prepares investigative reports and petitions for court proceedings
  • Conducts interviews with subjects and collaterals of the reports and collect evidentiary information through observations and materials.
  • Maintains thorough documentation in the appropriate database information system(s)
  • Identifies the service needs of the vulnerable adult and determines the level of intervention needed to include voluntary services or court ordered protective services;
  • Evaluates evidence from investigations and prepares reports of findings;
  • Assesses the mental capacity of the vulnerable adult, danger threats, vulnerabilities and caregiver capacities to determine whether a vulnerable adult is safe or not safe;
  • Responsible for mentoring adult protective investigators and serves as a mentor for new Adult Protective Investigators during their probationary period.
  • 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;

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Chapter 415, Florida Statutes, Adult Protective Services Act and the Department of Children and Families, Adult Protective Investigations and Services Policy and Procedures.
  • Knowledge of family dynamics and functioning
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding interviews
  • Ability to write professional, accurate investigative reports
  • Skill in researching and utilization of internet sites to gather information
  • Ability to understand and apply relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of interviewing and observation techniques
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques and practices
  • Ability to assess service needs and facilitate appropriate service delivery
  • Experience in emergency, tactical or customer/public complaint interactions utilizing communication technology, including basic computer and typing skills

Job Details:

Company: State of Florida

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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