Website State of Florida
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).
- 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;
- 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
Company: State of Florida
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US
Application Deadline: N/A