Salary $61,751.41 - $93,274.83 AnnuallyLocation Minneapolis and surrounding suburbsJob TypeFull-timeRemote EmploymentFlexible/HybridDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number22HSPH287jls094Closing12/27/2022 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionThe Adult Protection Program is seeking to fill multiple Senior Social Worker Field Investigator positions. These positions will receive and investigate reports of vulnerable adult maltreatment referred by the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center and Adult Protection Intake Units. These positions will provide protective services to resolve allegations of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Under the authority of the Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Law, field investigators interview reporters, clients, collaterals, and other professionals to gather information to determine the vulnerable adult status of the alleged victim, the presence of immediate danger to the vulnerable adult or others, and the nature and severity of the alleged maltreatment.Effective January 1, 2023, there will be a general salary adjustment of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range.Location and hours:These positions are hybrid and will be performed both on-site at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis at 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487 and remote as job duties require. These positions will travel throughout Hennepin County to client homes, healthcare facilities, and other locations providing client housing and services; transporting clients is sometimes required. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are flexible. While these positions are designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position types:These positions are full-time, benefit-earning positions. These positions are internally classified as Social Worker, Senior.Click here to view the job classification specification.In these positions, you will:
Investigate reports of Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment referred by the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center and Adult Protection Intake units, and provide protective services to resolve allegations of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
Interview reporters, clients, collaterals, and other professionals to gather information to determine the vulnerable adult status of the alleged victim, the presence of immediate danger to the vulnerable adult or others, and the nature and severity of the alleged maltreatment.
Formulate case plans to determine appropriate services to address client needs, including emergency interventions and protective services.
Document data to support a maltreatment finding of substantiated, inconclusive or false.
Conduct fact gathering on reports with self-neglect allegations to assess the safety, strengths, and needs of the adult who is vulnerable and the primary support person to make a determination if adult protective services are needed.
Assess clients for commitment and conservatorship and present testimony at civil, criminal, and administrative hearings that may be adversarial in nature; prepare investigative reports and work closely with law enforcement agencies, the County Attorney’s Office, state regulatory agencies, and the courts.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Master's degree or higher in social work or closely related field with course work emphasis in areas such as social work methods, human growth and behavior, and principles of social welfare.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and at least 27 quarter credits of graduate work in the above areas, and three years or more of full-time supervised experience as a social worker.
Licensed as a Graduate Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel throughout Hennepin County to client homes, healthcare facilities, and other locations providing client housing and services; transporting clients is sometimes required.
Experience working with culturally diverse populations of vulnerable adults experiencing trauma and/or complex social situations.
Licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.
Possess special abilities in the principles, techniques, and application of interviewing skills, investigative skills, the collection and analysis of evidence, and legal documentation.
Proficiency in managing emergency situations and the ability to develop and implement protective plans and to provide supportive services.
Knowledge of community resources, health care facilities, in-home services, medical and psychiatric disorders, and risk assessment and management are highly desirable.
About the department:Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (log in as Guest).Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.This position may have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.If you have any questions, please contact:Jennifer StonerJennifer.Stoner@hennepin.us