Position: Adult Protective Services (APS) Case Worker
To provide a comprehensive investigation of allegations of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation to adults, age 60 or older and disabled adults aged 18 - 59 who are alleged to have been abused by another person or who meet the current definition of self-neglect. To receive and complete intakes for investigation from the community or the Illinois Department on Aging and afterhours Hotline. To assist victims of abuse in formulating a plan of care to decrease risk of further abuse, neglect or exploitation by providing case work services and follow up. To offer referrals and linkage to other community resources.
Comprehensive investigation of allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
To respect the client’s right to self-determination in all areas of assessment and care plan development.
To insure that client confidentiality is respected at all times according to the standards of the Illinois Department on Aging policies and standards.
Development of a plan of care to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect from a psychosocial perspective that enhances the victim’s choice and empowerment.
To complete assessment tools and maintain documentation as required by the Illinois Department on Aging and AgeOptions.
To assist older adults and disabled adults who present as vulnerable, but are not victims of abuse by another person or themselves, to a case management unit through the Illinois Department on Aging, Department of Human Services, or to a local Mental Health agency and assist them in securing services.
To refer cases, when necessary under the APS Standards and Procedures, to the local Probate Court, Law Enforcement Agency, DHS, PAS Agency, ISC agency, or the local Mental Health agency.
Complete Comprehensive Care Coordination assessment and implement community services (Home Delivered Meals, Aging Medicaid Waiver Services, Chore, etc.) to those that are over 60 years of age and meet the selected community program requirements.
Complete all investigation and follow-up case documentation within required timeframes.
To complete all required field test forms and investigations for Self-Neglect Cases.
To perform any other duties as assigned by the Social Service Director and/or APS Supervisor.
A Masters degree in health, social services, social work, health care administration, gerontology or
An RN, BSN, or BA or a BS in health, social service, social work with at least one year experience in human services.
Successful completion of preliminary training and certification for the Illinois Department on Aging’s Adult Protection Service program.
Demonstrated effective assessment, communication and documentation skills.
Availability of auto for home visits.
BA or BSW plus one year older adult or disabled adult experience
MA or MSW or Bilingual preferred
Additional Salary Information: Compensation package includes health insurance, paid time off and Holiday pay.
Internal Number: 7083541323
About Aging Care Connections
Aging Care Connections is a non-profit organization based in La Grange, IL that serves 38 communities from the Lyons, Proviso, Riverside, Leyden and Norwood Park townships. The mission of Aging Care Connections is to enrich the quality of life in our community by providing older adults and their families with guidance and support that enhances the ability to age well. Aging Care Connections offers a wide range of programs and services to older adults and their family members. Programs and services are funded through State of Illinois contracts, Federal grants and private grants.