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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/26/24

Applications Due03/12/24

Vacancy ID152116

AgencyJustice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs

TitleVulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1 / Trainee

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $22.95 to $27.08 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 12 AM

To 12 AM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 161 Delaware Avenue

City Delmar

StateNY

Zip Code12054

Minimum Qualifications Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist Trainee, NS=Grade 13:
1. Bachelor's degree; or
2. Associate degree in a human services field and one year of experience in one of the following:
a. the direct provision of services that includes the care, review, investigation, assessment, treatment, or case planning for persons in facilities or program covered by the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012; or
b. the development, implementation, or administration of a program that provides quality assurance, conducts incidents reviews, investigates, or provides treatment in facilities or program covered by the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012; or
c. where your primary responsibility (at least 50% of your official duties) was in the direct provision of adult or child protective services, which is defined as the investigation, assessment, treatment, and/or case planning of reported cases of adult or child abuse and maltreatment; or
3. Three years of the above experience.

Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1, Grade 16
1. Bachelor's degree or higher in a human services field; or
2. Bachelor's degree and completion of a one-year traineeship; or
3. Associate degree in a human services field and two years of experience in one of the following:
a. the direct provision of services that includes the care, review, investigation, assessment, treatment, or case planning for persons in facilities or program covered by the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012; or
b. the development, implementation, or administration of a program that provides quality assurance, conducts incidents reviews, investigates, or provides treatment in facilities or program covered by the Protection of People with Special Needs Act of 2012; or
c. where your primary responsibility (at least 50% of your official duties) was in the direct provision of adult or child protective services, which is defined as the investigation, assessment, treatment, and/or case planning of reported cases of adult or child abuse and maltreatment; or
4. Four years of the above experience.

Duties Description This position is required to staff the 24-hour a day, seven days a week hotline. Various shifts are available to be discussed at interview. Employees will perform the following duties:

• Receive information pertaining to allegations of abuse and/or neglect and/or significant incidents involving vulnerable persons from mandated reporters and others and make decisions to ensure the health and safety of the individuals who are the focus of the alleged abuse/neglect.
•Interview callers to elicit essential information from the reporter, including the problem, allegation and complaint, names and addresses of the parties involved, and any other details and/or information relevant to the alleged incident.
•Determine the immediacy and type of response needed based on the information received and on an initial risk assessment; ensure that appropriate and immediate protections have been implemented, and confirm all appropriate notifications are completed in accordance with applicable requirements.
•Evaluate reported allegation to determine if information is sufficient to constitute a reportable incident; redirect caller(s) to other appropriate agencies or entities when necessary.
•Document all aspects of the information received, the action(s) taken and the assessment conducted.

Additional Comments Established in 2013 by the Protection with Special Needs Act; The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction across six State Oversight Agencies. https://www.justicecenter.ny.gov/

NOTE ON FINGERPRINTING: Please be advised that should you accept a job offer with this agency, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay for the cost of the fingerprinting fee.

NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the Justice Center’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources/JM

Telephone 518-549-0231

Fax 518-549-0462

Email Address jc.sm.hrresumes@justicecenter.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Justice Center

161 Delaware Avenue

City Delmar

State NY

Zip Code 12054

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume to jc.sm.HRresumes@justicecenter.ny.gov detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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