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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
ADULT RIGHTS SPECIALIST 1
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,072.48 to  $75,376.80  PAY GRADE: 32
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Aging & Disability Services
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 12.348
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 46782
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 03/27/2024
Close Date: 04/10/2024
Recruiter:
   VICTORIA SHEEHAN
   Phone: (775)684-0133
   Email: torisheehan@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Adult Rights Specialists provide assistance and advocacy to protect and enhance the health, safety, welfare and rights of older persons (adults 60 and older) and/or vulnerable persons (adults with intellectual, physical or related disabilities), henceforth referred to as clients.
Under general supervision, incumbents perform the full range of duties described in the series concept and provide assistance to clients residing in the community or who reside in facilities such as skilled nursing, group homes, homes for individual residential care, and assisted living facilities to improve their quality of life, health, safety and welfare. Work at this level is characterized by the complexity of the cases assigned, problem-solving, resource identification and referral, technical assistance for paid providers, and may include follow-up to ensure individuals receive appropriate services. This is the journey level of the series. Aging and Disabilities Services Division (ADSD) is currently recruiting for a full time Adult Rights Specialist 1 with the Office of Consumer Health Alliance (OCHA) in Carson City, Nevada. This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur in OCHA, Adult Protective Services (APS) and Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO).
Incumbents provide guidance and advocacy to Nevada's older adults and individuals with disabilities. Provides case management and coordination of resource assistance to individuals that don't reside in long-term care facilities. Community advocates conduct home visits to homebound individuals to assist with applications and food deliveries. Incumbents build and maintain relationships with community partners and ensure public awareness of the existence and purpose of the services provided by ADSD through outreach and presentations. Incumbents manage and disperse emergency funds that are available to individuals over the age of 60. Flexibility in working non-standard hours for outreach events is required. The use of your own vehicle may be required. Statewide travel may be required. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, a positive working environment and is committed to fostering an environment of both inclusiveness and diversity within our workforce. The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development, and delivery of high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE***

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, sociology or related social science or human services field, and one year of paraprofessional experience that included the application of rules and regulations, interviewing and eliciting information, identifying service needs, researching and resolving complaints, writing business correspondence, and public speaking; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of paraprofessional experience that included the application of rules and regulations, interviewing and eliciting information, identifying service needs, researching and resolving complaints, writing business correspondence, and public speaking; OR one year as a Family Services Specialist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


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