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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
ADULT RIGHTS SPECIALIST 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $53,390.16 to  $78,884.64  PAY GRADE: 33
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: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 12.347
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 46784
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 03/27/2024
Recruiter:
   VICTORIA SHEEHAN
   Phone: (775)684-0133
   Email: torisheehan@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
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 limited supervision, incumbents, in addition to performing the full range of duties described in the series concept, investigate complaints made by or on behalf of 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; work on behalf of clients under strict consent and confidentiality guidelines; provide information to clients' family members, facilities and other agencies regarding a variety of topics relative to client care; provide advocacy and case management services to clients; provide training on a variety of topics regarding long-term care, resident rights, dignity and respect, abuse, abandonment, neglect, isolation, exploitation, quality of care and quality of life; assist in the development and support of long-term care residents and family councils, track trends in facilities, and make referrals to other agencies as appropriate; provide Medicaid outreach by providing information to the public about Medicaid eligibility and services; and monitor Medicaid provider compliance and work to resolve provider service issues. This is the advanced journey level in the series. The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is currently recruiting for an Adult Rights Specialist 2 in Reno, Nevada. This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies at the occur in Adult Protective Services (APS) and Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO).
Under limited supervision, incumbents conduct investigations, provide interventions for self-neglect as well as allegations of abandonment, abuse, exploitation, isolation and neglect made by, or on the behalf of clients residing in the community or long-term care settings; assess and respond to client needs; provide case management; assist with life planning decisions, attaining or maintaining the highest possible level of independent living; provide advocacy, referrals, information and implementation of intervention plans using person-centered approach, carry out community outreach, develop and maintain partnerships; develop, update and conduct presentations. This position requires frequent contact with members of the public, service providers and stakeholders and may require the use of your own vehicle. This is the advanced journey level in the series. 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 professional experience working with older and/or vulnerable persons investigating, mediating, negotiating, and resolving complaints which required the application of rules and regulations in making determinations and preparing detailed reports; OR one year of experience as an Adult Rights Specialist I 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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