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Description Social Service Specialist 3 The (ALTSA), division is looking for a number of Adult Protective Services Investigators to join our dedicated team in Seattle.\u00a0 In this role you will investigate reports of abandonment, abuse, exploitation, neglect and self-neglect. Your success will be measured through gathering evidence, conducting timely and thorough investigations, and\u00a0assisting individuals with services that maintain their safety and dignity. \u00a0 Some of what you'll do: Conduct face-to face interviews with alleged victims and perpetrators in their residence and in facilities, investigating allegations of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, abandonment, and exploitation Collect and evaluate relevant information to make decisions related to the investigation, services and outcomes Thoroughly and precisely, document all pertinent activity for each investigation and record electronically using computer software application systems Collaborate with law enforcement, judicial entities, families, facilities, local office staff, other regional offices and community agencies\/partners regarding client needs Meet established expectations and deadlines regarding investigations and documentation Identify and refer at-risk and vulnerable adults to appropriate service groups Provide client advocacy, consultation, networking, family support and crisis intervention Prepare and provide testimony at administrative hearings, court proceedings, criminal, civil and administrative proceedings \u00a0 What we are looking for Knowledge of Medicaid terminology, regulations and policies Ability to analyze and develop workable solutions on a variety of programmatic issues\/problems Knowledge of Long Term Care programs and policy, DSHS\u00a0database and payment systems, and service authorization procedures (MMIS, SSPS, CARE, Barcode and ACES online) are desirable Ability to use and learn new software applications (Outlook, Word, Internet) \u00a0 Who should apply? Professionals with one year of paid experience assessing risk and safety of vulnerable populations Plus one of\u00a0the following: 1 year as a Social Service Specialist 2 within DSHS; Or, a Master's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences or a related field and 2 years of paid social service experience equivalent to a\u00a0. A Master's degree in one of the above fields that included a practicum will be substituted for 1 year of paid social service experience; Or, a Bachelor's degree in social services, human services, behavioral sciences or a related field, and 3 years of paid social service experience performing functions equivalent to a\u00a0. Along with your application, please submit a letter of interest.\u00a0 Questions? Please contact at (509) 363-4971 and reference #05884.

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The purpose of Access Washington is to promote public service to citizens and businesses by: Expanding business and citizen access to government services and government information; Offering an easy and convenient process to conduct online transactions with State government; Accelerating the delivery of quality online government services; Improving the level of customer service from State government; and Extending online government services to all citizens in Washington State. Access Washington recognizes that it is necessary to include links to websites outside Access Washington control. The purpose of this section is to clearly state that the Access Washington website is not a public forum for communication and debate. Links to external Websites from the Access Washington pages are established and retained at Access Washington discretion. This page also provides guidelines on when links to external sources are inappropriate.

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