You will use techniques of case management, investigation and regulations in the area of Protective Services. Work is characterized by cases involving abuse, neglect and/or the exploitation of adults. The nature of the situations requires judgment to deal with problems that are potentially harmful to the client and worker. Work requires the use of personal automobile for extensive travel. May be subject to being on-call during non-business hours and must be available or be accessible by telephone. Protective Services work can be very emotionally rewarding. This work, however, is not for the faint of heart or the impatient person. If you have a desire to help people, especially the very vulnerable, we can provide all the training you will need to make a real difference. Effective Protective Services professionals must have patience, compassion, be non-judgmental, and creative in finding ways to assist a client. Protective Services is not just a job, it’s an challenging opportunity to use your interpersonal and organizational skills to really make a difference in the life of a vulnerable adult.
Training: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
Substitution: Current West Virginia Social Work License.