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Adult Protective Service Specialist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $4,536 - $6,952 per month USD / Year
  • Salary: $4,536 - $6,952 per month

Website Oregon Department of Human Services

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively working to build an equitable agency with the Equity North Star as our guide toward our vision of an agency free of racism, discrimination and bias. We believe that teams in which everyone can show up as their full authentic self are key to creating a thriving workforce that can better serve communities. We welcome members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA2S+ community members, and others to apply.

Do you want the opportunity to match the needs of people in the community with available federal, state and local programs or other resources to meet those needs?  Do you want to be part of a diverse workforce that collaborates and learns from each other to improve services that supports the elderly, people with disabilities and communities?  Then, we want to hear from you!

Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), A place to belong and make a difference!

  • When you join the ODHS, you join a community of over 10,000 employees dedicated to serving and helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice, and preserve dignity.
  • Connect with ODHS Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and find a place to belong, build community and participate in shared learning. ERGs are employee-driven committees that support each other as well as the ODHS’ overall mission and vision.
  • We are committed to building an antiracist and equitable agency. Equity is foundational to our role as a human services agency, and we are committed to integrating equity into all we do. The Equity North Star has four points that explain the agency’s goals related to equity and inclusion.
  • Enjoy a work-life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages including health, dental, vision and much more!

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In this position you will provide adult protective services to vulnerable adults who are elderly or disabled.  The Adult Protective Service Specialist receives referrals, determines the need for and investigates alleged incidents of adult abuse or neglect.  Situations may involve physical abuse, neglect and abandonment, sexual abuse, psychological and verbal abuse, financial exploitation, and other types of self-neglect.


  • Experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Experience managing a workload in a constantly changing and confidential work environment
  • Experience working with individuals to determine the next steps of action
  • Experience testifying in court and/or other administrative hearings
  • Experience analyzing financial documentation


A Bachelor’s Degree in the human, social, behavioral or criminal sciences and two years human service, law enforcement or investigative experience;


An Associate’s Degree in the human, social, behavioral or criminal sciences and four years human service, law enforcement or investigative experience

Three years professional level experience related to the position may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree; 18 months for an Associates

**Clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications and essential attributes within your application materials. These attributes will be used to determine which candidates will be selected to move forward in the process.  


Work will be done in the office and within the community. Must be able to drive to and meet individuals in their own homes, other community settings, nursing homes, hospitals or other care settings.  Requires some out of town or overnight travel for training and cases.  In rural areas this may be a daily requirement.  May involve driving in inclement conditions. Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Your application and/or resume will be used when completing a pay equity assessment. The pay equity assessment determines your pay rate/salary step, so complete and detailed work and education history is helpful.


Your work history profile and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and demonstrate your skills, lived and/or work experience that shows you are an excellent candidate for the position.

  • Please upload a resume or complete the work history profile. Note: Your resume and cover letter may be uploaded in the Resume/CV field on the online application. 
  • Current State of Oregon employees: Apply via your employee Workday account.
  • After you submit your application, you will have additional tasks to complete in Workday. Please continue to check your Workday account throughout the recruitment process.


  • Finalists for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check.  Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.
  • The Oregon Department of Human Services does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODHS will use E-Verify to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.


  • This is a permanent position and is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
  • Have questions about Workday, and want some tips on understanding the state application process? Check out our Oregon job opportunities page.
  • If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Amy Acree via email at Please be sure to include the job requisition number.

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