• State of Nevada
  • Elko, Nevada
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $47,189 - $69,739 per yr USD

Job Description

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. This position is located within the Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) - Long Term Care Ombudsman in Elko, NV. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and provides a positive working environment. The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a 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 Adult Rights Specialist will provide aid and advocate to protect and enhance the health, safety, welfare and rights of persons residing in long term care settings; investigate complaints made by or on behalf of residents residing in long term care settings (skilled nursing facilities, group homes, assisted living and homes for individual residential care); provide information to residents, family members, facilities, and other agencies regarding a variety of topics relative to elder care; and provide training on a variety of topics regarding resident rights, dignity and respect, quality of care and quality of life. The incumbent will assist in the development and support of resident and family councils, track trends in facilities, and make referrals to other agencies as appropriate; provide Medicaid outreach by providing the public information on Medicaid eligibility and services; and is responsible for mentoring the long term care ombudsman volunteers. Nevada offers sunshine and recreational opportunities abound including golfing, biking, off-roading, hiking, skiing, and fishing. Nevada's beautiful landscape and thriving economy are just a few of the reasons to join the Silver State workforce! Additional benefits include: medical, dental, life and disability insurance programs; participation in the public employees' retirement plan; 11 paid holidays each year; and accrual of 3 weeks of annual leave and 3 weeks of sick leave each year. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of 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 AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***
Closing Date/Time:

Additional Information

Announcement Number: 39619
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/31/2020
Phone: (775)684-0110
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.

Job Address

Elko, Nevada United States View Map