APS INVESTIGATIVE SPEC 2* - 07212022-34251

State of Tennessee

Memphis, TN (Shelby County)

Family Services/Social Work


Position Description / Responsibilities

Job Overview

This classification performs APS investigative work and/or service coordination work of average difficulty. An employee in this class conducts interviews and investigations regarding allegations of self-neglect, abuse, exploitation and/or neglect of vulnerable adults, evaluates risk, identifies potential services, and provides counseling for APS clients. This classification performs responsibilities at the working level under general supervision of an APS Team Coordinator. This class differs from the APS Investigative Support Coordinator in that incumbents of the latter are responsible for specialized cases of greater scope and complexity and/or are assigned duties of the Rapid Response Team.


Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree and one year of full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: social services and/or human services case management, gerontology, behavioral counseling, investigations regarding vulnerable persons, psychology, or sociology.

Substitution of Education for Experience: One year of qualifying graduate course work in a related field such as listed above may be substituted for the required experience.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: Applicants for this class must:

  1. Complete a criminal background history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority;
  2. Agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority;
  3. Supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check;
  4. Submit to a review of and not be listed on the Indicated Persons Registry of the Department of Children's Services, Department of Health's vulnerable persons' registry, or the state’s sex offender registry;
  5. Not have an excludable offense as defined by Tenn. Code Ann. § 71-2-403 and Tenn. Rules & Regs. Ch. 1240-07-10-.09.
  6. Have reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license.
  7. After appointment, successfully complete (as indicated by an assessment at completion) a prescribed course of training offered by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
  8. Be available to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Application Instructions

For more information and to apply go to: TN.gov/Careers (search 34251)

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