Job Description for Adult Protective Services- Part Time

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Adult Protective Services- Part Time
Part Time
Wage and Salary:
$27.77 - $35.72/ hour
Application review will begin:
April 5, 2024
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Adult Protective Services- Part Time   
Explore. Thrive. Belong.

Jefferson County is the Heart of the Heartland. We offer the best of Wisconsin living with safe, family oriented, vibrant business and civic communities surrounded by picturesque farmland. Jefferson County is proud of our small-town living options and easy access to major urban centers.

Jefferson County Human Services Department works diligently to make sure all citizens of the County can access effective and comprehensive human services in an integrated and efficient manner. The department has made it their mission to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families living in Jefferson County by addressing their needs in a respectful manner and enable citizens receiving services to function as independently as possible, while acknowledging their cultural differences.

The purpose of this position is keeping vulnerable adults safe, by providing adult protective services to the elderly and adults with disabilities. Services provided include receiving and responding to reports of abuse and/or neglect; providing and monitoring emergency and non-emergency protective placement and guardianship services; and providing case management services to individuals through the Targeted Care Management and Emergency Mental Health Programs.


You will be successful in this role by completing the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Receives, responds, and conducts thorough investigations of reports and allegations of abuse, exploitation, abandonment and/or neglect for vulnerable adults and the elderly between the ages of 18 and 59 who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.  Includes physical, sexual, financial, or emotional abuse, as well as self-neglect and neglect by others. 
  • Assesses for emergency vs. non-emergency service needs. Makes in person contact with the alleged victim in the home, long term care facility, medical facility, or other location within required time frame of referral; interviews and observes using investigative questioning techniques gathering enough information to verify concern and determine level of risk; interviews collateral contacts as appropriate. 
  • Determines if at-risk adult needs protective services and refers to law enforcement when necessary.  


  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university in Social Work or closely related field.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of Bachelor's Degree in a human behavioral science field and two years of professional casework experience acquired after the degree in a public or private social services agency.  

Other Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Licensed Social Worker through the State of Wisconsin preferred.

We pay $27.77 - $35.72/hour based on candidate’s successful experience and qualification.
Employees at Jefferson County Value
Competitive Pay* Great Coworkers* Flexibility* Advancement & Opportunity* Family Feel*

HOW TO APPLY: For a full job description and link to apply online, please visit the County’s web site at
Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer