- The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is responsible for protecting the unprotected - children, elderly, and people with disabilities - from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
- An Adult Protective Services Caseworker - SAO APS Spec I
- DFPS is not only a qualifying organization for the Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments, but also offers excellent health benefits, special discounts on many products and services through the Discount Purchase Program, a lifetime monthly retirement annuity as well as Texa$aver 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
- Determines temporary or long-term action to be taken to remove or lessen an immediate threat to the life or health of an adult protective services client to include counseling clients and caregivers, providing information and referral services, testifying in court to seek emergency protective services, finding alternate housing when necessary, and providing on-going services.
- An APS Caseworker protects the elderly and adults with disabilities who are unable to protect themselves.
- To view a realistic online video about Adult Protective Services In Home Workers and clients please click here.
- Adult Protective Services Specialist I: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
- Develops individualized service plans to meet the needs of the adult protective services client and maintains detailed documentation on each case.
Links for Texas Health & Human Services Commission