Alzheimer's Association

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Care Consultant/Director Early Stage Services

at Alzheimer's Association

Posted: 12/5/2018
Job Reference #: 3136
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Job Description

General Summary:

 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs & Services, the Care Consultant serves as a key staff person in the delivery of patient and family services. In addition to assessing family needs, helping secure services to support care at home, providing one-on-one education and guidance, and coordinating or overseeing social engagement programs, the Care Consultant plays an important role in the Chapter’s education program, conducting caregiver training and in-services for home health agencies, residential care facilities and other groups. The person in this position also serves as the key staff person overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of early stage services in the chapter territory, including early-stage support groups and joint engagement activities.

 

 

This role is located in Poughkeepsie but covers Putnam, Orange and Dutchess counties.

 

 

Essential Functions:

 
     
  • Conducts needs assessments for receptive caregivers: increases caregiver knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and of community resources
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  • Collaborates with other service professionals to assist families in accessing services that enable them to care for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder at home
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  • Maintains statistical data regarding Care Consultations and submits quarterly reports of activities; reassesses family needs periodically
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  • Conducts educational programs for family caregivers and members of the general public, and provides training for CNA’s, personal care aides, and other staff working with individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder
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  • Promotes the organizations mission through partnerships with other organizations and active participation in local collaboratives and committees.
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  • Works with other program staff to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive early stage program
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  • Recruits early-stage individuals and caregivers for the program and collaborates with other program staff to provide initial assessments of persons with the disease and their caregivers, to ensure the appropriateness of participation in the early stage program
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  • Organizes engagement programming for participants with support from program staff
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  • Works closely with the Director of Government Relations to engage interested early-stage individuals in Advocacy activities
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  • Collects and analyzes data related to program goals and evaluates the program’s effectiveness
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  • Participates in early stage-related conference calls with the National office
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  • Other duties as assigned
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Minimum Requirements:

 
     
  • Master’s degree in social work, nursing or related clinical specialty
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  • Training and experience in the delivery of services to families coping with dementia
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  • Experience in curriculum development or grant writing a plus
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  • Experience in conducting training and informational presentations
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  • Knowledge of community resources
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  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
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  • Outstanding organizational skills and follow-through
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  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
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  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
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  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
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  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
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  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner
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  • Ability to work effectively with other staff and volunteers
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  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties (reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license)
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