Care Community Coach
Job Title: Care Community Coach-Montana Chapter
Location: Remote Position, prefer Central or South-Central MT (Helena, MT and Billings, MT)
Work Hours: Part-time with benefits (based on a 27 hour work week)
Reports To: Program Director
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.
The Care Community Coach is funded under the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations (DCPR) grant. We will engage 25 Montana nursing homes in a strength-based coaching model to increase or maintain person-centered care practices as outlined in the DCPR.
Over a six-month period, nursing homes will work with the Alzheimer’s Association coaches to assess current level of adoption of DCPR and prioritize areas of need/focus. Through an action planning and implementation process, nursing home staff will make organization-wide measurable changes in the areas of (1) policies and procedures, (2) education and training, and (3) everyday care practices and then (4) implement these practices statewide. The Care Community Coach will be responsible for most aspects of the grant.
There may be a significant amount of travel within the state of Montana to the 25 care centers with overnight travel required. (Currently virtual under Covid-19 restrictions.)
This position is grant-funded and the duration of the assignment is 2 years.
There are 2 available positions.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Participate in all relevant training focused on coaching skills and understanding DCPR.
- Actively assist in recruiting 25 skilled nursing homes in Montana.
- Establish effective communications with professional caregiver teams to provide coaching on DCPR, via monthly in-person and/or video conferencing meetings and telephone and email support.
- Able to learn, teach others, and effectively utilize technology and databased tracking systems.
- Participate in research-driven discussions and put recommended DCPR tools and strategies into place.
- Demonstrate competence in providing evaluation, assessment and guidance on grant guidelines and methods.
- Able to understand, describe and adhere to cultural change and person-centered care practices.
- Able to work independently and collaboratively on a team on all aspects of the DCPR project.
- Able to collaborate with multiple leaders and take direction from the coach coordinator at the home office.
- Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities and populations within the context of the skilled nursing home setting.
- Represent the Alzheimer’ Association chapter at appropriate and assigned in-person and virtual meetings and events in a professional manner.
- Support the whole-mission of the Alzheimer's Association within the scope of grant activities, in the strategic areas of Concern & Awareness, Public Policy, Care and Support, Research, Diversity, Equality & Inclusion and Growing Revenue.
- Bachelor’s Degree in social work, public health or related field required.
- A Master's Degree in social services or a related field or equivalent experience preferred.
- A minimum of two to three years of experience in community outreach activities, and competency in teaching, training and/or delivering educational programs or public speaking/group facilitation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Able to cultivate productive working relationships to lead, guide and inspire nursing home staff to achieve goals and objectives while demonstrating and promoting open communication, transparency and teamwork towards the goals of the grant.
- Experience working with or for a residential setting a plus.
- Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks. Able to handle changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Adept at problem-solving while maintaining a customer service focus.
- Outcome-driven skill for program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Highly skilled in motivating and facilitating groups and individuals.
- Must possess high degree of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
- Experience with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system or related platform. Able to monitor and record data in a timely manner as required by grant.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Applications.
- Proficient in use of video and/or teleconferencing technology with ability to troubleshoot common issues.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
- Ability for overnight travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.