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 oversees planning of the Chapter’s annual educational conference and trainings offered to health and social service professionals.
* Conducts needs assessments for receptive caregivers; increases caregiver knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and of community resources.
* 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.
* Maintains statistical data regarding Care Consultations and submits quarterly reports of activities; reassesses family needs periodically.
* Conducts educational programs for family caregivers and members of the general public, and provides training to CNA’s, personal care aides, and other staff working with individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder.
* Coordinates or oversees social engagement programs for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.
* Promotes the organization’s mission through partnerships with other organizations and active participation in local collaboratives and committees.
* With input from other staff, coordinates the program and presenters for the Chapter’s annual Meeting of the Minds Conference. Oversees logistics, preparation of conference handouts, and conference evaluation.
* Serves as the contact person for agencies and individuals interested in learning more about the Alzheimer’s Association’s professional trainings.
* Coordinates and oversees Project Lifesaver.
* Completes required reporting for Personify in a timely manner.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in social work, gerontology, counseling, or related field.
* Training and experience in the delivery of services to families coping with dementia.
* Knowledge of community resources.
* Outstanding organizational skills.
* Excellent writing and speaking skills.
* Bilingual - Spanish is a plus.
* Experience in conducting training and informational presentations.
* Ability to manage multiple priorities.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel.
* Extremely flexible, highly motivated, and able to work under pressure.
* Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team.
* Ability to multitask; strong organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
* Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner.
* High level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.
* Ability to work effectively with Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers.
* Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties (vehicle and valid NY State driver's license are required).
* Ability to be a strong team member, including taking action to promote a positive team climate, taking responsibility to contribute to the success of the team and being flexible about working on team tasks.