Care Consultant, Director of Prof. Education
Job Title Care Consultant, Director of Professional Education , Hudson Valley Chapter
Location Westchester/Purchase, NY
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)
Reports To: Care Consultant, Senior Director, Programs & Services
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s 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.
This 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 programs, 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 educational conference and Research Roundtable events and oversees the delivery of trainings offered to health and social service agencies.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- 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.
- Manages volunteers in the delivery of programs and services.
- With input from other staff, coordinates the program and presenters for the Chapter's Meeting of the Minds Conference and Research Roundtable. Oversee logistics, preparation of conference handouts, and conference evaluation.
- Serves as point of contact to staff for information and support regarding professional education.
- Master's degree or equivalent work experience in social work, gerontology, counseling, or a 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. Ability to communicate in English; Spanish is a plus.
- Experience in conducting training and informational presentations.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel.
- Proficiency with databases, such as Personify360 (constituent tracking database).
- 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 prioritize; 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 (reliable transportation & 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.
- Being flexible about working on team tasks.
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.