Care Consultant/Trainer- Lynwood
Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen. The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you!
The Care Consultant is part of a dynamic team that provides intensive care consultation services to individuals who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and to their caregivers. He/she conducts home visits, psychosocial assessments, care plan development and coordination, education on the disease process and disease management, and referrals to services. He/she represents the Association in a variety of professional, business, and public settings, including providing trainings and presentations.
· Assist individuals, family members, and caregivers through assessment, care coordination, problem-solving, disease education, care planning, referral and follow-up. Show results through evaluation and report outcomes of work.
· Collaborate internally with regional program leads as appropriate, and with other external health and human services providers.
· Maintain expert knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, health/mental health care, and geriatrics.
· Maintain accurate record-keeping utilizing all internal & external systems for data management; meet monthly deadlines; collect and maintain case load data; perform ongoing evaluations.
· Represent the Association to a variety of community meetings or events for outreach, education, engagement, collaboration, fundraising, and referral purposes, including leading trainings and presentations.
· Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication, organizational and time management skills.
· Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and deadlines with diverse populations.
· Excellent communication, organizational to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
· Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, and succeed in a dynamic and fluid environment.
· High level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.
· Master’s degree in social work or a related field preferred.
· Two (2) years of professional experience working with families and caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, or with people with chronic illness or disabilities.
· Experience in performing assessments and developing care plans.
· Training in the Tailored Caregiver Assessment & Referral ("TCARE") program preferred.
- Valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, and proof of current automobile insurance.
· Normal office environment; regular office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with evening or weekend hours on occasion especially during busy seasons.
· High volume of public contact and local travel.
· Physical activity is required on occasion; this may include some lifting/carrying of materials/supplies.
Job Reference #: 3853