Job Description

 The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through
the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all
affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain
health. The Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in
Alzheimer care, support and research.
 

 

  

 

Position Purpose: 

 

The
Care Consultant using the Benjamin Rose Institute Care Consultation model (BRI)
assists persons affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in
accordance with the grant requirements: BRI training will be provided.
 

 

Through
regular telephone calls (or emails, for those who prefer computer
communication), the Care Consultant offers personalized coaching, connects
people to available services and resources in the community, helps organize assistance
from family members and friends
and
offers support for both the person with the illness and the caregiver.
 

 

This
position fulfills requirements of a contract with the University of Texas
Medical Branch including accurate and timely documentation, facilitation of BRI
care consultation services and trainings and tracking referrals. The position
is limited to 3 years.
 

 

  

 

  

 

Core Characteristics
& Competencies
  

 
     
  • Provide quality clinical support
    to families and friends affected by dementia with solid knowledge of
    dementia, dementia-related resources, constituent needs and best
    practices.
     
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  • Excellent ability to communicate
    in person, print, and electronically to diverse and various audiences
     
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  • Ability to analyze information
    and make timely, appropriate decisions
     
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  • Demonstrated proficiency in use
    of technology essential to job function.
     
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  • Ability to work under pressure
    and manage multiple projects at once.
     
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  •  High level of integrity, diplomacy and
    initiative.
     
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Essential Job
Functions:
  

 
     
  • Delivery of high
    quality short-term consultations via phone or email to assist Alzheimer's
    families in understanding dementia, planning for future care needs,
    ability to cope; link clients to appropriate chapter and community
    resources.
     
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  • Serve
    approximately 100-125 client dyads over a three year period
     
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  • Administer
    client tracking system from referral to closure. Provide accurate and
    timely documentation of interactions and interventions.
     
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  • Conform to all
    legal and other requirements with respect to patient records and
    documentation, and meet Association standards for quality services.
     
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  • Collect and
    enter relevant and appropriate data for grant reporting, measuring
    progress toward strategic goals
     
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Minimum Education
Requirements:
  

 
     
  • Master’s Degree in
    social work, counseling, or related field, or RN degree.
     
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  • At least two years’
    experience in counseling or coaching.
     
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Knowledge and Skills:  

 
     
  • Excellent oral
    and written communication skills.
     
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  • Knowledge of the
    health care system.
     
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  • Active listening
    skills.
     
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  • Professional
    attitude and appearance.
     
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  • Computer
    proficiency in Microsoft Office and agency data collection systems.
     
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* Completion
of BRI Care Consultation training (within 1 month of employment)
 

 

  

 

Working Conditions:  

 
     
  • Office located at chapter’s main office 
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  • Position operates in a flexible work
    environment which requires some travel by car
     
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  • Works a part time schedule.  
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Physical and Mental
Requirements:
  

 
     
  • Good vision and
    hearing (corrected)
     
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  • Ability to type
    on a keyboard
     
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  • Ability to work
    under pressure
    Must be able to lift or move 25 pounds 
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