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 assists persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in accordance with the mission of the Association. This position goal is to significantly scale up the Chapters ability to serve persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders to achieve growth outlined in the strategic plan.
Care Consultant primary responsibilities (95%)
- Deliver high quality short-term consultations in person or virtually
- Assist Alzheimer’s families in understanding dementia, planning for future care needs, ability to cope; link clients to appropriate chapter and community resources; significantly increase participation in clinical research, early stage programs and advocacy.
- In partnership with Volunteer Services team and the Client Services Manager, train and supervise volunteers and student interns to support the delivery of high-quality care consultation intervention and provide follow-up to chapter referrals in accordance with chapter and National standards.
- Assist in increasing program utilization by 15% annually (with emphasis on increasing participation among populations that typically have low involvement).
- In partnership with designated health care systems, provide in-depth consultations and ongoing support; with permission from client, share action plans with referring provider; enter notes in electronic medical record as directed by healthcare partner.
- In partnership with Care Consultation Manager and Community Programs team, identify and cultivate relationships with communities to increase unduplicated constituents in targeted communities;
- Ensure high quality program delivery (at least 90% satisfied initially)
- Ensure compliance with Home Office data collection and documentation and assist in communicating qualitative and quantitative reports for the partner health system.
- Ensure timely tracking of grant-related activity
- Provide back-up to Client Services Manager and other Alzheimer's Association Care Consultants as needed.
General responsibilities (5%)
- Attend chapter and healthcare partner meetings and events as scheduled; serve on Alzheimer’s Association and community workgroups/committees as assigned
- Cultivate and recruit supporters for chapter fundraising events like Walk to End Alzheimer's and Longest Day. Generate leads for Development team.
- Education: Master’s degree in Social Work; LCSW preferred
- Clinical experience: 2 years’ clinical services experience providing care consultation or case management; dementia care experience preferred
- Experience in student supervision and volunteer management preferred
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (especially Word ); ability to learn donor and service user software
- This position is based at the Springfield, Missouri office. Consultations will be provided virtually by phone or videoconferencing/telehealth, in person at the Springfield office, or at the partner healthcare locations or other community locations; Must have a valid driver’s license and personal transportation to travel between job sites
- Position operates in a flexible work environment which requires travel by car between office locations and some travel throughout chapter service area
- Flexible work environment requiring after-hours and weekend availability to meet community needs
- Position utilizes desktop or laptop computer multi-line phone system and various databases
- Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs of equipment and supplies.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3481