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. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and their 15 million families and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association was recently recognized as the #1 largest Best NonProfit to Work For in the NonProfit Times 50 Best Places to Work for 2011 - 2019.
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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Care Consultant primary responsibilities (90%)
- In coordination with the designated partner health system, provide high quality consultations to new and existing patients and families either in person or virtually.
Consultations include education for Alzheimer’s families, creation of action plan for future care needs and linkages to appropriate chapter and community resources
- Ensure high quality program delivery (at least 90% satisfied initially) and significantly increase participation in clinical research, early stage programs and advocacy.
- Ensure compliance with Home Office data collection and generate qualitative and quantitative reports for the partner health system.
- Provide back-up to other Alzheimer's Association Care Consultants as needed.
General responsibilities (10%)
- Serve on Alzheimer’s Association and community workgroups/committees as assigned
- Maintain case histories, service statistics and grant-related paperwork.
- Attend Alzheimer's Association and (designated health system) staff meetings as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: *
- Master’s degree in Social Work; LCSW preferred
- 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
- Requires travel by car between office locations and some travel throughout chapter service area. Must have a valid driver’s license and personal transportation to travel between job sites.
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to meet community needs
- Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs of equipment and supplies.