Job Title: Care Counselor
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Work Hours: Part-time (based on 15 hours/week)
Reports To: Vice President, Programs
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.
The Care Counselor is responsible for providing assessments, counseling, education and case management services to individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias through phone/virtual meetings and home visits, when appropriate. In addition, the position is responsible for assisting in the evaluation and development of the program. The position reports to the Vice President of Programs.
This position is grant-funded annually with the possibility for longer employment.
- Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct written individual and family assessments and reassessments to prepare person-centered care plans and provide counseling and case management services. Conduct work through home visits when appropriate.
- Assist clients in accessing services and resources.
- Maintain client files and prepare reports including conducting program evaluations.
- Prepare and conduct community presentations to expand community awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and the Alzheimer’s Associations’ programs and services.
- Represent the Alzheimer’s Association at public forums, conferences, and media events; function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer’s Association in the community.
- Maintain knowledge and referral base through networking with other professionals.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field. Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field preferred
- State license in social work preferred
- Minimum 2-4 years professional experience in a healthcare setting required. 3-5 years of experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to provide assessments, counseling, education, and case management services to persons of varied backgrounds and in office and community settings.
- Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills including listening, writing, and public speaking.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 15% within the assigned region.
- Must possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance.
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 of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
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.