Care Navigator Lead
The primary goals of the Care Navigator Lead are to educate the community about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and about the Alzheimer’s Association; to connect community residents to the Association and to Chapter programs and services; to coordinate and support service delivery in the community; to cultivate and sustain strategic partnerships and alliances with community-based businesses and nonprofits; and to recruit high level volunteers throughout the area.
This is a full-time position, located in the Boise, Idaho office, and reports to the Executive Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
* Assist individuals, family members, and caregivers through assessment, care coordination, problem solving, education, planning, referral and follow-up
* Responsible for recruitment, interviews, placement, training, and recognition of volunteers committed to supportive services to families
* Interact and coordinate service delivery with other health and human services providers.
* Conduct community outreach efforts, including making presentations about Chapter and local programs and services to interested groups; establish and maintain connections with community health organizations, businesses, government agencies, and other strategic partners. Represent the Association to a variety of community meetings and events for outreach, engagement, collaboration, fundraising, and referral purposes. Knowledge of technologies and strategies to outreach to rural Idaho is preferred.
* Assist the Program Manager in coordinating and facilitating community outreach and support group activities
* Maintain a broad base of knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, health/mental health care, and geriatrics
* Provide support to the chapter in promoting and recruitment for the fundraising and conference events in the community
* Support and participate in Association events, including fundraising events, chapter conferences and in formal advocacy and public policy activities
* Comply with all Association policies, procedures, standards, and applicable regulatory requirements
* Other duties as assigned
* Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field, with experience in field of aging or dementia, or at least 5 years of direct aging and/or dementia experience
* Ability to oversee and direct the work of volunteers and intern.
* Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
* Strong organizational skills and proficiency in maintaining systems and procedures
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Apps, CRM and volunteer databases.
* Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions
* Ability to collaborate and work well as part of a team
* Flexible and adaptable
* Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
* Ability to travel by car within the assigned territory
* Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
* Ability to travel locally and regionally as needed to perform job duties; current driver’s license and proof of insurance, and access to dependable vehicle
* Physical activity is required on occasion; this may include long hours of standing and walking and some lifting/carrying of materials/supplies.