The Care Navigator educates the community about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and communicates the services that the Alzheimer’s Association can provide to Southeast WA to the Aging and Long Term Care (SE WA ALTC) areas. The candidate will connect community residents to Chapter and community programs and services, cultivate and sustain strategic partnerships and alliances with community-based businesses and nonprofits.
Ideally the Care Navigator will be a resident of one of the eight identified counties and will have strong community connections in this geographic area: Kittitas, Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin counties.
· Directly provides and/or assists in the delivery of Alzheimer’s Association programs and services and those activities as defined in the grant with AE WA ALTC, with a focus on volunteer recruitment and training for outreach efforts, educational presentations, early stage programming, support groups, and events in counties served by Southeast Washington Aging and Long Term Care [SE WA ALTC], in conjunction with SE WA ALTC and Alzheimer’s Association staff. The counties served include Kittitas, Yakima, Benton, Franklin, Walla Wall, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin.
· Conduct community outreach efforts: presentations, establish and maintain connections with community health organizations, businesses, government agencies, and other strategic partners and represent the Association to a variety of community meetings and events for outreach, engagement, collaboration, fundraising, and referral purposes.
· This position is supported by a grant with specific community programs and activities assigned.
· Interact and coordinate service delivery with other health and human services providers.
· Assist individuals, family members, and caregivers through assessment, care coordination, problem-solving, education, planning, referral and follow-up.
· Assist the Director of Community Support in coordinating and facilitating support group activities.
· Implement and coordinate early stage activities in conjunction with others.
· Represents the Association in a variety of professional, business, and public settings, including providing training and presentations to community and professional groups, as well as at community events.
· Maintain a broad base of knowledge on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, health/mental health care, and geriatrics.
· Provide active support for the achievement of Strategic & Common Program Plan implementation across all Chapter Departments by promoting and recruiting 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.
· Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field preferred, with experience in field of aging or dementia, or an undergraduate degree in related field with at least 2 years of direct aging and/or dementia experience.
· Ability to oversee and direct the work of volunteers and students.
· Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills, and strong organizational skills
· Proficiency in maintaining systems and procedures by analyzing information and making timely, appropriate decisions.
· Ability to collaborate and work well as part of a team in a flexible and adaptable manner.
· Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
· Current driver’s license, proof of insurance, and access to dependable vehicle.
· Ability to travel locally and regionally as needed to perform job duties.
· Normal office environment; telecommuting some days may be an option
· High volume of public contact, and requires evening or weekend hours on occasion.
· Work may be fast-paced and stressful at times, particularly during periods of high volume or tight deadlines.
· Physical activity is required on occasion; this may include long hours of standing and walking and some lifting/carrying of materials/supplies.
This is a brief job description not intended to be inclusive of all duties.
The Alzheimer’s Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity.