DEI Field Placement Intern - MSW Field Placement
The Alzheimer's Association is working to address disparities in Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The DEI Field Placement Intern will work alongside a dynamic team to increase the reach and impact of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, particularly in care and support among communities disproportionately impacted by the disease (e.g. BIPOC and LGBTQ communities) in Boston and/or Lawrence.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Organize and deliver Programs and Services with particular focus on at-risk populations including but not limited to the Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx populations offered through the Alzheimer’s Association, which include:
- support groups,
- educational programming,
- Awareness presentations,
- social engagement programming for people with early-stage dementia, and
- other community events
- Provide outreach and follow-up calls and emails to caregivers of at-risk populations including but not limited to the Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx populations who have participated in the Dementia Care Coordination program or have attended Alzheimer’s Association education programs and support groups.
- Provide information and referral support by phone and email including: rapport-building, support, Alzheimer’s and dementia education, and Association and community-based resource information
- Document detailed constituent information in Personify, the Association’s CRM (constituent relationship management system)
- Triage callers to other staff in situations that exceed the Intern’s knowledge, skills or availability
- Lead and support projects to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementia in underserved communities including:
- Identifying community organizations with whom to partner
- Conducting discovery meetings with potential partners
- Planning a programs or events to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementia in underserved communities
- Collaborate with staff in the review and update of community resource listings
- Must be currently enrolled in MSW program, part-time or full-time
- Bilingual; especially preferred would be Spanish/English or Haitian Creole/English
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Familiarity with Hispanic/Latino culture
- Proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft, and video conferencing (i.e. Zoom, etc.)
- Comfort with doing outreach in person and via phone, chat, Google Meet, etc.
- Must have excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
- General knowledge/interest in the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s disease
- Comfort with learning new software applications
Position Location: Waltham, MA
Part time 16-24 hours/week
Reports To: Manager, Helpline & Com Refer
Duration: One year
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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.
At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.