The Alzheimer's Association, Long Island Chapter provides a variety of education, information and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community. The Outreach/Community Educator, Diverse Communities is primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs in the community to raise awareness provide Alzheimer’s/dementia education and support to individuals living with dementia, key friends and family, and the general public. The Outreach/Community Educator, Diverse Communities also utilizes volunteers to increase program delivery and support services throughout the chapter territory. The Outreach/Community Educator, Diverse Communities may be asked to facilitate caregiver support groups and translate care consultations when needed.
Essential Job Functions:
* Plan, schedule, market and deliver Association community education programs, support groups, conference presentations and other trainings and activities as needed.
* Conduct timely and effective promotion and outreach on behalf of the organization, with a focus on increasing awareness of and promoting care and support programs.
* Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities.
* Conduct outreach and builds working relationships with service providers, care facilities and other stakeholders who collaborate on Association initiatives
* Represent the chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings and events.
* Remains knowledgeable and current in information related to AD/D as well as national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population.
* Provide ongoing support and resources for volunteers.
* Promotes opportunities for others to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association through recruitment of advocates, referrals to Trial Match, volunteer opportunities and other organizational initiatives.
* Works with Communications to assure timely and effective public relations and marketing of educational support services and programs.
* Identify and collaborate with new partners in diverse and underserved areas to expand programs and outreach activities.
* Increase association’s visibility by participation in appropriate outreach and events to reach AD/D families.
* Collect and maintain pertinent information about selected communities; update community referral and county resource information
* Works with staff to assure that requirements for grant-funded programs and services in the assigned territory are met.
* Ensures new community resources and related events are submitted to helpline databases.
* Maintains accurate records of program and event participation and other metrics.
* Works with the national office to ensure uniformity of materials and presentation content.
* Submits timely and accurate records and reports, newsletter articles and other information as requested.
* Bachelor’s degree in health care related field: social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, gerontology, public health or related.
* Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in community outreach
* Bi-lingual preferred (Spanish)
* Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, corporations, foundations, and volunteers.
* Strong organizational skills to plan, implement and evaluate programs
* Experience in volunteer management and support.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Strong public speaking skills.
* Understanding of the disease process and options for caregiver interventions.
* Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
* Valid driver's license, access to reliable vehicle, and proof of current automobile insurance