Job Title: Outreach Specialist – Heart of America Chapter
Location: Northeast Kansas
Full time: Based on a 37.5 hour work week
Reports To: Program Director
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/jobs 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.
As part of the Care and Support team, this full-time position will provide outreach to individuals and families dealing with a dementia as well as assist with Chapter initiatives in 23 counties in Northeast Kansas (see list below). Responsibilities include deploying a community engagement and education strategy with volunteer recruitment to rural counties and reaching diverse populations; providing direct support through care consultations, disease education and resources to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, their caregivers and community members; and reaching out to physician groups to build awareness of chapter resources. Services are provided in keeping with the mission, strategic plan goals, national standards and guidelines of the Alzheimer’s Association. This position requires teamwork and collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, and community partners. Must live and be based in the Northeast Kansas regional area.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide consultation with clients in a professional and compassionate manner via phone, email, and in-person
- Follow established Association Care Consultation policies, procedures and clinical protocols
- Provide accurate and timely documentation and follow- up of consultation interactions and interventions using Association database
- Recruit and deploy volunteers to provide education programs, program outreach, early stage and social engagement activities, and support groups as needed to meet the needs of the region
- Establish relationships with physicians, medical system providers, care facilities and other community stakeholders to build awareness of Association services
- Assist with promotion of Association fundraising events as needed
- Travel to Atchison, Brown, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Marshall, Morris, Nemaha, Osage, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Shawnee, Washington, Wabaunsee counties.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field with three years of relevant experience
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to communicate and work effectively in a team-based environment with clients, families, staff, volunteers, and community members in person and on the telephone
- Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail. Proven ability to successfully handle multiple projects and meet critical deadlines while working independently
- High level of integrity, compassion, initiative, and confidentiality
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office and/or Google Chrome applications and data bases
- The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of the following: community social work; diverse and rural populations; public health delivery of programs; social, governmental and healthcare systems; advocacy; Alzheimer’s and related dementias; And of the Healthy Brain Initiative Roadmap would be a plus
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.
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.