Practice Recommendation Coach
Location: Lynnwood (mostly remote with a high volume of travel)
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 to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last ten years in a row.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been awarded a 2 year Dementia Care Practice Recommendations (DCPR) grant. We will invite 25 Washington nursing homes to be engaged in a strength-based coaching model to increase or maintain person-centered care practices as outlined in the DCPR. Over a six month coaching period, nursing homes will work with the Alzheimer’s Association coaches to assess current level of adoption of DCPR and prioritize areas of need/focus. Through an action planning and implementation process, nursing home staff will make organization-wide measurable changes.
This opportunity is based in the Lynnwood, WA office with a significant amount of travel within the state of Washington to the 25 care centers with overnight travel required.
This role will be hired at a Grade 6 with a starting point of $52,500, and a mid salary range of $66,000 plus our great benefit package.
-Participate in all relevant trainings focused on coaching skills and understanding DCPR.
-Recruit 25 Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) across Washington State.
-Establish effective communications with professional caregiver teams to provide coaching on DCPR, via monthly in-person and/or video conferencing meetings and telephone and email support.
-Abe to learn, teach others, and effectively utilize technology and databased tracking systems.
-Participate in research-driven discussions and put recommended DCPR tools and strategies into place, and providing evaluation, assessment and guidance on grant guidelines and methods.
-Understands and able to describe and adhere to cultural change and person-centered care practices.
-Able to work independently and collaboratively on a team and with multiple leaders and take direction from the coach coordinator at the home office.
-Identify and meet the needs of diverse communities and populations within the context of the
-skilled nursing home setting.
-Represent the Alzheimer’ Association chapter at appropriate and assigned in-person and virtual meetings and events in a professional manner.
-A Master's Degree in social services or a related field preferred or equalvent experience. Experience working with or for a residential setting a plus.
-A minimum of two to three years of experience in community outreach activities, and competency in teaching, training and/or delivering educational programs or public speaking.
-Ability to work in recording and monitoring systems as needed per grant requirements.
-Ability to lead, guide and inspire nursing home staff to achieve goals and objectives while demonstrating and promoting open communication, transparency and teamwork towards the goals of the grant.
-Ability to multi-task, be flexible, and handle changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
-Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
-Access to a reliable vehicle, a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance
-Ability for overnight travel, evenings and weekends as needed.