Job Description

 

The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and their 15 million families and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association was recently recognized as the #1 largest Best NonProfit to Work For in the NonProfit Times 50 Best Places to Work for 7 years.

This position is responsible for providing care consultation and education services for the counties included in the designated service area of operation-Regions 7 and 8 in western North Dakota. Responsibilities include extensive travel to designated regions for purposes of implementing community and care partner education, provision of care consultation on dementia-related clinical / family issues, and development and maintenance of medical primary care provider relations and the assistance in the development of informational resources. This position will fulfill requirements of a contract with the North Dakota Department of Human Services including accurate and timely documentation, development and facilitation of care consultation services and trainings and tracking referrals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 
     
  • Provides Care Consultation services to individuals with dementia (any stage) and their care partners. Care consultation may consist of assessment of needs, identification of issues/concerns and available resources, development of a plan of care, referral to appropriate resources, provision of emotional support and education about dementia, and follow-up, as needed. 
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  • Care consultation services may be provided by phone, or in person through individual and family meetings
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  • Delivers community/family and professional education programs
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  • Performs outreach activities in the community and in health care systems to increase referrals to the Association
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  • Discusses challenging cases with supervisor, as appropriate, and works collaboratively with other Care Consultant staff
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  • Maintains appropriate documentation in database 
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  • Increases the number of people with early dementia who access Alzheimer’s Association products and services
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  • Participates in regular clinical staffing, group/individual supervision, and continuing education sessions
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  • Recruits and co-manages volunteers who deliver education and outreach activities
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  • Travels frequently to Dickinson and surrounding communities around western North Dakota to deliver education, care consultation, and outreach
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  • Represents the Association in media interviews, as needed
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  • Participates in the annual Meeting of the Minds conference in St. Paul, MN. This may include speaking to large audiences, and working at the event.
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  • Participation in other Alzheimer's Association department events to provide education and awareness
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 
     
  • Minimum four year degree in social work, nursing (or a diploma RN or LPN), counseling, education, occupational therapy, psychology, sociology, therapeutic recreation, or related human service field. A Master’s degree in counseling, social work, nursing, or psychology is preferred, or Master’s degree equivalent experience, especially in the areas of dementia care or elder services may be considered
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  • Three years experience working in the geriatric field and the provision of psycho-social assessments and related action planning
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  • Experience working with diverse communities, preferred
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  • Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
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  • Experienced clinical/counseling skills in listening, assessment, empathy, advocacy, negotiation, referral, and closure
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  • Professional experience conducting health evaluations, diagnostic intakes, and/or crisis intervention counseling
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  • Strong presentation skills and previous experience as a public speaker or educator
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  • Strong organizational, staff and project management skills
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  • Knowledge of community resources
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  • Learns quickly, flexible, and open to change
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