Job Description

      
 

Care Navigator – Houston and Southeast Texas 

Location: Houston, TX

Work Hours: Full-time

Grade: 205

Reports To: Chief Program Officer

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 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.  

Position Summary:

The U.S. POINTER Navigator will serve as the main liaison for study participants, providing support and management of assigned team of participants assigned to the same intervention arm of a randomized controlled trial for the duration of the 2-year study. This role is crucial to participant engagement and retention and will require regular contact and oversight of participant study-related activities. This position reports to the Chief Program Officer at the Houston& Southeast Texas Chapter

Responsibilities

Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with study participants to engage and encourage them to follow their study-prescribed lifestyle intervention activities
  • Facilitate participants’ use of computer technology as needed, which could include wearable activity tracking devices, computer-based training, and telephone applications
  • Work closely with the research clinic to ensure high quality of participant experience.


 Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, sociology or related field required. Advanced degree in community counseling preferred. 
  • 2 - 3 years’ experience with prevention based counseling, motivational interviewing, or short-term, cognitive behavioral counseling preferred.  
  • Experience in health promotion at a community level and past experience engaging diverse populations is highly desired. 
  • Must have a high degree of familiarity with current computer technologies due to the nature of the data being collected through the study and the means by which it's being collected (e.g., web browsers, Bluetooth, wearable activity monitors, smartphones).
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications required, with the ability to quickly learn Google applications.
  • Bilingual in Spanish required
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel frequently throughout the assigned territory.
  • Access to reliable vehicle, valid driver's license, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel frequently throughout the assigned territory.
  • Access to reliable vehicle, valid driver's license, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance required.
  • Must possess the ability to engage participants, be highly-organized and have a background in motivational interviewing and group facilitation.
     Preference will be given to applicants that have experience in one or more areas of the study’s interventions (i.e., physical activity, nutrition or cognitive aging).  
  • Able to engage and encourage participants to safely engage in and continue their intervention activities.  
  • Must be proficient at facilitating participants’ use of computer technology, such as wearable activity tracking devices, Bluetooth connectivity, smartphones, messaging (e.g., SMS, email), and access to web-based sites for cognitive training, data entry, and communication with the research clinic. 
  • The Navigator is expected to be a knowledgeable, friendly, responsible and diplomatic representative of the Alzheimer’s Association with the study participants, researchers and community in general.

     

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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

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.

 
 

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