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Lead Dementia Care Specialist

Job Location

TX

General Summary

The primary role is to supervise project staff and manage the project in order to ensure project success while maintaining fidelity to the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health II (REACH II) model.  In addition, this position will provide individualized services to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease according to the REACH II model in such a manner as to compliment the array of existing programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association.  REACH II is an evidence-based program that offers structured education and counseling for families providing home care for persons with Alzheimer's disease. 

Essential Job Functions

Principle Responsibilities:

Project Management:
• Monitor and supervise project staff to ensure fidelity to the REACH II model and to ensure adherence to the policies and procedures of the Alzheimer's Association
• Manage staffing of project caseloads to ensure the project achieves annual enrollment and outcome goals
• Complete and maintain all required documentation and reports for program
• Maintain good working relationships with project partners
• Develop and implement ways to build awareness of the program
Service Delivery:
• Screen clients to determine appropriateness for participation in the REACH program
• Perform functional assessment (Risk Appraisal Measure - RAM) with clients to determine appropriate individualized education and counseling for improving clients' coping skills
• Conduct skill building sessions in clients' homes or in chapter office
• Develop and maintain relationships with clients over a period of 6 to 9 months by providing regular contact with clients to monitor and ensure progress
• Complete timely and accurate client notes, charts and other documentation related to the progress of program participants
• Connect clients to additional chapter services
• Provide I&R and care consultation services to Helpline clients and follow-up as needed

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications:
• Must be credentialed as a LPC or a LCSW
• At least two years supervisory experience
• At least two years behavioral health experience preferably with older adults
• At least one year experience working with clients in the home setting
• Previous work experience using crisis management, conflict resolution and anger management
• Knowledge and experience of family systems and of issues surrounding grief and loss
• Basic knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and related forms of dementia
• Experience working with evidence-based program(s) preferred
• Excellent customer service, organization and time management skills
• Working knowledge of community resources related to aging services
• Proficiency in MS Office products, especially Word and Excel
• Ability to physically bend, push, stand and walk.  Must be able upon occasion to move or lift approximately 25 pounds

Working Conditions: 
• Normal office environment
• Travel by car to home visits
• Travel by car to attend meetings and make presentations within chapter territory

Equipment: Must be able to operate a car, computer workstation, fax machine, telephone, calculator, photocopier, audiovisual equipment, dolly and other equipment as needed.

Other:
• Must hold a valid Texas driver's license and have a reliable vehicle available for work purposes
• Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends occasionally as needed
• Must accept other duties, as assigned

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email: Susanna.Luk-Jones@alz.org

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, North Central Texas
    2630 West Freeway
    Suite 100
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include both within the text of your e-mail message.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.

 

 

 

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