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Oahu Program Coordinator

Job Location

HI

General Summary

The Oahu Program Coordinator serves as the Alzheimer's Association - Aloha Chapter representative to the City and County of Honolulu in the State of Hawaii.  Coordinates and implements the provision of the Chapter's Core Services on the island of Oahu.  This position assures visibility of the Chapter through outreach, education and public presentations.  The Oahu Program Coordinator provides direct services to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, their families and/or caregivers through Helpline services, care consultations, and coordination of local neighborhood support groups.

Essential Job Functions

• Provides short-term care consultation to persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and/or family members and caregivers to assist in understanding dementia, care planning, developing coping skills, utilizing Chapter services and accessing community resources.
• Provides information, education, referral and emotional support to individuals, families and caregivers by phone, in the office, and home visits (only as identified by the program coordinator as essential).
• Refers clients to appropriate resources for long-term counseling, case management, medical, legal and financial services.
• Provides information on the Medic Alert + Safe Return Program including assisting families with registering loved ones in the program.
• Coordinates and facilitates Support Groups throughout the island of Oahu.  This includes:
   - Providing supervision, recruitment, training and support to support group facilitators
   - Assuring that appropriate volunteer leadership is in place and provides needed materials and resources
   - Visiting each support group at least twice a year, but maintaining contact with support group facilitators on a regular basis
   - Serving as a back-up for support group facilitators as needed
• Coordinates and facilitates training programs for persons with dementia and related diseases and/or caregivers.
• Coordinates and facilitates presentations on Alzheimer's disease and related topics to the professionals, and other audiences.
• Maintains service statistics as required.
• Provides supervision of interns and practicum students.
• Participates in the annual program planning process with Chapter staff. 
• Provides written reports on a monthly and quarterly basis on the progress of goals and objectives.
• Identify and negotiate with fellow community leaders to collaborate on joint program activities.
• Attend and participate in chapter functions as appropriate.
• Represent the Chapter at community functions as appropriate.
• Serve on other community committees as appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

• Demonstrated short-term counseling skills and experience.
• Background in gerontology and dementia with knowledge about the goals of the Alzheimer's Association.
• Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons living with Alzheimer's disease, family caregivers, volunteers, and health care professionals.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or other appropriate health related field.
• Prior experience working with Alzheimer's or other memory impaired individuals or families. Knowledgeable of applicable healthcare delivery systems and issues, such as Medicare/Medicaid, managed care, HMSA, long-term care insurance, etc.
• Bilingual fluency in English and another language

Interested applicants should submit in either Microsoft Word of pdf format, a cover letter and resume to alz-hraloha@alz.org

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email: alz-hraloha@alz.org

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Aloha
    1050 Ala Moana Blvd.
    Suite 2610
    Honolulu, HI 96814-4906

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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