The Specialist, Care Consultant will implement the Michigan Dementia Care and Support Pilot Program, which strives to support individuals with dementia and their caregivers in St. Joseph County. This position is responsible for conducting home visits to individuals and families in order to provide assessment, counseling and care management services. In addition, the position is responsible for assisting in the evaluation and development of the program. The position reports to the Program Director or designee and is 20 hours a week.
Essential Job Functions
Conduct home visits and written individual and family assessments
Develop person centered care plans
Provide individual and family counseling
Provide care management services
Assist clients in accessing services and resources
Maintain client files and prepare reports
Conduct program evaluations
Develop and update relevant printed materials
Prepare and conduct community presentations to expand community awareness of Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and the Alzheimer's Associations' programs and services
Maintain knowledge and referral base through networking with other professionals
Represent the Alzheimer's Association at public forums, conferences, and media events; function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer's Association in the community
Assist in the marketing of agency programs and services
Assist supervisor as needed
Master's degree in Social Work or related field
Master's of Social Worker License in the state of Michigan (LLMSW or LMSW) preferred
Minimum of 2 years experience in Counseling preferred
Experience with home visits preferred
Working knowledge of community resources and Alzheimer's disease and other dementias preferred
Ability to effectively communicate in writing, verbally and electronically
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite (mail, calendar, drive)
Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance.
Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business.