The Specialist, Programs assists with outreach, education, early stage engagement, and support groups in his/her assigned community in conjunction with and in support of the managers of these programs. The Specialist, Programs, as part of his/her outreach role, will represent the Association in a variety of professional, business, and public settings, including providing trainings and presentations.
Essential Job Functions
Conduct community outreach efforts; establish and maintain connections with community health organizations, businesses, government agencies, and other strategic partners. Represent the Association to a variety of community meetings or events for outreach, engagement, collaboration, fundraising, and referral purposes.
Assist individuals, family members, and caregivers through assessment, care coordination, problem-solving, education, planning, referral and follow-up. Show results through evaluation and report outcomes of work.
Interact and coordinate with other health and human services providers.
Assist the Director of Community Support in coordinating support group activities.
In conjunction with the Early Stage Memory Loss Coordinator, implement and coordinate early stage engagement activities, including but not limited to the Peer to Peer Program and the Walking Program.
Deliver training programs to community groups, businesses and volunteer organizations.
Maintain accurate records and statistics; meet deadlines; collect and maintain case load data; perform ongoing evaluations.
Other duties, as assigned.
BS in social work or a related field plus at least 2 years of dementia experience and experience in performing assessments and care plans. Master's level Social Service/Mental Health professional with dementia-specific experience preferred. Training in the TCARE program a plus.
Knowledge of community resources and strong community connections.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; highly organized.
Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
Must be able and willing to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business, including home visits.
Evening or weekend work may be required on occasion.