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Caregiver Support Team Social Worker/Union County Coordinator

Job Location

OH

General Summary

The Caregiver Support Team/Union County Coordinator is responsible for providing care consultation for families in Franklin County a minimum of 24 hours per week.

This position includes outreach to individuals living in Union County to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease, and providing quality educational programming to caregivers and the general community 16 hours per week.

The position also includes coordination of a weekly social engagement program in Union County. This full-time opportunity has the potential to become two part-time positions for interested social work professionals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Social worker will serve as a member of an interdisciplinary care team conducting bio-psychosocial in-home assessments with families that focus on safety concerns, medical issues, future planning, community resources, caregiver education, and caregiver stress for those affected by Alzheimer's

    disease and related dementias.
  • Social worker will interface regularly with an occupational therapist and nurse practitioner as part of the caregiver support team and provide assessments to physicians.
  • Assist families in creating goals and formulating action plans.
  • Provide regular follow up telephone contacts to assist Caregiver Support Team families in meeting the goals in their action plans.
  • Coordinate and lead a weekly half of day social engagement program called the "Retreat" for individuals living in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Lead or co-lead the monthly Union County support group.
  • Represent the Chapter at public events; such as health fairs, conferences and media events, as assigned in Union County.
  • Present educational information about Alzheimer's disease to caregivers and the general community in Union County.
  • Submit data and statistical reports to funding sources.
  • Provide assistance to clients on our caregiver helpline.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in social work. (Bachelor's degree will be considered if candidate has extensive experience working with the aging population).
  • Valid social work license.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Two years of experience in the delivery of health care services in the community (with particular reference to the elderly).
  • Expertise in providing care consultation and information and referral to families, community members and geriatric professionals.
  • Knowledgeable about caregiving issues and experience with family dynamics.
  • Knowledgeable of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work with individuals with Alzheimer's and their families, volunteers and external contacts.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts.
  • Ability to work with individuals from all socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to use office equipment; proficiency with Microsoft applications.

Position Working Conditions:

  • Ability to fulfill assignments on evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Travel by car to attend meetings within the chapter territory, and by air to attend other meetings.
  • Possession of valid driver's license and use of personal insured vehicle required.

Please email or send your resume. No Phone calls please.     

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio
1379 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215

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

 

 

 

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