The Care Navigator 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 Care Navigator, as part of the outreach role, will represent the Association in a variety of professional, business, and public settings, including providing trainings and presentations to community and professional groups. The primary goals of the Care Navigator are to educate the community about Alzheimer's disease and about the Alzheimer's Association; to connect community residents in need to Chapter services; to coordinate and support service delivery in his/her assigned community; and to cultivate and sustain strategic partnerships and alliances with community-based businesses and nonprofits. Secondarily, the Care Navigator supports the Care Consultation Program. This may include conducting clinical screenings and assessments, providing information and referral services, and providing support to families as needed. Ideally, the Care Navigator will be a resident of Snohomish County and will have strong community connections.
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 and events for outreach, engagement, collaboration, fundraising, and referral purposes.
* Interact and coordinate service delivery with other health and human services providers.
* Assist the Director of Community Support in coordinating and facilitating 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 expert knowledge on Alzheimer's disease, dementia, health/mental health care, geriatrics.
* 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.
* Maintain accurate records & statistics; meet deadlines; collect and maintain case load data; perform ongoing evaluations.
* Provide active support for the achievement of Strategic & Common Program Plan implementation.
* Additional responsibilities:
- Staff is required to comply with all Association policies, procedures, standards, and applicable regulatory requirements.
- Staff is required to support and participate in Association events, including but not limited to the Walk to End Alzheimer's, A Reason to Hope, and chapter conferences, as requested.
- Staff is expected to support and participate in formal advocacy and public policy activities as requested.
- Other duties as assigned.
* Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who are Master's level Social Service/Mental Health professionals.
* Two+ years experience in community outreach and education. Preference will be given to candidates with dementia experience and experience in doing assessments and care plans.
* Knowledge of community resources. Preference will be given to individuals who reside in the assigned community and who have strong community connections.
* Excellent public speaking skills as well as clear and concise verbal and written communication skills; highly organized.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
* Valid Washington State driver's license, proof of insurance.
* Must have a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel locally as needed to conduct Chapter business.
* Ability to work evenings or weekends on occasion, as required.
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