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Caseworker

Job Location

Fort Worth, TX

General Summary

The primary responsibilities focus on working one-on-one with Alzheimer families and patients for the purpose of providing case management including comprehensive assessment, problem solving, utilizing chapter services, facilitating connections to community resources and service monitoring.

Essential Job Functions

     Case Management

  • Screen clients over telephone, provide appropriate level of assistance, and schedule home visit when situation warrants. 
  • Complete initial face-to-face meeting with patient and family, usually at patient's home.
  • Complete written in-take assessment and develop care plan.  Maintain case record documentation.
  • Coordinate services as needed and reassess clients quarterly for status changes.
  • Provide regular contact with clients; monitor and evaluate services.  Connect clients to chapter services, make referrals to community resources and seek innovative ways to assist patients and families, as needed.
  • Complete all required documentation and reports for program funding sources.
  • Coordinate services with contracted respite and counseling service providers to ensure a good match between service provider and client.
  • Reconcile provider invoices with service calendars from clients.
  • Develop and implement ways to build awareness of the program.
  • Conduct presentations as needed to build program awareness

     Helpline

  • Provide I&R and care consultation services to Helpline callers.  Maintain case record documentation.
  • Provide follow-up to Helpline callers as needed.
  • Review, update and expand community resource information on an ongoing basis.

Minimum Requirements

Must be able to operate a car, computer workstation, fax machine, telephone, calculator, photocopier, audiovisual equipment, dolly and other equipment as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree in social work or a related field
  • M.S.W. or related master's degree
  • Bilingual abilities strongly preferred
  • Two or more years of experience in direct service with geriatric populations
  • Excellent customer service, organization and communication skills
  • Proficiency in client assessment and documentation
  • Personal computer skills, including knowledge of word processing and databases
  • Working knowledge of community resources related to aging services
  • Ability to physically bend, push, stand and walk.  Must be able upon occasion to move or lift approximately 25 pounds
  • Must hold a valid Texas driver's license and have a reliable vehicle available for work purposes
  • Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends occasionally as needed
  • Must accept other duties, as assigned

Interested individuals must send cover letter, resume and job application to:

Lori Harleson, Manager of Human Resources
Alzheimer's Association
2630 West Freeway, Ste. 100
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Ph: 817-336-4949
FAX: 817-336-4966
Email: lharleson@alz.org

Job application is found at our chapter's website under:

http://www.alz.org/northcentraltexas/in_my_community_employment_opportunities.asp.

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, North Central Texas
2630 West Freeway
Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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

 

 

 

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