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Open Positions

REGIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR

LOCATION: Norwalk, Connecticut

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Programs and Education, the Regional Program Director will coordinate and implement all chapter services and programs for the persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, families, professionals and the general public. 

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

      1.   Caregiver Education

·         Coordination of the Caregiver Courses in the region.

·         Maintain and recruit speakers for the speaker’s bureau.

·         Coordinate/Implement educational programs

·         Provide Corporate Lunch & Learns

      2.  Professional Education

·         Provide dementia training to professionals.

·         Facilitate education and networking through professional meetings and in-services.

·         Facilitate professional group meetings to educate professionals of current information (research, public policy and programs) of both the national and local association.

·         Assist with the activities of the statewide Education Conference

3. Support Group Liaison

·         Provide monitoring of the support groups in the region through ongoing correspondence with leaders and by holding support group leader trainings/forums and on-site visits.

·         Identify underserved areas of the region or segments of the population, with common needs and facilitate the development of groups for those areas.

·         Responsible for support group leader training in the region

·         Implement Early Stage Individual Support Groups in the region as needed.

·         Assist in the management of the group through serving as co-facilitator when necessary.

4. Care Consultations/helpline

·         Provide care consultations for individuals diagnosed /families/community members

·         Assist in answering helpline calls

      5.  Safe Return

·         Conduct trainings and outreach to local law enforcement and emergency and fire officials.

·         Market the Safe Return Program to community partners.

·         Provide ongoing outreach to the community through out the region.

·         Facilitate registration with community partners.

6.  Walks

·         Assist development with potential sponsorships and team recruitment leads

·         Assist development with Walk Program

      7.  Other Responsibilities

·         Submit CSQEI evaluations as prescribed.

·         Provide support in the writing of articles as requested by Vice President of Communications.

·         Represent the Association at local health fairs.

·         Assist with the needs assessment for the region

·         Inform Helpline Coordinators of any changes in community resources.

·         Work as a member of a team to achieve the CT Alzheimer’s Association’s Mission.

·         Responsible for the implementation of the DSS Respite Grant requirements.

·         Assist Director of Public Policy with advocacy efforts.

 

Essential Job Functions:

1.    Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, Standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives

2.    Work effectively on interdisciplinary teams to achieve organizational goals.

3.    Lead collaborative efforts with other organizations to accomplish mutual goals and maximize resources.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

1.    MSW degree preferred: work experience in dementia field, community organization, gerontology, social work or a related field.

2.   Knowledge of applicable healthcare delivery systems and issues such as: Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, HMOs, long term care insurance, etc.

3.    Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Power Point.

4.    Proven ability to solve problems and work effectively with volunteer advocates.

5.   Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written

6.    Ability to recruit, motivate, and supervise volunteers and staff of professional and non-professional background.

7.    Ability to manage multiple priorities  utilize resources efficiently and effectively to meet numerous deadlines

8.  Ability to work effectively with diverse populations

9.  High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative

10. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

11. Must have ability to travel by automobile, train and air.    

 

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the job holder. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential element may change when necessary.

Working Conditions:

1. Office environment and field work.

2. High volume of public contact

3. Travel by car to attend meetings within the chapter territory, and by air to attend other meetings

4. Ability to perform job functions during periods of high volume or tight deadlines

Equipment used to perform job duties:

1. Computer workstation/laptop

2. Fax machine

3. Telephone/cell phone

4. Calculator

5. Photocopier

6. Audiovisual equipment

REPORTS TO:  Vice President of Programs and Education

 

TO APPLY:  Email your resume and cover letter to Carolyn DeRocco at cderocco@alz.org with the subject line “Regional Program Director Application.”

 

The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter is a mission focused workplace.

Our mission:
Eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision:
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Our commitment to diversity: To fully achieve our mission, we are committed to an organization where our employees represent unique and diverse backgrounds, perspectives and beliefs and where diversity is respected and appreciated in a supportive work environment.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter:

  • Welcomes all qualified applicants
  • Is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace
  • Does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability
  • Seeks to provide services which respect cultural diversity and acknowledge the dignity and worth of our diverse communities      



For volunteer opportunities, please contact Leslie Hinshaw at (860)830-6981 or lhinshaw@alz.org.


 

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