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Community Outreach Specialist
Job Location Norfolk - VA

General Summary
The Alzheimer's Association provides a variety of education, information and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community.  The Community Outreach Specialist is primarily responsible for coordinating and conducting educational programs in the community and providing support and assistance to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their family in the counties assigned to their geographic area.  The Community Outreach Specialist also provides assistance and support in the areas of Development and Communications. The individual also supports activities that promote the services of the chapter in the assigned territory.

This is a full time, benefit eligible position located in Norfolk, VA.

Essential Job Functions
Advancing Care and Support
• Coordinates and provides educational programs to families, persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's and related diseases, health care professionals and community organizations.
• Conducts outreach and builds working relationships with physicians, service providers, care facilities and other stakeholders who collaborate on Association initiatives.
• Responds to information and referral follow up procedures with established resources and tools as appropriate.
• Conducts Memory Loss Referral requests and provides appropriate feedback to referral sources.
• Represent the Chapter at appropriate and assigned meetings.
• Promotes opportunities for others to partner with the Alzheimer's Association through recruitment of advocates, referrals to Trial Match, volunteer opportunities and other organizational initiatives.
• Works to assure timely and effective public relations and marketing of educational support services and programs in assigned service area.
• Remains knowledgeable and current in information related to Alzheimer's and related diseases as well as national, state, and local initiatives that affect the targeted population..

Development
•  Assist with events such as Walk to End Alzheimer's.
• Support the overall plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's within the territory to include team captain/walker recruitment; sponsor identification/cultivation; promotion and marketing activities.

Operational Effectiveness
• Works with staff to assure that requirements for grant-funded programs and services in the assigned territory are met.
• Ensures new community resources and related events are submitted to appropriate databases.
• Maintains accurate records of program and event participation and other metrics.
• Submits timely and accurate records and reports, newsletter articles and other information as requested by the chapter staff.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in health care related field: development, nursing, gerontology, social work or related
• Three years experience in health care guiding, coaching, and supporting individuals and their families.
• Understanding of the disease process, options for caregiver interventions, and community resources.
• Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, physicians, corporations,  
volunteers, legislators and public policy officials
• Strong organizational skills to plan, implement and evaluate program initiatives.
• Effective written and oral communication skills; strong public speaking skills
• Ability to listen effectively and demonstrate good decision-making skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, Power Point and Google applications.
• Experience in volunteer management and support.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Must have a valid driver's license and a willingness to use personal vehicle in the course of employment.  Must show proof of automobile insurance.

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Send your resume and cover letter:

by email: szeljic@alz.org

by mail:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include both within the text of your e-mail message.

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


Early Stage Support & Engagement Facilitator (VA) (temporary)
Essential Job Functions: Early Stage Social Engagement
• Coordinate, plan and conduct, along with volunteer facilitators and staff, engagement programs appropriate to individuals in early stage memory loss.
• Develop skill sets in co-facilitators to ensure viability of programming after grant completion.
• Collect appropriate data from programs to fulfill Association and grant requirements.
• Assist staff with screening of individuals to ensure they are appropriate to the engagement program according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s stated protocols.
Mid-Stage Activity Group (Memory Café)
• Coordinate, plan and conduct, along with volunteer facilitators and staff, activity programs appropriate to individuals with moderate levels of cognitive decline.
• Develop skill sets in co-facilitators to ensure viability of programming after grant completion.
• Collect appropriate data from programs to fulfill Association and grant requirements.
• Assist staff with screening of individuals to ensure they are appropriate for and can safely participate in activity program.
Minimum Requirements:
• Mental health professional (e.g. social worker, psychologist, professional counselor) or equivalently experienced.
• Experience as a support group facilitator.
• Strong familiarity with activity planning for individuals with cognitive impairment, particularly those in the early and moderate stages of decline due to a dementia process.
• Willingness to complete any required training (Association Support Group Facilitator training; Association Early Stage Facilitator Training; Association Community Educator Training.)
• Understanding of the disease process, options for caregiver interventions, and community resources.
• Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, staff and co-facilitators.
• Strong organizational skills to plan, implement, and evaluate program initiatives.
• Effective written and oral communication skills; strong public speaking skills
• Ability to listen effectively and demonstrate good decision-making skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel, Power Point and Google applications.
• Experience in volunteer management and support.
• Commitment to promote the mission and services of the Alzheimer’s Association.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and a willingness to use personal vehicle in the course of employment.  Must show proof of automobile insurance.

There are no other positions available at this time. We do have unpaid internships and volunteer opportunities available. Please use the volunteer application.


 

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