With a high level of personal initiative and organization, within a small team environment and with minimal supervision, the care consultant/early stage outreach coordinator provides information & referral and delivers care consultation. Through early-stage outreach efforts, educational programming and engagement, individuals with early-stage dementia and their families are provided with tools and supports to increase their ability to understand and manage the disease and extend capabilities as long as possible.
Essential Job Functions
- Exhibit a working understanding of all programs and services as each relates to the strategic plan and the chapter's operational plan
- Ensure a professional and caring relationship between the Alzheimer's Association and all stakeholders
- Assimilate activities, personal skills and abilities with full program team efforts to ensure effective integration of program department work plans into the strategic plan and operational plan
- Provide care consultation and information & referral in person, via Helpline, the Internet and other forms of verbal and print communication
- Ensure that the constituent database is accurate and current at all times, coordinating with and training volunteers as needed
- Deliver educational programming in compliance with Alzheimer's Association standards, policies and procedures (including scheduling, organizing, managing, promoting and evaluating)
- Increase participation of persons with early-stage dementia and/or their family members with the chapter through the coordination of care consultation, physician outreach, educational programming, support and engagement activities
- Develop and maintain relationships with related health care and social service providers
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree in social work or counseling; MSW or licensure (LSW or LCSW) preferred
- Excellent public speaking skills with demonstrated experience before large audiences and in one-on-one interactions
- Skill in fostering positive and effective interpersonal relationships, especially with those affected by dementia and their families, Alzheimer's Association colleagues, volunteers and the public
- High level of diplomacy, integrity and initiative
- Organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to handle confidential information
- Familiarity with Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association, or clear ability to become knowledgeable
- Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance.
- Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business. Evening or weekend work may be required on occasion.
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225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601
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