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Social Worker

Job Location

Rochester, NY

General Summary

Coordinates and provides supportive services for various Alzheimer's Association programs, provides information and referrals and level 2 care consultations in-person and over the telephone, conducts outreach and follow-up efforts, leads special projects to expand awareness, improve access to services and enhance supports offered. May supervise program staff or interns.

Essential Job Functions

  • Complete comprehensive intake assessments for constituents including care partners and persons with AD/D via telephone, digitally and in-person.
  • Complete Information & Referrals for constituents including care partners and persons with AD/D via telephone, digitally and in-person.
  • Complete care consultations (level II as required) both individually and in groups for constituents including care partners and persons with AD/D via telephone, digitally and in-person.
  • Provide outreach and follow-up as needed.
  • Collect, track and report data and metrics regularly.
  • Provide counseling services for constituents including care partners and persons with AD/D via telephone, digitally and in-person.
  • Prepare content specific information (including but not limited to: description of activities/events, outcomes and metrics, and reflections/quotes from participants) to be used in catalogs, conference materials and grant applications and reports.
  • Recruit, vet, onboard and train volunteers.
  • Start, facilitate and maintain support groups.
  • Coordinate ASDSP caseload.
  • Develop Care Consultations and Goal Plans for each consumer.
  • Assess individual needs of participants and make necessary referrals for respite, environmental assessments and other services as needed.
  • Provide ASDSP education for residential habilitation locations and day programs as needed to staff. Assess the educational needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide coordination and delivery of various Alzheimer's Association social and early engagement activities, support group coordination and physician outreach programs, as assigned.
  • Develop and grow programs to meet participants' ongoing needs.
  • Provide coverage to other programs and services as needed.
  • Provide Level II Care Consultations as requested.
  • Lead with sensitivity to diversity and inclusiveness efforts of program delivery.
  • Provide leadership or support where needed for special events, conferences, etc. sponsored by programs and services, representing the Association as needed. Occasional weekend and/or evenings events or services will require coverage.
  • Attend all required staff and community based meetings.
  • Serve as a resource to Care Coordinator I staff, may be supervisor to Care Coordinator I staff
  • Supervise program staff and interns, as requested.
  • Travel to provide services throughout ten county region (approximately 50%).
  • Assist with grant applications, document collection, and reporting.
  • Cultivate and manage partnerships
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's-level clinician (Master's degree in health and human services, such as social work, counseling psychology, nursing or related field, preferred)
  • Two to four years' experience working with caregivers and persons with dementia, consumers with developmental disabilities, aging services or comparable human services experience is preferred
  • Program management or development experience desired
  • Trained in multi-cultural issues
  • Trained in confidentiality
  • Effective with multi-tasking
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Customer service skills and experience working on the phone
  • Self-awareness of limitations and knowledge of when and how to access additional resources
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work independently, as a team and be self-motivated
  • Strong public speaking and communication skills
  • Background working collaboratively with external service providers and developing community partnerships
  • Empathy for individuals with dementia and their caregivers
  • Computer Skills are essential in Microsoft 2010 and Adobe PDF format
  • Driver's license, car and proof of insurance are necessary

  • by email: kharris@alz.org
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region
    435 East Henrietta Road
    Rochester, NY 14620

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

 

 

 

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