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Family Care Associate, Rural Outreach

Job Location

Reno, NV

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to 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. The Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and their 15 million families and caregivers. Founded in 1981, the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter operates out of its main office in San Jose, California with regional offices in 10 other locations.

The Family Care Associate for the Alzheimer's Association, Northern Nevada office is responsible for outreach and education in the rural communities in Northern Nevada, as well as overseeing our Support Group program. This role is responsible for providing information, resource referrals and care consultations to family caregivers and to individuals with Alzheimer's disease; planning and implementing community education programs. The Family Care Associate provides oversight and coordination of all Association support groups in Northern Nevada and works with persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families, focusing on the rural counties in Northern Nevada, serving as a liaison between health care, social service and community organizations in coordinating services for dementia family caregivers in the rural areas. This position reports to the Regional Director, and works collaboratively with the Family Care Associates and the Special Events Manager in Northern Nevada, and with other offices, particularly the Chapter office in San Jose.

Essential Job Functions

Outreach and Education 60%

  • Stays up-to-date on Alzheimer's disease (AD) care and research, family caregiver issues and related interventions; and community resources
  • Partners with community organizations that serve rural counties in Northern Nevada
  • Increases constituent engagement in the rural counties of Northern Nevada
  • Conducts regular schedule of site visits to targeted rural areas
  • Provides a consistent presence at the Carson City Senior Center and up-to-date resources for families who are seeking information or who make appointments
  • Provides in-service training to professionals, particularly in rural areas and in Native American communities about Alzheimer's disease
  • Takes initiative to plan, promote and implement educational programs and support groups in collaboration with the Regional Director and Family Care Associates
  • Conducts minimum of quarterly educational programs for family caregivers and/or professionals in the rural areas
  • Plan and implement telehealth workshops to reach rural communities in Northern Nevada
  • Coordinates production of collateral materials for rural education programs
  • Assists Family Care Associates with the planning and implementation of the annual Education Conference in Reno/Sparks area
  • Represents the Alzheimer's Association, Northern Nevada at rural and Native American health fairs and other community meetings and events
  • Maintains and reports monthly data and progress reports as required
Family Support Services 40%
  • Takes Helpline calls, provides information, resource referrals and care consultations to family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease
  •   Increases service contacts within the rural counties of Northern Nevada through alz.org and the 800#
  • Screens families to assess needs for respite and/or additional follow-up
  • Provides oversight and coordination of caregiver support groups in Northern Nevada
  • Facilitates a caregiver support group in Carson City
  • Meets with families in rural areas to provide education and information about AD
  • Identifies areas where needs for programs, services and support groups are in the rural areas and works with the Regional Director and Family Care Associates to fill those needs
  • Documents client contacts and enters data on the Personify database in a timely manner
  • Responsible for gathering program data for required National, Chapter and grant funding reporting purposes
  • Ensures timely and accurate data preparation for entry into SAMS for State grant requirements

Minimum Requirements

CULTURE OF COLLABORATION

  • Fully engage in a culture where team collaboration is highly valued
  • Work as a team to accomplish, if not exceed, organizational goals in the National Strategic Plan
  • Participate in signature fundraising events
  • Walk to End Alzheimer's staff team and personal fundraising goals
  • Work at least one Walk to End Alzheimer's on a weekend
  • Participate in The Longest Day
  • Respond to public policy calls to action & participate in advocacy days
  • Enhance our culture of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the job
 KEY EDUCATIONAL/PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree required in social work, gerontology or a related field (Master's preferred)
  • Experience in geriatric or Alzheimer's care required
  • Demonstrated skills in database systems
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Strong team player
  • Experience working in diverse communities and ability to demonstrate inclusion
  • Familiarity with community services, dementia services, caregiving issues, difficult behaviors, and latest research on AD
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Ability to respond to emotional concerns of family members
KEY PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Self-starter, independent worker and ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Strong listening and problem solving skills
  • Desire to help families cope with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
BENEFITS: The Alzheimer's Association offers comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Additional benefits include paid holidays and time off, and a 401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: The Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada is an equal opportunity employer; we seek broad diversity in the makeup of our staff and volunteers and we strongly encourage candidates to apply from all walks of life, regardless of race, religion, color, gender, or physical or mental disability. Our full Equal Opportunity Statement is available in the Policies and Procedures Handbook, or upon request. The Alzheimer's Association, Northern California Northern Nevada Chapter is in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

HOW TO APPLY
  • Submit cover letter and resume to HR@alznorcal.org
  • State Job# 1194 and your name in the subject line
  • Use only MS Word attachments
  • Please do not call regarding the status of resumes
  • Qualified candidates will be contacted regarding next steps

  • by email: HR@alznorcal.org
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada
    2290 North First Street
    Suite 101
    San Jose, CA 95131

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

 

 

 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.