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Education and Outreach Coordinator

IMCC is seeking and Education and Outreach Coordinator who is part of a team that interfaces with the participants and their caregivers, local geriatric healthcare professionals, and the community at large to promote the work of the Center. The Education and Outreach Coordinator provides support for early stage programs, caregiver training, support groups, staff education and training, and a variety of promotional and caregiver training speaking opportunities and other duties that further the mission of the Center. The Education and Outreach Coordinator is also responsible for becoming certified as a SHARE Counselor. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director.

 

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities for Community Outreach/Education

  • Seek out, arrange for, and conduct educational presentations on Alzheimer’s disease and related topics to places of worship, community groups, and professional organizations in collaboration with the Community Relations Manager.
  • Be available to speak about the overall IMCC program to those same groups, bringing the message of IMCC’s services to a broad audience.
  • At times, be available to attend community forums, health fairs, meetings etc. to represent IMCC.
  • Participate in the coordination, training, and be a speaker for the segment of Classes for Caregivers.
  • Participate in various collaborative efforts with other professionals in long term care to develop and conduct education programs for the general public.

Responsibilities for SHARE program

  • Implement and facilitate SHARE program at IMCC.
  • Meet with prospective participants for SHARE Program either in their home or at IMCC and assess for appropriateness to program.
  • Maintain communication with family caregivers concerning the well-being of participants.
  • Serve as the contact person for family concerns about the program.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge base of community resources and care providers for those with dementia.
  • Participate in advertising and promotion of the program.
  • Seek out, arrange for, and conduct educational presentations on the SHARE program to physicians, places of worship, community groups, professional organizations, community forums, health fairs, meetings etc.
  • Participate in various collaborative efforts with other professionals in long term care to develop and conduct education programs for the general public.

Responsibilities for Support Groups and Care Consultation

  • Conduct monthly support groups for caregivers as assigned
  • Talk with prospective members, assessing appropriateness to groups.
  • Provide individual and family care consultation for the general community, as well as participant families, as requested.

Responsibilities to Early Stage Programs

  • Conduct support portion of the Mind and Body Workshop(s) (MBW) and the Memory Café’s throughout the year, either at IMCC or at a partnering facility.
  • Conduct monthly support group meetings for Reconnections members.

Responsibilities for Care Consultation

  • Talk with prospective members, assessing appropriateness to groups.
  • Provide individual and family care consultation for the general community, as well as participant families, as requested.

 

Desired Qualifications

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

The qualified individual must also have the:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and conduct correspondence related to the work.
  • Ability to maintain favorable public relations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others.
  • Ability to obtain accurate social data, to record such data systematically, and to write clear, accurate, and concise reports.
  • Ability to make independent judgments.
  • Ability to evaluate caregiver concerns and provide advice for support.
  • Ability to work with other disciplines as part of a treatment team.
  • Knowledge of the characteristics and social aspects of dementia.
  • Knowledge of current trends in mental hygiene, public health and public welfare, and federal and state programs in these fields.

Education

Graduation from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Gerontology, Psychology, Health Services, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience

Experience in public speaking, support group facilitation, in planning and executing educational classes for family caregivers, professional caregivers, and providing 1:1 consultations. Experience in long-term care settings or Adult Day Health Care services preferred. Extensive experience in dementia and various other types of memory impairments required (4 years minimum).

 

To Apply

To apply for this position please forward your resume and cover letter to the attention of Christi Clark.

 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Early Stage Activity Assistant

The Early Stage Activity Assistant will be responsible for assisting with our early stage programs: Reconnections, Mind and Body Workshop, and Memory Café. The Early Stage Activity Assistant works with the Early Stage Recreational Therapist to assist in the planning and implementation of the program. Assisting as needed at our Mind and Body Workshop held on Monday evenings from 4:00-6:30pm, and our Memory Café on the first Wednesday of the month from 4:00-6:00pm. The Early Stage Activity Assistant will report directly to the Director of Education and Support Services.

The typical schedule for this position is 9:00am-4:00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. This is a part-time position. Schedule is based on the needs of the center.

Key Responsibilities

  • Treat participants with respect and act as role models for all employees.
  • Maintain a calm and respectful demeanor, promote an environment that is conducive to the well-being of participants.
  • Uphold person-centered care principals of care
  • Assist in planning and facilitating group cognitive, physical, expressive, sensory, spiritual and social activities.
  • Assist participants to accomplish individual activities.
  • Prepare supplies for activities as well as supplies needed for future activities.
  • Help maintain a clean environment.
  • Assist with Music and Memory Program; assessments, tracking logs, iPods, etc.
  • Assist in serving lunch and snacks
  • Maintain documentation related to therapeutic recreation programs.
  • Assisting as needed at our Mind and Body Workshop and our Memory Café.

Education

High school diploma or GED equivalent

Experience

Minimum of one year experience in assisting with activities with individuals with dementia.

 

To Apply

To apply for this position please forward your resume and cover letter to the attention of Christi Clark.

 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

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