Dementia Care Specialist

Position Summary

Jefferson County Aging and Disability Resource Center’s (ADRC) vision is to equip, empower and engage individuals living with disabilities, seniors, and their caregivers, by connecting them with supports and services while honoring their ability to make informed choices. Therefore, the agency has made it their mission to help clients of our County achieve their goals by providing them with comprehensive information so they can make informed decisions and advocacy support to ensure that they remain in charge of their lives.

The ADRC Dementia Care Specialist will work to create more dementia-friendly communities and increase opportunities for people with dementia to remain in their own homes as long as appropriate.

To be successful, you will complete the below responsibilities:

  • Develops referral relationships with health, long-term care, and other community care providers.
  • Collaborates actively and develops referral protocols with local, regional, and statewide dementia organizations including: the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, the Alzheimer’s Association chapters, and the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.
  • Provides dementia-specific consultation and technical assistance related to cognitive screening and individual and family caregiver issues to adult protective services agencies (APS), crisis response systems, County/tribal aging offices, ADRC staff members, and other agencies, as requested.
  • Provides at least two approved evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions, one specifically designed for family Caregivers, as part of ongoing activities. Maintains fidelity to the intervention model and accommodate families’ schedules for meetings
  • Variety of other tasks and responsibilities necessary provided on job description posted

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Health, Human services or closely related field
  • Four years’ related experience
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Driver’s license

 

Organization: Jefferson County Aging and Disability Resource’s Center

Job Location: Jefferson County

Deadline: December 14, 2021

Read the full article at: https://apps.jeffersoncountywi.gov/jc/job/detail/1144_Dementia%20Care%20Specialist