Coordinator of Caregiver Services

Accountability:  The Director of Aging Services

Job Duties:

  • Provide case management services to caregivers and their families, including fee for service assessment and follow up direct services.
  • Maintain ongoing contact with primary referral sources – SMH, Roskamp Institute, Alzheimer’s Association, NeuroChallenge for Parkinson’s and developing additional partners.
  • Schedule caregiver education programs at least
  • Attend community meetings and events to represent JFCS.
  • Participate in relevant trainings and educational opportunities.
  • Attend weekly team meetings to discuss shared client concerns in order to make appropriate referrals for the care-partners, both internally and in the community.
  • Update marketing materials on a regular basis – flyers and website.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.

 

Professional Qualifications:

Minimum of BSW or equivalent  and five years direct practice

Minimum of two years administrative and supervisory responsibilities

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Knowledge of the senior services/ARD community

Experience with building community outreach and partnership development

 

Minimum Training Requirements:

  • Providing interventions in a manner that demonstrates respect for socio-cultural values, personal goals, life style choices, and complex family interactions
  • Psychosocial and ecological or person-in-environment perspectives.
  • Sensitivity to service populations and socio-economic issues
  • The laws regarding mandated reporting of suspected abuse and neglect;
  • The boundaries and appropriate responsibilities of the counseling program and the child or adult protective authorities;
  • Issues and responsibilities related to the “duty-to-warn.”
  • In-service training on recognizing issues that indicate the need for a psychiatric referral or more intensive services such as crisis intervention, mental health services, substance abuse services, day treatment, or residential treatment.
  • Confidentiality and abiding by professional ethics;
  • Eligibility standards and understanding service programs, purposes, and elements;
  • Organizational structure, service mandates, policies, and limitations
  • Leadership training
  • All JFCS mandatory training.

Physical Requirements:  Ability to drive to home visits and within the community

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