Family Caregiver Alliance is currently hiring for the following position. Please follow the instructions at the end of the job description if your skills and experience match what we are seeking.
POSITION TITLE: Family Consultant, (Full Time)
PURPOSE: The Family Consultant is responsible for conducting formal assessments (mainly in clients' homes) and comprehensive care planning consultations to caregivers and families of frail and/or brain-impaired adults, including (Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke). As part of the consultation process, follow-up information and support are provided to caregivers on an as needed basis. The Family Consultant is also responsible for coordinating respite services for clients, authorizing short term respite vouchers, providing counseling and facilitating psychoeducational classes for caregivers. A key part of the Family Consultant's role is in representing FCA to other community organizations through outreach efforts and public speaking as required.
- Knowledge and skills to thoroughly assess the needs of caregivers and develop a comprehensive care plan, which includes utilization of community resources, caregiver self-care, advice on behavior management and long term care planning options
- Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail to document the units of services provided and extensive client profile data for reports to funders and for research purposes
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills to maintain accurate and up-to-date case files and to be able to extract the key issues to make clear oral case presentations
- Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to provide essential information to empower the caregiving family to make informed decisions
- Experience in individual and group counseling
- Teamplayer who understands how individual contributions are essential for the success of the department or agency as a whole
- Solid commitment to continuing professional development
- Good public speaking skills as well as expertise in caregiving issues
- Minimum of a Master's degree in social work, counseling, gerontology or a related field. Prefer individuals who are licensed or eligible to work towards an MFCC or LCSW license
- California driver's license with own transportation to make home visits across three counties
- Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
- Salary: 40K, plus health, vision, dental benefits
- Flexible hours to meet demands of position, e.g., spare evenings and weekends, attending events
- access to/use of a car
- Conducts formal assessments and provides comprehensive care planning consultations to caregivers in their homes
- Develops comprehensive care plans for clients which include current and long term care plans, legal and financial planning, emotional support, referral to appropriate community resources, and screening for CRC services
- Provide education and skill building for caregivers in areas of self-care practices, managing difficult behaviors, stress reduction and help seeking behaviors
- Carefully and thoroughly document units of services provided and specific caregiver/patient profile data as required by FCA to develop accurate reports to agency funding sources
- Coordinate short term respite, including assessment of eligibility for respite services, authorizing vouchers and monitoring of amount and quality of services received
- Provide follow-up information and support to clients on an as needed basis
- Facilitate psycho-educational classes and/or counseling groups
- Provide short term counseling to caregivers
- Present clear and concise case histories at department case conferences on an as needed basis
- Represent the agency through outreach efforts and public speaking engagements as required
- Participate in professional development in-services and outside trainings as appropriate
Position reports to the Programs & Services Director, works closely with and is an integral member of the Family Services team. Also works closely with the Education Coordinator and the Services Program Assistant.
- Will meet performance standards to be developed in relation to number of formal assessments/consultations provided monthly
- Coordinates services for monthly caseload
- Co-facilitates at least two psychoeducational classes and/or counseling groups each year
- Collaborates with Educational Coordinator to conduct outreach workshops
- Submits complete and thorough assessments monthly
- Attends weekly department staff meetings and monthly general staff meetings
- Handles public speaking assignments when appropriate
- Contributes to the agency newsletter and blogs
- Keeps current with clinical and professional developments in the fields of aging, disability and caregiving
Email your cover letter and resume to our . Write Family Consultant in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Family Caregiver Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employee.
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