Social Worker - Temporary

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Post Date: May 03, 2024
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 05/06/2024
Salary: $5,833 monthly
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
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Position Overview:

This is an exciting opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of families dealing with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or dementia symptoms.

The Temporary, Full-Time Social Worker (internal title: Care Counselor) role provides support to caregivers/families on issues related to care giving and dementia. Services are provided virtually, telephonically, and occasionally in person.

This role is expected to last through the beginning of August, 2024.

This role is ideal for someone who is warm, personable, and kind. Alzheimer’s Los Angeles offers a supportive team environment and a hybrid working environment (mostly remote with some in office work). Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm workday.

About Us:

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles has been in service for 40 years in the LA community. Our mission is to improve the lives of families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia by increasing awareness, delivering effective programs and services, providing compassionate support and advocating for quality care and a cure.

Essential Job Functions:

- Provide telephone screening and assessment of caller’s needs, develop care plans for families, provide referrals to services and conduct follow-up regularly.
- Provide services in person as needed.
- Manage ongoing caseload of care counseling clients (caregivers) and respond to new referrals.
- Provide care counseling services and feedback on client status, for referrals from health plans and physicians’ offices.
- Educate caregivers on dementia-related issues, provide emotional support, and refer to community resources.
- Conduct outreach to recruit caregivers for service.
- Attend quality assurance meetings and trainings.
- Meet all program goals as outlined in grant related sources.
- Provide care counseling and crisis intervention for our Helpline, on a rotating basis.
- Identify caregivers/families in need of respite or other types of assistance and connect them with Alzheimer’s LA grant funding as available, as well as referral to external resources.
- Develop relationships with community partners through networking.
- Enter client data, contact information, and consultation notes into the Client Database.

- Master’s degree in social work, mental health, counseling, or marriage & family therapy highly preferred
- Two years’ experience in the aging or dementia care field highly preferred
- Excellent communication skills
- Knowledge of community resources
- Experience with database software computer programs
- Ability to work with people with dementia, caregivers, and professionals
- Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish is preferred, but not required

Contact Details
Name: Kendal Hudspeth
City: Los Angeles
State/Province: California
Zipcode: 90010
Country: United States