EAST BAY - Help Families Navigate Alzheimer's Disease


(37.889343,-122.12899)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd. ste 250Lafayette, CA 94549


About

Alzheimer's disease currently affects over 5.4 million Americans, and the number is growing. The Alzheimer's Association operates a free 24/7 telephone Helpline for individuals and families coping with this challenging disease.

Help Alzheimer's and dementia families in Contra Costa, Alameda, and Solano counties by telephone by providing information & referral to community services and resources, emotional support, reassurance, and guidance. Calls will be made from our East Bay office in Lafayette during business hours.

Requirements:

-- Compassionate with positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills.

-- Personal and/or professional experience with dementia and aging issues.

-- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology, Gerontology, Social Work, or Counseling preferred but not required

-- Comfortable finding and sending resources via email and learning in-house database system.

-- Willingness to complete background check, orientation, and an 8-10 hour combined training (2 hour trainings per session) dependent upon previous experience.

-- Attendance at two in-service trainings per year.

Skills

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Elder care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Work / Management
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 3 hour shift per week, M-F (9a-12p or 1-4p)
  • Personal caregiving experience and/or degree in Gerontology, Social Work, or Counseling preferred

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