Volunteer Clinical Supervisor: PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active Rewarding LiveS)

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ORGANIZATION: Denver Regional Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging

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Program Overview
The Caregiver Services and Support Program provides education, counseling, and resources for informal family caregivers providing care to older adults, adults living with disabilities, and people living with dementia.
These positions will be under the Caregiver Services and Support team. Volunteers will be trained, scheduled, and supervised by the Volunteer Coordinator with supervision by the ADRC Manager.

Summary

This volunteer position will report PRN (as needed): estimated 2 hours per month.

The volunteer Clinical Supervisor(s) will be responsible for providing general supervision to The Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) Coaches, reviewing participant information, and coordinating with the participant’s existing providers to make recommendations regarding client medications/treatments. The Clinical Supervisor will not be providing direct recommendations/treatment to the participant, nor providing prescription medications.

An essential component of PEARLS is a psychiatric supervisor and consultant (or an equivalent level of supervision and consultation from a psychologist paired with a psychiatric ARNP or medical doctor), who can make recommendations about psychiatric medications (mostly antidepressants) and be available as a consultant to discern when medical issues, drug side effects, or other organic issues are contributing to depression or other medical or mental health symptoms. In addition to reviewing all cases and the course of PEARLS counseling during monthly meetings during case supervision with the PEARLS coach, the psychiatrist is available to contact the client’s physician and medical team to recommend initiating or adjusting antidepressant medications or to assess for potential medical and substance abuse etiologies for
depression.

Duties
* Monthly Supervision of PEARLS Coaches to discuss cases that are particularly challenging and/or clients who are not improving
* Review applicants with exclusionary condi..ons to determine PEARLS eligibility
* Medication/Medical History Review
* Medication Reconciliation/Interaction Checking
* Medication Change Recommendations
* Consult with Client PCP/MH providers as needed to recommend appropriate medical and mental health interventions as needed

Preferred Qualifications
* Licensed Psychiatrist
* Genuine interest in working with geriatric populations
* Familiarity with Problem-Solving Treatment (PST)
* Familiarity with Behavioral Activation
* Experience in working with chronically medically ill patients
* Comfort and experience in interacting with primary care providers, and
* Experience providing supervision in an interdisciplinary team setting

Requirements
* Be licensed to practice and in good standing with the State of Colorado as either a:
* Psychiatrist
* Psychologist
* MD or DO
* Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
* Physicians Assistant
- Or -
* Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW/LCSW) AND a Medical Professional listed above

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About Denver Regional Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging

Location:

1001 17th St., Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202, US

Mission Statement

The Denver Regional Council of Governments is a planning organization where local governments collaborate to establish guidelines, set policy and allocate funding in the areas of: Transportation and Personal Mobility Growth and Development Aging and Disability Resources

Description

With more than 40 years' experience as the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the eight-county region, the Denver Regional Council of Government plans and provides comprehensive services to address the needs of the region's population of older adults and people living with disabilities. We are responsible for the establishment of a comprehensive, coordinated system of community-based supportive and nutrition services for the Denver region's older adults. The AAA has many options to help older adults 60+, their families, and caregivers remain independent in the community, including information and referral services, case management, transportation, home-delivered meals, senior centers, legal services and more through our network of funded providers.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Counseling / Mental Health

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 2 hours per month

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