Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
  • 07-Nov-2017 to 06-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • New Hyde Park, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Parker Jewish Institute, located in New Hyde Park, NY is seeking a Full Time Education and Training Specialist under the Alzheimer Caregiver Support Initiative.

Position Overview: 

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Research and Grants, the Education and Training Specialist provides support, information and guidance to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementias, helping to provide a safe, comfortable and engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can laugh, learn and remain socially engaged with others travelling the same journey. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Implement innovative caregiver support services, including support groups, education and training programs, caregiver wellness programs, joint enrichment opportunities in relation to this program
  • Responsible for liaising with relevant community=based organizations in the area in relation to this program
  • Assist clients in assessing their information and support needs
  • Provide information regarding services and benefits available and, where appropriate, assist clients in accessing them
  • Maintain accurate and up to date caregiver contact records
  • Develop a proactive approach in reaching people with dementia and caregivers who may not otherwise have access to services
  • Participate in and actively contribute to team meetings as required

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred
  • Prior experience working with the elderly population preferred
  • An understanding of dementia
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • At least two (2) years of appropriate work experience
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