Position Title: Share The Care Project Coordinator
Reports to: Older Americans Act Programs and Special Projects Manager
Position Status: This is a full-time, exempt position working standard business hours Monday through Friday with some nights, weekends, and overnights required.
Position Summary: This position will be responsible for designing outreach, training and development, and technical assistance services for the implementation of Share The Care stations to serve people living alone with dementia throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Essential Job Functions:
- Recruit and train community partners to develop and implement new Share The Care programs in unserved areas of the state, with a focus on providing support for people with dementia living alone.
- Develop education and outreach materials that will engage family members, friends, volunteers, and other informal caregiver supports in the implementation of Share The Care in ways that are consistent with the Share The Care model and meet the outcomes listed in the federal grant application submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- Provide training and ongoing technical consultation to new and existing Share The Care programs on the design of outreach and marketing strategies to increase participation in the program, with a focus on people with dementia living alone.
- Coordinate with other agencies, including the Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources (BADR), aging and disability resource centers, county aging units, non-profits, and health care entities that serve people with dementia, regarding program development and implementation. Meet and confer regularly with partner organizations.
- Become familiar with what other states are doing to implement Share The Care and other similar caregiver support programs for people living alone and incorporate successful elements into the design of Wisconsin’s program.
- Develop strategies for reaching all types people living alone with dementia. Specific strategies will be designed to serve Hispanic, African-American, Asian, American Indian/tribal and lesbian/gay/bi-sexual/transgender populations/communities.
- Facilitate coordination of Share The Care programs with memory cafés.
- Develop a detailed budget for the use of grant funds, including any contractual services. Re-evaluate the project budget and work plan after the first quarter and periodically thereafter and propose amendments to BADR for approval as needed to facilitate successful program implementation.
- Purchase direct care services for participants and their family members as needed to supplement help provided by Share The Care networks, using funds provided as part of the project.
- Present updates on this Share The Care expansion project at the annual statewide training for county National Family Caregiver Support Program and Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support program coordinators.
- Submit workshop proposals annually to present project updates to audiences at the Wisconsin network conference on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and other conferences and trainings as applicable.
- Regularly review progress with all partners. With BADR approval, amend work plans, contracts, provider agreements, and budgets when needed as program implementation proceeds.
- Collect all required data elements and report them to BADR in a format compatible with Administration for Community Living requirements.
- Prepare interim and final grant reports for the project and submit to BADR in time to meet federal reporting requirements.
A Bachelor’s degree in social work or closely-related field is required. A master’s degree and expertise in dementia is preferred. Candidates must have project management experience, be able to work effectively with limited management direction, and have good written and verbal communication skills. They must also be well-organized, demonstrate initiative, and must be able to travel throughout the state of Wisconsin.
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and résumé to the following or apply online:
John Schnabl, OAA Programs & Special Projects Manager
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
125 N. Executive Drive, Suite 207
Brookfield, WI 53005
GWAAR is an equal opportunity employer.