Careers

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified individuals are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or marital status.


Position Overview
The Education Director is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of the Agency’s Education efforts. This includes identifying needs and coordinating education and family support activities throughout the state of Alaska; developing program content and advising the Executive Director on the needs of caregivers and the need for expansion or re-direction of programs. Target groups for education programs include family caregivers, health care providers, community agencies, and other professionals who interact with persons with Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and/or their families. The Education Director recruits and supervises all Education program staff in all offices.

Essential Job Functions:
• Responsible for program development and planning of annual goals.
• Assures responsive service to all persons inquiring about educational programs and resources.
• Assesses community needs and plans strategies to meet these needs. Identifies and works with new partners in
under-served areas to expand programs and conduct Education activities.
• Identifies community resources, maintains community contact, and updates referral information.
• Locates and provides direct consultation, support and follow-up for Alzheimer’s caregivers and clients
statewide.
• Develops and coordinates implementation of caregiver education programs such as the Savvy Caregiver and the ABC’s of Caregiving.
• Develops and coordinates implementation of ADRD training programs for professionals.
• Plans and coordinates with Agency staff and volunteers to make Education presentations for religious, civic, and social organizations, schools and the public at large.
• Oversees the development and distribution of informational flyers and brochures on various aspects of ADRD and caregiving for people with dementia.
• Establishes, oversees and facilitates ADRAA support groups; provides technical assistance to other support groups and volunteers.
• Oversees the development and maintenance of a multi-media library with 4 locations.
• Coordinates with Communications Director the implementation of public information campaigns.
• Oversees agency’s participation in health fairs.
• Coordinates an annual Research Forum.
• Coordinates and implements in-services for Agency’s staff.
• Represents the Agency to funding agencies, health care organizations and the community.
• Writes grant proposals to access continuation and new funding.
• Coordinates corporate solicitations with Development department.
• Provides verbal and written reports, budgets and program statistics as requested.
• Attends Agency meetings, such as staff and board meetings as required.
• Trains and supervises staff, interns and community volunteers assigned to Education programs.
• Promotes the Agency’s philosophies, goals and programs to the public.

Requirements and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, nursing, health, human services or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred.
• Minimum four years experience in the human service field.
• Minimum three years supervisory experience.
• Ability to pass a state and federal criminal background check.
• Valid Alaska driver’s license with a good driving record and proof of auto insurance.
• Negative TB screening and annual negative re-screening.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of program planning, implementation and evaluation.
• Ability to work with a wide range of people including family caregivers and health care professionals in rural and urban areas.
• Knowledge of or the ability to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
• Knowledge of geriatric issues.
• Ability to be sensitive to clients of all cultures.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
• Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities
• Ability to direct, supervise and evaluate personnel.
• Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions.
• Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams.
• High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to speak in public and conduct training programs.
• Ability to work independently, follow directions and organize materials and time.
• Ability to operate computers and other office equipment.
• Ability to drive, and to use personal vehicle for Agency business.

Physical and Special Requirements:
• Must have the ability to perform lifting and transferring of no less than fifty pounds and demonstrate good body mechanics while performing these tasks.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
• Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.

Benefits:
Enjoy working with a friendly, passionate team while receiving excellent medical insurance, a 401(K) plan and generous leave.

How to apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska, Attn: Pam Kelley, Executive Director, 1750 Abbott Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, or email pkelley@alzalaska.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Our Mat-Su office is currently recruiting for a full and part-time Care Coordinator.

Position Summary:
Assess client/family needs and identify and coordinate the delivery of services. Client-oriented tasks will involve screening, assessment, service coordination, monitoring, follow-up and advocacy. The Care Coordinator will act as a liaison between community members, services, clients and state representatives.

We highly encourage those Care Coordinators experienced in either the Children with Complex Medical Conditions waiver (CCMC) or the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) waiver to apply.

Essential Job Functions
• Process requests for services, provide referrals, assessments, consultation, monitoring and follow-up.
• Develop a plan of care with and for individuals enrolled in the Care Coordination service and update the plan as needed.
• Explain and negotiate the fee system with each individual family enrolled in the Care Coordination program.
• Implement the plan of care, coordinating with the necessary providers.
• Monitor client situations to ensure the individual and family are receiving the services outlined in the plan of care.
• Advocate for new, improved and/or enhanced services to meet the needs of family coping with ADRD, CCMC or IDD.
• Establish a network with other community service providers.
• Assist with new referral process by accepting phone call or appointment, collection of information, and referral to appropriate department (commonly known as “intake”).
• Promote the Agency’s mission, goals and programs.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, nursing, health, human services or closely related field. Master’s degree preferred. Work experience can be substituted for a degree.
• Minimum of four years paid work experience in human services.
• Must be certified by the State of Alaska to provide Medicaid Waiver care coordination.
• Ability to pass a state and federal criminal background check.
• Valid Alaska driver’s license with a good driving record and proof of auto insurance.
• Negative TB screening and annual negative re-screening.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of or the ability to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
• Knowledge of health care or social service systems.
• Knowledge of the Medicaid Waiver system.
• Ability to be sensitive to clients of all ages and cultures.
• Ability to evaluate client needs and complete assessments.
• Ability to network with representatives of other agencies.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently, follow directions and organize materials and time.
• Ability to operate computers and other office equipment.
• Ability to drive, and to use personal vehicle for Agency business.

Physical and Special Requirements
• Must have the ability to perform lifting and transferring of no less than fifty pounds and demonstrate good body mechanics while performing these tasks.
• Must be able to climb stairs and access individuals in non-accessible rooms or apartments.

Requirements and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, nursing, health, human services or closely related field and minimum of one full year paid work experience in human services. Some of the education requirement may be substituted for additional work experience (e.g. Associate degree or two years college credit in the above fields plus three years paid work experience in human services).
• Two years of experience with care coordination and Medicaid Waiver systems.
• Certified by the State of Alaska to provide Medicaid Waiver care coordination.
• Ability to pass a state and federal criminal background check.

Benefits:
Enjoy working with a friendly, passionate team while receiving excellent medical insurance, a 401(K) plan and generous leave.

How to apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Care Coordination Resource of Alaska, Attn: Rebecca Marinelli, Care Coordination Manager, 1750 Abbott Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, or email rmarinelli@ccralaska.org.

Care Coordination Resource of Alaska is a program of Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska and Care Coordination Resource of Alaska is looking a dedicated full time Care Coordinator/Case Manager our Juneau office. We are recruiting a Care Coordinator/Case Manager with to join us in enriching the lives of disabled Alaskans of all ages throughout the state. We highly encourage those with SDS Care Coordination Certification to apply.

ARA is a statewide 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and Conflict Free Care Coordination Agency dedicated to ensuring the best possible quality of life for individuals who qualify for Alaska’s Home and Community Based Medicaid Waivers. ARA continues to be the state’s leading source of information, support and services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD).

Position Overview:
Assess client/family needs and identify and coordinate the delivery of services. Client-oriented tasks will involve screening, assessment, service coordination, monitoring, follow-up and advocacy. The Care Coordinator will act as a liaison between community members, services, clients and state representatives.

Essential Job Functions
• Process requests for services, provide referrals, assessments, consultation, monitoring and follow-up.
• Develop a plan of care with and for individuals enrolled in the Care Coordination service and update the plan
as needed.
• Explain and negotiate the fee system with each individual family enrolled in the Care Coordination program.
• Implement the plan of care, coordinating with the necessary providers.
• Monitor client situations to ensure the individual and family are receiving the services outlined in the plan of
care.
• Advocate for new, improved and/or enhanced services to meet the needs of family coping with ADRD, CCMC
or IDD.
• Establish a network with other community service providers.
• Assist with new referral process by accepting phone call or appointment, collection of information, and
referral to appropriate department (commonly known as “intake”).
• Promote the Agency’s mission, goals and programs.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, nursing, health, human services or closely related field. Work
experience can be substituted for a degree.
• Minimum of one year paid work experience in human services.
• Must be certified by the State of Alaska to provide Medicaid Waiver care coordination.
• Ability to pass a state and federal criminal background check.
• Valid Alaska driver’s license with a good driving record and proof of auto insurance.
• Negative TB screening and annual negative re-screening.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of or the ability to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
• Knowledge of health care or social service systems.
• Knowledge of the Medicaid Waiver system.
• Ability to be sensitive to clients of all ages and cultures.
• Ability to evaluate client needs and complete assessments.
• Ability to network with representatives of other agencies.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work independently, follow directions and organize materials and time.
• Ability to operate computers and other office equipment.
• Ability to drive, and to use personal vehicle for Agency business.

Physical and Special Requirements
• Must have the ability to perform lifting and transferring of no less than fifty pounds and demonstrate good
body mechanics while performing these tasks.
• Must be able to climb stairs and access individuals in non-accessible rooms or apartments.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

How to apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Care Coordination Resource of Alaska, Attn: Christy Long, Care Coordination Manager, 3225 Hospital Drive, Ste. 202, Juneau, AK 99801, or email CLong@ccralaska.org.

Care Coordination Resource of Alaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer.