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Burnett County
Government Center
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872
Dementia Care Specialist
Overview

Under general direction of the Aging Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC) Supervisor, the purpose of the Dementia Care Specialist position is to support people with dementia and their caregivers in order to ensure the highest quality of life possible while living at home.  The Dementia Care Specialist does this by providing information and assistance to adults with memory or cognitive concerns, or who have been given a dementia diagnosis; providing information and support to family members and friends who are caregivers; helping develop dementia-friendly communities where people with dementia can remain active and safe, and caregivers can feel supported; as well as training other staff at the ADRCs and other county and municipal offices to be dementia-capable.  Supervision is received from the ADRC Supervisor, but many aspects of the duties require independent judgment and discretion.  This position works with Douglas and Polk Counties.



Job Description
  • Location:              Counties of Burnett, Douglas, and Polk - Includes Remote Work Environment
  • Status:                 Full-Time - Non-Exempt - 37.5 Hours/Week
  • Hourly Wage:        $23.79 - $25.07 DOQ  -  Plus excellent fringe benefits.
  • Please view 2020 Benefits Listing.

  • For more information, please view Full Job Description.


    Requirements

    Qualification Requirements:

     

    ·       A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree is required, preferably in the health or human services related field; a master’s degree is preferred.*

    ·       At least one year of full-time paid experience working directly with multiple people with dementia and family/informal caregivers (e.g., providing direct care, caregiver support, support group facilitation, residential care management, home care).*

    ·       Currently certified as a Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin, or ability to be certified within two years of hiring. 

    ·       Expertise and knowledge regarding older adults, dementia, dementia care and support, family and informal caregiver needs, and challenging behaviors.

    ·       Skills and experience in facilitating small group learning and discussion programs.

    ·       Experience with family caregivers of people with dementia and family dynamics.

    ·       Experience in developing collaborative relationships, preferably with community organizations and health care professionals.

    ·       Competence in public speaking and engaging community members and professionals. 

    ·       Experience in program development, implementation, and creation of reports.

    ·       The ability to provide culturally competent services and supports.

    ·       The ability to function independently and be resourceful in the roles undertaken.

    ·       The ability to adjust work hours to meet with program participants and to provide community and employer outreach and educational programs.

    ·       Basic computer skills, including ability to record and report program data and information. 

    ·       A valid Wisconsin driver’s license and the ability to travel for community events and to make home visits.

    Please see full job description for additional requirements.



    Application
    To download an application, please view Burnett County Application.

    (Please note:  The application may be filled out electronically, however it must be printed out and/or submitted by email, mail, fax or dropped off at the address at the top of the form.) 

    First review of applications January 20th, 2020 - Open until filled.

    For More Information
    To inquire further, please contact:

    Burnett County Administration / Human Resources Office
    Burnett County Government Center - Room #190
    7410 County Road K, #116
    Siren, WI  54872

    You can also contact us by calling: 715-349-2181
    Fax:  715-349-2180
    Email:
     
     

    Burnett County is an Equal Opportunity Employer