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REACH Coach (Temporary)

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Job Title: REACH Coach (Temporary)
Location: GA Southwestern State Univ
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 216851
Job Summary RCI Resources Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) is a unique coaching program launched by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. The program, serves family caregivers who are providing assistance to a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or another type of dementia using a coaching model. The program has resulted in improvement in overall caregiver health and depression, reduction in feelings of caregiver burden, improvement of caregiver in management of troubling behaviors, and delay in institutionalization.

As an RCI REACH Coach, you will train and empower people in the role of “caregiver” so they can effectively provide care while still maintaining their own physical and emotional wellbeing. You will provide education, training, and support to caregivers as they navigate their caregiving journey. You will meet with them regularly, via phone/video over the course of 6 months to help them develop new skills in problem solving, stress management, self-care, and utilization of available resources.

An RCI REACH Coach should have experience or an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, as well as a background in or experience in counseling/coaching. They must possess an engaging and empathetic communication style. They should be able to quickly assess the specific challenges of each caregiver and determine the most relevant strategies. They must be able to work calmly in an anxious, intense environment.

Each RCI REACH Coach must successfully complete RCI REACH training and certification provided by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving to become proficient in every aspect of the RCI REACH program; if a REACH Coach is unable to attend a training webinar, this is grounds for contract termination. The RCI REACH Coach will be performing all of their required responsibilities remotely.

This position is a part-time, temporary position; length of position is dependent on project completion. Employment is contingent upon funding.

    Screen and enroll eligible participants using a screening questionnaireAccurately enter data from questionnaires and assessments to be used for service delivery and evaluationAssess the challenges and strengths of the caregiver and their support systemEducate, train and support caregivers according to the RCI REACH evidence-based intervention consisting of: 12 virtual sessions over 6 months; monthly video, telephone and/or e-mail availability; data collection at beginning and end (program length 4-6 months)Establish credibility as an expert resource to the caregiver in improving their caregiver experienceMonitor assigned cases to ensure complianceMaintain high completion levels for program participants (75% completion of sessions is necessary to be considered a program completer)Recommend corrective action on breach/default cases including termination if resolution cannot be affectedParticipate in regular training and technical assistance calls with RCI staff. Commit minimum of 20 hours per week for program delivery.
Required Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience in a related field required.Some background and experience in social work, psychology, counseling, or coachingExposure to and familiarity with Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementias A reliable computer with internet access A reliable mode of communication, such as cell phone, Skype, etc. Reliable video conferencing system, such as Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, etc. Familiarity and comfort with technology for data collection and measurement
Preferred Qualifications
    Master’s degree in related fieldOne or more years of social work experience which includes assessment, care planning and linking clients to servicesBilingual skills (English/Spanish)
Required Documents to Attach Please attach cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Ability to accurately assess and appropriately address problems and threatsAbility to manage workload to maximize productivity and efficiencyAbility to set goals/objectives and work without direct supervisionAbility to work flexible hours when necessary to meet the needs of the client or work related deadlinesAbility to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with peers and supervisorAbility to communicate effectively, orally and in writingAbility to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisionsAbility to follow verbal and written instructionsAbility to deal courteously with those being served and other partiesAbility to accurately track, collect, and report data
About Us

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) is the preeminent organization dedicated to strengthening the over 60 million caregivers in the United States through advocacy, education, research and service. Established in 1987 by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, RCI works to raise the awareness of caregivers’ needs and to create an environment that supports them. RCI is graciously hosted by Georgia Southwestern State University, Mrs. Carter’s alma mater. For additional information about the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, visit www.rosalynncarter.org.

Georgia Southwestern State University – a four-year institution – cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs.

Georgia Southwestern is committed to serving the needs of its developing region with educational programs for high school, for professional and technical graduates; post-graduate professional training; research and business services; and cultural enrichment. Through its national and international affiliations, the University links Southwest Georgia with the global economy and actively fosters a greater understanding of international business and culture.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at 229-931-2000 or by email at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with Georgia Southwestern State University, as determined by Georgia Southwestern State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check and drug screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southwestern State University is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the University takes affirmative action to preclude discrimination in recruiting, transferring, training and terminating of employees because of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, veterans status, disability or any other reason in accordance with applicable state and federal statutes, executive orders and other regulations which prohibit discriminatory employment practices.




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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 1/9/2020
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