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Senior Care Specialist

Jefferson Center for Mental Health

This is a Contract position in Wheat Ridge, CO posted July 1, 2020.

Overview Provides outreach and support to older adults and their families directly or indirectly impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This includes outreach to individuals, senior centers and faith based groups.

Provides crisis counseling services for older adults and supportive family services focused on grief and loss, and fosters resiliency.

This is a temporary position, 9 to 11 months Responsibilities Essential Duties: Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of local community senior groups, senior centers and nursing homes, and faith-based senior congregations.

Provides crisis counseling services for older adults and supportive family services focused on grief and loss.

Promotes resilience and adaptive coping techniques using individual, group and family evidence-based strategies.

Provides culturally sensitive education and training about the effects of trauma on older adults.

Delivers training on relevant topics, including reactions to disasters, creating safe environments, and healthy responses to life-changing events.

Develops and maintains a relationship with Jefferson Center Senior Services program, to facilitate referral of seniors in need of ongoing therapy services.

Meets for supervision on a regular basis with the team leader.

Represents the program in the community, and networks with other agencies and partners to ensure that the needs of the seniors and families of seniors are met.

Reports successes, challenges, and barriers to team leader.

Collaborates with other members of the CCP team.

Engages in team work and joint problem-solving.

Completes required CCP documentation within required time frames.

Demonstrates initiative and creativity in developing ways to offer support to those affected by COVID-19.

Has knowledge of referral sources, and makes referrals on an as-needed basis Other Duties: Maintains an acceptable attendance record.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment Ability to operate a personal computer.

Ability to attend meetings at a variety of locations.

Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Qualifications Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required: Master’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, with 2 or more years’ experience in providing counseling or other supportive outreach.

Previous experience working with the senior population is preferred.

After hire, must complete FEMA required training.

Must have valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record while employed at Jefferson Center.

Meets the requirements of applicable federal, state and organizational background checks.