Current Employment Opportunities at Lafayette County Human Services

 Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
of Southwest Wisconsin,

serving Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette Counties

Position Opening

Dementia Care Specialist --- Full time position available at the Aging & Disabilities Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin Regional Office to work in collaboration with the regional ADRC managers and staff in Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette Counties to create a more dementia friendly ADRC, work with community leaders to create dementia friendly communities throughout the region and provide opportunities for people with dementia to remain in their own homes.  

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health or social service field is required; a master’s degree is     preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of 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).
  • 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 in developing collaborative relationships, preferably with community organizations and health care professionals.
  • Competence and experience in public speaking and engaging community members and professionals in discussions about dementia and community resources.
  • Experience in program development and implementation.

 

  A valid Wisconsin driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation is required. Travel throughout Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette counties is required.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Mary Mezera, ADRC Regional Manager, N3152 SR 81, Monroe, WI 53566 or mmezera@gchsd.org  by Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

 

An equal opportunity employer, the County of Green will not discriminate on the basis of                    disability status or Limited English Proficiency in admission or access to or treatment of employment or in its programs, services or activities.  Green County requires a drug screening as part of its employment process.   Upon hiring, a physical exam is required.

Lafayette County Human Services

15701 County Road K

PO Box 130

Darlington, WI 53530

Phone:  608-776-4800

Fax:  608-776-4914