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Dementia Specialist - Saint Vincents

Requisition ID:

22153857

Business Unit:

Jefferson House

Location:

Bridgeport, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters. 

 

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

 

 

The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is a resource and assessment center designed to make it easier for seniors, their loved ones and caregivers to access essential information and services to attain the optimal quality of life.

 

The Dementia Specialist provides a wide range of services. One of their vital roles is conducting home, office and telephonic assessments and coaching caregivers who are caring for a person with dementia. As coaches they teach caregivers effective strategies that can improve the quality of life for them and persons with dementia. They help caregivers: Understand and accept the behaviors seen in dementia learn how to simplify tasks so the person with dementia can participate more fully and safely in his/her own care and continue to find pleasure, learn to speak in a new way, accommodating the language changes dementia brings. Another key element of their role is curriculum development and education to caregivers, the community and professionals.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with persons with dementia and their caregivers. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in the human services field
  • Experience conducting care and needs assessments 
  • Excellent communication, presentation and public speaking ability 
  • Unencumbered driver's license, reliable transportation and the ability to travel in the local area regularly 
  • Passionate to serve the dementia/caregiver population.

 

 

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

 
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