REACH Coach (Temporary)
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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 via training webinar 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. This position will begin in October 2019. Employment is contingent upon funding.
- Screen and enroll eligible participants using a screening questionnaire
- Accurately enter data from questionnaires and assessments to be used for service delivery and evaluation
- Assess the challenges and strengths of the caregiver and their support system
- Educate, 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 experience
- Monitor assigned cases to ensure compliance
- Maintain 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 affected
- Participate in regular training and technical assistance calls with RCI staff.
- Commit minimum of 20 hours per week for program delivery.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience in a related field required.
- Some background and experience in social work, psychology, counseling, or coaching
- Exposure 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