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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 08/12/2022 in Senior Housing


Regional Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support Team (RAFT)

$62,316.80 - $95,243.20 Annually
Employment Type

Is your passion to be part of a new regional program, building connections, and referral sources for team success? Do you enjoy traveling throughout the community to work with individuals in their home while partnering with stakeholders and resources to achieve maximum outcomes for this population? If so, the Regional Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support Team (RAFT) has an opportunity for an experienced and passionate Dementia Education and Outreach Coordinator. This position coordinates with social service and other agencies throughout Northern Virginia to create a Dementia Services Stakeholders Group and creates buy-in from all organizations that results in a less siloed, comprehensive, and invested group concerned about individuals with dementia in Northern Virginia.
The RAFT Dementia Support Program is a new service that is part of the RAFT Program, a regional program managed by Arlington County.  This program fulfills a vital community need for individuals with dementia and their caregivers to prevent psychiatric hospitalizations, and to successfully discharge from psychiatric hospitalization back to their home with necessary resources to continue to live in their community. The RAFT Dementia Education and Outreach Coordinator is part of the RAFT Dementia Support Program and coordinates referrals, outreach, service coordination, and education and training for the program.

Apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/3668430/raft-education-and-outreach-management-specialist-coordinator-grant-funded?keywords=raft&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Specific duties include:

  • Securing and tracking referrals from private, government, and individual entities throughout the region;
  • Creating, coordinating, and facilitating training and educational curriculum for family and caregivers; 
  • Serving as a primary point of contact regarding program and service delivery including traveling to the homes of individuals with dementia as needed; 
  • Conducting outreach to create a Regional Dementia Stakeholder Group with equitable and diverse representation; 
  • Collaborating with local and state agencies, community partners and citizens to create awareness about RAFT Dementia services; 
  • Serving on workgroups, partnering with community stakeholders, and attending regional meetings as appropriate to advance and promote dementia services; 
  • Assisting with creating reports and presentations that summarize and validate data for regional, state and DHS staff as requested; 
  • Ensuring accurate and complete case records are in compliance with reporting requirements; 
  • Preparing informational material, newsletter distribution and media content; raising community awareness to prevent displacement and marketing program awareness; and 
  • Overseeing the day-to day administration, scheduling, logistics, and equipment coordination of the program, including collaborating with team to identify and evaluate trends and patterns. 
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Ability to analyze information and reach sound decisions based upon information gathered. 
  • Ability to use automated technology to establish and maintain client records in the electronic health record.
  • Ability to maintain professional ethics and confidentiality of client information and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to give presentations about the program to county/region/state groups.
  • Interpersonal and problem-solving skills to gather relevant information and resolve complaints, maintain liaison, and speak in public.
  • Ability and desire to work as part of a cohesive team, by communicating with team members and supervisor often and/or as needed.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in business or human services discipline plus one years' experience working in program development and service coordination and delivery, preferably for this population.
Substitution:  Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Experience in designing and facilitating training 
  • Excellent project management and communication skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Korean.

Special Requirements

The applicant must pass a pre-hire background check that can include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff.  In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination.  For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment

Additional Information

Hours of Operation: 40 hrs per week, Monday through Friday. Rotating shifts or alternate work schedules are available
RAFT is grant-funded and administered by Arlington County.
The official title for this position is Management Specialist
An online application is required. Your responses are required and give us additional specific information that we require to evaluate your qualifications for this position. These responses are considered part of the selection process. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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