The Duke Dementia Family Support Program offers educational programs, consultation, and support for people living with dementia and their care partners.
The social worker will provide education and support to people living with dementia and their families around issues related to adapting to a dementia diagnosis, living with memory loss, and caring for someone with dementia. This work will be with individuals and groups, working at times individually and at other times as part of a team effort.
1. Information and Assistance: Respond to individual telephone and e-mail consultations from families or professionals seeking services or information about memory disorders.
2. Employee Elder Care Consultation Service: Respond to requests from Duke employee families for in-person, telephone or email elder care consultations.
3. Serve as an Interim Family Consultant for Project C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty) in the 19 counties of Central NC.
4. Co-facilitate Support Groups and Outreach Programs
5. Assist with content, writing, and layout of Triangle Monthly E-News
6. Outreach and Education: Provide community and professional presentations on memory disorders, healthy brain aging and family caregiving
7. Participate in collaborative efforts with state, regional and national organizations.
8. Office management: Assist staff in completing day-to-day office tasks
9. Participate in updating website and assist with social media posts
1. Work requires a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work.
2. Current licensure as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or associate (LCSWA) by the NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board.
None required beyond education/training requirement.
The successful candidate will:
1. Adhere to the practice standards and ethical guidelines of NASW and the NC Certification Board for Social Work.
2. Possess excellent written and oral communication skills along with basic computer skills and willingness to learn database and website software used by DDFSP.
3. Showcase their proven ability to work both independently and within a team with excellence, dignity, and respect.
4. Demonstrate initiative and a willingness to learn.
5. Demonstrate the ability to multitask, and excellent time management skills.
1. Currently, all DDFSP staff are working remotely due to COVID-19.
2. When we to return to working from the office, the DDFSP is located in Duke Clinic South on West Campus.
All applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Bobbi Matchar, MSW, MHA at firstname.lastname@example.org.