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    Senior Director of Programs
COMPANY: Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter
LOCATION: Dunwoody, GA


General Summary

This position provides leadership and supervision for the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services for general public, individuals with dementia, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Essential Job Functions

Job Responsibilities:

1. Plan, develop, implement and/or supervise programs and services throughout the Chapter footprint including Helpline, Support Groups, Care Consultation, Education & Training, Safe Return, and any other special program initiatives.
2. Manage Physician's Referral Outreach program.
3. Lead staff in the development, prioritization, and cultivation of a Health Systems partnership portfolio, with an emphasis on systems with the greatest potential to impact the Association's Health Systems goals.
4. Work with other staff in chapters and the home office to strengthen the influence of the Alzheimer's Association on ADRD diagnosis and care in Health Systems.
5. Develop and establish a culture of volunteer driven programs throughout Georgia. This includes recruitment, training, monitoring and recognition of volunteers.
6. Participate in the development and coordinate the delivery of an annual work plan for programs that meet the needs of families and providers in the service area.
7. Plan, supervise/deliver, monitor and evaluate all educational and training programs in Area including provider training, information sessions and Health Fairs.
8. Oversee orientation, education and training to Support Group leaders.
9. Organize and maintain family support groups in Area according to National and Chapter guidelines.
10. Ensure all information on program services and statistics in the appropriate Chapter databases in a timely manner.
11. Provide leadership and support to ensure integration and coordination of programs and services within the Chapter and with other service providers.
12. Cultivate on-going relationships with other Alzheimer's Association Chapters and aging organizations/agencies at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
13. Maintain an up-to-date professional knowledge and expertise on Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses, aging issues and National/Chapter issues.
14. Provide guidance and staff support to Area program committees.
15. Ensure compliance with Chapter fiscal and program requirements, including preparing any necessary reports for funding sources, the Chapter or the National Alzheimer's Association.
16. Represent the Alzheimer's Association at public forums, conferences, workshops and media events and function as an advocate representing the Alzheimer's community.
17. Develop linkages and partnerships with other community agencies, organizations and educational institutions.
18. In conjunction with other staff, recruit, train and manage volunteers to assist with program delivery and fundraising.
19. In conjunction with the Chapter Executive Director, develop and monitor service area budget for program income and expenses.
20. Develop and implement new services, programs and training based on assessed needs.
21. Assist in grant writing and securing funding for programs including participation in planning and implementing special events.
22. Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Chapter Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements

1. Willingness to follow directives and implement programs based on the National Association and the Chapter's mission, goals, and annual operating plans.
2. Ability to work independently on projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
3. Ability to organize, motivate, and work effectively with people from a variety of socio-economic levels, service provider organizations and the general public.
4. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking skills.
5. A self-starter, and a cooperative team member who works effectively with other staff.
6. Mature, flexible and adaptable • Familiarity with service delivery systems pertaining to aging issues in each county in the Area service area.
7. Ability to travel by automobile and operate a motor vehicle.
8. Possession of a valid driver's license and appropriate insurance coverage.
9. Ability to transport materials to offsite locations.

Education And Experience:

Undergraduate degree in social work, communications, adult education, gerontology or related human service field.
Five or more years experience in program implementation, hospital systems partnerships and volunteer mobilization in program delivery, preferably in not-for-profit organization(s).
Masters preferred


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    Long-Term Care Staff Ombudsman
COMPANY: SOWEGA Council on Aging
LOCATION: Waycross, GA


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The employee in this position works under the direct supervision of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) Coordinator to promote the well-being and quality of care and life of residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF'S) by: receiving, documenting complaints / problems and requests for information; providing information and referral on long-term care (LTC) to residents and their families; and identifying LTC issues which may require statutory, regulatory or policy changes and referring them to the LTCO Coordinator.


A. Complaint Processing

1. Receive and investigate complaints / problems with consent of resident.
2. Negotiate resolution with LTCF Administrator, if possible.
3. Refer complaint to LTCO Coordinator if resolution is not possible.
4. Follow up on resolution (2) or referral (3).
5. Document complaint resolution process with appropriate forms.
6. Follow procedure to ensure resident's / complainant's confidentiality.

B. Information and Referral

1. Provide information on Georgia Ombudsman Act, Patients' Rights, and state / federal regulations affecting LTCF residents.
2. Provide information on LTC (egs. services available, criteria for selecting a LTC facility, etc.
3. Make referrals to other agencies, programs, etc., if information / service needed are outside scope of LTCO program.

C. Issue Advocacy

1. Identify issues affecting the quality of life of LTCF residents and refer to LTCO coordinator.
2. Recommend changes needed to improve LTCF residents' quality of life.

D. Community Education

1. Provide information on LTC issues and the LTCO program to residents, community organizations, groups and agencies, etc.
2. Attend LTCO Program Advisory committee meetings at request of LTCO Coordinator.
3. Assist LTCO residents, as required, to organize resident and / or family councils.


Education and Experience:

Knowledge: Must have knowledge of the processes of aging biological, psychological and sociological; of characteristics of institutionalized elderly; of long-term care system; of state / federal statutes and regulations pertaining to long-term care; of Older Americans Act / Georgia Ombudsman Act; of complaint identification / processing / documentation; and of community resources including aging network and legal services.

Skills: Issue identification and analysis; development / implementation of complaint resolution strategies; complaint documentation; written and oral communication, including interviewing, negotiation and representation.

Education: Graduation from high school and two years of professional experience, with at least one of those years in the field of aging. Comparable education and / or experience may be substituted at the discretion of the State LTCO, upon the recommendation of the LTCO Coordinator.

Certification Requirements: Successful completion, as determined by the State LTCO, of certification requirements approved by the Georgia Department of Human Resources pursuant to the Georgia Health Code, chapter 88-19A: Ombudsman Program in Long-Term Care Facilities.  



ATTN: Cherlyn Jackson
SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

    Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers Needed


Advocate Needed for Long-Term Care Facility Residents

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCO) seeks volunteers to help advocate for the rights of residents in nursing homes and personal care homes. Highly trained volunteers visit long-term care facilities and listen to residents to help LTCO staff investigate and resolve complaints, with permission and direction from each resident.

LTCO staff and volunteers focus on residents' rights, providing a vital link to quality of life and care for over 70,000 residents of nursing homes and personal care homes across Georgia. By their regular presence in facilities, LTCO representatives build trust with residents. The residents know that LTCO representatives advocate for what the resident wants , said Melanie S. McNeil, Georgia Long-Term Ombudsman for Georgia.

By law, the LTCO representative is required to visit quarterly each of Georgia's 371 nursing homes and over 2,500 personal care homes. The LTCO Program meets an increasing demand for services with the help of volunteers who have exceptional listening and advocacy skills. Volunteers are trained to make friendly visits to residents. Those volunteers who choose to become certified are permitted to handle complaints.

Many residents do not have family or regular visitors who advocate for them. That's when LTCO staff and volunteers step in to observe interactions between staff and residents in order to see that resident rights are being honored, and that the quality of care and life is good. Each facility displays a poster with LTCO Program contact information so that residents and families can call if a concern arises.

LTCO staff and volunteers work with residents on issues such as getting respectful treatment, having call lights answered timely, being served culturally appropriate meals, having the chance to engage in preferred activities, and more. Information must be kept confidential unless the resident gives permission for it to be shared. Certified LTCO volunteer representatives then discuss concerns on behalf of the residents with the facility management and work toward a resolution.


For information about training and opportunities, visit or call the Office of the State Ombudsman, at 866-55AGING (866-552-4464) and select the option 5 for LTCOP.




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