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Mental Health Program Specialist

Company:
Trinity Envision Business Services LLC
Location:
Nashville, TN
Posted:
June 21, 2024
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Description:

TITLE: DEMENTIA PROGRAM MANAGER

Overview:

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (“TCAD”) is the designated State Agency on Aging and is mandated to provide leadership relative to aging issues on behalf of older persons in the state. Our mission is to bring together and leverage programs, resources, and organizations to protect and ensure the quality of life and independence of older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to three years of professional experience in planning, administering, evaluating, or assessing human service, mental health, public health, or gerontological programs. OR Possession of a master's degree in Gerontology, Gerontological Services, Human Services Administration, Psychology, Public Health Administration, Sociology, or Social Work and experience equivalent to one year of professional experience in planning, administering, evaluating, or assessing human service, mental health, public health, or gerontological programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Directly report to the TN Dementia Services Coordinator.

· Act as a liaison and point of contact between internal/external customers when the Dementia Service Coordinator is not in the office.

· Provide technical assistance and support to all dementia program affiliated staff and subcontractors.

· Conceptualization, Planning, Developing, and overseeing programs related to dementia education within the aging network that more effectively meet the needs of the growing demand for dementia outreach and education.

· Act as the main point of contact for the Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) 3-year grant received through the Administration of Community Living (ACL).

· Provide direct service through trainings for community members regarding DPI and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD).

· Become a certified master trainer through the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) on Dementia Capable Care (DCC) and then train others throughout the aging network on DCC.

· Oversee and train the Dementia Health Navigators (DHN) that will be hired as part of the ADPI grant.

· Work with DHN and AAADs on making Tennessee a more dementia-friendly and capable state.

· Development and distribution of information explaining what resources are available and how to utilize those resources.

· Maintaining and updating the statewide dementia resource page on the TCAD website.

· Provide professional development and education to stakeholders and partners.

· Develop and maintain active partnerships with other State Agencies who have an interest in meeting the needs of older adults and persons with disabilities.

· Other duties as assigned.

Interested, pl. reach sarah at taurusbiz dot com

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