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Thank you for your interest in employment at Family Caregiver Alliance.

We are currently seeking the following candidates:

Family Consultant/Social Worker

Policy Specialist


Family Consultant / Social Worker

Are you looking for a forward thinking organization that makes a difference?

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for caregivers and the people who receive their care. 

Families provide 80% of long-term care in this country, and the need for information is great.  An estimated 44 million Americans provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community.  Family Caregiver Alliance supports these caregivers through education, direct services, advocacy, and research.

We have over 40 years of experience and we work in-person in the SF Bay Area and nationally via phone and online with our FCA CareNav. Our team actively seeks out innovative solutions to caregiver challenges and engages in the use of technology to expand our reach. Our work environment is flexible and friendly.

Join us at our San Francisco office (near Montgomery BART station) with a beautiful view of downtown San Francisco.

Role:

As an FCA Family Consultant, you will make a difference by using your professional interviewing, counseling and training skills to help improve the health and well-being of family, friend and partner caregivers. This position reports to the Client Services Director. FCA serves six (6) counties in the Bay Area from our downtown San Francisco office and is looking for a Family Consultant to cover San Mateo County. This position includes a mix of remote, in-office, and community-based work.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessment (in-home, by phone, and by videoconference) and care planning in partnership with family caregivers
  • Lead education and skill-building training for caregivers on such topics as self-care and stress reduction, managing challenging dementia care behaviors, and family dynamics
  • Use electronic record system to accurately document all client service units and notes for funding and research reports
  • Initiate respite and other authorized services and track utilization using established protocol
  • Initiate outreach and deliver effective presentations to community organizations and caregiver groups
  • Participate in professional development in-services and outside trainings as appropriate to keep current with aging, disability, and caregiving best practices
  • Outreach to individuals and organizations who might benefit from FCA’s services
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team on agency-wide initiatives
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of family caregiving with diverse clients
  • Knowledge and skills to assess caregiver needs and develop a plan of care which includes connections to community services 
  • Public speaking skills to engage caregivers and professionals
  • Experience or strong desire to work with older adults and those caring for people with chronic, debilitating health conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as an active team member
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong, compassionate problem-solving skills, including the ability to provide essential information to empower the caregiving family to make informed decisions
  • Comfort and proficiency using computer and other digital technology, including telehealth
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, marriage & family counseling, gerontology, mental health or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Supervision for licensure is available
  • Two years of experience working with older adults, caregivers and/or disabled adults; personal experience and volunteer experience will be considered
  • Bilingual Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, or Tagalog preferred
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Proficient computer skills; electronic record system training provided
  • California driver’s license and reliable, dependable access to transportation for home visits, community meetings and presentations throughout the SF Bay Area

Salary and Benefits:

  • $55K – 65K depending on experience and education
  • 11 paid employee holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • 100% company paid health, dental and vision insurance premium coverage for the employee
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life insurance for the employee
  • 403(b) with generous discretionary company match
  • Commuter benefits, pre-tax
  • Flexible, welcoming work environment
  • 1 Clinical supervision for those seeking professional licensure (LCSW, MFT, LPCC)

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to FamilyCareGiveJobs@gmail.com. Write FAMILY CONSULTANT in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

FCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For more information about Family Caregiver Alliance, please visit us online at https://www.caregiver.org


Policy Specialist

Company:

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization, works through direct services, caregiver education, grassroots advocacy, and collaborative research to improve the quality of life for family, partner and friend caregivers of adults living with chronic, disabling health conditions. FCA staff actively seeks out innovative solutions to caregiver challenges and engages in the use of technology to expand our service reach.

FCA has an immediate opening for a Policy Specialist who: Will be responsible for developing and disseminating information on best practices and policies in family caregiver support locally, statewide, and nationally for long-term care.

Responsibilities:

  • Research, write and edit a monthly electronic newsletter with 15-25 summaries on caregiving and long-term care legislation, policy, and programs in the 50 states and nationally for an audience of over 22,000 leaders in the aging and disability world.
  • Provide staff support to the California Family Caregiver Coalition in partnership with the University of Southern California (start date January 2022).
  • Monitor state and federal activities in caregiving and home and community-based care through email subscriptions, attending webinars and conferences, literature reviews and direct contact with state and federal agencies, researchers, non-profit agencies, and businesses
  • Write and edit policy briefs, blog posting and other types of reports on current events related to caregiving issues
  • Track state and federal legislation related to caregiving and long-term care, read, summarize, and post summaries (and updates) of state and federal legislation to FCA website, and regularly update and maintain the Policy and Advocacy section of FCA’s Innovations Clearinghouse with information about those bills and related policy reports and research
  • Provide technical assistance to a variety of audiences, including, community-based organizations, coalitions, interest groups, journalists, researchers, and students.
  • Promote goals of FCA by developing relationships with state and national policymakers, associations, and advocates in caregiving and long-term care; Participate as representative of FCA in national and state coalitions.
  • Represent agency at national meetings and conferences, including making presentations
  • Assist in strategic planning, developing proposals, and writing grants for new ventures
  • Help manage various projects, tracking deadlines and the production of deliverables
  • Load Policy Digest newsletter content into Constant Contact and upload to FCA website.
  • Prepare reports as requested, including grant progress reports

Requirements:

  • Strong writing skills, with experience in quickly familiarizing oneself with new topics, identifying key points, and sharing this information with a broader audience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience in public policy analysis in a government, research, or consulting setting
  • Master’s degree in public policy, public health, social welfare, gerontology, or a related field
  • Thorough understanding of the needs of family caregivers, support services and programs, and long-term care issues
  • Strong research and analytic skills, and ability to investigate a variety of issues
  • Expertise in electronic communication and research
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with web-based databases
  • Ability to work independently on concurrent multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to handle fast turn-around assignments and technical assistance requests
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills, including the ability to translate complex ideas into clear and concise concepts
  • Commitment to the NCC’s mission
  • Knowledge of Congress and familiarity with federal legislative process a plus

Salary and Benefits:

  • $60K – $70K depending on experience and education
  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation and sick time
  • Company pays 100% of health, dental, vision and life insurance premiums
  • 403b retirement plan with discretionary company match

FCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a group of dedicated professionals working together to advocate, educate and promote positive outcomes for family caregivers.

Qualified individuals should forward a resume and cover letter to: FamilyCareGiveJobs@gmail.com Be sure to write Policy Specialist in the subject line.