This is a bilingual position and is the first point of contact for all clients contacting our office regarding information about programs and services for the elderly, their caregivers and the disabled either by phone or in the office. The ADA will maintain current information on opportunities and services available within the (SFC) service areas which include Berwyn, Cicero, and Proviso Township area. The ADA will link consumers to available community-based services and appropriate benefit programs. This position will also create public awareness through community presentations, health fairs, conducting one on one options counseling using a variety of mediums. This position reports to the ADRN Supervisor.
The Caregiver Specialist will provide support to caregivers of older adults and to relatives raising grandchildren. This position will provide assistance to caregivers to help them make informed decisions, reduce stress, and maintain their overall physical and emotional health. The Caregiver Specialist will work closely with local organizations to promote program awareness and will conduct regular community outreach to increase caregiver participation.
This position will also require home visits in Berwyn and Cicero Townships to assess for various services including respite, support groups, nursing home placement, gap funds and state programs. Lastly, the Caregiver Specialist will be responsible for facilitating a Spanish speaking caregiver support group and providing ongoing counseling to caregivers.