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Family Consultant Job

Cottage Health - Case Management & Social Work Careers

Job Number: 18194

Facility: Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Shift: Days

Schedule: FULL-TIME 8 HOUR (FP)

Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 M-F

Full Job Title: CCRC Family Consultant

- Bachelor's Degree Required
This position is based in San Luis Obispo.

CCRC Family Consultant conducts formal needs assessment of unpaid family/friend caregivers of adults with cognitive impairments throughout San Luis Obispo County (and possibly northern Santa Barbara County). Will develop Caregiver Action Plans, provide caregiver consultation, and coordinate respite and counseling services with contracted providers. Position also includes facilitation of psycho-educational and/or support groups and caregiver education. Family Consultant also represents the agency through public speaking and community outreach. Collect data and provide reports in a timely manner. Travel throughout San Luis Obispo County and to client homes is required, as is occasional travel to CCRC Administrative office in south Santa Barbara County. Tolerance for detailed paperwork, familiarity with community resources and compassion for caregiving families is required. Familiarity with cognitive impairments strongly desired.

Requires: MA in Social Work, Counseling, Gerontology or related field and experience with caregiving families and/or dependent adults preferred. BA with 5 years' experience in geriatrics, mental health, case management or related area may be considered.

Cottage Health offers an excellent compensation package that includes above market salaries; premium medical benefits, pension plans, and tax savings accounts.

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