The Family Caregiver Development Specialist will be responsible for the FCSP program, its overall operation and day to day functioning, as well as the expansion of program development and support for family caregivers throughout Allegheny County. In addition, the Family Caregiver Development Specialist supports a diverse range of services including the development and identification of caregiver resources within the community; providing information to caregivers about available services; assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services and organization of support groups and caregiver education. Additional responsibilities include:
*Managing the FCSP program and ensuring maximum utilization for the benefit of consumers.
*Developing and providing various and diverse family caregiver resources, assistance and supports for the AAA network and its consumer base.
*Acting as a subject matter expert at conferences, fairs, discussion groups and within community grassroots organizations.
*Developing family caregiver based outcomes, measures and standards; best practice models and measurable goals.
*Exploring evidence based family care giving practices, including the design, modification, acceptance and execution of evidence based practices.
*Preparing written recommendations for the AAA on potential and ongoing family caregiver projects and initiatives.
*Collecting, interpreting, analyzing and summarizing information to be used as a basis for executive action.
*Assuring adherence to administrative program benchmarks through the development and analysis of computer database reports.
*Researching opportunities to better educate and inform family caregivers about Aging services and programs.
*Developing proposals for innovative projects and discretionary funds in support of the department’s mission and mandates not funded by traditional sources.
*Planning and convening a large multi-agency and support services conference for family caregivers.
*Working collaboratively with other DHS program offices to improve service delivery to consumers. This may include, but not be limited to: MH/MR, Housing, Forensics, etc.
*Creating and overseeing the family caregiver advisory board.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in business, public administration, leadership, marketing, education or human services, plus previous experience with program development and knowledge of community services and organization is highly desirable. Applicant will need to have detailed knowledge of technical terminology and principals such as Microsoft Office, the ability to speak in a public setting and be able to initiate and develop projects and resources with considerable autonomy and independence. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are needed for local travel.