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Occupational Therapist

Chinese American Service League Chicago ,IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Delivers evidence based programs Tailoring Activities for Persons with Dementia (TAP) and Caregivers and Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s disease (RDAD) to older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), and contributes to the development of the ADRD website and awareness campaigns.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Delivers Tailoring Activities for Persons with Dementia (TAP) and Caregivers

  • Becomes TAP certified within six months
  • Translates the TAP into culturally and linguistically competent program
  • Develops a plan to identify, recruit and offer TAP to older adults with ADRD and their caregivers
  • Conducts assessments to identify preserved capabilities, physical functioning and previous and current interests of person with ADRD
  • Develops “activity prescription” which specifies the person’s capabilities, an activity and activity schedule, specifications for setting up the activity and strategies for effectively involving the person with dementia
  • Provides instructions to the caregivers in using prescribed activities for future cognitive declines and how to generalize specific strategies (e.g., communication) to other care challenges
  • Conducts pre-, post and follow-up assessments to measure the training outcomes
  • Works closely with the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative Team to meet the project goals and objectives

Delivers Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease (RDAD) to the older adults with ADRD

  • Learns the RDAD within six months
  • Develops a plan to identify, recruit and offer RDAD to the older adults with ADRD
  • Teaches the older adults and/or their caregivers on the exercise components (aerobic and endurance activities and strength, balance, and flexibility training) and behavioral components (dementia training, and how to identify and modify behavioral symptoms, modulate caregiver responses to the symptoms, and identify pleasant activities for the care recipient)
  • Conducts pre-, post and follow-up assessments to measure the training outcomes
  • Works closely with the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative Team to meet the project goals and objectives

Contributes to the development of a ADRD website

  • Works closely with the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative Team to develop culturally and linguistically competent information for the ADRD website
  • Collects feedbacks from older adults and the families on ADRD information which can be put on the ADRD website
  • Provides feedbacks to the web developer on the website needs and design

Contributes to the annual ADRD awareness campaigns

  • Works closely with the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative Team to plan and schedule ADRD public awareness campaigns annually
  • Publicizes the campaigns
  • Develops any materials needed for the campaigns

Contributes to ADRD media campaign

  • Recruits occupational therapy students and other volunteers to help with the ADRD media campaign
  • Sends out ADRD media campaign materials and outreaches to community partners so that community partners will be made aware of the ADRD services provided by the agency and help identify older adults with ADRD for services

Prepares regular reports

  • Keeps documentation of all the counseling efforts
  • Provides statistics and narratives to the regular reports

Facilitates inter-disciplinary care team meetings

Develops and maintains relationships with the community partners on the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative Project

Participates in and contributes to Project Team Meetings, Training Sessions, and Department Meetings

Be responsible for own professional development, including participating in the supervisory process and using other educational opportunities, both within and outside of the agency

Be responsible for data management using Salesforce.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education/Experience:

 

·         Occupational therapist license in the State of IL

·         Previous experience in social work, geriatric, counseling or related fields

 

 

Skills/Knowledge:

 

Ÿ  Spoken and written knowledge of Chinese and English. (Cantonese preferred, Toishanese and Mandarin a plus)

 

Ÿ  Compassionate and caring demeanor

 

Ÿ  Ability to build rapport with clients

 

Ÿ  Access to personal transportation

 

Ÿ  Access to variety of diagnostic tools and therapy materials

 

Ÿ  Basic end-user level understanding and experience with Salesforce is a plus

 

Company Description
CASL’s Mission Statement

A nurturing hub within the heart of Chinatown, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) connects
families and individuals of all ages with the vital support they need to thrive and contribute to the greater
Chicago community .

About CASL

For more than 35 years, CASL has served people of all ages and backgrounds: Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children, ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity, enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce, strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage, and securing our community's financial wellbeing, to over 17,000 Chicago area residents annually.

Programs

Child Education & Development Services helps children learn in an enriching bilingual/bicultural environment,and equips them with the skills to succeed at school. We support families in their efforts to provide their children with a firm foundation and Chinese cultural retention as they transition into American culture.

CEDS - consists of three programs for families with children, spanning the age range from birth to 12 years old.

The Elderly Services Department is dedicated to enabling older adults to achieve healthy living and maintain independence through our person centered, culturally competent, and integrated home and communitybased services.

The Employment and Training Department provides a variety of programs that assist job seekers—particularly new immigrants—in the greater Chicago area to search for employment. We also assist youth participants in obtaining their high school diploma and pursue their career by attending postsecondary
education. In addition, we provide transitional job training to seniors who are 55 years and older, and assist them with unsubsidized placement.

Family and Community Services (FCS) aims to assist and strengthen the physical and mental wellbeing
of individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds in the Chinese community. FCS helps clients’ transition into American society, while maintaining their Chinese heritage and culture. The department also helps families and individuals access resources and services as related to health care, public benefits, school placement and adjustment.

The Housing and Financial Education Department serves to educate and counsel low income and moderate income families on financial literacy and housing related issues. We meet the needs of the expanding community—especially the Chinese American community—by bringing in mainstream resources and assisting prospective homebuyers in realizing the American Dream.

Chinese American Service League

Why Work Here?

CASL is a great place to work. Friendly environment, advancement opportunities, professional but casual workplace.

CASL’s Mission Statement A nurturing hub within the heart of Chinatown, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) connects families and individuals of all ages with the vital support they need to thrive and contribute to the greater Chicago community . About CASL For more than 35 years, CASL has served people of all ages and backgrounds: Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children, ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity, enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce, strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage, and securing our community's financial wellbeing, to over 17,000 Chicago area residents annually. Programs Child Education & Development Services helps children learn in an enriching bilingual/bicultural environment,and equips them with the skills to succeed at school. We support families in their efforts to provide their children with a firm foundation and Chinese cultural retention as they transition into American culture. CEDS - consists of three programs for families with children, spanning the age range from birth to 12 years old. The Elderly Services Department is dedicated to enabling older adults to achieve healthy living and maintain independence through our person centered, culturally competent, and integrated home and communitybased services. The Employment and Training Department provides a variety of programs that assist job seekers—particularly new immigrants—in the greater Chicago area to search for employment. We also assist youth participants in obtaining their high school diploma and pursue their career by attending postsecondary education. In addition, we provide transitional job training to seniors who are 55 years and older, and assist them with unsubsidized placement. Family and Community Services (FCS) aims to assist and strengthen the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds in the Chinese community. FCS helps clients’ transition into American society, while maintaining their Chinese heritage and culture. The department also helps families and individuals access resources and services as related to health care, public benefits, school placement and adjustment. The Housing and Financial Education Department serves to educate and counsel low income and moderate income families on financial literacy and housing related issues. We meet the needs of the expanding community—especially the Chinese American community—by bringing in mainstream resources and assisting prospective homebuyers in realizing the American Dream.

Address

2141 S. Tan Court
Chicago, IL
USA