The Penn Memory Center is hiring a Program Coordinator to join our multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers. The Penn Memory Center is a National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Center with a mission to discover better diagnostics and treatments for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases and to translate these discoveries into clinical practice and policy. We are hiring a talented individual to coordinate a novel intergenerational respite care program, Time Out, that matches students with frail older adults and people living with mild dementia – and their caregivers. Penn Memory Center is partnering with Temple University to run this program, and the person in this position will work closely with the Coordinator at Temple. Together the coordinators are responsible for all aspects of the program, including recruiting, training, and supervising students to work as companions for older adults with memory impairment. The Coordinator will also identify eligible families to participate in the program. The Coordinator will obtain informed consent from eligible families and administer interviews and assessment tools to all program participants prior to program enrollment and at periodic time increments. The Coordinator will be responsible for scheduling respite care visits and making home visits. The person in this position will serve as the liaison between families and student companions. The Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of Social Work at the Penn Memory Center.
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