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, and translates the TAP into culturally and linguistically competent program. 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 . 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, and 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.
Occupational therapist license in the State of IL, and previous experience in social work, geriatric, counseling or related fields. Spoken and written knowledge of Chinese and English. (Cantonese preferred, Toishanese and Mandarin a plus)
Internal Number: 1166
About Chinese American Service League
CASL is the largest, most comprehensive social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of Chinese Americans. For 40 years, we have welcomed all who walk through our doors regardless of backgrounds, lifestyles, and needs:
• 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
• Securing our community’s housing and financial well-being
With more than 500 multilingual and multicultural professional and support staff — complemented by a team of over 250 dedicated volunteers — we offer our clients vital physical, economic, mental, and social support. Our $13+ million budget — which includes generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate donors — supports programming that primarily serves immigrants who often lack formal education, possess few transferable job skills, and know little of the new world around them. Since many of these individuals do not speak English and sometimes have no family or friends in the area, CASL becomes their insta...nt family, friend, and teacher. With our support, CASL clients become thriving residents of the greater Chicago community, making valuable contributions as independent, productive members of society. In the words of one of those clients, “We had nothing but our dreams. The Chinese American Service League helped us realize them.”