Program/Project Analyst/ Dementia Care Specialist Aging & Independence Services Department

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region's success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region's collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information, and community involvement in collaborative partnerships.

The Dementia Care Specialist (DCS) will serve as the subject matter expert regarding dementia in the Atlanta Region. The intent of this position is to drive the effort to make the aging network more dementia capable by supporting the local network of dementia partners and stakeholders as a community catalyst, educator, and collaborator. The DCS will identify gaps in services and drive innovation so that constituents can access memory screenings and people living with dementia and their care partners can access long-term services and support (LTSS) options including those provided through the Older Americans Act. This individual will be responsible for ensuring a robust service delivery system to increase dementia capability across the regional provider network by:

  • Building partnerships with new and existing service providers;
  • Providing outreach and awareness about available dementia services;
  • Expanding reach by partnering with existing volunteer organizations;
  • Serving on the regional ADRC Advisory Committee; and
  • Participating in statewide Dementia Care Specialist trainings and meetings as required

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