Memory Matters Program Specialist (HHS)

Walworth County   Elkhorn, WI   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on April 26, 2024
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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Summary


The Memory Matters Program Specialist is responsible for the planning, coordination and evaluation of the Memory Matters Program provided through the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Walworth County.

Days:  To be Determined
Work Hours:  7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Hours Per Shift:  7
Shifts Per Pay Period:  2
Position FTE:  0.00
Applications are being accepted from current County employees as well as members of the public .  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions: it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. 
Receive referrals from Aging and Disability Resource Center Dementia Care Specialist and determine eligibility for the Memory Matters Program.

Meet with potential participants to screen appropriateness for participation in the Program.

Provide information to participant and caregiver related to the Memory Matters Program.

Plan, facilitate and evaluate programming beneficial to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Determine equipment and supplies needed for programming and coordinate with the ADRC Dementia Care Specialist to secure needed items.

Maintain a daily log of attendance and participation notes for each participant and report all data as determined by the Walworth County Health and Human Services.

Communicate with participant and caregiver areas of concern or support needed for participant’s success in the Program.

Provide transitional support to consumer as needed and refer to Aging and Disability Resource staff for additional services if appropriate.

Complete access and abuse neglect reports according to State statute and forward to APS team for screening review.

Collaborate with other programs and individuals across department to ensure coordination of care.

Participate in trainings to update knowledge and skills.

Ensure compliance with program standards and maintain necessary documentation as required by Walworth County Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Health Services and state and federal statutes.

Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s or Associate's degree in social work or a related field and at least one year of relevant prior experience required. Experience working with the aging and disabled populations preferred. Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care Principles is essential.

Interactions & Communication
Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to others regarding an area of expertise.  This may include direct care agencies, hospitals, community agencies, and/or the general public.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations and other Requirements 
Valid driver's license.
Proof of minimum liability auto insurance.
Must be able to provide a reliable personal vehicle to be used for business related travel as needed.
Decision Making 
This position has authority to make decisions that are consistent with policies and precedents; supervision and managerial direction is available as requested.  These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or the work unit within the department and information is provided with additional research and observations which contributes to the decision making process.
Thinking & Problem Solving
In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, the complexity of this job is low and challenges are relatively minimal.
Tools and Equipment Used
Telephone            Laptop Computer
Electronic Mobile Devices
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Selection Process


Formal Walworth County Electronic Application
Employment History Review
Oral Department Interview
Reference Check
Background Check
Post Offer Physical Exam
Drug Screen


Other job related tests may be required.