Are you naturally nurturing? Do you enjoy helping others and making a real difference in family’s lives, working for Overcoming the Challenge may be the best choice for you. Become part of our team and have the opportunity in making a career out of expanding these skills and techniques into a rewarding, fulfilling profession that can significantly enhance the quality of life, of those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. You will learn how to understand memory loss and learn which strategies are most effective in Alzheimer’s behavior management.
Overcoming the Challenge believes it’s important that each Memory Care Specialists is given the opportunity to continue to grow and broaden their skills, by our ongoing state-of-the-art training. They only hire ideal candidates who demonstrate a devotion to caring for others, with Reliability, Compassion, and Understand the needs of our clients with Alzheimer’s/dementia to remain in their home and meet the challenges of aging with Dignity and the Highest Level of Respect.
We are a locally owned and family operated business, not a franchise, whose success is based in the talent and dedication of our wonderful Memory Care Specialists. The compassion we show for our seniors and the kindness and energy we bring to work each day make working for Overcoming the Challenge, a rewarding, desirable and fun environment to work for.
Raising the Bar in Memory Care
Memory Care Specialists
You will be the industry standard of the Highest Quality of In-Home Memory Care. You will combine patience, compassion, caring, professionalism, honesty, problem solving, a positive attitude and a love to create an exceptional care plan. We will focus on creating a dementia friendly home environment that, with the appropriate assessment and modification to the home, you will become equipped in managing behavior symptoms within the home environment.
Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Alzheimer’s/dementia care. Willing to demonstrate extreme patience, compassion and ability to work with people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Additional training is provided before you meet your new client.
You will provide social stimulation to various outings for our clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our services make it possible for loved ones, to enjoy local activities with safety, security, companionship and offer the assistance when needed to our clients to ensure a pleasurable experience. Local outings can be enjoyable for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, as it can offer new experiences and a break from a routine. Your client will prefer to travel with the person who cares for them. We offer private assistance for individuals to local events, shopping, dining, museums, concerts, plays, movies and other outings the family might suggest.
After you have formed a friendly relationship with your client as a Memory Care Specialist, they will gain confidence when you offer an additional service as a Travel Companion.
Geriatric Care Manager
You will provide families with long-term support, guidance, counseling, products and resources. You will always maintain constant communication among family members. Your extensive knowledge of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia will provide families, who have serious concerns about their love ones, will ensure them of their safety, independence and their quality of life. We will create a customized approach to Alzheimer’s care where our client can receive the highest level of memory care.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Required
Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience working in the dementia care field.
Dementia care, case management, assessment, counseling, and support group experience.
Family Training Coach
You will provide family members with knowledge, effective strategies and skills about Alzheimer’s or dementia, which will enhance your understanding of memory loss. You will recognize the unique needs of family and friends, of those who are experiencing issues related to Alzheimer’s or dementia behavior. The emotional journey of memory loss can be overwhelming for families. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge to achieve a quality positive visit for all family members.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
Required Minimum of 5 years’ experience about Alzheimer’s or dementia knowledge, about the disease process, the changes associated with dementia illnesses, how they affect the individual's ability to function, and strategies that help maintain the highest quality of care for our clients.