The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), Southern Idaho Affiliate is seeking a MSW Social Worker for 20 hours per month on an independent contractor basis.
Responsibilities: Responding to HELP-line calls, developing new support groups, compiling a local resource guide, acting as an information and referral source, patient case management and advocacy as necessary, public awareness and in-service training, assisting in coordinating educational conferences on the topic of Huntington's disease.
Requirements: MSW from an accredited institution with current state license. Experience working with populations affected by a neurological, genetic disease, or psychiatric illness is preferred. Must maintain professional continuing education credits required for social worker licensure and have current liability insurance.
To apply, please send detailed resume and cover letter with salary requirement to Anne Leserman at email@example.com. For more information please contact Anne by email or by phone at 212-242-1968 ext 240.
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.
Huntington's disease has been called the most horrible disease known to man—it is a devastating, hereditary, and fatal degenerative brain disorder that results in a loss of cognitive, behavioral and physical (motor) control diminishing the affected individual's ability to walk, talk and reason. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene often meaning the caregivers become the patients. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. It has been said that having HD is like having Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS simultaneously
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About Huntington's Disease Society of America
The Society is a National, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington's Disease and their families. To promote and support research and medical efforts to eradicate Huntington's Disease. To assist people and families affected by Huntington's Disease to cope with the problems presented by the disease. To educate the public and health professionals about Huntington's disease.