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If you are looking for an opportunity to work for a great organization & make a difference, this is the job for you!
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Benefits include Paid Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision and Company matching
Income & Benefits Specialist
This position reports directly to the Program Coordinator or Clinical Director. The Income & Benefits Specialist will support clients throughout their benefits enrollment process and/or managing income secured through employment. Support includes listening, encouraging, coaching, empowering, and connecting clients to income and benefit resources that meet their individual needs and eligibility requirements.
Prepares an initial financial budget and income sustainability plan on each client enrolled and updates budget every 30 days or as needed until client discharges from program
Determines appropriateness of referral and client eligibility to benefit from community/mainstream resources
Coaches clients about benefits and income options
Identifies and utilizes community resources to meet client needs
Coordinates, advocates on clients’ behalf, and follows up with the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, State Welfare programs, etc. to assist with securing mainstream benefits
Coordinates with case management to document services and establish organized program file structure, client database, and assessment process for income and benefits services
Provides monthly service reports of statistics and outcomes
Maintains cooperative and collaborative working relationships with staff of community agencies to obtain resources for clients
Facilitates classes/groups on budgeting, benefits resources, etc.
Participates and attends on/off site staff and community meetings
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
Works under general supervision or independently
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge and familiarity of benefit enrollment process (both VA and civilian benefits)
Trained in SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) preferred or must be able to complete training within 30 days of hire
Strong communication skills, listening, and positive interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively with others in a teamwork environment
Effective time management and organizational skills
Proven experience and ability to work in a team based environment
Ability to maintain a professional partnership with other community organizations
Valid driver’s license required. Must meet company insurance requirements and complete a provided driver training course.
United States Veterans Initiative is a non-profit organization whose mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.
3507 N. Central Ave, Suite # 300 Phoenix, AZ 85012