Independent Living Specialist Benefits
|Employment Type: Full-Time|
With general supervision provides information and referral for calls about benefits. Schedules intake appointments and completes intake forms with consumers. In addition to benefits advisement, provides all core IL services to assist consumers to obtain or to maintain benefits and to appeal denials or other adverse determinations. Assists consumers to navigate the complex benefits programs to ensure individuals have the entitlements that allow them to achieve or to maintain an independent living situation.
The duties are representative of the essential functions of the position. The physical requirements for this position are those typically present in normal office environment conditions. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Reliable transportation is necessary as there is local day business travel required of this position.
Associates Degree in Human Services related discipline AND minimum of one year experience providing service to persons who have disabilities. Must have expert knowledge of community resources. Must have expert knowledge of benefits programs i.e. Public Assistance programs, Medicaid, SSI, SSDI, and Medicare. Experience with Social Security Administration and DSS Fair Hearings is a plus.
|Language Required: None|
|Minimum Education: Associates Degree|
|Minimum Experience: 1-2 years|
|Contact Name: HR Department|
|Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact Phone: (585) 546-7510|
|The Regional Center for Independent Living strives to be a participant-controlled, cross-disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. RCIL values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, cultural or ethnic group membership, disability status, educational level, family status, gender, income, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. RCIL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.|
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