Areas of Responsibility: To assist individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness who have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder apply for Social Security disability benefits.
- Work with referral sources and community partners to identify applicants through team meetings, outreach, and referrals.
- Respect the rights and protect the confidentiality of individuals and families.
- Complete interviews with individuals to gather information to complete SSI/SSDI applications.
- Gather medical records and other information to complete SSI/SSDI applications.
- Input computer tracking data; perform other computer tasks as needed.
- Write SOAR Medical Summary Reports for individual applications.
- Accompany individuals to appointments at the Social Security Administration.
- Coordinate visits to medical doctors, psychiatrists, and other specialists to obtain evidence for the application.
- Coordinate case management services with partners and help with providing case management services to individuals when needed.
- Attend staff meetings, in-service training, and workshops and share information about training received.
- Perform other duties as needed.
- On-site work 60%
- Off-site home visits, training, meetings, community interactions 40%.
- Work requires ability to meet tight timelines.
- Work receives limited supervision and requires the ability to take initiative and be self–directed.
- Occasional out-of-town travel.
- Must be able to move about quickly if necessary.
- Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
- Sitting for extended periods of time.
- Physically able to perform job.
- Must complete health physical upon entry to program and yearly health screenings.
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent. One year experience in a human service program working with clients.
- Familiarity with Social Security Administration’s Listings of Impairments preferred.
- Cursory knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology and ability to write using same.
- Experience with providing outreach and successful engagement to a diverse population, includes working with clients, developing trust, and conducting interviews in non-traditional settings and unstructured environments.
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet. Proficient in verbal communication and in maintaining concise written documentation.
- Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
- Attention to detail and punctuality are required.
- Experience working with homeless populations preferred.
- Age 21 or above.
- Valid driver’s license with good driving record and insured vehicle available at all times.
- Meet the minimum qualifications above;
- An Associate’s degree in a related field, or certification as a Peer Specialist, or 3 years’ experience in a human service agency working with clients in area of self-sufficiency.
30 hours per week.
Benefits: Medical/Vision/Dental/Life Insurance, Cafeteria Flex Plans ,401k with guaranteed company match, PTO (Paid Time Off) and EAP.