Youth Benefits Specialist

Job Type: Full-time
Status: Non-Exempt
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000/year

JOB SUMMARY:
Residential Youth Services & Empowerment (RYSE) seeks a Benefits Specialist to
provide services to enhance client access to necessary city, county, state and federal
benefits, entitlements, and other public assistance programs.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
● Provide professional knowledge of public assistance programs, how to access,
required application materials, etc., and be a subject matter expert for the
organization on these programs.
● Assist clients in applying for and obtaining vital records, social security
(SSI/SSDI), SNAP, General Assistance (GA), Low Income Bus Passes/Disability
Bus Passes, Community Integration Services (CIS), insurance benefits, etc.
● Attend required meetings, including, but not limited to supervision, staff
meetings, and training.
● Maintain confidential protected health information according to HIPAA, state and
federal laws.
● Monitors client application progress and maintains accurate records.
● Prepares and submits required reports.
● Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
● Minimum 2 years of relevant experience working with opportunity adolescents or
youth.
● Experience in case management
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
● Must have reliable vehicle, relevant auto insurance, a clean driving record, valid
driver’s license and willing to drive vehicle for job related tasks.
● Maintain certification in CPR & First Aid/AED.
● We believe in second chances. Individuals with challenging backgrounds are
strongly encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to required clearances
which include fingerprinting, background checks, and drug testing.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a social services or related field, or
  • 5 years of relevant experience working with opportunity adolescents and youth.

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