The BENFITS SPECIALIST will provide work incentives planning and assistance directly to beneficiaries with disabilities. The BENFITS SPECIALIST will emphasize employment through the use of work incentives, leading to greater self-sufficiency. The BENFITS SPECIALIST will conduct outreach efforts to beneficiaries with disabilities (and their families) , who are potentially eligible to participate in Federal or State work incentives programs designed to assist beneficiaries to work; and work in cooperation with Federal, State and private agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve beneficiaries with disabilities. Works to enhance the quality of the lives of individuals.
Bachelor's degree required and CWIC (Community Work Incentives Coordinator) certification required. Minimum one year experience working in the field of social services preferred. Ability to pass Social Security's background checks and obtain high level security clearance required by SSA. Must be able to present complex information effectively in person, on the telephone, and via e-mail to consumers, family members, and professionals. Employee must have working knowledge of general computer skills and possess the ability to learn and obtain proficiency in computer programs used or developed by the agency.