Benefits Navigator - TANF

Bayaud Enterprises, Inc.

About the organization

Our mission is to create Hope, Opportunity and Choice, with work as the means through which people with disabilities and other barriers to employment can more fully participate in the mainstream of life.

Since 1969, we have changed the lives of thousands of individuals in the Denver community by providing employment training, assessment, coaching, placement, and supported employment. We believe that helping individuals gain self-reliance is foundational to the health of individuals, families, communities, and the economy of Colorado.

Duties

The goal of the Benefits Navigator is to provide Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) screening outreach, representation, and advocacy work for disadvantaged populations. Specifically, this position will provide all SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) associated services to referred Denver County TANF participants. This includes screening for SSI/SSDI eligibility, developing claims, providing medical and mental health assessment referrals, and assisting with SSI/SSDI applications for disabled children and adults. The benefits navigator will work closely with claimants, internal staff, Social Security Administration (SSA), Disability Determination Services (DDS) and Denver County Departments of Human Services. This position will act as a claim developer and is responsible for obtaining and summarizing all relevant medical and vocational evidence. Position is responsible for providing navigation services for programs and services that will contribute to increased well-being as well as appropriate supports and treatment such as Long Term Care and Health First Colorado (Medicaid). He/she maintains contact with claimants throughout the application processes and coordinates services to support the participant through the screening and application development process.

Qualifications

Experience in navigating public benefits and resources
A commitment to agency mission and goals
Excellent project management skills, including strong administrative, computer and database skills to track multiple deadlines
Ability to encourage, support and acknowledge participants utilizing compassion and trauma-informed care principles
Ability to communicate effectively with participants and staff
Able to manage projects independently and to report outcomes effectively
Experience working with individuals with disabilities and mental illness preferred
Ability to collect data and statistics and measure project outcomes
Excellent Microsoft Office Skills, especially Excel, Outlook, and Word.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), grammar, and reasoning skills
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information without breach
Ability to travel to multiple job partner agencies throughout the community
Familiarity with the SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery) application method strongly preferred

Salary

$18hr to $25hr DOE

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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