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Income Specialist

Company: Volunteers of America - Upstate New York
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARYThe Income Specialist is responsible for increasing income and employment opportunities available to homeless and formerly people with varied barriers including disabilities.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS* Assesses participants individual needs, including employability or eligibility for SSI/SSDI, and develops individualized income action plans for each participant.* Assists participants in applying for emergency income benefits through social services including TANF or GA.* Assists with all aspects of job readiness, including resume writing, job searches, interview skills development, access to interview attire, etc.* Connects participants to job training and vocational resources as needed.* Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with employers and relevant community agencies.* Works with local employers and community partners to increase employment readiness and job opportunities.* Provides one-on-one and group employment-related support and trainings on an on-going basis.* Ensures that participants have the resources needed to maintain employment.* Uses SOAR model to help qualifying participants pursue SSI or SSDI.* Completes and collects all necessary documentation to submit SOAR Application on behalf of participants.* Maintains detailed case notes and records and ensures that all program and regulatory requirements are met.* Assists the Director with Quality Assurance and tracking of Key Performance Indicators* Other duties as assigned.EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS* Bachelor Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience* A minimum of one-year of work experience in job placement for people with disabilities and/or successful use of the SOAR model to assist homeless and formerly homeless individuals in securing SSI or SSDI* NYS Drivers License* Availability to work evenings and weekends as requested* Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certification within 90 days of hire* Ability to pass criminal background check* Strong organizational and communication skills* Working knowledge of MS Office suite* Proof of COVID 19 Vaccine or Approved Exemption

Keywords: Volunteers of America - Upstate New York, Rochester , Income Specialist, Other , Rochester, New York

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