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Case Assistance and Benefits Specialist

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YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood


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Published 7 days ago

$29,000 - $31,000Eligible for salary increases under the collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

Join a diverse community of professionals who are passionate about caring for the aging members of our community. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the elderly, while growing in your career and engaging in meaningful work!

The Center for Adults Living Well @ the Y (CALW), funded by the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) is looking for an experienced professional in the field of geriatrics to keep the Senior Center’s day-to-day operations vibrant and humming.

The Case Assistance and Benefits Specialist will provide counseling and guidance regarding entitlements and benefits for those 60 and older. Deliver, develop, and maintain a system for information and referral services.

Your typical day or week may include the following essential functions:

·  Provide clients/members with case assistance services and advocate for client benefits and services, including: Medicare, Medicaid, SCRIE, SNAP, Public Assistance, Medicare Part D, etc.

·  Assist clients with information and referral and with application for benefits, entitlements, and services

·        Provide direct services to clients, including crisis intervention and counseling, as needed.

·        Serve as liaison between clients and community organizations and providers; make referrals and follow up as needed

·        Maintain case notes for case assistance and information and referral services

·        Complete required paperwork and update computer records, as needed.

·        Participate in regular supervisory meetings, trainings, agency staff development activities, and outside conferences.

To land this job, you need to have:

·  Available to work Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (28 Hour, 4 Day Week)

·  A bachelor’s degree

·  A minimum of 2 years’ experience in social service benefits and entitlements

·  Computer literacy

·  Experience working with adults 60 and older

You are extra awesome if:

·  You are bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Russian

Working at the Y can be very rewarding and fulfilling too!

·        Rate of pay starting at $20 per hour

·        Generous Paid Time Off 

·        Competitive benefits package that will give you peace of mind


This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.


This position is open to internal and external candidates.

Join a diverse community of professionals who are passionate about caring for the aging members of our community. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the elderly, while growing in your career and engaging in…

Details at a glance

  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Competitive benefits package (Health Insurance; Generous Paid Time Off; Optional Pension Plan; Optional 403b Plan; Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Account; Commuter Benefit Plan; Free Y Fitness Center/Gym Membership)

Competitive benefits package (Health Insurance; Generous Paid Time Off; Optional Pension Plan; Optional 403b Plan; Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Account; Commuter Benefit…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Russian preferred.

Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Russian preferred.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
54 Nagle Avenue, New York, NY 10040

How to Apply

   Send your resume and cover letter to yvalle@ywashhts.org

   Visit ywashhts.org to know more about the great things that Y is doing for the community.

   Send your resume and cover letter to yvalle@ywashhts.org

   Visit ywashhts.org to know more about the great things that Y is doing for the community.

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