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DAP Disability Advocate

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AGENCY BACKGROUND:

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979. NMIC has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 120 staff members serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs, and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs through comprehensive crisis intervention services. With their matters resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families to self-sufficiency.


• Our Legal, Organizing, Advocacy, and Weatherization programs meet community members’ basic needs including legal representation, immigration assistance, housing advocacy, tenant organizing, financial services, DV and health related matters

• Our Education & Career Services program impacts individual community members with the practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures


Job Title: Disability Advocate

Department: Legal, Organizing, & Advocacy

Unit: Housing & Public Benefits

Reports to: Coordinating Attorney, DAP

Location: Main Office: 45 Wadsworth Avenue, NY, NY 10033

FLSA: Exempt

Model: Hybrid, averaging 2 days per week in office


SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

NMIC’s Disability Advocate will be part of the New York State Disability Advocacy Program. They will work under the supervision of an experienced disability attorney to provide advocacy and representation on behalf of community members whose Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits have been inappropriately denied, terminated, or recouped. Relevant experience with disability law and advocacy is strongly preferred; compassion, patience, and organizational skills are required.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Interview clients from internal and external referrals to conduct intakes.

• Assess clients for disability legal services and other in-house services/programs.

• Maintain up-to-date information on program resources available inside and outside the agency.

• Document all interactions with clients, including follow ups. Documentation includes progress notes, demographic, and other required information in NMIC’s client database, release forms, and other necessary electronic and/or physical records.

• Assist clients to collect documentation in preparation for Social Security administrative hearings.

• Under supervision, provide advocacy and representation to community members in Social Security hearings.

• Develop in-depth substantive knowledge of Social Security disability law.

• Preserve confidentiality.

• Attend staff meetings and team meetings as required.

• Participate in educational conferences and trainings.

Additional related responsibilities may be assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area or equivalent experience. Background and substantive knowledge in Social Security disability law, especially Supplemental Security Income strongly preferred.

• Fluency in English/Spanish is required.

• Advocacy experience preferred, especially with immigrant communities.

• Knowledge of trauma and strong commitment to social justice.

• Experience working with diverse and underserved communities preferred.

• Demonstrated computer/technology literacy.

• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal/written communication skills.

• Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

• Proven ability to work collaboratively and to interact with management and program staff.


SALARY/BENEFITS: NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive and generous benefits package: medical, dental, life, and disability insurance are included; paid time off, including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.


ADDITIONAL COVID-19 INFORMATION: Per New York City guidelines for contractors, the Covid-19 vaccine is mandatory for NMIC staff whose positions require them to work in person. Medical and religious accommodations may be requested and if granted will require weekly Covid-19 testing. Vaccination status will only be requested at the time of hiring by Human Resources. NMIC staff are required to follow all stated safety protocols including mask and social distancing guidelines.


NMIC IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: NMIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements. A combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.


TO APPLY:

Please address all applications to Kimberly Warner, Assistant Director for Housing & Public Benefits, with the job title in the subject line and include the following:

● Cover letter

● Resume

All attachments must be submitted in Word or PDF format. No telephone calls,

AGENCY BACKGROUND:

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979. NMIC has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 120 staff members serving New York…

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  • Educación
    Licenciatura
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    Intermedio

Compensación

NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive and generous benefits package: medical, dental, life, and disability insurance are included; paid time off, including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.

NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive and generous benefits package: medical, dental, life, and disability insurance are…

Ubicación

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45 Wadsworth Ave, New York, NY 10033, USA

Cómo aplicar

Please address all applications to Kimberly Warner, Assistant Director for Housing & Public Benefits, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line and include the following:

● Cover letter

● Resume

All attachments must be submitted in Word or PDF format. No telephone calls, please.

Please address all applications to Kimberly Warner, Assistant Director for Housing & Public Benefits, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line and…

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