Entitlement Specialist

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POSITION SUMMARY:

The Entitlement Specialist reports to the Social Services Supervisor and is responsible for helping residents obtain necessary NYS Identification, determining eligibility for entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Income, disability benefits, food stamps, housings subsidies and assisting with the application process for benefits and entitlements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS preferred

  • Thorough understanding of federal, state and NYC benefits and entitlements programs

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and motivate adults and advocate on their behalf

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Bilingual Spanish written and verbal fluency desirable

  • Intermediate knowledge of using computer software such as Microsoft office suite

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess all new residents to determine that they have state issued ID and determine which benefits and entitlements they are eligible for.

  • Establish an action plan to obtain necessary documents so that residents can enroll in entitlement programs.

  • Advocate on behalf of residents so that public assistance denials can be reversed.

  • Assist Residents in the filing of claims for access to entitlements and benefits, including health insurance enrollment.

  • Direct residents to various government offices to obtain necessary paperwork.

  • Track participants’ applications for benefits and entitlements and upcoming appointments.

  • Remain abreast of the current applicable rules and regulations for benefit enrollment.

  • Maintain accurate case notes on each participant’s needs and progress.

  • Participate in case conferencing as required.

  • All other duties as assigned by the by the Client Services Director.

 

Annual salary range is $50,000-$55,000.

 

Candidates interested in the position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to  [email protected] with “Entitlement Specialist Position” in the subject line by Friday, November  4, 2022 by 5pm.

 

Long Island News