SOAR Benefit Specialist

 

The SOAR Benefit Specialist is involved with outreach, completion of SSI/SSDI applications and facilitation of services for project participants who experience serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

 

The successful candidates will be responsible for obtaining needed case management services from metro-area service providers which further personal recovery, access to housing, skill development, individual responsibility, and community stability for the persons served.

 

Essential Responsibilities include:

  • Outreach to adults who are experiencing serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders throughout the community who are residing on the street or in temporary/transitional housing.
  • Assess individuals who have potential eligibility for SSI/SSD.   
  • Collect medical records and functional assessment information from multiple sources including family, friends, case-workers, and medical facilities in a timely manner.
  • Organize, synthesize, and prepare comprehensive succinct reports of information gathered to present to SSA/DDS personnel in a professional, persuasive manner in compliance with all regulatory expectations.
  • Educate program participants on their rights and responsibilities within the program and services they are eligible to obtain, and provide orientation to assist in participants engagement in services.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with SSA and DDS personnel to increase positive outcomes consistent with organizational policies and practices.
  • Facilitate services with representative payees, social workers, case managers, SSA, and others, e.g., housing, health care (physical and mental).
  • Transport self throughout the community to engage in outreach and direct service delivery.  
  • Accompany and transport persons in need to and from needed services and resources.
  • Provide assistance with the on-line applications with the SSA.


Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service or related field, or equivalent relevant experience of a professional nature.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience working with persons with a serious mental illness, including persons who are homeless with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of available behavioral health, community rehabilitation, and client-level case management/resource acquisition including Social Security and other entitlement programs (SSI/SSDI).
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable transportation available for use in the performance of the job duties or ability to arrange for such.

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Human Resources
Community Alliance
4001 Leavenworth St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68105

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