Case Manager - Disability Benefits Specialist

  • Volunteers of America Colorado
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 08, 2021
Full time General Managers and Management Executives

Job Description

Program: Rapid Rehousing + Care

The Disability Benefits Specialist directs and facilitates the delivery of appropriate support services for participant households as indicated by relevant service modalities. Job duties include conducting needs-based and program eligibility assessments, engaging in community outreach, providing case management services, and program-wide service coordination. The Disability Benefits Specialist is charged with making demonstrable progress towards obtaining and applying knowledge and experience in field-relevant best practices and standards.

• Provides case management services to Program Clients.
• Responsible for identifying and serving the unique needs of participant households participating in Volunteers of America programs; uses screening and assessment tools to ensure completion of needs-based screenings.
• Responsible for understanding and implementing the assigned program according to program funder and Volunteers of America standards and expectations.
• Conducts community-wide outreach to identify eligible participant households presenting with substantial barriers to housing stability.
• Provides group educational and other activities for current or prospective program clients as assigned.
• Supports team members by serving as a resource for analyzing and solving problems and staying abreast of current issues and theories within the field.
• Attends orientations, trainings, education programs, staff meetings, community meetings, conferences, and workshops as requested and applicable to meet the needs of the position
• May provide training and mentorship to team members and community stakeholders regarding best practices in relevant service models and practices.
• Promptly and clearly documents all client interactions along with required eligibility and demographic information using designated data bases.
• Performs duties in a professional manner by maintaining the confidentially of all information and by participating effectively within and across teams.
• Participates in professional development activities to promote the development of knowledge and experience in field-relevant best practices and standards and makes demonstrable progress towards working in accordance with these practices and standards.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.

• Models core culture attributes of VOACO that include "AIRS" (Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Service).
• Models and VOACO's three strategical critical virtues of HHS (Hungry, Humble, People Smart).

• N/A

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, or a closely related field or related experience.
• One year of direct experience in the provision of human services.
• SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) Certification
• Must possess a Colorado driver's license and state-mandated automobile insurance.
• Must possess a personal vehicle that may be used for work-related travel (reimbursement for mileage is available).
• Must complete agency and program credentialing within 12 weeks of hire and maintain credentialing standards thereafter.

• Knowledge and skill in the application of Harm Reduction, Critical Time Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, and Housing First Principles.
• Ability to respectfully and professionally serve individuals hailing from diverse backgrounds, cultures, ideologies, and religions.
• Ability to work and thrive within a diverse, multicultural team environment.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Ability to apply appropriate self-care in the face of often difficult and/or traumatic situations which commonly present while working with persons in need of services.

• Travel throughout the program's service area is required on a regular basis.
• Must be able to work in diverse environments such as homeless shelters, service facilities, streets, offices, and all other locations as necessary to fulfill program objectives.
• Bending, Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling, Reaching, Crouching, Squatting, Lifting (30 to 50 pounds) Balancing, Standing, Sitting, Hand/Foot motions, Walking, Seeing (Close and distant vision, Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Assess, Estimate), Depth Perception, Hearing/Listening, Speaking/Shouting (Communicate, Discern, Convey, Express, Exchange), Use of Hands/Fingers (Grasping, Holding, Touching), Thinking, Calculating, Memory/Recall, Exposure to Indoor and Outdoor environments

• Full-Time
• Work hours may vary but comprise a 40-hour workweek with occasional overtime requirements.

• Program service areas vary.

Position Salary Range:
$18.77 - $23.02

Starting Pay:

Benefit eligibility is based on job type/status

Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off
Volunteer/Wellness Day
Tuition Assistance
Pension and 403b Retirement Plan
Health, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurances
Life Insurance (Including Accidental Death & Dismemberment)
Accident Insurance
Short Term & Long Term Disability
Employee Assistance/Work Life Balance Program
Employee Discount Program
LifeLock with Norton