Outreach Specialist, Food Support Connections
Job Details
184 WYCKOFF AVENUE - BROOKLYN, NY
Full Time
High School
$20.00 Hourly
Day Shift
Nonprofit - Social Services
Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Benefits Specialist will:

  • Perform outreach at community organizations within the catchment area
  • Conduct educational workshops and presentations at community partner organizations
  • Travel with laptop computer and educational materials to various agencies, sites and events
  • Prescreen clients for SNAP eligibility using United Way of New York approved software and screen clients for all other public benefits through Access NYC
  • Educate client on his or her rights and responsibilities pertaining to SNAP eligibility
  • Educate client on documents needed for interview and the options available for document submission, such as upload through mobile phone
  • Assist eligible clients with completion of SNAP application online and on paper
  • Set up interviews for client at his or her local Human Resources Administration (HRA)
  • Submit applications through Paperless Office System (POS) and documentation through the Easy Access system
  • Follow up with client post-interview, to ensure timely receipt of SNAP benefits
  • Work on evening and weekends, as required
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES

  • BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH Required
  • Dynamic, able to multi-task and work independently
  • A willingness to work as a team member and with a diverse population

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

It is the policy of RiseBoro to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, political or union affiliation, marital or partnership status, sex, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity, familial status, genetic information or predisposition or characteristic, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military and related obligations, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, job placement, compensation, benefits, training and apprenticeship, employee development, promotion, demotion, discipline, transfer, lay-off and recall, and termination. RiseBoro makes reasonable accommodations based on religion and/or disability as required by law, and requests for accommodation are to be directed to the Human Resources Department.

In the community for good...
Riseboro Community Partnership
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