Social Services Benefit Specialist
Company: THRIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INC
Posted on: January 9, 2021
Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of people
that are challenged with mental illness, substance use disorders,
poverty and homelessness? Do you want to join a high-performing
team of dedicated professionals who work effectively together, have
fun, and share the joy of truly making the word a better
place?Thrive is one of only three nationally Certified Community
Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) in Rhode Island. CCBHCs were
created through the "Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Act"
as an initiative to expand access to behavioral healthcare in
America.Through the dedication and commitment of our staff,
Thrive's clients receive the highest quality of care available,
incorporating proven, effective treatment for substance use and
mental health disorders.The ideal candidate will be results-driven,
team-and detail-oriented professional who is comfortable working on
multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented
- Support clients throughout their benefits enrollment process.
Support includes listening, encouraging, coaching, empowering, and
connecting clients to benefit resources that meet their individual
needs and eligibility requirements.
- Develop collaborative working relationships with staff of
community agencies, providers, and individuals in the client's
network of care in order to expand access to benefits.
- Provide referral, advocacy and education to the community
regarding issues of chemical dependency or mental health.
- In the course of daily operations, monitor signs and symptoms
of psychiatric functioning while providing benefit services.
Document all services and findings. Report any variance to
appropriate clinical supervisory staff.
- Provide assistance with income reporting to insure safe and
affordable housing, access to health care and other
- Participate in clinical team meetings to ensure smooth
coordination of client services and treatment.
- Accompany client to community appointments related to obtaining
benefits, provide advocacy as needed.
- Review e-mail account daily for new
messages.Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in the Human Service
field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
required. Minimum (2) year experience in Human Service field
working with clients with disabilities preferred. Experience or
training in related state and federal assistance programs,
particularly RI Medicaid also preferred. Basic computer literacy
skills are necessary.Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:Valid
driver's license and automobile insurance which meets Rhode Island
minimum standards required, or the ability to obtain necessary
transportation in order to perform the responsibilities/tasks of
the job. Training and certification in (SOAR) SSI/SSDI Outreach,
Access, and Recovery preferred but not requiredBenefits:Thrive
Behavioral Health provides a friendly/family working environment,
whose values include Dignity, Respect, Teamwork and Professional
Support and Development. Thrive offers generous benefits after 30
days, PTO, paid holidays, your birthday off and a 401k plan.If you
are excited to join Thrive Behavioral Health, go to
https://www.thrivebhri.org/job-opportunities to learn more about
our career opportunities.www.thrivebhri.orgNo Phone CallsEEO/VET
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