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Social Services Benefit Specialist

Company: THRIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INC
Location: Warwick
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

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 environment.Responsibilities:

  • 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 entitlements.
    • 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 Employer

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