PATH DHMAS SOAR Benefits Specialist (Full-time; New Haven, CT)

August 5, 2021

Columbus House, Inc.

Job Posting: Full Time, FLSA Non-Exempt, Non-Essential

PATH DMHAS SOAR Benefits Specialist

VEVRAA Federal Contractor: Priority Referrals of Protected Veterans Requested

Purpose and Functions
Under the direction of the Employment and Benefits Manager, the Greater New Haven PATH/DMHAS Covid-19 SOAR Specialist uses the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Model with homeless populations to assist in accessing benefits. Provides technical Assistance to Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network (CAN) including support for action plan implementation, training observations with feedback, and assistance with tracking outcomes in order to document success and help access additional resources.

Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the SOAR application submission process through a comprehensive review of each application for accuracy and completeness. Provide technical assistance regarding electronic submissions to the Social Security Administration and entering of submission data into federal database. Act as liaison to Medical Records and other hospital departments, Disability Determination Services, Social Security district office and other relevant services when necessary to secure provision of documents. Direct the appeals process as necessary. Attend weekly and monthly agency, program, and network meetings. Supports behavioral health provider organizations by ensuring best practices are followed with regards to SOAR implementation, monitoring and reporting at each organization. Assists with increasing system capacity of representative payees for SSI/SSDI recipients. Other related duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree in related field with 3 years’ work experience in a professional environment. Valid drivers’ license with a good driving history. Excellent organizational and time management skills with a deadline-oriented mindset Strong written and oral communication skills employing the English language Proficient is Microsoft Office and other common desk top applications. Knowledge of behavioral health service models. Strong familiarity with Social Security Administration processes. Ability to collaborate successfully with others. Able to meet all documentation requirements.
Supervised by: Employment and Benefits Manager
Salary: $17.30 to $19.23 per hour based upon education and experience plus excellent benefits
Schedule: Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility

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*Send your resume and a cover letter to Human Resources Generalist, Columbus House Inc., P.O. Box 7093, New Haven CT 06519

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Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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