Community Work Incentives Coordinator
Application Deadline by November 19, 2019 to be considered for the first round of interviews.
Salary (Depending on Experience): $21.26 - $29.92 hourly
Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Program offers free individualized work incentives counseling to eligible individuals living in: San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties. The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program is a free service that helps Social Security beneficiaries who receive benefits based on a disability make informed choices about their employment goals. This program is for individuals currently employed, self-employed, or individuals seeking employment or self-employment.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) provides work incentives planning and assistance to beneficiaries who receive Social Security Disability Benefits. The CWIC is responsible for counseling and educating beneficiaries about how employment will affect their current benefits (which may include public and private health insurance, federal, state, and/or local benefits received) so that individuals may make informed choices towards employment and self-sufficiency.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university; plus two years paid or voluntary work experience as an advocate: a) in the social service, human service, community-based, public interest or health care environments working with people with disabilities; b) in the practice of public interest law; or c) directly representing clients in administrative hearings; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Plus:
- Knowledge of Social Security Disability Benefits and other federal, state, and local work incentives programs.
- Able to obtain Federal Level 5 Suitability clearance.
- Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and/or experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons from multi-ethnic communities
Current CWIC certification by Virginia Commonweath University or completion of provisional certification requirements within three months and full CWIC certification within one year.
Working at DRC is more than just a job - it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference! DRC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. To view the detailed job description and complete the application process visit https://jobs.lever.co/disabilityrightsca/f55cf836-ce68-402b-aec9-461d49a...