Bilingual Benefits Advisor (RISS)
Center for Urban Community Services
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Post Date: Feb 08, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York
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CUCS operates several Benefits Centers in the community and on Rikers Island, collectively known as CUCS Connects. CUCS Connects is a free service for all New Yorkers that helps those needing assistance during these unprecedented times. Our goal is to connect individuals and families with resources, specifically the acquisition of public benefits. Presently, this work is conducted remotely, with the anticipation of resumption of in-person services in a community work site and on Rikers Island. Our remote work centers around a new technology platform which features live calls, chats and emails for individuals seeking assistance through our CUCS Connects website. On Rikers Island, we address basic concerns onsite that may otherwise complicate successful re-entry into the community when released: acquiring benefits, addressing outstanding civil legal concerns and inaccurate documentation regarding criminal histories. We are a diverse team who are hard working, client centered and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. The Benefits Advisor will assist individuals in screening for interest and eligibility for public benefits, navigating the application process for those benefits and services, including electronic application completion. Benefits Advisors may need to work at multiple sites, depending on need.   

HS diploma and at least 2 years of related experience required, BA preferred. Bilingual Spanish-speaker required. Strong organizational skills, ability to market program and work collaboratively with other service providers both on and off island. Social service experience required. Experience in public benefits acquisition and/or re-entry, a plus. Must be highly organized, professional, flexible, focused, and be able to work with a diverse population of clients, and possess a proven ability to maintain professional boundaries.

PLEASE NOTE - Masters’ level applicants will NOT be considered. This is not a supervisory position. Candidates must be able to pass New York City Department of Corrections clearance process for employment.

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