The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Community Work Incentives Coordinator Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities. This position is responsible for providing work incentives planning and assistance to beneficiaries with disabilities and their families, who are potentially eligible to participate in Federal or State work incentives programs.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Obtain and evaluate comprehensive information about a beneficiary with a disability.
Assess the potential impacts of employment and/or other changes on a beneficiary's Federal and State benefits eligibility and overall financial well-being.
Provide information and assist the beneficiary in understanding and assessing the potential impacts of employment and/or other actions or changes on his/her life situation.
Provide intensive follow-up planning services to ensure that the information, analysis and guidance are updated.
Provide ongoing, comprehensive benefits monitoring and management assistance to beneficiaries.
Work in cooperation with other Federal, State and private agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve beneficiaries with disabilities and with agencies and organizations that focus on vocational rehabilitation and work-related training and counseling.
Conduct outreach to SSDI and SSI beneficiaries with disabilities, their families and to advocacy groups and service provider agencies that have regular contact with them.
Bachelor’s degree in a human services field
Five (5) years of experience working with individuals with disabilities
Two (2) years must be in providing work incentives benefits planning and assistance outreach
An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered
Highly deductive problem solving, with the ability to perform medium to complex math during complicated benefits analyses
Knowledge of Social Security Administration work incentives
Technical writing, interviewing skills and communication skills (written and verbal)
Ability to interpret Federal laws, regulations and administrative code about public benefits
Knowledge of medical terminology and awareness of cultural and political issues pertaining to various populations and to various disabilities
Basic computer skills
Ability to travel extensively to parts of the state not accessible by public transportation