Job Application - Catholic Charities Of The Finger Lakes

Job Posting OPEN

SSI Case Worker

Please note that you need to fill out this application by answering all possible questions that you can including past employment history, education as well as contact information.  A Resume attached will not count as an application and will be marked as incomplete.  Please note you need to attach a copy of your proof of education.  If you do not have the ability to do that please reach out to your supervisor once you are called for next steps and they will work with you on that.  Proof of education is a requirement for the position.


PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

To provide Case Manage services to better assist the client with working through the SSI eligibility process for a successful conclusion.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1.                   Establish and maintain supportive relationship with participants as requested via referrals from the local Dept. of Social Services (LDSS), primarily through office visits and/or home visits, telephone visits and written correspondence.

2.                   Notify LDSS when clients are enrolled in program, have failed to participate or have withdrawn from program.

3.                   Contact LDSS upon discovery of any factors that may negatively influence the participant’s movement toward obtaining SSI benefits.

4.                   Interface with various health care providers to clarify the purpose of the medical information they are being asked to provide. This may include physicians, therapists, psychologists, Veteran’s hospitals, hospitals, clinics, prison/jail systems, substance abuse providers and school records.

5.                   Interface with Legal Services and other providers to identify/coordinate/arrange for/advocate for/provide any additional information for appeal of an SSI denial.

6.                   Build the SSI case by accessing relevant records, including third party statements and LDSS case notes.

7.                   Evaluate work history and ability for substantial gainful employment by identifying opportunities for retraining/alternate employment.

8.                   Complete and submit the SSI application packet.

9.                   Arrange for or provide transportation for hearings.

10.               Assist, and coordinate if necessary, the SSI applicant in obtaining quality medical evaluations. This includes having an awareness of specialists and learning disability screening when appropriate.

11.               Actively engage the SSI applicant into appropriate treatment.

12.               Maintain case records and statistics as required.

13.               Prepare timely reports for CCFL and LDSS.

14.               Participate in staff meetings and other agency-related meetings/events.

15.               Participate in agency’s strategic planning efforts.

16.               Complete required agency and program reports in a timely manner.

17.               Perform other related duties as required/requested.

  

TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR:                     Director of Services

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:           

Requires a Registered Nurse or an Associate’s degree in another medical profession.

Bachelor’s Degree in related medical support field preferred.

EXPERIENCE:     

1-3 years of experience in human services, especially case or care management. Familiarity and understanding of SSI rules and eligibility guidelines.