Assist the Director and Assistant Directors of the Developmental Disabilities Department of The Salvation Army Greater New York Division in the overall administration of the program. Work as liaison between Family Care provider and The Salvation Army and all governmental bodies associated with Family Care. This staff person and his/her designee may also serve as a central entry point where Family Care provider can raise concerns and issues regarding services to the individuals or issues impacting the family.
Benefits & Entitlement Specialist assists the individuals with the acquisition of Social Security benefits (SSI/SSDI) and Medicaid benefits. This includes meeting with clients, obtaining and reviewing medical records and lay evidence, and filing Social Security claims using the Social Security Administration’s on-line application system. For the Benefit Entitlement aspects of the job, the Home Liaison/ Benefit Entitlement is responsible to the Director of DDS. Is able to function at a full capacity within your job description and requirement. The agency has embraced the concept of a fully integrated system of care for all individuals of service. This requires that all staff assesses the individual's needs holistically and see it as their responsibility to connect the individuals with services needed-internal or external to the agency, regardless of which of the individuals enters the system. Assess the needs of the whole individuals/family including their basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Ensure that referrals are made to appropriate internal and external services as required to meet the individual's families' needs. Follow-up on referrals you make on behalf of an individual’s family and respond to all referrals made to you/your program. Participate in cross-program service reviews that support the planning and coordination of service delivery and service closure and Other Duties as assigned.