The Salvation Army

  • Project Specialist (Part-time) - Emergency Family Assistance

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
    Job ID
    2018-4987
    Category
    Social Services
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community.

     

    We are currently seeking a part-time, 25 hour per week Project Specialist for Buffalo Area Services. This position is responsible for assisting with food stamp eligibility pre-screening, application completion and necessary follow-up to clients of the Emergency Family Assistance program (EFA). 

     

    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible part-time employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation time, and sick time.
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment).
    • Sprint and Verizon Wireless Discounts.
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life.

    Responsibilities

    • Prescreen individuals for food stamp eligibility.
    • Assist with food stamp applications and provide necessary follow up.
    • Escort clients, per request, to ECDSS to assist with application process as needed.
    • Coordinate and conduct workshops on food stamps and financial literacy.
    • Collaborate with community partners for training staff and providing workshops.
    • Complete application assistance and support at partner sites.
    • Follow up with all clients who have been screened and have submitted applications for food stamps.
    • Provide clients with Case Management services.
    • Advocate and initiate a process for maintaining quality programming.
    • Maintain program fidelity at all times.
    • Maintain up-to-date, accurate reports and other data as required.
    • Attend training sessions as provided.
    • Attend and participate in all Agency and department staff meetings.
    • Participate in all other duties and activities as requested or assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Associate’s degree with minimum of one year experience in Case Management
    • Knowledge of food stamp procedures and regulations as well as ECDSS policies
    • Experience working with diverse, multi-cultural and low income populations
    • Excellent communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Valid NYS driver license that meets The Salvation Army insurance requirements
    • Bilingual-Spanish is helpful

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