NYC Benefits Access Program Manager
Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton Manhattan Beach
3300 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
To apply, please send cover letter and current resume to Susan Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Seeking experienced multilingual social worker (priority languages are fluent Russian and Spanish) to engage south Brooklyn community members of diverse backgrounds and ages into a wider range of public benefits for which they are eligible. This new funding stream focuses on proactively helping individuals and families expand their successful acquisition of public benefits for which they are eligible, but have not been able to acquire or sustain. NYC Benefits Access Program Manager will conduct in-reach within the client population already served by the organization as well as deep community outreach to engage lower income client populations living in our Brooklyn neighborhoods who may be eligible for additional benefits or may need help/support to maintain benefits that they had acquired.
BA in social work or related educational discipline minimum requirement. Prior social service/case management/NYC Benefit acquisition experience preferred. Fluency in English and Russian or Spanish critical skills for successful outreach/engagement work with local immigrant groups in our community. A self-starter and independent worker with strong organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary. Computer skills and case record keeping experience necessary. Good time management and an ability to multitask important. Seeking an experience people-person who is comfortable working with community residents of all ages, including older adults and diverse immigrant groups. Knowledge of NYC public benefits systems (HRA, Medicaid/Medicare, WIC, etc.) a plus.
$65,000 - $75,000
Located in the heart of the largest Russian speaking community in North America, the Shorefront YM-YWHA has been committed to serving the diverse population of Brighton-Manhattan Beach for over half a century. A vibrant Jewish community center and social service agency, the Shorefront Y integrates immigrants into American society, inspires families and individuals to reconnect to their Jewish roots and provides a full array of cultural, educational, wellness, immigrant and human social services for people of all ages year-round.