We have an immediate opening for a part-time SOAR Benefits Specialist in Fairfax County
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Pathway Homes has been dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in our community since 1980. We are a nonprofit, community-based organization providing housing and supportive services to adults with severe mental illnesses.
Pathway Homes has been named one of the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” six years in a row by Nonprofit Times! Our employees feel supported by their supervisors, have opportunities to acquire new skills, and feel good about what they do.
Come work for an organization that believes in recovery, hope and self-determination!
Gain valuable experience with Pathway Homes’ proven recovery-based, Housing First model for supporting individuals with mental health and substance use disorders in achieving their goals.
Have a part-time (20 hours/week) Monday-Friday schedule that is convenient and flexible. No weekends or holidays.
Work within a supportive environment meeting regularly with your supervisor.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
You will assist individuals applying for Social Security benefits utilizing the SAMHSA SSI/SSDI Outreach Access and Recovery program.
• Screen clients for potential eligibility for disability benefits and entitlements.
• Use your writing and organizational skills to advocate on behalf of clients.
• Be an important part of the team by helping to integrate services, resolve problems and ensure continuity of care.
• Develop relationships by meeting with clients on an ongoing basis to obtain information.
• Establish a relationship with a SOAR representative at the Social Security Administration to facilitate services.
Required qualifications include completion of the SOAR course offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Professional experience working with individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders or experiencing homelessness, and service planning.
Preferred Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related human services field.
Compensation is $20.24 per hour. Benefits include paid time off, and a retirement plan.
We are a friendly, supportive team! Come join us in making a real difference in the community. Learn to support individuals living with severe mental illness.
How to Apply:
Preferred: Email your resume (or summary of qualifications) and a cover letter
Please include the position title in the subject line of your email.
Or you may mail to:
Pathway Homes, Inc.
10201 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Pathway Homes is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their knowledge, skills, experience, and achievements without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.