NOEP Coordinator (Temp to Hire)

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NUTRITION
OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Temp to Hire)

 

CIDNY is seeking a
temporary Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator to assist
consumers with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) screening and
enrollment services.  In addition, the
SNAP Coordinator will provide advocacy and information on the appeals process.  This position has the possibility of
leading to a full time position with CIDNY.

 

Reports to: Director
of Services

 

Duties and
Responsibilities:

 

·
Consumer
assessment and service plan development/coordination

o
Conduct
comprehensive SNAP benefits assessments relevant to consumer needs

o
Provide
information and assistance with enrollment of SNAP benefits

o
Clarify
consumer’s question on changes to SNAP cash allotments and provide appropriate
follow-up information

o
Guide
consumers through the SNAP appeals process

o
Collaborate
with consumers to formulate and implement appropriate plans of service

o
Analyze
and document progress of service plans, including periodic review of plan for
appropriate adjustments and ongoing interactions with or on behalf of consumers,
as needed

 

·
Crisis
intervention

o
Provide
appropriate crisis intervention services and guidance to individuals and
families as it relates to SNAP benefits; make referrals as needed

o
Advise
consumers with critical benefits-related or other issues, such as revocation of
existing benefits, denial of desired benefits, etc.

 

·
Information
and resource referrals

o
Stay
current on services and benefits available to consumers

o
Provide
individuals and families with information about and referral to appropriate
benefits, entitlements and services relative to their needs

o
Analyze
which government and other benefits people with disabilities may be eligible to
receive and assist them in applying for those benefits with the consumers, as
necessary

o
Work
with consumers to ensure they are receiving the services they require,
including follow up on referrals made to consumers

 

·
Advocacy

o
Assist
consumers in optimizing available information, benefits and services, thus
facilitating their active involvement in the achievement of service goals.
Encourage, where possible, self-advocacy

o
Act
as a liaison and/or advocate with other service or benefits providers for
consumers, as necessary

o
Contribute,
as needed, to the organization’s systems-based advocacy programs by communicating
observed barriers/successes related to benefits and services available to
people with disabilities, participating in selected advocacy activities and/or
identifying consumers’ representative of certain systems-based advocacy issues.

o
Attends
Funder and Agency’s in-service training and unit meetings as well as any other
agency-related activities.

o
Perform
other program-related duties as assigned.

 

Education and/or
experience required:

·
BA
or BS Degree, preferred

·
At
least three years of experience in benefits counseling.

·
Excellent
oral and written communication skills.

·
Experience
with public speaking and presenting workshops/trainings.

·
Must
be computer literate on Microsoft Programs and Internet search use; ability to
learn new applications quickly.

·
Ability
to interact professionally with consumers and colleagues and work
independently.

·
Respectful
and comfortable with persons from different cultural and socio-economic
backgrounds.

·
Understanding
of disability-related issues.

·
Bilingual,
preferred.

 

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Paige
Munson, Director of Services
.  Do not send by fax.  Please use the job title in the email’s
subject line.

 

ABOUT US

The Center for Independence of the Disabled in
New York (CIDNY) is the leading organization serving and representing people
with disabilities in New York City. CIDNY’s mission is the removal of barriers
to full integration of people with disabilities. CIDNY helps people with
disabilities to gain the skills and obtain the services they need to live
independently in the community. CIDNY advocates for fair and effective policies
that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

 

We conform to all laws, statutes, and
regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action.
We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and
veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity
employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability
status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual
orientation and gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against
individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the
employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or
participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose
discrimination.

 

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