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Representative Payee Reviewer

Job Summary:

A Representative Payee Reviewer monitors Social Security Representative Payeeships, onsite, throughout the state. Reviewers will be responsible for reviewing financial records of individuals receiving cash benefits through the Social Security Administration as well as interviewing these beneficiaries in concern with the Representative Payee services they are receiving. Reviewer’s work independently of others and will be required to travel to beneficiaries and Representative Payees.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Conduct assigned financial reviews of individuals, agencies, and/or entities holding Representative Payee duties through the Social Security Administration in order to ensure accounting rules are properly maintained.
  • Complete interviews with Representative Payees and beneficiaries, as well as their guardians, when applicable.
  • Observe the physical surroundings in order to determine the safety and security of the beneficiaries, and make referrals when necessary.
  • Identify problems or needed changes after reviews and assist with completing all required reports within a timely manner.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all information received or provided at all times.
  • Maintain and keep organized files and reports.

Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s degree in a relevant field or a combination of education and experience closely related to position.
  • A functional knowledge in basic financial record keeping.
  • Upon hire, successful completion of the Social Security Administration conducted background checks and fingerprinting in accordance with the Social Security Administration personnel suitability requirements. Adherence to the Social Security Administration’s Code of Ethics.
  • Upon hire, successful completion of required Social Security Administration Representative Payee training.
  • Commitment to mission of the P&A and to the civil rights of all people.
  • General knowledge of social security and community benefits.
  • Generally proficient in Microsoft Office and computer literacy as well as effective writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to travel.

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org

Community Engagement Coordinator 

Job Type: Full-time

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)
  • Organizational skills: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Social work: 2 years (Preferred)

Position Summary:
To coordinate and support advocates with disabilities throughout the state and efforts made to increase the visibility of DRO’s programs and community awareness.

Core Functions:

Empowerment and Support:

  1. Empower and support advocates with disabilities to be engaged in policy and advocacy work
  2. Coordinate and facilitate self-advocacy meetings.
  3. Actively participate in community advocacy and coalition activities.
  4. Communicate with advocates with disabilities on various outreach, education and funding opportunities on a regular basis.

Administrative Support:

  1. Develop and maintain a database for advocates with disabilities.
  2. Perform other duties as assigned.
  3. Work to outline, research, and develop any relevant material to increase advocate support.

Communication and Community Advancement:

  1. Represent positions and interests on issues before government agencies, coalitions, and public bodies.
  2. Communicate to advocates with disabilities about ongoing policy proposals including legislation and administrative rules
  3. Facilitate DRO’s Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council.

Skills Needed

  1. Ability to plan and organize events and meetings.
  2. Basic understanding of the Ohio Legislative Process
  3. Basic understanding of Ohio’s disability services systems (developmental disabilities, Medicaid, mental health, etc.)
  4. Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other computer software.
  5. Strong commitment to DRO’s mission and the needs of individuals with disabilities.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality and be discreet with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  7. Strong and effective writing and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate in a concise manner.
  8. Ability to travel.
  9. Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  10. Reliability and ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate meetings, events, and other work duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. At least two years working with organizing advocates with disabilities (required)
  2. Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

Desired Abilities

  1. A candidate having lived experience accessing disability services (e.g., DD or mental health) in one or more systems.
  2. Understanding of issues impacting people with disabilities.
  3. Exercises sound judgment and effective communication methods for a variety of individuals.

*** Please note that DRO does not require any candidates to disclose a disability recognized by the ADA. This job directly pertains to connecting with individuals with disabilities or advocating on their behalf, so any candidate who has had direct experience receiving disability services are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule: Day shift, Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
At this time, all staff are working remotely. A technology reimbursement is being provided to offset the cost for staff to maintain an internet connection and suitable computer.

Education: Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Community Resources: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Organizational skills: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Social work: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Benefit Conditions: Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely: Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org

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