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Veteran Outreach & Eligibility Specialist

Company: Volunteers of America Massachusetts
Location: Quincy
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Opportunity: Veteran Outreach & Eligibility Specialist--
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000k/ year
We are seeking--candidates who are passionate about providing a hand up to veterans and their families in times of need.
Who We Are---- VOAMASS gives members of the community who need help the most the services, support, and self-esteem they need to create a fresh start.--At VOAMASS, our dedicated teams are committed to serving the whole person.
What We Do---- Through our powerful integrated behavioral health care model, we bring together vast resources from a diverse team of caring staff to help each client meet their personal goals. The care we provide paves the way for greater opportunity and second chances by focusing on the critical pillars towards a healthy life: behavioral health, financial stability, and safe housin
As the Outreach & Eligibility Specialist,--you'll have a dynamic and critical role--working in our Supportive Services for Veteran Families program and supporting the well-being and stability of veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing housing instability. Our programs help veterans reach their goals and achieve wellness through a client-centered, trauma-informed framework. As part of our veteran's service team, the--Outreach & Eligibility Specialist--will make a difference in the lives of our clients by establishing a supportive relationship and connecting veterans to resources in order to maintain or obtain permanent housing. The Outreach Specialist will work with our community partners to identify veterans who are in need of services to support their stability by developing and maintaining relationships with community-based programs, hospitals, continuums of care, housing authorities, and emergency shelters.
Outreach & Eligibility Specialist Key Responsibilities:

Perform and lead others in outreach, engagement and advocacy in all Supportive Services for Veteran Families service areas.
Complete schedules, logs and reports on outreach, including data on referral, intake, assessment and disposition/assignment.
Complete all pre-screen, threshold, and enrollment forms and secure related eligibility documents for veteran clients
Work collaboratively with VOMASS Case Managers to identify relevant service categories, service options and service priorities.
Develop and maintain linkages and contact with collaterals
Build a strong network of referral sources to generate a quantifiable flow of referrals.
Participate regularly in team meetings, and in external meetings when assigned.
Performs related duties as required

--Outreach & Eligibility Specialist Hours:
Full-Time - Monday through Friday. This position is hybrid with time split working remotely and time spent working in VOAMASS Quincy offices.
The Outreach & Eligibility Specialist role is about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. As Outreach & Eligibility Specialist, you'll bring the following qualifications:

BA/AA degree preferred; however, a minimum of 2 years related experience in a case management role may be substituted.
Knowledge of veteran issues, homelessness, and state & Federal resources highly preferred.
Since 1934, VOAMASS has provided critical services to the residents of the Commonwealth. From pioneering early residential treatment programs in the 1960's to leading today in the field of mental health programming, VOAMASS can be counted on to tackle our greatest challenges.

VOAMASS is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
For full-time employees, our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:

Competitive Health, Vision and Dental insurance
Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Account
Employer paid Life and Long-Term Disability
403(b) matching retirement plans
Tuition Remission Programs
Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
Fitness/Wellness reimbursement
Employee Discount Program
Pet Insurance
Blue Care Line (24/7 Nurse hotline)
Generous Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time Benefits
13 Paid Holidays
Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap

Salary Description


Vaccination Policy:
In accordance with VOAMASS' duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, we have adopted a mandatory vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our clients, partners, visitors, and the community at large from COVID-19. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Keywords: Volunteers of America Massachusetts, Quincy , Veteran Outreach & Eligibility Specialist, Other , Quincy, Massachusetts

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