Benefits Practitioner (Work Incentives Specialist)
Fairfax, D.C., Manassas, Arlington, Alexandria, Reston, Other areas of NOVA
Do you have a working knowledge of how employment may affect Social Security Beneficiaries? Are you a Certified Benefits Practitioner, CWIC, CPWIC, or WISA? Put your skills and passion to work by supporting individuals with disabilities to understand how earnings may affect their Social Security and health benefits, and therefore make informed choices regarding employment and earnings. This is not an office job! You must have a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, ability to plan your day and good communication skills. Bi-lingual and ASL candidates and are encouraged to apply.
Please apply online. The Choice Group retains submitted resumes and cover letters for 180 days, so candidates who have applied within that period need not reapply.
Full-time and Part-time positions will be considered.
Under the Work Incentives Specialist Advocacy (WISA) Program, job duties include, but are not limited to:
- Providing benefits planning services for clients being served in any or all of The Choice Group’s vocational programs
- Providing benefits planning services to clients under the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work (TTW) Program
- Developing, managing, and maintaining ongoing collaborative relationships with DARS and DBVI field offices to maximize the effectiveness of the Work Incentive Specialist Advocacy program and services
- Maintaining proactive communication (written, oral, and electronic) with referral sources, team, and supervisory staff
EOE/VEVRAA Federal Contractor - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Choice Group is an E-Verify Employer
Compensation is excellent and based on qualifications, education, experience, and additional applicable skills.
At least a Bachelor degree in a related field (Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Human Services) and 2 years related experience is required, or a combination of education and experience that is equivalent.
CERTIFICATION ACCEPTABLE TO THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT FOR AGING AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES to provide Work Incentive Specialist Advocate (WISA) services. This position requires a self-starter with computer and time management skills, who can work a flexible schedule. Good driving record and documentation of adequate insurance required. Compensation based on education, skills, and experience.