SSI/SSDI Outreach, Assess, and Recovery (SOAR) Specialist

Washington D.C.
Sep 28, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
Full Time
The District Homeless Action Project at Community Connections serves vulnerable men and women in the District experiencing homelessness, and is funded by a contract with the Department of Behavioral Health. Members of CABHI (Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless) use a housing-first approach and trauma-informed practices to build trust-based and collaborative relationships. The SSI/SSDI Outreach, Assess, and Recovery (SOAR) Specialist is a specialized member of the team who utilizes SAMHSA's SOAR model to promote individuals' access to obtaining Social Security disability benefit. The SOAR Specialist delivers outreach, in-reach, assessment, navigation, and follow-up housing stabilization services to persons experiencing homelessness and case management leading to the submission of a completed SSI/SSDI application to the Social Security Administration.

The position requires, minimally, a Bachelor's degree plus one year of relevant experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and facing homelessness or residing in housing programs. Ideal candidates have demonstrated a commitment to ending homelessness, evidence of effective teaming practices, and appreciation for systems levels issues that impact direct services. Some non-traditional work hours are expected. Position requires outreach during heat and cold weather alerts. Candidates must have a reliable vehicle and clean driving record as most of the work is done in the community.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to Rebecca Wolfson Berley at

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