Refugee Cash Assistance Eligibility Specailist
Job Overview/Summary: Under the direction of the Refugee Cash Assistance Supervisor, the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Eligibility Specialist vets potential participants for admission into the RCA cash assistance program, evaluates monthly which existing participants are still eligible for the program, and based on variables present in each case, how much their monthly benefit should be, documents eligibility reviews, closes cases out of the program and completes regular file inspection of eligibility materials.
- Conducting comprehensive intake and assessment of eligibility for families seeking to participate in the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) program.
- Conducting monthly meetings with all families enrolled in the program to confirm facts upon which eligibility determination is made, and their comprehension of the rules of the program.
- Conducting employability assessment to determine whether clients are mandatory or non-mandatory for employment.
- Coordinating enrollments in the RCA program.
- Maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date casenote services log containing detailed information about service provision.
- Maintaining copies of all appropriate documents, forms and other data in client case file.
- Ensuring accurate documentation is collected and uploaded into state database and other required data systems.
- Requesting monthly RCA cash assistance and vendor payment checks for refugees after reviewing each participant’s ongoing eligibility.
- Coordinating with resettlement team staff to ensure up-to-date information on any changes of case status including employment, loss of employment, SSI benefits, birth of a child, etc. are well documented in the case file and reflected in any required benefit changes.
- Being the primary point of contact with the funder on any questions on how to appropriately apply policy to unique circumstances,
- Participating in meetings, trainings, and workshops as requested and coordinated by the IRC.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Bachelor’s degree highly desirable or combination of equivalent education and work experience;
- Experience or education in social services, humanitarian relief work, public service or non profit management highly desirable.
- Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in language(s) spoken by IRC’s clients is desired; including Spanish, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Ukrainian, or Russian.
- Flexibility and demonstrated ability to maintain responsibility for multiple tasks in the context of a diverse, fast-paced work environment.
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly in cross-cultural contexts.
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
- Proven experience in data entry systems.
- Highly organized self-starter with proven success managing multiple priorities, making critical decisions and delivering results in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
- Demonstrated success achieving goals.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook). Web based database experience, both with data extraction and design, preferred.
- Strategic and creative thinker and problem-solver.
- Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.
- In accordance with Arizona State Law, must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.
- A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
- May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.
Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.