Texoma Council of Governments is accepting applications for Benefits Counseling Specialist in our Aging Services Department (Area Agency on Aging of Texoma). This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Benefits Counseling Specialist provides comprehensive assessment, planning, counseling, assistance, and advocacy to people who are age 60 and older and others who are Medicare eligible, regarding benefit entitlements and legal rights. Some knowledge in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and disability is a plus. The Benefits Counselor will provide assistance in Medicare Open Enrollment, maintaining insurance and benefits, as well as, working with clients on appeals processes. This position will also provide Program Outreach to agencies and area residents on local, state, and federal levels.
The essential duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following performance measures:
Other Important Duties and Responsibilities: Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, social sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, or a related field to the applicable program, plus at least one-year relevant experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position may be considered in lieu of a degree.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED
Appropriate driver’s license or available alternate means of transportation.
Certification as Benefits Counselor I or pursuit of within the first year.