Equip for Equality, a disability rights organization headquartered in Chicago and providing advocacy and legal services throughout Illinois, is seeking an experienced clinical professional to engage in oversight and review of representative payees under the “Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017” which was enacted to ensure safety and protection of the rights of people with disabilities in Illinois who are beneficiaries.
The position involves on-site reviews to ensure the suitability of representative payees and includes interviewing beneficiaries and others, documenting observations, examining financial records, gathering information for possible financial mismanagement, and identifying health and safety violations.
The position also includes educating Representative Payees to ensure that they fully understand their duties and responsibilities. The position is located in our Chicago office. Local and overnight travel and a valid driver’s license are required.
The selected candidate must have a BA degree in a social service field, at least 3 years of professional experience working with people with disabilities in medical, mental health, developmental disability, rehabilitation, or social work fields, and a strong commitment to their civil rights.
Equip for Equality values personal as well as professional experience with people with disabilities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is open immediately. Diverse candidates are welcome.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations. Apply online or send materials to Megan Loutfi, Human Resources Manager, Equip for Equality, 20 N. Michigan, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602, fax: 312-541-2378, MeganL@equipforequality.org.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary with excellent benefits.