Equip for Equality, a disability rights organization headquartered in Chicago and providing advocacy and legal services throughout Illinois, is seeking an experienced social services 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.
JOB SUMMARY, REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
The selected candidate must have a BA degree in a social service field, and 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. 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 will be located in either our Chicago or Springfield offices. Local and overnight travel and a valid driver’s license are required.
APPLICATION DEADLINE, HOW TO APPLY, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Please submit resume and cover letter as soon as possible as there is an immediate opening. Include salary expectations in cover letter. Salary is commensurate with experience and EFE offers excellent benefits.
Send resume and cover letter to:
Courtney Smith, Human Resources Coordinator
Equip for Equality
20 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 300
Chicago, IL 60602
Or apply online: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/2193/Equip-for-Equality
Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
Because Equip for Equality is a community-serving organization and safety is of the utmost importance, Equip for Equality requires a background check for employees and others who volunteer or perform services for us depending on the role. The background check is run for employees once a conditional offer of employment has been extended. Background checks are conducted in accordance with all applicable laws, EFE’s policy, and paid for by EFE. A disclosed record may not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment.
Do you need a reasonable accommodation for our application process? Equip for Equality is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application process, please contact Courtney Smith at CourtneyS@equipforequality.org or (312) 895-7333 and let her know the nature of your request and your contact information. Disability related information that is disclosed via the application process will be kept confidential.
Learn more about EFE at https://www.equipforequality.org/
Equip for Equality is An Equal Opportunity Employer
About Equip for Equality
For nearly 35 years, Equip for Equality has been advancing the human and civil rights of people with disabilities across Illinois. Among our many accomplishments, Equip for Equality has made Chicago public transportation more accessible, helped tens of thousands of people with disabilities move from institutions into the community, increased inclusive education and educational outcomes for students with disabilities, and enhanced safety and quality of care in a variety of settings. We have offices throughout Illinois. Equip for Equality has three Programs: the Civil Rights Team, the Special Education Clinic, and the Abuse Investigation Unit. Equip for Equality has a dedicated staff of 59 attorneys, social workers, and administrative staff working every day to advance our mission. As we work to improve society’s inclusion of individuals with disabilities, we also strive to be an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming workplace.