Elder Benefits Specialist
ELDER BENEFITS SPECIALIST
COMMISSION ON AGING
The full-time Elder Benefits Specialist provides individuals 60 years of age and older with information, assistance, and advocacy, in the areas of public benefits, housing and consumer issues. The Elder Benefits Specialist also coordinates outreach and education to older persons, service providers and professionals in the community.
Individual assists clients in determining benefit eligibility for all public benefit programs, assists clients in completing eligibility forms when necessary and provides insurance benefits counseling. The Elder Benefits Specialist acts as client advocate on insurance issues, prepares factual evidence for appeal of denied benefits, installs and services personal emergency response equipment and assists with other duties in the Commission on Aging as needed.
Individual should hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a human services related field. (Educational requirement may be waived by the state if the individual has sufficient relevant experience). Prior experience or training in public benefits, legal or insurance fields is extremely desirable. A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License is required for traveling to home visits within the county.
Must be able to treat all clients with respect and dignity and adhere to confidentiality standards. Individual should relate well with older people.
A completed Taylor County application is required to be considered for this position. An electronic and printable application is available at www.co.taylor.wi.us/employment/. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 3:30 p.m., by:
Human Resource Manager
Taylor County Courthouse
224 South 2nd Street
Medford, WI 54451
E-mail: [email protected]
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Deadline Note: Applications will be accepted until Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 3:30 p.m.