Food Stamp (SNAP) Outreach Worker

Employer
Freestore Foodbank
Location
Cincinnati, OH
Posted
Aug 30, 2017
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Institution Type
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Job Description

Food Stamp (SNAP) Outreach Worker

Freestore Foodbank is hiring! We have an immediate opening for a Food Stamp (SNAP) Outreach Worker. This is a full-time position with a robust benefits plan

Duties to include but not limited to: Screen individuals for SNAP eligibility and submit applications via the Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB). Provide compassionate service and handle both phone and walk-in customers with efficiency and a high degree of professionalism. Effectively work within a team environment to ensure expeditious and accurate application assistance and referrals to hunger programs. Explain SNAP policy and application procedures to clients and individuals in the community.

Responsibilities:
  • Screen callers for federal and state benefits
  • Interview applicants to obtain necessary factual information
  • Educate clients on SNAP policy and eligibility guidelines
  • Refer clients to area hunger programs
  • Adhere to all outlined protocols regarding application security and confidentiality information
  • Offer information about other resources to those ineligible for SNAP
  • Submit completed applications within the designated time frame
  • Advise customers of all required job and family services verification documents necessary to secure SNAP benefits
  • Attend all SNAP and agency related trainings
  • Keep accurate records of calls and required information as assigned
  • Strongly and confidently exhibit knowledge of web based application processing system
  • Complete mailing, faxing and assigned clerical tasks in a timely manner
  • Stay abreast of SNAP policy and eligibility guidelines

Qualifications
  • High school diploma required. Bachelor's Degree (BA) from 4-year college preferred.
  • One or more years of customer service in public benefit enrollment, education or in assisting individuals with limited incomes preferred. Call center experience a plus.
  • Ability to read and comprehend spreadsheets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use Ohio Benefit Bank software

Physical requirements:
  • Walking, driving, typing, talking, sitting, bending, filing, hearing, writing, analyzing, identifying, analytical reasoning, remembering, understanding, interpreting, and problem solving.
  • Able to physically visit sites that may not be ADA accessible.

Company Information

Freestore Foodbank is one of Ohio's largest food banks. We distribute 23 million meals annually through a network of about 350 community partner agencies serving 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Our mission is to provide food and services, create stability, and further self-reliance for people in crisis.

Company Description
http://freestorefoodbank.org/about/


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