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State of Minnesota Human Svcs Prog Rep 2 - Social Security Advocacy Services Tribal Coordinator in St. Paul, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary The Social Security Advocacy Services Tribal Coordinator is a remote position serving homeless and disabled American Indians and Tribal Nation staff in northern MN. This position will start as a work from home position but may transition into a community or tribal office location in or near Bemidji, MN. This role will require weekly visits to reservations, counties, and agencies in northern MN. As part of the Housing and Support Services division within DHS, your primary responsibility will be to administer and monitoring DHS’ Social Security Advocacy services contracts with contracted grantees. You’ll co-lead and co-manage DHS’ efforts to expand the Social Security Advocacy services to homeless and disabled American Indians, those working with homeless and disabled American Indians, and Minnesota’s 11 Tribal Nations staff. An important aspect to this position will be as a liaison between DHS’ Social Security Advocacy team, Minnesota’s Social Security Administration field offices, Disability Determination Services, Tribal Nation staff, counties, and contracted Social Security Advocacy services grantees. Our goal is to increase the number of homeless and disabled American Indians who successfully apply for and/or maintain federal Social Security disability benefits. Responsibilities to include: * Providing policy and service direction and training to contracted grantees, Tribal Nation staff, counties, and other state agencies on Social Security Advocacy services, as well as Housing and Support Services Division programs such as General Assistance, Housing Support, and Housing Stabilization Services. * Developing and reviewing client and grantee data and assisting with policy development in the area of Social Security Advocacy, and Housing and Support Services Division programs. * Monitoring and determining compliance with administrative and contract provisions of Social Security Advocacy services grantees. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications 3 years of professional experience with either the Social Security Administration or Disability Determination Services; and providing services and supports to homeless and disabled individuals in Minnesota. Experience must demonstrate the following: * Knowledge of the Social Security Administration’s disability programs such Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) and/or knowledge of Minnesota’s Disability Determination Services policies and procedures. * Demonstrated knowledge/experience of providing services and supports to homeless and disabled individuals in Minnesota. A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Public Policy, Public Administration or related field may substitute for 1 year of experience, a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Public Policy or Public Administration may substitute for 2 years of experience Preferred Qualifications * Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures* * Working knowledge of the Social Security Administration’s disability programs such Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) and/or knowledge of Minnesota’s Disability Determination Services policies and procedures. * Experience working for a contracted Social Security Advocacy grantee. * Knowledge of state and federal homeless funding systems and programs. *Additional Requirements To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held. REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment. Application Details Why Work For Us GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age. How to Apply Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers. Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Jill Hillebregt at jill.m.hillebregt@state.mn.us If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Toni Shobe at Tonika.Shobe@State.MN.US by the position close date. If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or DHS_ADA@state.mn.us for assistance. * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need. Job Title: Human Svcs Prog Rep 2 - Social Security Advocacy Services Tribal Coordinator Location: St. Paul Job ID: 47426 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 07/22/2021 Closing Date: 08/23/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office Hiring Agency: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / Social Security Advocacy Work Shift: Day Shift/8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Work Hours: Day Shift/8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Days of Work: Monday-Friday Travel Required: Yes ( Salary Range: $27.56 - $40.61/hourly; $57,545 - $84,793/annually Classified Status: Classified Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 2 Working Title: Human Svcs Prog Rep 2 - Social Security Advocacy Services Tribal Coordinator

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