ELDER BENEFIT SPECIALIST (EBS)

Organization: Columbia County

Location: Columbia County

ELDER BENEFIT SPECIALIST (EBS): Full-time position with Columbia County Health & Human Services, 37.5 hours per week. The EBS provides individuals 60 years of age and older with information, assistance and advocacy in the three main priority areas of public benefits, housing and consumer issues. The EBS is also responsible for coordinating outreach and education to older persons, service providers and professionals in the community. The EBS acts as a consultant to other service providers and professionals. Requirements: Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, preferably in human services-related field or license to practice as a registered nurse in Wisconsin in pursuant to s.441.06 Stats; and the equivalent of at least one year of full-time experience in a health or human services field, working with one or more of the client populations served by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (elderly, or adults with physical or developmental/intellectual disabilities). Qualified work experience may be paid or unpaid and may include internships, field placements and volunteer work. In the event that a job applicant lacks the degree and/or experience described above, a waiver of these requirements may be obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Hire rate: $20.787 per hour. Required Columbia County application obtained from website www.co.columbia.wi.us Application deadline: March 27, 2020. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER