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Bilingual Benefits Specialist Wholesome Wave Georgia

  • Date Posted January 20, 2022
  • Location Atlanta, GA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description At Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG), we believe all Georgians will have access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food choices. Founded in 2009, Wholesome Wave Georgia’s mission is to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices for all Georgians in need through local farmers and community partners. Job description

Bilingual Benefits Specialist

Wholesome Wave Georgia (Atlanta, Georgia)

At Wholesome Wave Georgia, we believe all Georgians will have access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food choices. Founded in 2009, Wholesome Wave Georgia’s mission is to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices for all Georgians in need through local farmers and community partners.

Wholesome Wave Georgia was launched as a statewide chapter of Wholesome Wave, the national organization, to double Federal Nutrition Assistance, such as SNAP benefits, at Georgia’s farmers markets. Since Wholesome Wave Georgia’s founding, Wholesome Wave Georgia has provided over $3.1 million in healthy food to Georgia families and revenue to Georgia’s small, independent farmers through our programs.   

Our Georgia SNAP Connection Program provides SNAP enrollment assistance and outreach to our neighbors in need of food assistance. The program provides outreach and assistance as a Community Partner of the Georgia Department of Children & Family Services, and expanded from 3 regular enrollment sites to 19, with a growing team of community partners.

Wellstar’s vision is to deliver world-class healthcare to every person, every time. WellStar has partnered with Wholesome Wave Georgia to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. Wellstar Community Health aims to fulfill the values of serving with compassion, excellence and honoring every voice.


JOB SUMMARY
Reporting to the Georgia Food for Health Program Manager, the Benefits Specialist screens and enrolls individuals and families for public benefits under the Georgia SNAP Connection program, with a focus on Wellstar members and Spanish-speaking neighbors. S/he is responsible for conducting SNAP outreach and SNAP enrollment activities, engaging with partner organizations and leaders, and performing administrative tasks to support program effectiveness and efficiency.

This is a dynamic role including activities such as:

  • Coordinate, promote, and conduct SNAP outreach and enrollment activities in office and at community partner sites
  • Use Salesforce to track and manage individual caseload and overall program activities
  • Execute annual SNAP Outreach Plan, ensuring all policies and procedures are followed
  • Engage with community partners and ambassadors by assisting with trainings and attending outreach events
  • Regularly update timelines for ongoing reports and trainings
  • Assist other Program Staff with outreach and administrative tasks as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a human service field such as Social Work, Public Health, Sociology or related field
  • Fluent or high proficiency in Spanish - speaking, reading, and writing
  • Experience with public benefits including SNAP/food stamps, Medicaid, CAPS, TANF, or WIC
  • Experience using relationship databases preferred, Salesforce in particular
  • High level of skill using Google G Suite products

COMPENSATION, TIME, AND CLASSIFICATION

  • Salary: $48,000
  • The position is full time, exempt at 40 hours per week.
  • Flexible time-off and remote working.
  • Highly flexible working conditions with the opportunity to work remotely, as needed.
  • Position will be co-located out of Wholesome Wave Georgia’s Atlanta office and Wellstar Community Health Marietta office.
  • This position includes an attractive benefits package including comprehensive health package, including medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance, and a 401k retirement savings plan.
  • The individual in this role will occasionally be expected to work evenings and weekends for planned outreach activities, some of which may require overnight travel outside of the Atlanta area.
  • We anticipate a start date of February 28, 2022.

DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

The Wholesome Wave Georgia community is made up of leaders which represent many different racial, socio-economic, gender, and other identities.  Being inclusive is a Wholesome Wave Georgia core value and is a strength to support the communities we serve across the State of Georgia. 

ABOUT WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA

Wholesome Wave Georgia believes that all Georgians should have access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food choices. Founded in 2009, Wholesome Wave Georgia strives to strengthen local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices. By increasing the affordability of healthy, locally-grown foods, Wholesome Wave Georgia makes healthy, nourishing choices accessible for Georgia’s food-insecure population. Learn more about our work at wholesomewavegeorgia.org, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 

ABOUT WELLSTAR

Nationally ranked and locally recognized for our high-quality care and inclusive culture, Wellstar is one of Georgia’s largest and most integrated healthcare systems. Every day, 25,000+ of us work together to provide personalized care for patients at every age and stage of life – and our team members are the foundation of that care.

At Wellstar, we’re on a mission to enhance the health and wellbeing of every person we serve. That means not only helping the individuals who walk through our doors, but meeting our neighbors, right where they are. Through a variety of community programs, we reach many — in our churches, at community events in our neighborhood and at home.

Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Location job can be done remotely Application instructions
This job expired on March 21, 2022
DeadlineJanuary 30, 2022

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