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Children and Family Benefits Unit Coordinator
Chicago Public Schools | Chicago, Illinois
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Job Description

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has set ambitious goals to ensure that every child-in every school and every neighborhood-has access to a world-class learning experience from birth, resulting in graduation from high school and college.

The Office of Student Health and Wellness aims to remove health-related barriers to learning such that students may succeed in college, career and life.

The Children and Family Benefits Unit (CFBU) Coordinator is responsible for conducting education and outreach as well as providing application assistance to enroll CPS students and their families into the All Kids/Medicaid and SNAP programs. CFBU Coordinators are also responsible for educating families about their rights, eligibility and the renewal process for public benefits. They will serve as a liaison with governmental agencies, schools and CPS to ensure students who are eligible are receiving the public benefits for which they are entitled.

Roles and Responsibilities:

* Completes a minimum of 45 applications per month for the All Kids, Medicaid and SNAP programs.
* Complies with guidelines and expectations outlined in the CFBU Policies and Procedures Manual.
* Successfully completes income support training course on an annual basis.
* Educates families about their rights, eligibility and the renewal process through attending a minimum of 3 parent meetings every month.
* Provides case management for recipients of income supports to ensure their sustained receipt of benefits.
* Develops and maintains, in collaboration with CFBU Regional Health Specialists, relationships with CPS principals, clinicians, parent advocates and administrative staff.
* Cultivates and maintains partnerships with community-based organizations and state agencies at the local level such as the Illinois Department Healthcare and Family Services and the Illinois Department of Human Services.
* Plans and provides ongoing aggressive school-based and community-based outreach to educate and enroll families in the All Kids, Medicaid and SNAP programs.
* Enter daily activity for management to generate weekly and monthly reports, which include: documentation on daily schedules, a record of interactions with families, log all case management interactions with IDHS, and document district wide outreach activities/events.
* Attends staff meetings and professional development.
* Responds to and completes tasks relevant to CFBU business processes per the request of management.

In order to be successful and achieve the above responsibilities, the CFBU Coordinator must possess the following qualifications:

Type of Education Required:

* Bachelor's degree preferred, but not required.

Type of Experience and Number of Years:

* Background in All Kids, Medicaid and the SNAP programs preferred.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from parents and school staff in personal interactions and group settings.
* Experience working consultatively and collaboratively with a team of professionals.
* Experience managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
* Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with all stakeholders.
* Demonstrate computer proficiency, including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
* Ability to use a range of technology and tools, including but not limited to IMPACT, Microsoft Office, and Google.
* Ability to work independently as well as to function effectively and collaboratively in a team environment.
* Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively multi-task.

Additional Notes:

* CPS employees are required to be actual residence of the City of Chicago within six months of beginning employment, and are required to maintain Chicago residency throughout employment.
* Chicago Public Schools is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas.
* Chicago Public Schools is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.


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