Community Work Incentives Coordinator

Riverside, CA

DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications should be received by September 4, 2020, to be considered for the first round of interviews.

SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $23.34 – $31.29 hourly

Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities to live with autonomy, dignity, and respect in a barrier-free, inclusive, and diverse world that values each individual and their voice.


Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA)

WIPA Program offers free individualized work incentives counseling to eligible individuals living in: San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties. The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program is a free service that helps Social Security beneficiaries who
receive benefits based on a disability make informed choices about their employment goals. This program is for individuals currently employed, self-employed, or individuals seeking employment or self-employment.

The Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) provides work incentives planning and assistance to beneficiaries who receive Social Security Disability Benefits. The CWIC is responsible for counseling and educating beneficiaries about how employment will affect their current benefits (which may include public and private health insurance, federal, state, and/or local benefits received) so that individuals may make informed choices towards employment and self-sufficiency.

Current CWIC certification by Virginia Commonwealth University.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university; plus two years paid or voluntary work experience as an advocate: a) in the social service, human service, community-based, public interest or health care environments working with people with disabilities; b) in the practice of public interest law; or c) directly representing clients in administrative hearings; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Plus:

  • Knowledge of Social Security Disability Benefits and other federal, state, and local work
    incentives programs.
  • Able to obtain Federal Level 5 Suitability clearance.
  • Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and/or experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons from multi-ethnic communities.

Working at DRC is more than just a job – it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference! DRC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package.
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