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Benefits Specialist [ACS]

Work Location

North Bronx, NY

Job Type



Full Time


$45,000 / Year

Benefits Specialist Job Description (**this is not a Human Resources related role! This is a social service/human service related job**)

Title: Benefits Specialist

Classification: Non-exempt

Status:  Full-time

Salary: $45,000

Supervisor: Human Resource Director

Location: Hybrid - NYC


I’RAISE is partnering with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) using the School-Based-Early Support model. The goal is to partner closely with schools to connect families to support and services well before concerns warrant a call to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). ACS, through I’RAISE, intends to offer families “light touch” service options that strive to connect families to community resources through case management, address families’ concrete needs, support parent/caregiver capacity in their caregiving roles, and avoid unnecessary investigations.


Position Summary:

Responsible for screening families for concrete needs and benefits eligibility and providing 1-1 community resource and service enrollment navigation, advocacy, and documentation support.


  • Develop and expand partnerships with government agencies, community-based organizations, and school-based entities to ensure families can access specialized services and support as needed

  • Establish referral protocols with organizations serving people with disabilities to ensure families can access specialized services

  • Ensure that all service offerings are accessible to families with varying physical, intellectual, developmental, linguistic, and cultural needs

  • Provide internal staff capacity to meet the language needs of families in targeted schools

  • Oversee interpretation services to ensure families have access to necessary support

  • Assess and support families to address their basic needs for income, food, diapers, clothing, furniture, and transportation support

  • Support families’ navigation of, and access to, essential community services such as child care, health services, and housing

  • Offer flexible hours to accommodate family members who work, attend school, or are otherwise engaged in activities during regular school or business hours

  • Collaborate with ACS to provide technical assistance, quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, and customer service to School-Based Early Support providers

  • Ensure that engaged parents and partners reflect the diversity of community members

  • Create opportunities for authentic youth participation in service planning and delivery

  • Review evidence-based practices and models to empower parents/caregivers with knowledge and tools that support child well-being

  • Provide evidence-based interventions that strengthen parenting knowledge and skills to support child development and well-being

  • Collaborate with contracted providers to supervise staff who are well-trained and equipped to engage and work with families in a way that fosters family and child well-being, mitigates risk, and promotes child safety.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, social work, psychology, education, public health, or a related field

  • 1 years of experience working with school-based or community-based organizations

  • Excellent communication skills

Travel Requirement:

  • Ability to travel within New York City public schools to perform job-based duties

  • Must be a New York City Resident with a valid Social Security Number - I’RAISE does not provide relocation assistance nor provide any visa sponsorship at this time 

Full-Time Employee Benefits

  • Paid-time off (PTO):

    • Vacation: 10 days for 1st & 2nd year, 14 days for 3rd year, 20 days for 4th year and onward, 6 days personal, 6 days sick, holidays, etc. Mental health days (1 day per month)

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits 

  • Retirement Plan - Matching

  • Worker Compensation

  • Disability Benefit

  • Professional Development Small Tuition Reimbursement

  • Loan Forgiveness - We are a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. To read about eligibility requirements visit

  • Any added employee benefit

Comprehensive Background Clearance Requirement

  • Reference Checking 

  • Previous Employment Verification 

  • SCR Clearance

  • SEL List Check 

  • NYS-DJSC Criminal Background Check/Fingerprint 


I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation is a heartfelt haven founded in 2012 by the visionary Chief Executive Officer, Shanequa Moore. As a beacon of hope and resilience, we stand tall as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, proudly led by individuals from BIPOC and women communities. Since our inception, we have woven a tapestry of support, dedication, and transformation that defines who we are.

I’RAISE is not just an organization; it is a promise to make a difference in the lives of families. We are the guardians of youth, catalysts for community restoration, and architects of improved quality of life for minority children and families. Our purpose is etched in the very fabric of our holistic programs that commit to the well-being and empowerment of every child.

RAISE, EMPOWER, AND INSPIRE EVERY CHILD is not just a mantra; it's our guiding vision since 2012. We aspire to elevate self-esteem and self-worth, ensuring that every child, irrespective of background, finds success and progress in all facets of life

Join us in this journey of compassion, empowerment, and transformation. Together, we can rewrite the narrative for every child, building a future where potential knows no bounds.



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