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Bilingual Breast Cancer Financial Assistance Specialist
at Jewish Family Service
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
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  • Employment Type
    Part Time
  • Compensation
    $20.00 - $22.00 Hourly
  • Perks / Benefits
    Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement, Meal Plan / Free Food

Position Type:   Part time, non-exempt (30 hours per week)

Standardized Benefits: Benefits for this position include a 401(k) plan, life insurance and generous holiday benefits.Position Overview With funding from Komen San Diego, JFS provides services that help reduce barriers to treatment and recovery for breast cancer patients.  The Breast Cancer Financial Assistance Specialist responds to all incoming inquiries from breast cancer patients for assistance, and determines whether they could benefit from limited financial assistance, transportation assistance, case management, and/or referrals to internal or external resources.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Breast Cancer Financial Assistance Specialist works as a member of the Family and Community Services team, and provides the following:

  • Conducts screening and intake for calls regarding breast cancer assistance. 
  • Conducts initial assessment to identify individual needs and risk issues.
  • Screens potential clients’ immediate needs for appropriate internal and external referrals. 
  • Refers clients that need more intensive services to JFS Breast Cancer Case Management.
  • Processes requests for financial assistance, according to JFS and Komen guidelines; ensures check requests are submitted in a timely manner, and that all documentation needed for processing is collected and approved by the appropriate management.
  • Facilitates identifying transportation options to medical appointments for breast cancer clients.
  • Follows up with clients and/or referrals, as appropriate.
  • Accurately tracks statistics and expenses for grant reporting. 

Minimum Desired Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Ability to offer professional and friendly service in a fast-paced environment
  • Minimum of one-year customer service experience
  • Knowledge of community and breast cancer resources  
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Sensitivity and understanding of individuals going through medical treatment 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with client data tracking software
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About Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted partner for individuals and families in search of better lives. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve financial, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Together with our supporters and volunteers, we Empower Individuals & Families To Move Toward Self-Sufficiency, Support Aging With Dignity, and Foster Community Connection & Engagement across San Diego. Many people turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as job loss. And that first contact often leads to a wide range of services, including counseling, nutritious food, transportation, and one-on-one support to achieve long-term goals. Together, we are building a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego. To learn how JFS helps people transform their lives, visit www.jfssd.org

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Hiring Manager
Andrea Sz
Human Resource Specialist