Client Benefit Specialist

HIRING: Client Benefits Specialists
LOCATION: Newburyport, MA

SCHEDULE: Part-Time (25 hours/week) Flexible Schedule
PAY: $28/hr.



Social Security Income (SSI) SSA SSP / Disability Reviews

  • Receives and reviews Social Security determinations and/or redeterminations complete process and application for Representative Payee status for Individual. Complete RPR /Representative Payee reports.
  • Section 8 –Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program.
  • Receives house renewal and recertifications. Works with area Housing Authority to ensure accuracy.
  • Individual’s Leases (All Programs when necessary for move ins/outs). Maintain and update all Residence leases for Individuals to ensure accuracy.

Mass Health Insurances (For our rep payee individuals-help with others)

  • Complete all application process steps to ensure all Individuals are properly covered with active current benefits. Application process of ARD / Authorized Representative Designee to represent and speak to Mass Health regarding benefits. Complete Mass Health Eligibility Reviews and Renewal Application for Health Coverage updates for continuation of coverage. Ensure that all Individuals have current active Mass Health cards
  • Ensure Medicare benefits and cards are in place and all Individuals who qualify for Medicare have coverage
  • Correct any and all benefits that are suspended 

Other Responsibilities

  • Respond to inquiries. Provides information to staff and individuals outside of the organization
  • Applies a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations. Verifies documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies
  • Complies with all organizational policies and procedures
  • Maintains professionalism in the work environment
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the CFO or COO


  • BS/BA in Accounting, Business or related field and/or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experience in the use of software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and/or word processing required
  • A working knowledge of accounting or related software
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulations is desirable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel and other general office procedures, as well as Outlook and/or Google email
  • Proven ability to function confidentially in an office environment


Our Mission

Turning Point, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is committed to providing exceptional services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Turning Point, with its team of dedicated employees, strives to teach, empower and encourage the individuals to be self-confident and to make positive contributions to their communities. In doing so, we remain committed to providing a safe and healthy environment on their journey.

Our Values

We believe in empowering our individuals to be the best people they can be. We provide the finest staffing and managerial oversight to ensure the safety of our individuals and offer our staff the proper development tools and training to help them succeed.


*Eligible starting the first day of employment*

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flex Spend Account
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 403b Plans
  • Up to 80 hours of PTO available (must be eligible)