Job Title: Community Work Incentive Counselor (CWIC) Temporary PT
PVN ID: HO-2304-005582
Category: Instruction and Social Service
Location: HOSTOS C. C.

Job Description

General Description

Division Overview
The Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) at Hostos Community College offers educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the Bronx and neighboring communities such as Upper Manhattan. We offer non-credit courses and certificate programs.  Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) is a national initiative funded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) which provides free in-depth individualized counseling to SSA beneficiaries with disabilities.

Position Overview
The Community Work Incentive Counselor (CWIC) provides counseling and information on the WIPA program to individuals with disabilities who are receiving benefits from SSA.  Currently, the program services available in the Bronx and Queens.  This position is 100% remote, part-time and the work schedule is flexible.

Other Duties

Primary Responsibilities

  • Complete intakes and collect and analyze information from beneficiaries with disabilities
  • Develop beneficiary activity work plans that promote employment and utilize appropriate work incentives
  • Review data with supervisor and submit updates
  • Stay abreast of public benefit regulations
  • Communicate effectively with beneficiaries, staff, and members of the Social Security Administration
  • Achieve SSA standard metrics and obtain program milestones
  • Other duties as assigned


Core Competencies

  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and changing priorities
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Use discretion and sound judgment with handling confidential materials
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (*required)
  • Current SSA Federal Security Clearance (*required)
  • Current CWIC certifications (*required)
  • At least one (1) year of CWIC experience
  • Knowledge of WIPA related services, New York State Medicaid and Medicare
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic knowledge of MS Teams

This is a grant-funded position and contingent upon availability of grant funds.  Continuation of employment depends on funding renewal.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Division of Continuing Education and Wor
Part Time
Pay Range
Hour(s) a week
Closing Date
Jun 24, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit