State Of Indiana Plymouth , IN 46563
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About the job:
Position serves as the eligibility consultant for public assistance programs and is responsible for correct eligibility determinations for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), etc.
A day in the life:
Reviews and approves or rejects eligibility recommendations made by contract staff for appropriate benefits and waiver programs;
Follows all directives given by the State Eligibility Manager/Local Office Manager/Deputy Regional Manager/Regional Manager;
Examines Data Matches to discern discrepant and unreported data;
Approves claims referred and calculated by the Contractor;
Approve or deny auxiliary benefit requests and under issuance requests; authorizes fiats
Conducts full eligibility interviews for SNAP, TANF and Medicaid applicants;
Insures that all clients are treated in a courteous, professional, and empathetic manner;
Keeps current on all changes in rules, regulations and guidelines regarding the individual benefit programs; completion of all trainings are timely;
Performs related duties as assigned.
What we're looking for:
Five (5) years work experience in counseling; social services; education; public administration; or accredited college training in a related field.
Thorough knowledge of public assistance policy, practices and procedures;
Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local rules and regulations related to public assistance programs;
Working knowledge of computerized eligibility systems;
Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions;
Ability to use tact and empathy in dealing with people from varied backgrounds;
Ability to use discretion in dealing with all client's and fellow employee's personal information;
Demonstrates effective communication and interview skills, ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
Ability to be flexible and self-motivated in managing multiple priorities and to use time management techniques in order to complete job assignments in a timely manner;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations;
Ability to travel
Ability to maintain valid driver's license.
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
New Paid Parental Leave
Medical / Dental / Vision plans
Health Savings Account available - with Employer Contribution
Incentive-based Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program
Employer-funded Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation Plan with Employer Match
Flexible Spending Account
Work/life balance: 24 Paid Days Off Annually
12 company Paid Holidays, 14 during election years
Group Life Insurance
Qualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.