The Vocational Case Manager provides vocational rehabilitation services and medical case management to physically disabled individuals through coordination with client, referral source, physician, employer, attorney and others with the ultimate goal being the client's timely return to gainful employment. The Vocational Case Manager interviews and evaluates the client to determine the degree of disability, eligibility and feasibility of vocational rehabilitation services. This position determines suitable job goals consistent with the clients' interests, aptitudes and physical limitations; supporting the goals of the Case Management department, and of CorVel.
Additionally, this position will support the Non-profit/Alternative Light Duty Coordinator role. The Non-Profit Coordinator acts as the liaison between our employers and exceptional nonprofit partners. The Non-Profit Coordinator is responsible for coordinating injured workers with appropriate light duty job tasks available at the nonprofit organization, and offering outstanding customer service to our nonprofit partners, employers, and injured worker participants.
This position is a part-time position and will be working from home.
CorVel is a national provider of industry-leading risk management solutions for the workers' compensation, auto, health and disability management industries. CorVel was founded in 1987 and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange since 1991. Our continual investment in human capital and technology enable us to deliver the most innovative and integrated solutions to our clients. We are a stable and growing company with a strong, supportive culture and plenty of career advancement opportunities. Over 3,500 people working across the United States embrace our core values of Accountability, Commitment, Excellence, Integrity and Teamwork (ACE-IT!).
A comprehensive benefits package is available for full-time regular employees and includes Medical (HDHP) w/Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account Options, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Pre-paid Legal Insurance, Parking and Transit FSA accounts, 401K, ROTH 401K, and paid time off.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Complete Labor Market Surveys documenting specific employers, jobs, wages, requirements jobs and wage requirements.
Provide Transferrable Skills Analyses to assess a claimant's skills, knowledge, experience, and interests that they have acquired through work and life experiences.
Schedule and carry out appointments with client, family, adjuster, medical providers, employer, attorney, vendors as necessary.
Communicate via telephone.
Complete forms according to industry requirements.
Prepare organized reports within a specified timeframe.
Document all case activity in files.
Complete ongoing educational requirements as required by certifying entities.
May be required to attend committee meetings, participate in customer service activities, present instructional programs, administer vocational testing and review results, perform on-site job analyses, provide expert testimony, job placement, oversee job seeking skills workshop and perform labor market research.
Requires regular and consistent attendance.
Complies with all safety rules and regulations during work hours in conjunction with the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).
Additional duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
Effective multi-tasking skills in a high-volume, fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
Ability to interface with claims staff, attorneys, physicians and their representatives, and advisors/clients and coworkers.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to meet designated deadlines.
Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to utilize MS Office including Excel spreadsheets.
Strong interpersonal, time management and organizational skills.
Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field with course work in rehabilitation philosophy, rehabilitation history, rehabilitation ethics, medical aspects of disability, psychological aspects of disability, job placement, occupational information, counseling theory, personal and vocation adjustment, work evaluation (minimum of 24 credit hours).
Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field with CRC or CDMS Certification preferred.
Knowledge Workers' Compensation and OASYS preferred.