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Specialist - Benefits and Leaves (HR)

Employer
Spring Independent School District
Location
Houston, TX, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Job Category
Administrator, Human Resources, Specialist / Coordinator
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Job Details

Position Type:
PARAPROFESSIONAL-HUMAN RESOURCES & HCA/LEAVES-BENEFITS-WC SPECIALIST

  • Date Posted:
    8/17/2021


  • Location:
    ADMIN BLDG 1 (GMA)


  • Salary:
    Min - $32,932
    Mid - $38,750

    PRIMARY PURPOSE:

    The Benefits and Leaves Specialist, under the direction of the Director of Compensation, Benefits and Leaves, organizes and supports the district's employee benefits program. The Benefits and Leaves Specialist processes and provides timely notification and communication to employees and supervisors regarding leaves and absences.

    All employees of Spring ISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    Required :
    60+ hours from an accredited college or university
    Three years of benefit administration or related job experience

    Preferred :
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
    Five years of direct experience in employee benefits administration, human services or related services
    Proficiency in verbal and written Spanish
    SPHR or PHR Certification

    SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS :

    Knowledge of the laws, policies and procedures that govern administration of benefits and leaves programs
    Effectively read and interpret information, present numerical data in a resourceful manner, and skillfully gather and analyze information
    Effective communication and interpersonal skills
    Strong organizational and people skills
    Proficiency in use of computers and software applications, including the ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets
    Ability to problem solve and multi-task
    Ability to respond promptly and accurately to customer complaints and/or concerns

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES :

    Benefits :
    Administer employee benefits programs such as group health insurance, dental, life, and medical reimbursement.
    Address employee benefit inquiries and complaints to ensure quick, equitable, and courteous service. Act as a liaison between employees and insurance carriers' claims office and resolve administrative problems with insurance carrier representatives.
    Process employee benefit enrollment and change forms within required time limits to meet payroll deadlines and maintain confidentiality of all information.

    Leaves :
    Process all long-term absences according to established guidelines, including determining eligibility for various leave programs, such as Family Medical Leave (FMLA) and Temporary Disability Leave (TDL), and providing employees with required timely notice.
    Counsel with employees and supervisors concerning leave benefits and provide employees with accurate information related to absences, such as deductions from pay, medical certification requirements, return-to-work dates, and fitness-for-duty requirements.
    Work with campus-based and central-office staff to process daily absence reports.

    Workers' Compensation :
    Receive and process accident reports and workers' compensation claims. File all insurance forms and Texas Department of Insurance, Workers' Compensation Division (DWC) reports including wage statements, first report of injury, supplement report, and job information in a timely manner.
    Establish and maintain contact with injured employees and provide assistance with claims and obtaining health care as appropriate.
    Communicate with workers' compensation insurance carrier, doctors, nurses, campuses, and health care providers to enable appropriate processing of claims.
    Work closely with campus and department secretaries, supervisors, and administrators to facilitate reporting work-related illnesses and injuries.

    Communication, Reports, and Records:
    Communicate verbally and in writing with new employees, current employees, and former employees regarding the administration of the district's employee benefits and leaves programs.
    Work cooperatively with the district's payroll department and workers' compensation administrator to process and coordinate all employee benefits, leaves and absences.
    Prepare and maintain physical and computerized employee benefits and employee leaves records, including confidential medical certifications.
    Maintain confidentiality of information related to the operations of the benefits and leaves team from intentional or unintentional disclosure.
    Perform all other duties as assigned.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    The usual and customary methods of performing this job require the following: ability to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity work environment efficiently and effectively with frequent interruptions. Job may require prolonged periods of time sitting, reaching and repetitive hand motions; prolonged use of computer. Overtime is required as necessary.

    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

    Company

    The Spring Independent School District serves over 35,000 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston.

    Guided by its strategic plan, Every Child 2020, the district is preparing students for success in college, career and life. With literacy as the foundation for learning across all grade levels, the district offers academic programs that meet the needs of all learners. From high-quality early childhood programs to college preparation courses and career pathway exploration, there are programs and services designed to meet the needs of every Spring ISD student.

    The district takes pride in always improving and evolving, including strengthening and expanding its special education and gifted and talented services as well as its award-winning performing and visual arts program to serve even more students.

    • In addition to bilingual instruction and English as a Second Language programs, which have been well-established for many years, the district has added a dual language program at three elementary schools.
    • An array of extracurricular opportunities, including UIL 16-6-A athletics and nationally recognized JROTC programs encourage students to explore and pursue their interests.

    The district currently has 38 campuses that include 26 prekindergarten through 5th-grade elementary schools, seven 6th- through 8th-grade middle schools and five 9th- through 12th-grade high schools. That number will change soon with the construction of several new facilities – including two middle schools, three ninth-grade centers and a state-of-the-art stadium that will serve the entire district – all funded by a bond referendum approved by voters in 2016.

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    Website:
    Telephone
    2818916049
    Location
    16717 Ella Blvd.
    Houston
    Texas
    77090
    United States
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