Position Type:Date Posted:
PARAPROFESSIONAL-HUMAN RESOURCES & HCA/LEAVES-BENEFITS-WC SPECIALIST
ADMIN BLDG 1 (GMA)
Min - $32,932
Mid - $38,750
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.
60+ hours from an accredited college or university
Three years of benefit administration or related job experience
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 :
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.
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.
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.