State Eligibility Consultant : Marion County Central

State of Indiana - Indianapolis, IN

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The State Eligibility Consultant is responsible for evaluating applications to determine eligibility for Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), etc.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
Review 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;
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Preferred Experience:
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 clients, and fellow employees 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

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
No direct reports.

Hire Salary: The annual minimum starting salary for this position is $ 30,082.00.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
New Parent Leave
If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer