Public Consulting Group

Social Security Disability Advocate Lead

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Ana
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/28/2021 10:44 AM)
Job ID
2021-6664
# of Openings
1
Category
Operation Support
Type
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Human Services

Overview

About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. PCG’s seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/humanservices/.

 

       Social Security Advocacy Management Service SSAMS™:

 

PCG’s SSAMS™ team provides comprehensive technology driven Social Security disability identification and advocacy services.  Our work encompasses contracts with public sector child welfare, TANF, Medicaid, and private sector individuals and pension/retirement plan agencies to identify and enroll disabled individuals onto Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs.

 

PCG SSAMS™ provides advocacy services for Orange County, California, Social Services Agency (SSA), assisting hard to serve individuals with medical and/or mental health impairments, and who may qualify for federal benefits, in applying for and obtaining SSI, SSDI and, State Supplementary Payment (SSP). These programs are designed to promote employment opportunities and self-sufficiency.  PCG assists potentially eligible CalWORKs/GR clients with the application process for SSI/SSP and SSDI benefits, including providing representation for claims pending at the Social Security Administration from the initial level through the hearing and appeals level.

Responsibilities

        Overall Responsibilities:

 

PCG is seeking a Claims Analyst Lead whose primary responsibilities will include managing a caseload of approximately 80 SSI/SSDI applications pending at the Social Security Administration, acting as the project liaison between Orange County Social Service Agency (SSA) and the PCG project team and supervising one staff who is responsible for screening referrals and developing new applications. The Claims Analyst is responsible to continue the development process of SSI and SSDI claims after a case has been filed with SSA at all levels of adjudication.  A fully developed claim is defined as a conducting a complete analysis of the validity of the strength of the claim and supported by having all the data for the claim entered in the SSAMS database, and collection of all required documents.  The Claims Analyst Lead will work closely with social workers, SSA, Disability Determination Services (DDS) and Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) throughout the application process to ensure a successful outcome of the disability claim.   In addition to working with other team members, this role will include the responsibility to promote project awareness and training for Orange County case worker staff, coordinate workflows with SSAMS™ Claim Processing Center, and participation with the project management team dedicated to meeting project goals and expectations of SSA.

 

        Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supervisory responsibilities
  • SSI/SSDI case management
  • Work with project management team to ensure deliverables, objectives and goals are met.
  • Coordinate with Intake staff on all incoming referrals.
  • Request medical, psychological, school and work records to support the claim.
  • Maintain regular contact with claimants to obtain updated medical and vocational information.
  • Maintain regular contact with DDS, SSA, and OHO as needed for each claim.
  • Provide project awareness and training to case worker staff.
  • Coordinate workflows between on-site office and SSAMS™ Claims Processing Center in conjunction with Project Manager.
  • Provide monthly reporting statistics to be shared with our client.
  • Participate in the role of facilitating client meetings.

Qualifications

       Required Skills (training provided):

  • Project Management Sills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations of SSI/SSDI disability processes.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to build and maintain working relationships with federal, state and county agency staff.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data/information and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently, requiring minimal supervision.

 

            Required Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field is preferred and
  • 3 years of experience with project management or in the human services field
  • Social Security Disability Advocacy experience, a plus
  • Ability to speak English and Spanish, a plus

 

 

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EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

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