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  • Posting Location: Virtual US

  • Posting Location: Tampa, Florida

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  • Posting Location: Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

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Country
United States
Working Schedule
Full-Time
Commutable Distance Required
Yes
Relocation Assistance Available
No
Posted Date
15-May-2024
Job ID
2671

Description and Requirements

Location - Virtual but commutable to a MetLife Office.
Training - 4 weeks, M-F virtual (8 - 5pm)
Shift: 8 hour day + 1/2 hour lunch.  Start time flexible from 7 - 9am EDT. 

Start Date:  07/15/2024

 

In partnership with our claims organization the Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant will apply their vocational rehabilitation expertise to assess and render appropriate recommendations regarding claimants’ return to work potential as well as to develop and facilitate return to work and rehabilitation plans.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Coach Claims Specialists on early identification of disability rehabilitation candidates.
  • Manage assigned caseload of complex return to work cases.
  • Apply specialized vocational training and knowledge to the assessment of cases.
  • Act as a resource on vocational and return to work issues.
  • Conduct complex research, review and analysis of work and education history, functional capacity and employability within the context of the Short Term or Long Term Disability plans by completing employability assessments / transferable skills analyses.
  • Provide recommendations regarding claimants’ potential to return to work with or without accommodations.
  • Provide return-to-work solutions through job modifications and accommodations.
  • Engage claimants, health care providers and employers in return to work potential and planning.
  • Collaborate with rehabilitation facilities, job placement services and state agencies to develop appropriate and timely turn to work plans.
  • Monitor the services of vocational rehabilitation vendors to ensure compliance with agreed upon services, quality and timeliness standards.
  • Develop goal-focused rehabilitation plans utilizing the return to work hierarchy.
  • Assess training needs and create, author and present vocational training to claim and business partner associates.

 

Required: 

  • 3-5+ years of Vocational Rehabilitation experience
  • Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation or similar Master’s degree
  • CRC - Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of computer systems
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships


Preferred:

  • Prior disability insurance experience
  • Prior experience conducting employability assessments

The salary range for applicants for this position is $70,000 - $75,000.
Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at accommodations@metlife.com. This information will be held in confidence and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the application process.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.
$70,000 - $75,000