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Human Resources Benefits and Leave Specialist

Company: People Incorporated
Location: Fall River
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Human Resources Benefits and Leave SpecialistSchedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4pmPay: Hourly / $27.44People, Incorporated is a human service agency serving the Southcoast community, including the Greater Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton areas. As a partnership of specialized, integrated programs, we provide unique opportunities to people with life challenges. Since our inception in 1968, we have been one of the largest providers of supports and services to people of all abilities in the community. Let People, Incorporated be Your Path to Opportunity!Our Human Resources department is hiring a dynamic and organized professional to join our team as a the Benefits and Leave Specialist. This position is responsible for the overall administration of benefits, leaves and workers compensation program providing subject matter expertise as well as empathetic support to all employees of the Agency.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Provide new hire orientation and manager training specific to agency benefits, leaves and workers compensation.* Respond to internal/external department inquiries.* Responsible for timely completion of verifications of employment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Applications.* Maintain personnel files.* Responsible for updating all applicable portals timely such as ADP, PFML and others.* Manage benefit administration software to ensure accurate and compliant processing of benefit enrollments, changes, and terminations.* Audit benefit invoices monthly, track missed payroll deductions and follow through on missed deduction letters.* Manage benefit administration software to ensure accurate and compliant processing of benefit enrollments, changes, and terminations.* Manage the benefits administration, workers compensation program and leaves process while maintaining compliance with Federal and State laws.* Develop and maintain relationships with benefit carriers to provide an excellent benefits processing experience and issue resolution for staff members* Coordinate yearly open enrollment for eligible employees. Ensure accuracy of enrollment and changes.* Responsible for the administration of all leaves of absence, coordination of benefits during leaves and coordination of return to work.* Responsible for timely follow up and communication with employees and management specific to leaves and workers compensation.* Responsible for regular Affordable Care Act (ACA) maintenance for new hires, monthly and yearly.* Administer Workers Compensation program to ensure compliance with insurance reporting standards, applicable laws and appropriate follow up on actions to ensure safe work conditions as well as coordinate return to work assignments with Agency programs.* Monitor Workers Compensation claims, generate reports, and communicate with insurance carriers, medical and legal staff.* Ensure communication with payroll to reflect employee changes regarding workers compensation, benefits and leave of absence through timecards and action forms.* Completion of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) logs.* All other duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONS* High School Diploma or equivalent with 5 years experience or Bachelors degree in related field.* Experience in benefits, FMLA and PFML.* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).* Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.* Skill in organization, prioritization, and working independently.* Ability to communicate and work with others cooperatively.* Ability to travel for business.* Ability to multi-task.* A qualifying criminal background check, driving record and a valid drivers license required.Why join our Team?Come work in a rewarding and creative environment that encourages growth, collaboration and community involvement that is exploding with opportunities.At People Incorporated, you will find a path to endless opportunities and a rewarding career! We offer a supportive work environment, Employee Recognition Program, Professional Development, opportunities for growth as well as industry-leading wages and a comprehensive benefit package that includes:For employees working in benefit eligible positions onlyAvailable Benefits:* 4 weeks accrued paid time off* 11 paid holidays annually* Health Insurance* Dental Insurance* Vision Insurance* 403(b) savings plan* Wellness Activities and initiatives* Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Account* FREE Life and Long-term Disability Insurance* Short-term Disability Insurance* Select discounts through LifeMart (i.e., Discount movie and theme park tickets, savings on T-Mobile)* Employee Assistance Program* Fitness Center on Site* Discounts on Auto, Home and Renters Insurance* Free Financial Planning/AnalysisProfessional Developmental:* Tuition Assistance Program* Financial support with monthly student loan payments* FREE DDS Certificate (Human Service)* Scholarship Opportunities* Degree Completion IncentiveJoin us! #peoplewithapurposePeople Incorporated is committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment. We are a proud equal opportunity employer that welcomes and strongly encourages all races, religions, nationalities, genders, the LGTBQIA+ community, and people with disabilities to apply. Our ability to attract and retain a talented and dedicated workforce that reflects the diverse backgrounds of those we serve is what drives our Agencys success. We continue to promote an environment of continuous learning, inclusion, mutual respect, and belonging to ensure our employees feel valued, seen, and heard.UNITED WAY MEMBER AGENCYAA/EOE

Keywords: People Incorporated, Fall River , Human Resources Benefits and Leave Specialist, Human Resources , Fall River, Massachusetts

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