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Benefits Specialist-Remote

Kelly Services
Foster City, CA 94404
Kelly is seeking **a Benefits Specialist** for a remote opportunity!


Please read description thoroughly before applying.


**Title:** Benefits Specialist


**Pay:** TBD


**Location** : US Remote


**About the Role:**

The Benefit Specialist on the ER team will be primarily responsible for managing employees requests for reasonable accommodations and deferrals as our teams emerge from the pandemic and navigate the process of returning to normal operations and resuming in-person meetings. This role will manage individual cases and engage in the interactive process with employees in accordance with state and federal law (e.g., the Americans with Disabilities Act, California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and the Civil Rights Act), as well as company policies.


**Job Requirements:**



+ For escalated accommodation requests, perform timely and comprehensive case management by engaging in the interactive process with employees seeking reasonable accommodations based on disability, medical condition, and religious beliefs.

+ Resolve issues and coordinate with employees, HRBPs, managers, legal etc. to explore alternatives and provide employees with reasonable accommodations.

+ Identify and implement proposed accommodations that are fair to employee and the organization.

+ Conduct face-to-face meetings with employees and managers to understand the essential functions of the job.

+ Document the interactive process and communicate accommodation outcomes to appropriate parties.

+ Manage requests for extensions of accommodation timeframes and the appeal process for denied accommodations

+ Monitor temporary and ongoing accommodations with defined check points and an end date.

+ Facilitate arrangements and documents process for job reassignments if no reasonable accommodations can be made in the current role.

+ Provide guidance and educate employees, managers and HR on complex aspects of reasonable accommodations and the deferral process.

+ Maintain information/documentation in case management system to track and ensure accurate and timely case management.


**Skills and Knowledge:**


+ Subject matter expert in California and federal laws and regulations regarding reasonable accommodations based on disability, medical condition, and religious beliefs.


+ Ability to effectively manage confidential and sensitive employee information and data.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills.

+ Consistently exercises sound, independent judgment.

+ Excellent organizational skills, effective communication skills, and initiative are a must as well as the ability to perform in a fast-paced, deadline-intensive environment.

+ Ability to think critically, problem solve, and negotiate is required.

+ Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization.

+ Ability to work effectively in a team environment and perform tasks independently with minimal supervision is required.

+ Background or experience managing employee performance issues preferred.

+ Experience working in case management and HRIS systems (Service Now, Workday, etc.) preferred.


**Qualifications & Experience** :


+ Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience required. HR certification, Certified

+ Rehabilitation Counselor certification (CRC), Vocational Rehabilitation certification and/or advanced degree preferred.

+ Minimum 4 years professional experience and at least 2 years experience managing leaves of absence and/or reasonable accommodations.

+ Relevant experience managing employee requests for reasonable accommodations with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), including current experience in statutes, regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) pertaining to ADA accommodations

+ Experience managing a range of Employee Relations matters is strongly preferred, e.g. experience with performance management, internal investigations, disciplinary actions and terminations, severance, re-organizations, and HR policies and practices, etc.

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, ServiceNow, and Workday.

+ The position requires high technical ability and a strong attention to detail.

+ Ability to manage a high volume of work

+ Effective customer support skills

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills

+ Ability to exercise sound judgment


**Required Years of Experience:**

Minimum 4 years professional experience and at least 2 years experience managing leaves of absence and/or reasonable accommodations.


**Top Required 3 Skill Sets:** Subject matter expert in California and federal laws and regulations regarding reasonable accommodations based on disability, medical condition, and religious beliefs. Ability to think critically, problem solve, and negotiate and effectively manage confidential and sensitive employee information and data.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Youre looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and were here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2022-07-27 Expires: 2022-08-27

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