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State of Massachusetts Continuous Posting-Benefits and Eligibility Representative in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

MassHealth is seeking dynamic customer service-focused individuals to serve as a Benefits and Eligibility Representative. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting individuals and families (including those individuals over the age of 65 residing in a nursing facility) with the application process by assisting and facilitating the necessary eligibility forms, reviewing continued eligibility, making referrals, and maintaining appropriate levels of benefits. This position requires processing applications and other documents accurately, determining eligibility, meeting with members for case management, answering incoming calls, and representing the agency at hearings. Ideal candidates will display exceptional customer service and demonstrate an ability to successfully navigate a direct client-contact relationship. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Assist individuals and families, individuals with disabilities, and others to determine initial and continued eligibility for MassHealth benefits. * Process applications and administer case management via phone or in-person. * Assist members to navigate and complete online applications. * Evaluate and review submitted documents to ensure accuracy and completeness of information. * Validate customer demographic, financial, and background data through contacting applicants and collateral sources. * Provide requested services and appropriate referrals for customers to external programs for which they may qualify. * Validate customer demographic, financial, and background data. * Represent the agency at hearings and explain eligibility determinations. * Reconcile MassHealth case information with information from other agencies and sources. * Respond to customer inquiries and provide information regarding eligibility requirements. * Provide quality customer service by responding to inquiries in a professional, efficient, and courteous manner. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Active Listening: Listening to others and asking questions when needed. * Communication Skills: The ability to understand and express information and ideas orally or in writing. * Information Management: Evaluating information against standards and obtaining information from relevant sources. * Planning and Organization: Developing plans to accomplish work and prioritizing tasks. * Interpersonal Skills: Developing constructive relationships with others, being service-oriented, and socially perceptive. * Working with the Public: Dealing directly with clients and others who do business with the organization. * Adaptability: Being open to change and able to work in diverse environments. * Attention to Detail: Being meticulous and thorough in completing tasks. * Dependability: Being reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations. * Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrating self-control, persistence, integrity, and stress tolerance in difficult situations. /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Proven experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, geriatric populations, non-English speakers, and low-income families. * Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. * Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to explain complex information to customers in an understandable way. * Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. * Experience working in a customer service or call center environment. * Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information appropriately. * Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Outlook. /_About MassHealth:_/ MassHealth, the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program, provides health care benefits to certain low and medium-income Massachusetts residents. As an innovative national leader, the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program offers the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technologies in a cutting-edge, fast-paced, call center environment. The mission of MassHealth is to improve the health outcomes of our diverse members, their families, and their communities by providing access to integrated health care services that sustainably promote health, well-being, independence, and quality of life. /For more information about our agency and programs please visit/: /_Pre-Offer Process:_/ A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete theReasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. For questions, please the contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #4. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: At least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or paraprofessional experience in social work or social casework, claims adjudication, job placement, recruitment, employment counseling, vocational or rehabilitation counseling, credit investigation, educational counseling, legal advocacy, or legal counseling. SUBSTITUTIONS: - A Bachelor's or higher degree may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience. - One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. LICENSES: Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Exec Office Of Health and Human Services *Title: *Continuous Posting-Benefits and Eligibility Representative * Location: *Massachusetts-Tewksbury-367 East Street Requisition ID: 240001RQ