Disability Rights Mississippi has an immediate opening for a full-time (37.5 hour week) Beneficiary Representative Investigator located in our Jackson office.
Disability Rights Mississippi (DRMS) is a statewide, federally authorized nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Mississippi. The mission of DRMS is to promote, protect and defend the legal and human rights of all people with disabilities, and to help them become fully included in the home, community, education and employment. .
The DRMS Social Security Beneficiary Representative Program is responsible for conducting reviews to verify that the Beneficiary Representative uses benefits on behalf of the Beneficiary and properly discharges Beneficiary Representative responsibilities and duties in response to allegations. or concerns about the performance or suitability of representative recipients. The Investigator will be responsible for monitoring various individual and organizational Social Security Representative beneficiaries to ensure that they meet their obligations to their Social Security beneficiary(ies). The investigator will also be responsible for developing corrective action plans when deficiencies are identified and educating beneficiary representatives on beneficiary representative requirements. The investigator will adhere to strict procedural deadlines for the completion and submission of final reports to federal partners.
- Perform site reviews, statewide, with Social Security Representative payees to request, collect, review, and analyze financial records and other evidence following strict site visit timelines and procedures. Interview representative beneficiaries, beneficiaries, guardians and third parties. Monitoring visits can cover all types of representative beneficiaries, from individuals to organizations and large institutions.
- Review and analyze financial documents and other types of documents.
- Write comprehensive reports that detail monitoring results and provide conclusions and recommendations. Recommendations may include references to other Mississippi regulatory or investigative agencies, if necessary.
- Develop corrective action plans to assist recipient representatives to address deficiencies identified during monitoring review.
- Organize educational training for representative beneficiaries of social security regarding their responsibilities as representative beneficiaries.
- Conduct recertification visits for paying organizations.
- Manage caseload in a timely manner, following all Social Security guidelines regarding procedural steps and deadlines.
- Submit investigation reports to supervisor for review and approval prior to submission of final report.
- Maintain knowledge of community resources.
- Work with supervisor, other investigators and administrative staff in planning, site visits and reporting duties.
- Participate in staff meetings, program meetings and other meetings as required.
- Other assigned tasks.
- Bachelor’s degree (prefer Human Services field of study)
- At least two years of work experience with people with disabilities.
- Experience reviewing records including medical, financial, legal and business documents.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Strong organizational skills and a proven track record of strong attention to detail and strict adherence to deadlines.
- Experience in financial journals is a plus
- Knowledge of disability laws, rights and services.
- Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and collaboration skills to be able to work well with people inside and outside of DRMS.
- Ability to analyze complex problems, develop creative solutions and communicate them effectively.
- Ability to maintain detailed and complete records.
- Ability to work independently with appropriate supervision.
- Excellent computer, Internet, keyboarding and database skills. All exams, reports and time entries are web-based and require computer skills.
- Reliable transportation and ability to travel statewide. Extensive in-state travel is involved.
This job description serves as a general summary and overview of the main duties and responsibilities of the position. It is not intended to represent the entire work nor to be exhaustive. A security background investigation and United States government approval is required for this position. Ability to successfully obtain Level V Moderate Risk Public Trust government clearance from the United States Government Office of Personnel Management is required for this position.
Applications must include:
- Cover letter stating your professional and personal motivation for the position, how you meet the minimum qualifications and why you would be a good candidate.
- Current CV.
- Names and coordinates of three references.
- Those selected for an initial interview will be required to submit a written sample upon request
Materials should be submitted to Disability Rights Mississippi by emailing [email protected] or faxing 601-968-0665. PLEASE NOTE “BENEFICIARY REP” IN THE MEMO FIELD. Applications received that do not meet the requirements will not be considered. The position will be open until August 19, 2022.
Salary: $38,000 – $40,000 – depending on experience, excellent benefits.
DRMS is a Fair Employment Practices, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Accessible Employer committed to maintaining a diverse workplace. We value diversity in culture, disability and other life experiences and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. Qualified candidates from diverse personal, cultural and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. DRMS complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.