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Eligibility Rate Consultant

Date Posted:  Aug 1, 2022
Requisition ID:  384504
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

 

Salary:

This position begins at $35,568 yearly.

 

Location:

This position is located in Marion County

 

About the Department of Child Services:

Mission:  The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.

Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.

Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:

  • Respect for all
  • Racial justice
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • A culture of safety
  • A commitment to continuous improvement

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Determines and re-determines Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance (including Non-Recurring Adoption Expenses (NRAE), ICAMA, IV-E demonstration, and IV-A EA program eligibility based upon defined federal and state regulations, policies and procedures.  Works with the Social Security Administration, the FSSA Division of Family Resources (DFR), and other agencies in this process. 
  • Responsible for interpretation and analysis of fiscal data and other information related to children and families in an accurate and timely manner to enhance and maintain the Department’s various funding recoveries including federal and state. 
  • Prior to finalization of the adoption assistance agreement, validates the ongoing monthly adoption assistance payment and assures it does not exceed the child’s foster care per diem or what the child would have received if in foster care. 
  • Assures child is receiving the appropriate Medical Card and sends notice to appropriate agency when Medical card changes are necessary including cessation.  The incumbent may have direct access to the Medicaid data systems to initiate or make the appropriate changes. 
  • Assures the correct funding source is utilized through a defined spending hierarchy. 
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with Family Case Managers (FCMs), Supervisors, County Directors and Regional Managers to request clarification or additional information in order to correctly analyze data/information to make determinations and re-determinations.  Provides technical assistance, including training, updating policy and procedures for all level of staff in local and central offices of DCS regarding eligibility matters. 
  • Communicates with parents, foster parents, other state agencies and other states to seek and respond to questions relating to a child or family’s eligibility for the numerous programs related to Child Welfare. 
  • Refers or determines through a process a parents potential financial liability for a child’s foster care placement costs when appropriate; 
  • Completes an analysis of information received to determine if a referral to Interstate Compact Unit is appropriate for resolution of eligibility for children in out-of-state foster and adoptive homes including licenses for out of state placements; 
  • Completes an analysis of data and completes a calculation to determine if a referral is appropriate for potential candidates for Supplemental Security Income; for those wards already on SSI, determines the most beneficial funding stream (SSI or Title IV-E) based upon prescribed calculations and completes required notifications when applicable. 
  • Completes an analysis of living arrangement changes, provider licensing information, eligibility of the provider, and other significant changes for possible impact to Title IV-E, Title IV-A EA, Title IV-E demonstration for all children for whom the Department has responsibility and care. 
  • Data enter information into the information system as needed including provider rates when applicable. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Knowledge of State and Federal IV-E and IV-A EA regulations impacting foster care, adoption, and probation populations.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local legislation, policies, rules and regulations related to child welfare such as licensing, Title IV-E Foster Care and Adoption Assistance, NRAE, ICAMA, Title IV-A EA, SSI, and Medical Card programs. 
  • Thorough knowledge of casework methodology, practices and procedures. 
  • Broad knowledge of the organization and operation of county, state and federal government. 
  • Specialized knowledge of computers, the operations of software programs, and computerized eligibility systems. 
  • Specialized knowledge of community resources, both public and private. 
  • General knowledge of customer service principles. 
  • Working knowledge of juvenile court practices and proceedings.
  • Experience with preparation of federal eligibility reviews.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

     

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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