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Rep Payee Specialist

Company: Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.
Location: Lansing
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Social Security Representative Payee Program at MPAS is charged with conducting reviews to verify that the representative payee is using the benefits on behalf of the beneficiary and is carrying out the representative payee responsibilities and duties correctly.-- PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct--site visits to interview representative payees and beneficiaries, review confidential and private records, document observations and collect evidence and information of value. Review--and analyze financial records to assess violations or potential incidents of mismanagement of beneficiary funds.Prepare comprehensive reports detailing the investigation, findings and recommendations.Review housing facilities for possible health and safety violations.--Observe for possible abuse or neglect and refer to appropriate MPAS team.Develop corrective action plans to assist representative payees in conforming to requirements specified by the Social Security Administration Commissioner.Educate payees to ensure they fully understand their duties and responsibilities with respect to recordkeeping and reporting.Maintain communication with team members and other agency staff to exchange information, provide technical assistance/consultation, and resolve problems.Completes required documentation by timely.Participate in various outreach activities including public presentations, training, and development of written materials to educate others about MPAS, the rights of Social Security beneficiaries.Attends staff meetings, training and in-service programs.Maintains current knowledge of legal mandates, court rulings, government systems and----Agency policies related to the employment rights of individuals with disabilities.Perform related duties as assigned. JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Ability to obtain a Level V moderate risk public trust government clearance by the United States Government Office of Personnel Management is required for this position. Bachelor's degree in human service area or business/accounting; or relevant experience in business/accounting, human services and disability rights.A minimum of two years previous investigation experience; demonstrated success working with persons with disabilities is a plus.Demonstrated functional knowledge in basic accounting principles and terminology.Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple priorities and demands.Demonstrated commitment to the civil rights of all people and the ability to work with individuals with a variety of disability characteristics and cultural backgrounds.Ability to maintain confidentiality. Demonstrated ability to respond in a professional, non-judgmental manner to emotionally charged issues and negotiate through confrontational situations and stressful interactions.Strong and effective writing, verbal, and negotiating communications skills including the ability to do so in a concise manner, even when doing so regarding complex issues to a variety of people.Ability to work independently and as part of a team.Ability to travel and to work evenings and weekends when necessary.Extensive travel is required including possible overnight trips.Valid State of Michigan identification and ability to travel to meetings with clients and similar activities as required. Work involves travel to various locations throughout the State with some exposure to adverse conditions, weather, traffic hazards, and the like. Minimal exposure to injury and/or communicable diseases when using standard precautions.

Keywords: Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc., Lansing , Rep Payee Specialist, Other , Lansing, Michigan

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