Disability Management Specialist- Hybrid - 65275-1A

Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Location: Remote-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Medical Center Human Resources

Job Opening ID: 65275
Reports To: Leaves Administration Supervisor
Working Title: Disability Management Specialist
Department: Medical Center Human Resources
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007721
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine, Hybrid
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Staff
 
Position Summary:
 
The UCI Human Resources (HR) enterprise is comprised of three unique business units: Medical Center, Health Sciences, and Main Campus. UCI HR’s vision is to empower people to drive a culture of innovation, learning, and service that requires us to enable the success of individuals within the UCI community and those who aspire to join. Workforce Relations provides strategic guidance and oversight across the enterprise in the areas of labor and employee relations, HR investigations, HR policy and compliance, and leaves administration. https://hr.uci.edu/
 
Under the general direction of the Leaves Administration Manager, the Disability Management Specialist provides disability management services to employees with disabilities, injuries, illnesses or medical conditions as mandated by ADA/FEHA, UC policies and collective bargaining agreements. Provides expert guidance, referrals and resources to employees with disabilities and their supervisors/managers related to the reasonable accommodation process. Obtains and clarifies medical documentation of disability related limitations/restrictions, facilitates the interactive dialogue between the employee and supervisor/manager, conducts research, develops and recommends individualized accommodation plans.
 
Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.
$81,900.00 - $150,500.00 (Annual Salary)
 
Department Website:

https://www.ucihealth.org/hr

Required:
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in Disability Management/Vocational Rehabilitation. Experience delivering effective workshops and training.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide job development and employment counseling services to clients. 
  • Experience interpreting medical documentation of disability related limitations/restrictions, facilitating the interactive process and providing reasonable accommodations in a large, complex organization. 
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and sensitivity for mental health clients. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and with confidence. 
  • Ability to build relationships, collaborate and problem solve across all levels of the organization. Ability to prepare clear, concise summaries and reports. 
  • Skill and sensitivity in dealing with others. 
  • Ability to handle difficult and complicated issues with professionalism and sound judgment. Strong working knowledge of Federal and California laws related to employees and applicants with disabilities, including ADA/FEHA/FMLA/CFRA/PDL/WC. 
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and safeguard information.
Preferred:
  • Current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or Counselor Certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) or current Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS).
  • Knowledge of UC policies and procedures and UC collective bargaining agreements.

Conditions of Employment:


The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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