Job Req: R350. Remote full-time position with some periodic travel to Salem office. Salary range: $68,859 - $84,161. Application window closes Friday, October 20, 2023
Everybody loves a happy ending. But when a worker is hurt on the job and can’t go back to the same kind of work, the future may not be clear. As a vocational coordinator at SAIF, you’ll help injured workers get the benefits, training, and support they need to move on in a new career. You’ll help them write the next chapter of their work story and have a second chance at a happy ending.
As part of our Claims team, you’ll work with adjusters, lawyers, and return-to-work consultants to evaluate an injured worker’s eligibility for vocational benefits. You’ll make service referrals, help develop and monitor training and direct placement plans, and be a technical resource for other SAIF employees. To do the job well requires creativity, strategic thinking, and sound judgment. You’ll be working primarily in an office environment, so computer skills are important, too.
To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements for certification as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in Oregon. However, we can assist you in determining your eligibility and obtaining certification. Also, we’re willing to consider a wide range of backgrounds and will provide workers’ compensation training.
If you’re committed to helping injured workers get a fresh start—and you’re ready to begin the next chapter in your own career—then you may have a future as a SAIF vocational coordinator. Please apply today.
Note: Remote workers may be required to occasionally travel to SAIF’s offices in Salem, Oregon.
- Evaluate exposure for vocational services to provide guidance to business partners on the potential eligibility and cost of vocational services. Ensure vocational services are provided to eligible injured workers.
- Establish vocational reserves and manage the payment of vocational benefits.
- Utilize and coordinate resources and tools to ensure effective vocational claims management.
- Actively promote return-to-work (RTW) programs as a strategy for proactive management and as a way to achieve the best outcome for injured workers.
- Coordinate and manage disputes and RTW plan development conferences with the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.
- Prepare and maintain data in claims tracking system, ensuring compliance with corporate policies and workers’ compensation statutes and administrative rules.
- Support the negotiation and settlement of claims and expedite the resolution of litigation.
- Provide technical support for vocational issues to claims adjusters, claims supervisors, and other internal and external customers to support the management of claims.
- Participate in on-going training opportunities to maintain current vocational rehabilitation counselor certification.
- Explore diverse perspectives and consistently behave sensitively toward differences in cultural norms, expectations, and ways of communicating. Work effectively with others who have different perspectives, backgrounds, and/or work styles.
- Continually sustain the Inclusive Leadership Competencies (ILC) through the Explorer level on an annual basis.
Experience: Three or more years working workers compensation or vocational rehabilitation is preferred.
Education: A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent education, training, and work experience needed to achieve full state certification as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in Oregon is required.
To receive consideration, please submit your resume with a cover letter by the close of this recruitment. We want your submission to count, so be sure it’s complete.
This recruitment will close on Friday, October 20, 2023.
If a sufficient number of qualified applications are received this recruitment may close early.
Compensation & BenefitsTypical hiring range: $68,859 - $84,161. The pay range for this position is annually based on a full-time schedule. Actual compensation will be determined using factors such as experience, skills, training, certifications & education.
SAIF provides a wide range of benefits to employees who work at least 20 hours per week, including health care, retirement savings plans, paid time off, and more. For additional information about SAIF’s total rewards, visit our website at: Total rewards (saif.com)
*Note that eligibility and cost of benefits can vary depending on the number of regularly scheduled hours, and job status such as regular full-time, regular part-time, seasonal, or temporary employment.Full salary range: $57,385 - $95,640
We provide preference to qualifying and disabled veterans. For more information please visit saif.com/veterans.
Since 1914, SAIF has been taking care of injured workers, helping people get back to work, and keeping rates low by focusing on workplace safety. Together with our partners, we strive to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work.
SAIF is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its workplace.