DLS Case Manager
- Seattle, WA
Amazon's Disability and Leave Services (DLS) team in the HR Services organization is building a best-in-class case management program to deliver leave of absence, disability and accommodation services to Amazon employees across the U.S.
The DLS Case Manager provides case management for all types of leave of absence and disability life events. The DLS Case Manager is highly skilled in answering questions, understanding the employee's situation, applying the appropriate benefits, responding to changing circumstances and needs, and paves the way for a connected and trusted case management experience. Case Managers are the single point of contact for an employee throughout an entire leave of absence or disability event.
This is an individual contribution (IC) role with no direct reports.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
Initiate and respond to inquiries about leave and disability events, benefits, and options available to employees
Serve as a point of contact for assigned employees to provide holistic case management services, including reviewing medical documentation to adjudicate leaves in compliance with the corresponding leave plans, federal and state laws and benefit plans as defined by Amazon
Leverage duration guidelines, best practice tools and Amazon resources to support oversight of a leave event as appropriate
Critically assess and adjust the case management plan to an employee's changing needs
Address and respond to sensitive situations
Troubleshoot issues and seek to remove barriers before, during, or after a leave event
Respond to employee impacting issues that may arise during the leave event and ensure the right communication occurs
Identify and solve problems that may arise, sometimes with limited information
Facilitate a smooth return to work and ramp-back plan for employees returning to the workplace
Educate managers and business partners on employee concerns and needs prior to being off or returning back to work
Communicate regular updates to employees and stakeholders both verbally and in writing
Ensure compliance with standard work, federal/state regulations, and company policy
Maintain system records to ensure accurate and timely information/documentation
Consult, coordinate and partner with our third party administrator, HR, Safety, Legal, Payroll, Benefits, team members and other departments/systems as appropriate
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree from accredited university or equivalent experience
Should have completed 1+ year with Amazon with minimum 1 year in current role (For internal employees)
4+ Years of experience in customer service or Human Resource management or Case management or Leave & Disability management role
Strong & demonstrated communication skills - verbal as well as written
Intermediate proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint
Ability to apply critical thinking and identify issues for problem solving
Ability to build strong relationships and influence others while working in a cross functional environment
Strong time management and ownership of deliverables
Basic US legislation Leave of Absence, Disability and/or Accommodations knowledge, specifically ADA/ADAAA and FMLA
Prior Leave and/or Accommodations experience, to include: previous work in a leave of absence and/or disability claim management role, with experience using case management systems, reviewing cases for eligibility, determining the appropriate leave and/or disability pay benefits that apply to a specific situation, and establishing/executing a case management plan.
Experience providing guidance to employees or managers on leave of absence, disability plan, accommodation, human resources, benefits, or employee matters
Experience working multiple projects or cases independently in environment with changing priorities
Experience working with confidential information
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