HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION TWA I/MES I/HBW I in Abilene, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionAre you a highly-motivated, compassionate and dedicated individual looking for a rewarding career assisting the most vulnerable citizens of Texas in need of food, medical care, cash assistance and other social services?If so, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Access and Eligibility Services (AES) division is looking for individuals who want to join an exciting, dynamic team working in a high-performing and innovative environment. AES provides an integrated and streamlined approach to connect individuals to services and supports that: reduce institutionalization, allow individuals to remain in their communities, and promote economic and personal self-sufficiency. AES is built upon itsand#146; core values of respect, ownership, collaboration, and integrity with a goal of delivering best-in-class customer service to clients and stakeholders. Our staff are well organized, able to multi-task, possess the ability to learn policy regulations, able to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced and evolving environment, have good communication skills, a positive attitude, strong work-ethic and a desire to help others. If you also possess these skills, then we are looking for you. We want you to join our team! Comprehensive Compensation Package:Annual Starting Salary$29,520.96 Employer Paid Health Benefits$3,735.60 Vacation Leave Accrued Annually$1,476.00Sick Leave Accrued Annually$1,476.00Total Annual Starting Salary and Benefit Package$36,208.56* Note: This is a representation and actual compensation packages may vary.The Texas Works Advisor I (TWA I)/ Medical Eligibility Specialist I (MES I)/ Hospital Based Worker I (HBW I) position is included in a career track series. After a probationary period of one year from hire date TWA/MES/HBW Iand#146;s are automatically upgraded to a TWA/MES/HBW II when tenure and performance requirements are met. The TWA/MES/HBW II salary is $31,587.48.Based on training requirements, current or previous program eligibility experience, former Access and Eligibility Services (AES) employees may be considered for rehire at the TWA/MES/HBW II / Salary Group B13. Recent experience includes any experience within one year prior to the application closing date. Please see additional information for other available office locations.Essential Job FunctionsAs a Texas Works Advisor I (TWA I) / Medical Eligibility Specialist I (MES I) / Hospital Base Worker I (HBW I) you will receive paid, formal, training to perform the following essential job functions:and#149;Interview applicants and recipients in person or by inbound or outbound telephone calls to obtain pertinent financial and personal information to determine financial eligibility for public assistance programs.and#149;Evaluate data from various electronic and other sources to enter information into a computer-based eligibility system.and#149;Compute and authorize benefits based on eligibility determination. and#149;Process work in accordance with state and federal regulations and established procedures, guidelines and timeframes. and#149;Perform other duties, as assigned.Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsNoneKnowledge Skills AbilitiesIn addition to the above-listed abilities, the following knowledge, skills and additional abilities are desired:and#149;Use fact-finding techniques to obtain, relate and evaluate information provided by applicants.and#149;Read, understand, apply and explain detailed regulations and policies. and#149;Perform basic arithmetic functions.and#149;Manage time e https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=498571 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.