Matrix Absence Management
  • 02-Aug-2017 to 01-Sep-2017 (MST)
  • Clinical
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefit Specialist

Matrix Absence Management is one of the top Third Party Administrators (TPA) supporting clients in absence management (FMLA/Disability/Workers' Compensation). We partner with our clients Human Resources department to manage Workers' Compensation, Disability and/or Leave of absences until the claim is resolved or the employee returns to work. 

Matrix Absence Management offers a full benefit package- Medical, Dental & Vision, including 401K match, friendly & pleasant office environment, and dedicated to supporting major clients.

Position Summary

The ADA Specialist will work closely with the employee, healthcare provider and employer to explore workplace accommodations that will assist the employee in performing the essential functions of their job.

"The Americans with Disabilities Act is a comprehensive civil rights law. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state and local government programs, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications."

Comprehensive management of ADA Accommodation lifecycle including: Initial Request, Medical Certification, Essential Job Functions, Interactive Process, Evaluation of RTW Accommodations, Employer's Decision to Accommodate, Follow-up for Success, On-going Communication, System Tracking and Robust Reporting.


Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates requests for accommodations under the ADA.
  • Manage a caseload of open accommodation requests.
  • Responsible for engaging employees, medical professionals, supervisors, and HR Business Partners to assist employees with disabilities who require workplace accommodations.  
  • Documenting the employee's request for accommodation and facilitating the interactive process between the employee and their employer to determine the most effective accommodation.
  • Engage with medical vendors to clarify and validate the request for accommodation.
  • Assist Employers with development of essential function job descriptions.
  • Stay current on both State and Federal laws and regulations surrounding the ADA and other relevant legislation
  • Provide ADA specific education to employers and employees.
  • Partner with the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) to explore effective accommodation options.
  • Responsible and accountable for maintaining and protecting personal health information. Must maintain a high level of confidentiality and abide by HIPPA rules and regulations.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee of this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA in Vocational Rehabilitation or similar field.
  • MA/CRC in Vocational Rehabilitation preferred
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: RTW Services, Labor Relations, Absence Management, Disability Claim Management, Project Management
  • Experience with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and familiarity with FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act).
  • Analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Sound facilitation skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work and multi-task.


AAP/EEO Statement

Matrix Absence Management is an equal opportunity employer applicants are considered for positions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable, federal state or local laws.



The successful incumbent will be provided with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Disability and ADA specific training. Ongoing mentorship with a Sr. ADA Specialist will be provided.

Individual will have two years to complete the ADA Specialist Certification training through the University of Missouri.

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