I have 20 years of work related experience providing direct services, case management, training and supervision to individuals of various cultural, ethic and social backgrounds, through direct service agencies
I have been a Contact Representative at the Chicago Teleservice Center since 09/28/2008 to the present .
My duties include assisting SSA customers by telephone and correspondence dealing with Social Security programs, and by having the knowledge of the laws, regulations, procedures and policies that apply to each program SSA administers.
I also demonstrate my knowledge of the systems used by SSA to address the specific needs of the customers, and respond in an effective, courteous, and tactful manner .These customers include beneficiaries, representative payees, attorneys and the general public . It is my duty to determine the nature of the caller's interest or problem. After properly identifying the caller, I provide them with information regarding their benefits, and resolve the appropriate problems / discrepancies .
I provide information, advice or instructions about retirement, survivors, disability and health insurance programs, and the Black Lung Program .
I also answer questions concerning Supplemental Security Income programs to beneficiaries and inquiries by telephone and or / correspondence.
I conduct interviews to determine the nature of problem, explain technical provisions, elicit relevant facts and resolve problems with payments or eligibility. I provide information, advice and instruction about program eligibility, benefit payments and reporting requirements affecting entitlement .
I provide assistance with completion of required forms, notices, reports and needed social services referrals to supervisors or other organizational components. As needed , I perform a variety of clerical and data entry functions in processing various TSC workloads. My duties also include, but not limited to, relating information to callers of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) national 800 number within the Chicago Teleservice Center . I often explain and interpret various complex issues regarding, Social Security's law, regulations and procedures .
I implemented security-screening procedures that were central to the Transportation Security Administrations (TSA) objectives and that served to protect the traveling public by preventing deadly and dangerous objects from being transported onto commercial aircraft.
I assisted in conducting screenings of passengers, baggage, cargo, and conducted screenings at all airports that provided commercial services to the public.
I assisted in monitoring the flow of passengers through the screening checkpoint to facilitate the orderly and efficient processing of passengers, and maintained close communication with supervisors regarding issues that might reveal a weakness or vulnerable area of security screening that was discovered in the course of screening duties.
I acted in a professional and courteous manner at all times and recognized the need of individuals who needed special screening and assistance.
I performed casework intervention and case management duties related to families in need of child welfare services or children who have been abused or neglected.
I received training in child welfare services, casework, counseling and intervention techniques and applicable laws, rules and regulations.
I interviewed clients and other professional personnel to obtain the necessary information for assessment of conditions, needs, and other issues to engage the clients(s) in the development of a specific service plan.
I consulted with my supervisor prior to finalizing and implementing service plans, and determined needs and placement of children, assisted in the development of individual service plans.
I participated in administrative case reviews, prepared court reports, and testified in court hearings.
I followed up on cases to ensure that clients continued in counseling programs, school, and medical care.
I conducted in-home studies of relative's homes, provided direct service intervention and permanent plans for children and families, and completed required forms and documentation of service delivery.
I maintained client records in accordance with department rules, procedures, and accreditation standards, and ensured that all documentation from other department sources were included , and I made recommendation decisions for adoptions with supervisor consultation.
I was directly involved in the training, planning, supervision, and evaluation of Elementary and High School level students.
I worked in conjunction with regular classroom teachers, resource teachers, and school administrative personnel, and was directly involved with the daily provision of order, structure, and discipline in a formal classroom setting.
I assisted the regular classroom teacher and administrative personnel with the coordination and development of several task related to administrative guidelines and objectives.
I developed relationships with hiring managers and human resource managers of client organizations to become familiar with human resource polices in order to discuss wages, working conditions, and promotional opportunities with perspective employees.
I managed the full life-cycle recruitment process from identification and qualification of candidates through offer negotiation, hiring and on boarding.
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