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Benefits Coordinator - Gracedale

Company: County of Northampton
Location: Nazareth
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:


$45,348.00 - $49,521.00 Annually


Nazareth, PA

Job Type

Full time


Human Services

Job Number


Application Requirements
Northampton County will require all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning employment with the County. This policy applies to all new hires who receive an offer of employment on or after December 1, 2021.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must successfully submit a completed application prior to the posting deadline. Applications submitted with incomplete or missing education and/or work experience sections will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. These applicants will be disqualified from consideration. The attachment of a resume to the application does not fulfill this requirement and will not prevent incomplete applications from being rejected. Education and work experience fields must be completed, regardless of the presence of an attached resume.Once the posting closes, all applications will be reviewed. The information provided on the application will be utilized to determine whether or not each applicant meets the Minimum Requirements for this position as noted in the Job Description. We encourage all applicants to provide a comprehensive, concise history of their education, certification, licensing, and employment history. Please read the Minimum Requirements thoroughly and then demonstrate that you meet these requirements on your application.For questions regarding this posting, please contact Sherry Christman, Human Resources Analyst at or 610-829-6382.
Equal Employment Opportunities - It is the policy of Northampton County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state, federal, or local law.
Job Description
GENERAL PURPOSEThe Benefits Coordinator - Gracedale Nursing Home is responsible for the administration of employee benefit programs (group health, dental, vision, workers' compensation, life insurance, retirement), as well as voluntary plans (short & long term disability, flexible spending 457, etc.) and provides support in the delivery of benefit programs to employees at Gracedale Nursing Home. SUPERVISION RECEIVEDThis position reports directly to the Deputy Director of Human Resources and/or the Director of Human Resources.SUPERVISION EXERCISEDThis position may exercise indirect supervision in the assignment of work to Clerical Specialists and temporary clerical assistants.ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE POSITIONParticipates in new hire orientation sessions to explain County benefit package options, and assists new employees in completing necessary forms.Receives and reviews notices of changes in job and/or family status and other issues affecting benefits and determines the need for action, completes and processes necessary paperwork, and ensures appropriate follow up.Utilizes online enrollment and employee management portals/programs to enroll employees and/or change existing information as needed.In accordance with County Policies and Procedures, as well as Collective Bargaining Agreements, answers questions about employee benefits in general as well as specific provisions of medical, prescription, and life insurance plans, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, the pension plan, and voluntary benefits. Assists employees with benefit issues as they arise, acting as liaison with insurer representatives, and any other involved parties.Reviews and reconciles monthly benefit provider invoices for benefit activity and claims. Compiles monthly, quarterly and annual reports of activities for various uses, including specialized reports as needed.Facilitates annual open enrollment meetings for active employees and retirees at various work site locations to explain benefit plan changes and enrollment options.Evaluates and recommends revisions of internal processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency.Assists in development and administration of all of the department's goals, objectives and systems.Works on special projects, tasks, and assignments as needed.*An employee assigned to this title shall perform a majority, but may not perform all, of the duties listed in this job description. Conversely, minor level duties performed on the job may not be listed. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Human Resources or a related field. Full-time relevant work experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis; ANDAt least two (2) years of satisfactory full-time professional or technical experience in a professional, government, or business office environment. Human Resources or Benefits experience or a related field is preferred; ANDAll employees of Gracedale Nursing Home will be required to attend Feeding Program Training.OTHER REQUIREMENTS - Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire at Gracedale Nursing Home. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine).Upon hire employee must have a drug screening and COVID-19 testing. Employees may also be periodically tested for COVID-19 as required or recommended. In addition, Gracedale Nursing Home will follow The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements with regard to booster(s) needed for workers in health care settings.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESAbility to learn state and federal labor laws and regulations, as well as specific rules and regulations governing Human Resources administration in the County. Familiarity with the principles, practices, methods, and techniques commonly employed in benefits administration and coordination.Ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates. Must be capable of effective planning and priority setting. Ability to manage projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.Knowledge of computers and computer software, with ability to apply this aptitude in word processing, Excel spreadsheet development, and Word document merges.Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively disseminate information to employees. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and managers, other agencies, and the public.Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English to perform the duties of this position.TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTTelephone, personal computer (including HRIS, word processing, spreadsheet and other specialized software), calculator, fax machine, and copy machine.PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk or hear.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.SELECTION GUIDELINESFormal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check as well as job related tests may be required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Keywords: County of Northampton, Bethlehem , Benefits Coordinator - Gracedale, Other , Nazareth, Pennsylvania

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