Workplace Accommodations Specialist - Workers Compensation Hybrid Opportunity at PMA Companies

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

This position will manage, evaluate and enhance the return-to-work process for absences related to personal and work-related illnesses for our client. The Workplace Accommodations Specialist will review job restrictions and accommodation requests as well as medical documentation in consideration for potential return-to-work opportunities.


  • Collaborates with client's Human Resources, Risk Management, and internal leadership teams to ensure compliance with ADA regulations.

  • Evaluates job descriptions to maximize potential opportunities available to employees unable to return to their pre-disability positions.

  • Monitors availability of work within temporary and permanent restrictions.

  • Provides direction to all parties related to the area of expertise and acts as a subject matter expert on federal and state regulations and employer practices.

  • Provides considerations of approval or denial of reasonable accommodations within the ADA requirements.

  • Possesses knowledge and expertise on all related regulations at federal, state and local levels and understanding of the collective bargaining agreements as applicable to the accommodations process.

  • Reviews and tracks medical information, restrictions, and accommodation requests.

  • Maintains consistent follow-up with medical providers, department leaders, supervisors, case managers, adjusters, and other related parties.

  • Obtains and documents initial and ongoing restrictions.

  • Participates in various projects as assigned.

  • Demonstrates commitment to Company's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and apply knowledge of compliance policies and procedures, standards and laws applicable to job responsibilities in the performance of work.


  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) or American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE).

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Human Resources, Occupational Health or Safety. Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) or Master of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation preferred.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in vocational rehabilitation, return-to-work/accommodation management or related field.

  • Experience assessing and coordinating return-to-work, interactive process and accommodation issues related to employment.

  • Advanced knowledge of federal and state laws, rules and court rulings related to the interactive process and accommodation in an employment setting.

  • Role can be hybrid with flexibility to attend meetings on-site.

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