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Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant I

Date Posted: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Oriskany, NY, US, 13424 Tampa, FL, US, 33647 Remote, US, 0

Company: MetLife

Job Location- Virtual 


Job Summary: 

Selected candidate will determine appropriate return-to-work potential and employment options consistent with claimant's education, transferable skills, interests, and residual functional capacity levels.  Develops and facilities return-to-work and rehabilitation plans.  Supports Long Term and Short Term Disability claim operations by providing vocational rehabilitation assessment and case management services, thereby impacting lengths of disability and facilitating timely returns to work.


Functional Responsibilities:  

  • Clarifies claimant's employment history and residual functional capacity to assess return-to-work potential. 

  • Coordinates and negotiates with employer, employee, and treatment providers to promote safe and early return to work. 

  • Ensures early identification of disability rehabilitation candidates and develops appropriate rehabilitation plans using the return-to-work hierarchy. 

  • Provides return-to-work solutions through job modifications and accommodations.  Assists claims staff by providing vocational opinions at various points throughout the claims administration process. 

  • Assists in identifying and monitoring services of health care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, job placement services, vendors, and state agencies to ensure compliance with agreed upon fees, services, quality, and timeliness standards. 

  • Participates in customer service presentations as needed; may work with employers to develop or enhance existing return-to-work programs.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.


Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • None


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Vocational Rehabilitation.  .

  • 3-5 years of vocational rehabilitation experience. 

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), or Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS) designation.


Desired Qualifications:

  • LTD/STD insurance experience.

  • Knowledgeable in the areas of physical and psychiatric diagnoses, treatments and prognosis.

  • Ability to balance quantity and quality.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools.

  • Excellent Verbal & written communication skills.

  • Experience with developing or enhancing employers’ return-to-work programs.


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


The wage range for this position-specific to Colorado is $57,000 – $71,700.00 You may also be eligible for the MetLife Annual Variable Incentive Plan ("AVIP").  Your eligibility for an AVIP award is governed by the terms of the applicable plan or program documents. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes  Medical, Dental, Life, Vision plus Retirement benefits, and Paid Time Off.

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.






MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 122478


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