Medicaid Eligibility Specialist

US-UT-Salt Lake City
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Are you looking for a chance to truly make a positive impact on people’s lives?
We're seeking an exceptional, team-focused, enthusiastic and ambitious individual to fill the position of Medicaid Eligibility Specialist. This is a full-time, demanding position that will support the Medicaid department. Medicaid Team provides a personal and stress free environment for clients who need assistance in applying for state benefits.  As a part of the Medicaid Team you will have a unique opportunity to work with all the programs throughout VBH for a unique and exciting work experience.
If you strive for nothing but excellence, we'd like to meet you!
Schedule:  M-F; 8-5
Location:  1141 East 3900 South Suite A180 Salt Lake City Utah 84124  
Pay:  $13.50/hr
Benefits:  Yes…Valley provides a generous benefits package including health and dental, health savings plans and an Employee Assistance Program. Other important benefits include 401K, life and disability insurance plans, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, sick leave, flexible spending plans and paid holidays.

You want to work for a company that is both innovative and cutting edge. Valley Behavioral Health is that company. We are leaders in the field using the most modern technological advances and research driven practices. More importantly, you want to work for a company that is constantly pursuing the most integrative treatment modalities to address the psychiatric, addiction, and developmental challenges that our clients face. 

Several years ago we decided not to rest on our laurels and dig in to take our company to the next level. This has yielded very successful new business development that has furthered our ability to serve a variety of clients and client needs. Check us out – thousands do every month. We are looking to hire people who want to grow themselves and their careers. We are a people powered organization.

Our employees and our open and thriving culture define us. Let us be the best place you’ll ever work!


  • Assist new and existing VBH clients in obtaining Medicaid, Food Stamps, and General Assistance
  • Verify eligibility (check status) of Medicaid for clients, VBH staff, and other community partners.
  • Assist clients with the Recertification process for Disability Medicaid program.
  • Track and monitor application status
  • Work with DWS/VBH worker on monthly Reviews
  • Verify correct county of services…Make changes as necessary
  • Keep up to date on Medicaid policy changes that affect VBH clients
  • Work with a varied population, children, adults and seniors with mental illness
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


  • Experience in working with Utah Medicaid, Food Stamps, and General Assistance
  • Understanding of Medicaid policy
  • Understanding of Social Security Benefits
  • Proficiency using MS Office, learn new software programs quickly
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a real plus but not required!
You know you are our ideal candidate if:
  • You are pro-active and solution focused; you "think outside the box" when problem solving
  • You are an exceptional communicator both in word and writing.
  • You are a self-starter and can work independently. Also, you are team-focused and know that the ideas of many can achieve anything!
  • You are outgoing, dependable, and positive. The work environment is a better place because you are here.
  • You are organized and detail-oriented
  • You work well under pressure.  You thrive when there are multiple things to do and you achieve great things when there is limited time to do them



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