West Chester, PA | Temp
o Professional appearance
o Typing must be able to type a minimum of 60-70 wpm, with minimal errors (Typing test should be administered by staffing agency and sent to Karasch)
o Strong spelling and grammar
o Organizational skills
o Advanced computer skills-ability to navigate through computer
o Able to Multi-task
o Ability to get along with others
o Advanced note-taking skills
o No prior police record
PT Hours which could be scheduled Monday through Friday.
The Verbatim Hearing Reporter (VHR) will be representing for all work done for the Social Security Administration (SSA) contract is currently under. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently holding hearings for people that are applying for disability benefits. The hearing will determine whether the person applying for the benefits will receive them or not. This position is highly confidential and is held in a court setting. No information heard during the hearing may be shared with anyone.
The Verbatim Hearing Reporter (VHR) position is part-time. Each Social Security Administration (SSA) site has different VHR needs depending on their case load. Some sites will need someone five days a week; others may only need three days a week or less. This applies to the amount of hours put in per day as well. Generally, the first hearing is scheduled to start between 8: 30 am to 9 am with the VHR arriving 30 minutes prior to the first hearing. The VHR could be there until 2 pm or they may work until 5 pm. They are to report hr prior to the first hearing and are paid for that time as well.
The Verbatim Hearing Reporter (VHR) is responsible for escorting claimants and other hearing participants in and out of the courtroom. They will prepare documents to be used for that day s scheduled hearings prior to the first hearing. At some locations and for some hearings, the VHR will also prepare a compact disc by labeling the CD with the claimant s name, Social Security number, hearing date and identification number. The VHR will insert the compact disc into a special computer unit which will record the proceedings. The VHR will also take complete, legible and accurate notes summarizing all aspects of the hearing using computer software designed for hearings provided by the SSA site they are working at. They will be taught how to use the software, including its shortcuts and acronyms. Once the hearing is complete they will complete the necessary paper work, take out the CD and submit it to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) on site (if the hearing is with a live ALJ).
At certain SSA locations the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will not be onsite. The ALJ will be present via video conference. The VHR will be trained on how to start a video conference session. The proceedings will run the same. However, the paperwork and compact disc (CD) will need to be sent to the SSA site via UPS. UPS labels, envelopes and clear directions will be supplied to the VHR.