Associate Advocate

Empathetic. Organized. Accountable. 
Join People Management (Staff Management | SMX, Centerline, SIMOS) as our next Associate Advocate. 

Our Associate Advocate serves as an advocate for our injured associates and coordinates effective flow of claims information between all parties.  The main object of this role is to improve the quality of workers’ compensation claim handling practices and ensure that this quality of claim handling is consistent for all claims.  The Associate Advocate meets these objectives by making telephonic contact with the injured associate, the associate’s manager/supervisor, and if needed risk management, third party administrator claims adjuster, and the medical facility.  The initial contact with the injured associate provides reassurances to the associate, answers questions, identifies concerns, introduces the third party administrator and explains their role, outlines the benefit of light duty and authorized medical facilities/occupational doctors, and establishes the Associate Advocate as the associate’s primary source of assistance. The Associate Advocate facilitates the return-to-work process. 

Essential Job Functions:  


Initiate contact with injured associate within 24 hours of notification of injury.  Explain workers’ compensation overview, third party administrator’s role and your role.  Assess associate’s understanding of injury, treatment, and satisfaction of medical care.  Facilitate communication on specific benefits questions.  Listen to concerns and encourage associate to call with questions or issues.  Establish open communication/maintain trust.

If current medical status is not updated in system, after every visit contact the medical provider.  Obtain current diagnosis/condition and medical treatment plan.  Obtain current work status, including any work restrictions if applicable.  Coordinate the return to work.  Monitor associate’s adherence to medical treatment plan, prescribed therapy and/or diagnostic studies.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Pleasant and clear telephone speaking voice.
  • Computer operating and database management skills.
  • Organizational and follow-up skills
  • Empathetic listening skills coupled with innate curiosity.
  • Ability to work with all levels of business contacts including, injured associate, director of operations, field office managers/supervisors, risk management, third party administrator claims adjusters, medical facility staff members.
  • Knowledge of company’s operating environment.

Our Culture: 
We’re in the business of people, so support and teamwork are important to us.  We power some of North America’s leading companies by putting people to work in distribution, fulfillment, and manufacturing jobs. We’ll find you a place where you’ll gain experience, knowledge, and skills through hands-on learning, where you can succeed and grow, and where your hard work will be recognized.  

People of all personalities, backgrounds, and talents succeed with us. There’s a reason so many of our associates and employees stay with us for a long time.  We foster a diverse and inclusive culture where every employee has an opportunity to contribute and grow while meeting the changing needs of the marketplace. We take pride in what we do because what we do matters - to our families, our communities, and each other.

TrueBlue was founded on the idea of connecting people and work.  We work with businesses to provide the workforce solutions they need to succeed.  Publicly traded since 1998, TrueBlue provides a talented workforce of over 600,000 people and partners with more than 100,000 companies around the world through three segments:  PeopleReady, PeopleManagement and PeopleScout. 

• PeopleReady provides on-demand and skilled labor for retail, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, energy, construction, hospitality, and ports & terminals industries.
• PeopleManagement (Staff Management, SIMOS, Centerline) provides on-premise contingent staffing and on-premise management in the light-industrial sector and beyond.
• PeopleScout provides high-volume permanent employee (RPO) recruitment process outsourcing and management of outsourced service providers to a global workplace.

TrueBlue continues to broaden its service offerings, reaching more markets, and offering greater technology and innovation to benefit employers, staff and contingent workers.

What we do at TrueBlue is simple – we put people to work and change lives every day.

Full time
Chicago, IL 60290, US