Information & Referral Specialist (Homeless Hotline)

HandsOn Central Ohio

DEPARTMENT: Community Insights
REPORTS TO: Manager, Coordinated Point of Access
STATUS: Full-time, Part-time, Non-Exempt, 1st and 2nd Shifts
REVISED: March 14, 2017

DESCRIPTION: Responds to incoming phone calls, emails, and other forms of contact from callers seeking information on a broad range of community organizations, services, and other resources. Assesses callers’ needs, obtains and documents information and effectively utilizes the resource database to provide the most relevant, timely, and effective information.

SUMMARY: Homeless Hotline Specialists provide phone-based triage, community resource navigation, and shelter linkage people experiencing a housing crisis. As the first point of contact for our callers, the Homeless Hotline Intake Specialist is a key ambassador for our organization and the partnerships we represent. The position requires a positive and solution-orientated ethic, placing the greatest priority on meeting the diverse needs of our callers in a timely and effective way that results in high customer satisfaction.

 Demonstrates excellent customer service skills when answering inquiries from general public
 Handles inbound calls in a timely manner
 Use written and verbal communication skills to accurately report issues
 Assess caller needs quickly, accurately, and with high emotional intelligence
 Perform database queries and evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of results for addressing caller concerns
 Complete data entries with high accuracy
 Liaise with external partners, as appropriate, to aid response to caller needs
 Maintain strict confidentiality and information security
 Ability to resolve individual and family crises
 Performs duties consistent with professional standards and protocols governing general Information & Referral and/or Specialized Intake
 Performs other duties as may be required to fulfill responsibilities of this position

 High school diploma or equivalent
 Associates Degree preferred
 2 years customer service, call center, or other related experience

Please APPLY FOR JOB below by submitting cover letter, resume and three references no later than Sunday, March 26th to ATTN: Human Resources.

Or mail to:  HandsOn Central Ohio, 195 N. Grant Av, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215.

HandsOn Central Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applicant’s we receive, we aren’t able to give status updates during the hiring process. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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