Information & Referral Specialist

Work Location

On-Site

Department

Behavioral Health

Type of Job

Full Time, Hourly

Assigned Office

2301 Lombard Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA

Posting Date

February 18, 2021

Overview

North Sound 211 is a telephone call center that provides information, and referral services to resources for client’s basic needs. North Sound 211 serves the North Sound Region (Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom, and San Juan Counties). North Sound 211 is standards driven and is part of the statewide 211 system, the Washington Information Network. North Sound 211 normally operates Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm.

Principal Activities
  • Responsible for providing information, referral and follow-up for telephone callers concerning available community services and resources that are appropriate to caller’s needs for the North Sound Region.

  • Maintains accurate records, assists in seeking out information, assists in reviewing, developing and indexing pertinent community information, and performs outreach and community building as needed.

  • Responsible for completing Snohomish County Coordinated Entry (housing) intake assessments.

  • Assists in the training and on-boarding of new staff, to help form a stronger more unified team.

  • Completes other duties as assigned to assist in the overall function of the program

Requirements

  • Associate degree or 1-2 years of experience in a related field

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to deal effectively with the public both over the phone and in person

  • Experience in multi-tasking, specifically with computer programs while engaging in a call

  • Ability to gather and organize information

  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft office products, including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook required

  • Self-starter and ability to work with little or no supervision

  • Previous call center experience preferred

  • Flexible with respect to scheduling. During surge staffing/disaster events; weekends, holidays, evenings, and graveyard shifts may be required

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary

  • Up to 200 paid time off hours per year

  • Medical & dental

  • 403(b) retirement

  • FSA

  • and more