Your Aging Resource Center
  • 03-Oct-2019 to 02-Nov-2019 (EST)
  • Your Aging Resource Center
  • West Palm Beach, FL, USA
  • 32,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefit Package includes: Agency provided employee health insurance, Life Insurance/AD&D, Long Term Disability Insurance; Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave Programs, EAP, 401K retirement plan.


Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/TC Inc.

Helpline Information and Referral Specialist

Position is based in West Palm Beach Florida

This position provides information and referral services to callers needing information or assistance in regards to matters affecting seniors, persons with a disability (18-59) and/or their caregivers. Using a data base of resources and service providers, specialists provide accurate information to callers in response to requests for information and services available in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. This is done by assessing the needs of the caller, identifying appropriate resources that are capable of meeting the need(s) and providing enough information about each potential resource so that an informed decision can be made regarding the options provided. When specific services are not available due to funding or other constraints, help callers by locating alternative resources that may be of assistance.

Position is required to:

1)  Intervene on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services to which they are entitled, or when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider

2) Recognize when a caller is experiencing a crisis and provide appropriate assistance and referral

3) Maintain confidential records and databases

4) Follow up with each referral.  If the need has not been met, additional referrals should be made if appropriate

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

  • Customer Service Orientation and ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
  • Good Listening and Telephone Etiquette Skills
  • Patience and the ability to work effectively with upset, angry, hostile or repeat callers, or callers who may be in a crisis mode
  • A sincere desire to work with seniors
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to effectively liaison with others on behalf of eligible callers
  • Ability to locate and seek out additional resources via the Internet or other networking methods
  • Computer data base input and retrieval

Minimum Requirements for position:

  • GED or H.S. Diploma and a minimum of three-four years' experience in information and referral services, case management, social services, call center services or related work experience OR
  • AA degree in a human services field and a minimum of two (2) years' experience in information and referral services, case management,  social services, call center services or related work experience OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in a human services field

Preferred requirements:

  • AA or Bachelor's Degree
  • Prior experience serving elderly or other special needs populations
  • Alliance for Information and Referral Standards (AIRS) certified
  • Knowledge of local community resources
  • Bi-lingual a plus

Rate of Pay: Starting salary $32,000.  Increase to $34,000 after completion of 6 month Introductory period.

The Agency is open from 8:00 AM-5 PM Monday-Friday

Pre-service and on-going in-service training will be provided to ensure highest quality service to elder consumers and their caregivers.

Benefit Package for all position includes:

Health Insurance, Life Insurance/AD&D, Long Term Disability Insurance; Generous Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave Programs, EAP & 401k Retirement Plan.

To apply for the above position:

Send your resume and cover letter to:  Area Agency on Aging, attention Karen Roberts. 4400 N. Congress Ave. WPB FL. 33407; send to email kroberts@youradrc.org  or fax to 561-214-8678. Agency web address is www.youradrc.orgPlease No phone calls.

 

Submittals without a cover letter specifying the position applied for, as well as candidates' applicable qualifications, will not be considered. Note: a fax cover sheet is not a cover letter.

 

 

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