Employment Opportunities

Information and Referral Specialist

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Information and Referral Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Community Insights
DIVISION: Information & Referral Call Center Services
REPORTS TO: Senior Manager, Information & Referral Services
STATUS: Non-Exempt, Part-time (20-25 Hrs) Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m-12 p.m. or 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

SUMMARY: I&R Specialist answers incoming calls from community members in need and refer them to public programs using multiple database systems. This position requires compassion, patience, excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

• Answer incoming phone calls on various service lines from those in need of basic needs, education, healthcare resources, etc.
• Provide advocacy for callers experiencing barriers to service
• Document all calls including collecting demographics and entering data accurately into databases
• Answer information requests received via email, postal mail, voicemail and social media
• Respond as necessary in the event of a disaster or emergency, up to and including providing referrals from an alternate location
• Direct callers to appropriate crisis intervention services, including domestic violence and potential suicide
• Attend staff meeting and trainings
• All other duties as assigned.

Submit cover letter, resume and three references no later than Sunday, July 31st to:
ATTN: Human Resources
HandsOn Central Ohio
195 N. Grant Ave, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43215

HandsOn Central Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • One (1) year human services or call center experience • Ability to speak other languages other than English is a plus • Bachelor’s degree in social work, communications, or related field preferred • Availability to contribute to 24-hour coverage, including evenings, weekends and holidays • Proficient computer skills and ability to work simultaneously in various databases • Excellent work ethic and ability to interact with diverse populations in a polite and courteous manner
Minimum Education:
Job Type:
Part Time
Start Date:
Please Apply Online below or send your resume to:

HandsOn Central Ohio
Attn: Information Services (2-1-1)
195 North Grant Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: (614)224-6866