Job Status: Grade 5, Step depending on experience and qualifications
Supervisor: Program Director
Date of Last Review/Revision: 10/15/2018
The individual selected for the position must be able to perform the essential functions of the position either with or without a reasonable accommodation.
It is the responsibility of all EOAC employees to support EOAC’s mission and goals, to respect the confidentiality of all who come to us for information or assistance, and to personally maintain the dignity and integrity of one who is placed in a position of public trust. We all bear the responsibility of improving the organization, communicating openly and empowering each other to excel at our work.
- Maintain confidentiality of client/agency information as required by State and Federal laws, appropriate regulations, and professional practice.
- Ability to communicate effectively in written and/or verbal form to individuals and groups.
- Must consistently demonstrate and communicate EOAC’s Mission and Vision.
- Answer high volume of phone calls daily; answers inquiries and/or directs to appropriate staff person.
- Respond to customer’s questions, complaints and concerns in person and by phone, often from customers who are confused or upset about not being able to receive desired service; Resourcefulness in crisis situations and sensitivity to clients in vulnerable circumstances; ability to work with verbally aggressive customers.
- Prepares the lobby every day for customers, ensuring applications, forms and other paperwork are ready and available; Directs high volume of customer traffic in the lobby.
- Schedules customer appointments as necessary.
- Must consistently demonstrate excellent customer service with a compassionate attitude towards all clients.
- Must have good organizational skills and proven ability to work within timelines to meet demands.
- Ability to work independently with flexibility within a team environment; ability and willingness to work as a team member to support EOAC’s mission and goals.
- Performs typing and clerical functions as assigned.
- This job operates in a professional office environment with ambient lighting, and climate control.
- This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
- The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms, some filing is required: open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool as necessary.
- Lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
- Have a minimum of a High School diploma or GED
- Must be able to pass Criminal History check.
- Must have intermediate skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Must pass all pre-employment contingencies including post-offer pre-employment physical, and alcohol and drug screen.
No travel is expected for this position.
- Bilingual preferred (Spanish).
- Experience with multi-line phone system.
- Perform all other duties as deemed necessary by the Program Director or Executive Director.
This is a full-time position. Days and typical hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour for lunch. Some overtime required.
*This form reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the essential function of the job identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to the job.
Failure to comply with Personnel policies, job responsibilities, and functions, safety policies, can result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination.
Employee signature below constitutes employee's understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position.
Employee understands that employment will not being until the employee receives clearance-to-hire from the Executive Director or their designee.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation is a private non-profit organization, chartered by the State of Texas on April 25, 1966. The purpose for which the agency was created is to implement and carry out the provisions of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. This act recognizes that the United States can achieve its economic and social potential as a nation only if every individual has the opportunity to contribute to the full elimination of poverty in McLennan, Bosque, Freestone, Limestone, Hill, Falls, Johnson, Ellis, and Navarro Counties. This is done by opening to everyone the opportunity to work, live in decency and dignity; and to strengthen, supplement and coordinate other efforts in the six counties.
Currently EOAC administers five major services that include: Community Programming, Waco Charter School, Weatherization, Head Start/Early Heads Start, and Child Care Services.
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