Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“Legal Aid”) seeks a temporary Receptionist for its Clayton and South Fulton (“Southside”) Office. Our non-profit represents low-income persons in a variety of civil legal matters including family, housing, consumer, public benefits, education, and health law.
Responsibilities: The Receptionist answers the phone and greets visitors to the office; directs callers to the appropriate intake staff or attorney; gathers and verifies information to determine eligibility of people who call or visit the office seeking legal assistance; refers callers to appropriate agencies and resources; enters client information in our database; performs word processing and filing as well as other duties as needed. The volume of calls is very heavy, and callers are often very emotional. Accordingly, the Receptionist must be patient, compassionate, even-tempered, and have good people and problem–solving skills. This position requires working in person between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Qualifications: Applicants should have at least two years of experience working with the public in an office environment; the ability to operate a multiline telephone; fluency in English; data entry experience and accuracy; strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace; excellent attention to detail; and the ability to type 45-50 wpm. Excellent oral and written communication skills including spelling, grammar, and style; good listening skills; the ability to work in a team and alone; adaptability; and appreciation of diversity are necessary for this position. Experience working with MiCollab and call center technology; knowledge of another language (Spanish, Amharic, Somali or Arabic); and an undergraduate degree are preferred but not required.
Hourly Rate: This is a temporary (30 hours per week) position that pays $15.00 per hour. The position offers no benefits.
Application Requirements: Submit a letter of interest; resume; and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references as one (1) PDF using our online application system at the following link:
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Out of concern for the health and safety of our staff, clients and their families, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society requires that all new hires be vaccinated for COVID 19.
ALAS considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.