Part Time Call Specialist


Call Specialist staff will provide crisis intervention, listening and support, and information and referral services while answering FirstLink’s 24-Hour Helpline, Crisis Lines and The Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Preferred Work Experience

–     Experience in customer service, call centers, human services, or crisis intervention


–     High School Diploma or equivalent

–     Preferred: previous or current coursework in Human Services

–  Preferred education: degree in Human Services Field

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide direct service
    • Answer call as necessary
    • Work rotating weekends, evenings, occasional overnights, and holidays
    • Ability to work shifts that are needed to be filled
    • Assure that all calls statistics are documented per policy during shift
    • Provide peer facilitation as needed
    • Maintain accurate records
    • Perform essential public services during and following local disasters
  • Agency support service
    • Attend monthly staff meetings
    • Attend other trainings as required
    • Assist Helpline personnel with various tasks as needed
    • Assist with special events as needed
    • Regular cleaning and maintenance tasks
    • Pass Quarterly Test as required
  • Administrative support services
    • To perform all acts necessary or incidental to the operations of Information and Crisis Services
    • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • Requirements
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Maintain a positive professional attitude and working environment
    • Demonstrated experience in the area of crisis intervention
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Basic computer experience
    • Ability to work holidays as needed
    • Ability to work at least one weekend overnight per month
    • Abide by FirstLink’s code of ethics
    • Comply with all state and federal regulations
    • Ability to work extra during times of disaster as needed.
    • Work at least 10 hours per pay period ( approximately 2 weeks)
    • Must pass a background check
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