Part-time Receptionist - 20 hours/week
Marillac St Vincent Family Services - Chicago, IL

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General Summary

Greet, screen and direct visitors, clients and staff to the Family and Youth Center from 4pm to 8pm, Monday through Friday. Monitor security access to the building through entrances via security cameras, pick-up cards, staff ID verification and visitor sign-in roster. Receive and direct incoming calls. Operate two-way radio, as needed. Announce emergency notices. Follow Center policies and procedures, as outlined in Front Desk / Security Manual. Provide general clerical support to program services, upon request.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Operate the Communications Center, including telephone, two-way radios and voicemail. Direct incoming calls, respond to general inquiries, relay messages and announce emergencies. Prioritize important messages. Acts as administrator of phone system to add, delete and setup users.
2. Greet and direct clients and visitors. Maintain courtesy, respect and the confidential nature of services to clients. Monitor public access to all entrances to the building. Utilize cameras and access system to monitor all entrances to the Center. Verify clients’ pick-up cards. Check identification and register all visitors. Issue visitor badges and contact departments to escort visitors to appropriate destinations.
3. Accept and record mail, packages and other deliveries; notify addressee of delivery.
4. Provide general clerical support for Front Desk, Center programs and Administrative Services, when needed.
5. Execute all Center policies and procedures regarding emergencies.
6. Acquaint any substitute Receptionist with the procedures to be followed at the front desk; particularly with the telephone system, paging system, door access system and life safety procedures/ announcements during real emergencies, evacuations or fire drills.
7. Maintain clear, concise, timely communication with all program and support staff. Relay appropriate, factual client information and messages to proper staff, maintaining confidentiality.
8. Attend department meetings as assigned.
9. Act with integrity and aspire to model our Core Values in the delivery of all services.

Mandatory Job Qualifications Experience/Education

High School Graduate with basic computer and Microsoft Office experience required. Minimum of 2 years of experience in related a position preferred.


Possess communication skills to be able to interact with a diverse client population. Must respect confidentiality requirements. Ability to coordinate details, organize procedures and prioritize. Must be reliable, prompt, and attentive in situations of multiple or simultaneous interruptions. Ability to facilitate communications using telephone systems.


Ability to read and speak English proficiently.