Bilingual Customer Service Specialist – Spanish, English at Direct Interactions

Location: Remote, US
Benefits: Flexible/Unlimited PTO, Paid Sick Leave
| Part-time
Direct Interactions

Bilingual Customer Service Specialist (Spanish/English)

Fully Remote Remote Worker – N/A Recruitin

Job Type

Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Description

Based in Seattle, Direct Interactions operates contact centers staffed by American agents nationwide. We are socially responsible in our business practices and provide work-at-home opportunities for all Americans, including those with disabilities and military spouses. Direct Interactions helps organizations better serve the public through the use of rewarding and innovating practices by building and managing teams of compassionate humans who draw on their own experiences to help other humans through difficult and complicated challenges to achieve measurable improvement in outcomes.

At Direct Interactions, you will work with some of the kindest and most professional contact center agents in the country. You will help people in need and know that you have made a positive difference in their lives. Even if you have not worked in contact centers for long or even not at all, we are interested in learning more about you! We pride ourselves on being all about the clients we serve as well as those we work with. Most people spend more time at work than they do with their own families, so why not join the DI family while still being able to have a work life balance!!!! We partner with various companies and states to provide their customers with white-glove service. We offer flexible scheduling that will still allow you to have a work life balance.

What’s Next?

To be considered, you must first be invited to go through our job tryout phase assessments (this correspondence will come via email if selected). Please continue to monitor all inboxes in your email so that way you do not miss an email or any deadline to respond by.

Requirements

  • MUST BE BILINGUAL SPEAKING ENGLISH AND SPANISH
  • MUST SPEAK FLUENT ENGLISH AND SPANISH (a fluency test will be administered at some point in the interviewing process if you are selected)
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must demonstrate a passion for providing outstanding service
  • Must maintain composure across a variety of customer and peer interactions
  • Experience working in a team environment (IE cooperating with co-workers, joint problem solving etc.)
  • Routinely demonstrates listening skills and is attentive to the needs of those you will be assisting
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including correct grammar and pronunciation along with tone and pitch
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure in a fast-paced contact center environment
  • Ability to remain calm while taking back-to-back calls
  • Ability to show empathy for those that may be frustrated or anxious
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and multitask while navigating through multiple programs and information
  • Ability to use a computer quickly and accurately
  • Must possess the ability to remain poised in high stress situations
  • Must be willing to conquer goals and challenges
  • Must type at least 30 WPM
  • Ability to be flexible and handle changes efficiently
  • Must be proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook Office products

Additional Requirements

  • Must pass a criminal background check paid for by us (Direct Interactions)
  • Legally able to work in the United States
  • Must be a current resident living in the United States
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent
  • MUST NOT RESIDE IN CALIFORNIA OR NEW YORK; We do not hire in those states at this time

Job Details (what you will be doing)

  • Process unemployment insurance claims
  • Answer incoming calls via computer software and assist customers
  • Research information in databases to resolve customer issues
  • Maintain composure in escalated situations
  • Operate accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Handle multiple responsibilities at one time

Training

  • Training is done virtually and will consist of virtual instructor led and self-paced learning
  • You must first attend a mandatory orientation session
  • Orientation, training & nesting spans across 9 days and is all paid
  • 100% attendance is required in all phases of the on-boarding process (orientation, training & nesting are mandatory)

Orientation: Friday September 15, 2023 at 12:00pm EST

  • Training week 1: Monday September 18, 2023 – Friday September 22, 2023 (6 hours a day) actual times TBD
  • Training week 2: Monday September 25, 2023 – Wednesday September 27, 2023 (4 hours a day) actual times TBD

(More information about the times of the 2nd week of training will be discussed in class)

*we are letting you know beforehand what a training schedule may look like

Shifts

  • Agents must be available to work at least 20 hours per week within the hours of operation noted below

Hours of operation for the client

Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST

  • At least 20 hours per week are required (you select when you can work)

8 HOURS WORKED ARE REQUIRED EVERY MONDAY NO EXCEPTIONS

if a holiday falls on a Monday, the 8 hours become mandatory on the following Tuesday

Pay Rate

  • $15.00 per hour
  • This is a W2 (employee) position
  • We are paid biweekly via direct deposit
  • All mandatory events are paid (orientation, training & nesting)

Employee Benefits

  • Accrued paid time Off (PTO)
  • Sick time

Technical Requirements

  • Desktop or laptop; Apple/Mac, Tablets or Smart devices, Windows Mini PCs, Chromebook, and Android systems are NOT compatible
  • Operating system – Windows 10 or higher
  • Your computer must have at least 8GB of RAM installed and a Processor speed of 2.00GHz or higher
  • US based Internet service provider (ISP)
  • High-speed Internet via hard wired ethernet connection, no Wi-Fi, satellite or cellular hotspot or cellular internet
  • USB headset with noise-canceling microphone; 3.5 mm headsets are NOT approved and will not work with our software
  • A smart phone that is less than 3 years old that you are able to install our required software on for multifactor authentication (used for our programs authentication process and not for work)
  • A second monitor is not required, but strongly recommended

*If you are selected, your offer is contingent upon successfully completing and passing a background check and a technical assessment of your PC performed by our IT team.

Currently, Apple computers or tablets (Mac laptop, iPads or desktops), Windows Mini PCs/streaming laptops, Chromebook, and Android systems are NOT compatible with any of our client’s software.

*There are NEVER any fees associated with applying or working for Direct Interactions.

WE ARE NOT HIRING IN CALIFORNIA OR NEW YORK AT THIS TIME

Salary Description

  • 15.50

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