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Customer Service Representative - Remote

Location: Barbourville, KY

Pearl Interactive Network is seeking to hire Customer Service Representatives – Remote.

The Customer Service Representative for a Federal Call Center. The Customer Service Representative (CSR), is responsible for responding to caller questions and providing general information about the Ticket to Work Help Line. Must reside in or near Knox County, KY.

Why choose Pearl Interactive Network?

Join Our Team and embrace the winning Pearl Culture which promotes our employee's desires and efforts to serve our consumers, clients, and community. Our values of customer satisfaction, teamwork, a family atmosphere, quality services, respect for each other, transparency, and innovation are what make Pearl, the employer of choice. As a woman-owned, HUBZone certified social enterprise, Pearl offers hiring priority to our Veterans, Military Spouses, and their families, as well as individuals with disabilities.

Pearl offers a Competitive Compensation and Benefits package to include:

  • Rate: $11.86 per hour + $4.54 towards Health and Wellness
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid time off, Paid holidays
  • 401K eligibility
  • Additional ancillary benefits to support your lifestyle professionally, physically, and financially through our professional development and coaching program.   

Operating Hours: Monday - Friday with available shifts between 8 am - 8 pm EST, Mon. - Fri.
Location(s): Must reside in or near Knox County, KY (Corbin, London, Barbourville)

Technical/Equipment Requirements:

  1. Broadband internet connection with the minimum upload/download speed of 20mbps/5mbps. No Satellite Connections. Test your network at to verify before you apply.
  2. Ethernet cable access. Wi-Fi-only connectivity, prohibited.
  3. Private and secure workspace within your home. Away from noise and distractions.
  4. Computer and audio headset provided. Must be able to pick up equipment on location.

Please note the bandwidth requirements are minimum for remote work-from-home agents, to support agent project workflow. For shared home access, additional bandwidth is needed where multiple family members are sharing household bandwidth with Streaming video/Remote learning, etc.

Job Duties:

  • Respond to questions and provide general information about the Ticket Program.
  • Provide baseline benefits awareness and information available through the Ticket Program.
  • Respond to general inquiries relating to the Ticket Program and other resources and incentives for beneficiaries who are considering work.
  • Provide as needed, referral of eligible and appropriate beneficiaries to a WIPA using the National WIPA Database, or process to be provided by the client.
  • Take appropriate and immediate action to allow beneficiaries to opt-out of further Ticket communication.
  • Take appropriate and immediate action on questions from beneficiaries about Ticket status and Ticket assignments, including beneficiaries who are directed to the HelpLine through an IVR call.
  • During downtime between calls, provide additional program support by processing payments or assisting on other special projects.
  • Record case notes for all beneficiaries, including information on the county of residence, Ticket assignment status, notes related to contacting the beneficiary, and any specific concerns or support needs with which the beneficiary requested assistance.
  • Differentiate between calls related to the Ticket Program, employment, and rehabilitation, and calls requiring referrals to other support organizations (such as State VR agencies, WIPA projects, PABSS organizations).
  • Provide referrals to organizations responsible for subsidized housing, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), food banks, energy assistance, Medicaid, and other benefits resources.
  • Document a referral of a beneficiary to a WIPA by completing all required fields in the I&R sections of the program’s electronic system or process working collaboratively and cooperatively with the NTDC on all aspects of the referral process.
  • Respond to other call types as directed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent education required.
  • Minimum six (6) month’s previous customer service experience required.
  • Customer service experience and ability to handle inquiries and requests in a courteous and professional manner, including calls, received in crisis situations, and/or from abusive callers
  • General knowledge of government programs.
  • Receive inquiries from the hearing, speech, and visibly impaired, as well as other physically impaired callers.
  • Familiarity with CRC or CRM contractor computer systems
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 20 WPM, 30 WPM preferred

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Pearl management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Background Check, Drug Screening, and Skills Assessments Required

Consistent with E.O. 14042, absent a legally required accommodation relating to a disability, including medical condition, or a sincerely held religious belief, employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This means a COVID-19 vaccination is a qualification standard for the job related to safety for all employees assigned to work on a covered contract.

Skills/Qualifications/Keywords: Action Oriented/Tenacity, Dealing with Ambiguity, Compassion, Customer Focus,
Ethics and Values, Functional and Technical Skills, Informing, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Priority Setting, Problem
Solving, MS Outlook and Office Skills, Leadership Team, People Skills, Diversity, Professionalism, Organization, Team Oriented, Learning, Flexibility, Effective Communication.

Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability status, genetics, or sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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