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Contact Tracer (Call Centre)

Ian Martin Group

This is a Contract position in Peterborough, ON posted October 5, 2020.

Contact Tracer * Working remotely in the Peterborough area.* 6-month contract.* Hours: 40 hours/week, 8-hour shifts, various shifts available. See below for priority shifts.  * Wage: $17 per hour, depending on experience.  This COVID-19 crisis has created a critical moment in our communities, and right now, you’re looking for more than a job – you’re looking for a way to help.  One of the best tools we have to fight the spread of the virus is contact tracing. Ontario Ministry of Health is looking for people with public-facing experience to join the fight. That’s where you come in.  Contact Tracer  When a positive case is found, the person has almost always been in contact with others while contagious. Those people need to be notified immediately, and informed about self-isolation protocols. So do the people they may have exposed, and so on.   This is a unique challenge: customer-service meets public health and safety. It’s a high-stakes race against the clock to stop this super-contagion in its tracks. That’s the job.  It involves lots of calling, diligent tracking of information, and some good old-fashioned detective work.  Specifically, you will:  * Receive an unstandardized list of people to be contacted, with varying levels of information.* Contact each of those people, persisting until you reach them. * Follow a very clear script, and follow guidelines that ensure confidentiality and data security.* Inform people of their exposure to COVID-19, and what steps they need to take. * Conduct daily check-ins to assess signs/symptoms.* Tactfully handle people in various states of mind, from calm, to afraid, to angry. * Track your activity and the results in the provincial case and contact management IT system. If you’ve done customer interviewing or surveying in the past, or worked in a call centre, this work will feel familiar.  The Details:  This is a full-time, temporary position (6-month contract) for Ontario Ministry of Health. You’ll be set up to work remotely. Wage will be $17 per hour. We’re hiring multiple shifts, with a priority for these days and hours:  * Wednesday to Sunday and Friday to Tuesday.* Noon to 8pm. Qualifications  Here’s what you’ll need:  * Experience working in a customer-facing or public-facing role.* Ability to read, speak, and write in English. * High-school diploma or equivalent (i.e. General Education Development (GED)). * Experience using computers to enter data (MS Office preferred).  Anything on this list would make you a top candidate:  * Experience working in a call centre.* Experience working in the health care industry.* Ability to read, speak, and write in a language other than English. About Ian Martin Group:  At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies, like this public-sector opportunity. As a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.