Intake Screener

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Bay Area Legal Services is seeking to fill an Intake Screener position in the Centralized Telephone Intake Unit.  

Intake Screeners are the initial telephone point of contact for all new clients of Bay Area Legal Services. This is a professional position under the supervision of the Centralized Telephone Intake (CTI) Supervisor and Manager, requiring knowledge of legal and community resources, public agencies, and the ability to assess, schedule and refer clients appropriately. 

Applicants seeking employment with us should understand and share our commitment to the mission, vision, and adhere to the five core values of Bay Area Legal Services.

Office Location

Ybor City
1302 N 19th Street
Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33605

Illustrative Duties:

  • Initially assess applicants' legal problems over the telephone and check for conflicts of interest.
  • Determine applicant eligibility in accordance with LSC regulations and other funding criteria. 
  • Timely process online applications as assigned and complete follow-up financial eligibility verification
  • Inform applicants when they are ineligible, refer them to other sources of assistance, and give appropriate information as instructed.
  • Schedule appointments through the CTI Unit for all eligible applicants from various service regions, unless the applicant meets the criteria for a special grant or has a legal emergency.
  • Route eligible applicants with emergency cases and applicants who qualify for services through a specific grant to the appropriate full-service team for assistance.
  • Assist with training new screeners as requested.


Minimum Qualification:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.
  • Excellent communication skills & customer service skills
  • Good typing skills and the ability to enter data into computer.
  • Demonstrated ability to work responsibly under close supervision.
  • Ability to work professionally and politely with the public under pressure, and to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.


Desirable Qualification:

  • Experience at a Non-Profit 
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Previous call center experience
  • Office experience
  • Receptionist or previous phone experience
  • Bi-Lingual fluency in both English and Spanish, or English and Haitian-Creole

Compensation:  

  • The minimum hourly rate is $14.25 - $15.00/hr and increases depending upon relevant experience

How to Apply:

  • Send resume and cover letter to recruiting@bals.org with the subject line, "Intake Screener".
  • Include where you applied for this position (ex: bals.org, LinkedIn, Indeed, etc.).

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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