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Contact Center Agent 1

Manhattan, New York Customer/Consumer Service
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Job ID R010237

Provides efficient and courteous consumer service via various contact center technologies, such as chat, inbound/outbound calls, email, web, etc., to determine needs and to facilitate timely and appropriate services. Provides timely and effective customer service to prospective, external consumers and internal staff in accordance with departmental and VNS Health standards. Displays VNS Health's care and commitment to its members and patients by creating a positive consumer experience. Works under direct supervision.


$17.49 - $21.80 Hourly

What We Provide

  • Referral bonus opportunities
  • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 20 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays  
  • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability   
  • Employer-matched retirement saving funds  
  • Personal and financial wellness programs   
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care    
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees  
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement   
  • Internal mobility, generous tuition reimbursement, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities    
  • Interdisciplinary network of colleagues through the VNS Health Social Services Community of Professionals.

What You Will Do

  • Supports one line of business to begin learning a VNS Health area of specialty.
  • Receives and responds to consumer inquiries. Resolves non-clinical inquiries and complaints related to customer service across VNS Health. Establishes effective working relationships and communications with customers, physicians, hospitals, and internal contacts to ensure problem resolution.
  • Displays empathy towards, actively listens to, and clearly communicates with consumers to ensure their needs are understood and addressed to create a positive experience.
  • Establishes effective customer-focused working relationships with consumers to ensure issue resolution.
  • Keeps up with all organizational changes and updates through on-going training, coaching and educational materials.
  • Adheres to general contact center standards and metrics (e.g., call handling parameters).
  • Operates in a team-oriented and collaborative culture by actively sharing best practices and identifying opportunities for improvement to further enhance the consumer experience.
  • Sets up, coordinates and tracks services provided by the LOB, its contractors, and other community agencies and institutions. Follows up to ensure services are scheduled and provided, and ensures services are within the defined program parameters.
  • Establishes effective working relationships and communications with consumers and internal contacts to ensure problem resolution.
  • Acts as liaison to VNS Health staff, departments and programs to trouble shoot problems and ensure that information received is accurate and updated.
  • Participates in outreach programs that promote consumer retention, improved quality, and updates records on activities for management for review.
  • Assists with planning and implementation of customer service and telephone responsiveness activities and initiatives. Tracks, organizes, and maintains records of service logs, performance reports and other data, as needed by management for review.
  • Enters required data and reconciles input with documentation.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, English, Public Relations or related field, or the equivalent preferred

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of customer service experience preferably in a health care setting required
  • Excellent oral/verbal communication and customer service skills required
  • PC skills including Microsoft Office required
  • Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational needs.

About Us

VNS Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit home and community-based health care organizations. Innovating in health care for more than 125 years, our commitment to health and well-being is what drives us—we help people live, age and heal where they feel most comfortable, in their own homes, connected to their family and community. On any given day, more than 10,000 VNS Health team members deliver compassionate care, unparalleled expertise and 24/7 solutions and resources to the more than 43,000 “neighbors” who look to us for care. Powered and informed by data analytics that are unmatched in the home and community-health industry, VNS Health offers a full range of health care services, solutions and health plans designed to simplify the health care experience and meet the diverse and complex needs of the communities and people we serve in New York and beyond.

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