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WithinReach Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Company Summary

WithinReach builds pathways to make it easier for Washington families to navigate complex health and social service systems and connect with the resources they need to be healthy and safe. We strive to create healthy, equitable, vibrant communities where all families have the opportunity to thrive. We believe that we can only do our jobs well by learning about the people we serve, and by seeking to reduce the barriers that create inequalities.

Submissions from candidates living outside Washington state will NOT be considered.

Job Summary

As part of our Coordinated Access Team, the Specialist on the Contact Center Team is the first point of contact for Washington families and individuals seeking information about public benefits and local resources. By handling inbound and outbound calls for assistance, Specialists serve as a conduit between families and resources via WithinReach's Help Me Grow Washington Hotline. The Specialist will provide information and education on programs and resources, answer questions, provide screening and application assistance for food and health programs, and resource connection to food, health, child development programs, and other local community resources using a web-based integrated database. The Specialist position will report to the Supervising Coordinator, Contact Center.


  • Be the first point of contact for families through phone, web, text, or email inquiries.
  • As part of our contact center team, handle inbound and outbound calls on our hotline.
  • Support online requests for assistance and online referrals through referral pathways.
  • Provide program information, eligibility screening, application assistance, resource connection, and/or follow-up support to clients including but not limited to WIC, Basic Food (food stamps), health insurance, child development resources, and other community resources.
  • Complete and track client interaction and resource information in a client management system
  • Provide friendly, informed and responsive customer service.
  • Obtain Navigator Certification through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange within the first 3 months of employment. WithinReach will provide the necessary training to support the certification process.
  • Support staff and program training.
  • Support with internal and external shadow shifts for our contact center work.


  • 1-3 years of experience working directly with low-income families or within the context of a social service field or familiarity with Washington State programs such as Basic Food, WIC, Medicaid, and child development resources
  • 1-2 years of call center and/or relevant customer service experience
  • Multicultural, Preferred
  • Lived experience, Preferred
  • Bilingual, Preferred

Salary & Benefits: \$24.05 - 26.05 / hour, Full-Time, 40 hours/week. Non-Exempt

Excellent benefits include fully paid medical coverage, vision and dental for employees and generous coverage for spouses, partners, and dependents. Paid time off, monthly internet stipend, flexible work arrangements, matching retirement contributions  

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to employment. As a public health non-profit that receives funding from several state agencies, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

Work Location: This position can be fully remote