Lead Front Desk Receptionist in Newton, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking to hire a Full time Lead Receptionist to be initially trained as a per-diem and move into the full time position within 2 or 3 months out.

The Lead Front Desk Receptionist serves as the information referral center for all residents, families, potential residents, staff, guests, community contacts, and others visiting the community. S/he must be aware of all daily activities, administrative staff, and management company roles and responsibilities and direct or answer questions accordingly. In addition, the Front Desk Receptionist shall provide support for some computer processing duties as appropriate.


• Demonstrates basic understanding of emergency call system
• Greets visitors immediately upon arrival
• Professionally handles all phone calls and routes callers or answers questions in a timely and courteous manner
• Offers refreshments (coffee, water, etc.) to visitors, where applicable
• Greets all residents, associates, and visitors with a warm smile and pleasant tone of voice
• Manages beauty and barber appointment book
• Acts as concierge for residents (calling taxis, handling telephone and/or cable problems, checking newspaper deliveries, etc.)
• Keeps lobby clean and neat, free of clutter and trash
• Reports any mal-functioning equipment to maintenance
• Assists the Community Sales Team, led by the Executive Director, with sales and marketing programs and initiatives
• Develops and practices the “30 second commercial” to be used when greeting visitors
• Participates in in-service trainings as required by state regulations

  • Train new-hires
  • Generate reports for managers
  • Help put together marketing packet
  • Responsible to manage schedule and call-outs
  • Experience with Account Payables


Job Requirements


• High school diploma or equivalent certificate preferred.
• Possesses expert knowledge of telephone system and capable of teaching others


• Must be able to work one overnight 11pm-7am if need be occasionally.

• Possesses expert knowledge of telephone system and capable of teaching others
• Demonstrates proficient computer skills (word processing, email, internet, Excel, etc.)
• Maintains awareness of all daily activities (and changes)
• Has full knowledge of the administrative staff, ownership, and management company
• Possesses excellent verbal communication skills



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