Receptionist – Part Time

Posted on April 1, 2023

Cheshire County Administration department is hiring a part-time Receptionist at the Nursing Home. Under the supervision of the Executive Assistant, the Receptionist is responsible for answering and dispatching telephone calls and welcoming Maplewood Nursing Home visitors.

Thursday         -7:30am-6:00pm

Friday              -7:30am-6:00pm (every other Friday 7:00-5:30 – Payroll Week)

Saturday          -8:00am-4:00pm – 3 Saturdays a month, 1 off

(includes some holidays)  

Job Functions – include but not limited to:

  • Answers and routes incoming telephone calls, taking messages, giving information, or directing calls to appropriate Nursing Home staff, as necessary.
  • Receives Maplewood Nursing Home visitors; directs them to the appropriate location.
  • Responds to general inquiries concerning Nursing Home activities and operations by following established policies and procedures.
  • Uses computer for interoffice communication via email, schedules, work orders.
  • Sorts mail and places in appropriate mailboxes; labels newspapers for residents.
  • Balances petty cash and stamp money; orders stamps as needed.
  • Types arm bands for residents with pertinent information.
  • Distributes keys for Nursing Home automobiles and logs name and length of use.
  • Photocopies materials for various departments; collates packets and handouts as requested.
  • Distributes paychecks to employees; accepts packages from various delivery services.
  • Performs other related duties as required, including tasks for other departments.

Skills/Experience/Training required:

  • Duties require knowledge of receptionist skills equivalent to completion of a high school diploma and up to one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of both.
  • Ability to operate telephone switchboard calmly, rapidly, and accurately.
  • Ability to use and operate office equipment including computer, typewriter, copier, and fax machine.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, residents, and the general public.


For more information on this position, please contact Desiree Fisk in Human Resources at 399-7317.