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Maintenance Worker

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Violence Intervention Program, Inc. | New York, NY
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Violence Intervention Program, Inc.


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Published 10 days ago

Start Date

June 24, 2019

Application Deadline

June 4, 2019

Salary

$15 - $15
$15 per hour


Position: Maintenance Worker

Department: Maintenance

Location (s): Varies

Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor

Classification: Full Time – Non-Exempt

 

 

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) partners with Latinx communities to end gender-based violence. Created as a grassroots response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, VIP has always centered survivors in its leadership and has worked to create a community of staff that reflects the rich national, ethnic and racial diversity of the communities it serves. VIP runs three non-residential social service programs and two residential shelter and housing programs, in addition to a robust communications and outreach department.

 

The Maintenance Worker is responsible for performing the routine upkeep and extensive range of work in the repair and general maintenance of office buildings, safe dwellings and/or apartments; incl. surrounding grounds. The Maintenance Worker is under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor. The Maintenance Worker is on call for building/apartment emergencies 24 hours a day. Emergency issues include but are not limited to issues with gas, heat, hot water, flooding and/or lock issues.

 

Essential Functions:

·       Performing repair or general maintenance (Sweeping, moping, waxing, garbage collection, etc.) work of VIP’s office buildings, safe dwellings and/or apartments, and surrounding grounds.

·       Overseeing the regular operations of the boiler/furnace and gas heat, calling for service when necessary.

·       Repairing and treating structures such as showers, floors, sinks, walls, ceilings and carpets.

·       Performing minor repairs, troubleshooting, incl. new installations, and replacement of locks and/or keys.

·       Monitoring exit signs and alarms on exit doors.

·       Plumbing repairs as need, including repair of leaks.

·       Recommending repairs and necessary referrals for outside contractors.

·       Performing building repairs, such as plastering, painting, stripping floors, etc.; incl. repairing and replacing electric plugs and light fixtures.

·       Moving and assisting in transportation of furniture and equipment for the agency.

·       Cleaning front of buildings includes sweeping and spraying when needed.

·       Garbage collection and bringing garbage to the curbside on garbage removal days. Making arrangements with the Sanitation department for the removal of special/large items.

·       Snow removal from the front and back of buildings and on steps, including salting sidewalk as needed.

·       Maintain accurate inventory of janitorial supplies and equipment; incl. receiving and storing deliveries.

·       Pick up and deliver donations to the agency and/or clients as needed.

·       Cover daily responsibilities for any vacancies/absences within the agency.

·       Overseeing extermination of buildings, safe dwellings, and apartments when necessary.

·       Support and comply with the values and policies of the Violence Intervention Program.

·       Attend and participate in regularly scheduled agency and program meetings including supervision sessions with the Program/Property Manager, case conferences, agency-wide staff meetings, development meetings and others as needed.

·       Report Language access issues as they occur to Director Residential Programs and Executive Director.

·       Capacity building in all areas of the agency-demonstrating competency with                   incorporating financial literacy in the performance of their responsibilities.

·       Perform other tasks as required, including any related supervisory and administrative duties as needed.

 

Requirements:

·       Degree, High School Diploma and/or relevant experience.

·       Must have minimum of two (2) years previous experience.

·       Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written).

·       A valid NYS Drivers License a plus.

·       Previous experience and knowledge in painting, plastering, wall paper hanging, removal and installation of commercial tiles, plumbing repair, repairing and maintaining heaters/radiators, troubleshooting air conditioning system.

·       Must have the ability to use efficiently various power and hand tools.

·       Must have the ability to communicate and follow instructions efficiently and fluently in both written and oral form.

·       Ability to assist moving clients in/out of VIP safe dwelling (Shelter) & SHP (Casa Sandra), incl. heavy lifting (30 lbs.) and travel via public transportation (bus, train, etc.)

·       Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.

·       Must be knowledgeable in working with diverse communities, particularly Latino, people of color, and low income population and deliver culturally competent services.

·       Must be well organized, assertive, work independently and collectively, while maintaining a flexible schedule.

·       Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, fax machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and client database.

·       Flexible schedule is required to meet the clients’ needs e.g., evenings, weekends

·       Must be able to exercise good judgment and sensitivity at all times.

·       Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality at all times.

 

General Requirements:

All staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of the Violence Intervention Program, Inc, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness to work within a culturally diverse environment.

 

All Maintenance staff are expected to work flexible schedules; due to the nature of VIP's services, you may be expected to be available as needed.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 

Position: Maintenance Worker

Department: Maintenance

Location (s): Varies

Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor

Classification: Full Time – Non-Exempt

 

 

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) partners with Latinx communities to end…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

·       Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written). 


·       Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written). 


How To Apply

Qualified candidates may respond to this opportunity by submitting a cover letter & resume with salary requirement to: resumes@vipmujeres.org.

Qualified candidates may respond to this opportunity by submitting a cover letter & resume with salary requirement to: resumes@vipmujeres.org.

Location

New York, NY
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