Maintenance Worker I (UFR832) in The Bronx, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 9/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.


VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth. 


VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work. 


Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.



Summary:
The Maintenance Worker I is responsible for cleaning of the building and grounds and some minor repairs.


Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED. 


Supervisory Role:
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities


Principal Responsibilities:
The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.

1. Clean areas and dispose of garbage in accordance with the facility schedule.
2. Complete work orders.
3. Accept and transport deliveries of supplies, furniture, and other program materials.
4. Assist in inventory control.
5. Provide back up in emergency safety situations.
6. Perform other duties as required.


Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:
1. A clean, safe environment is maintained.
2. Work orders receive prompt attention and are completed in a timely manner.
3. Deliveries are routed to the appropriate location.
4. Inventory is properly monitored.
5. Emergency situations are handled safely and professionally.
6. Related duties are performed completely, accurately and on time.


Work Environment:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in a housing shelter environment. Activities occur inside and outside.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.

Position Type:
This is a full – time position

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

Other details

  • Job Family Maintenance Technician
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Friday, August 7, 2020