Job Summary: The Maintenance Assistant helps to further the mission of HomeAgain by assisting in the general upkeep of HomeAgain’s buildings and facilities as well as the units that HomeAgain master leases in the community. This includes repairs, vehicle maintenance, moving and hauling and janitorial services as assigned at any of HomeAgain’s locations. This is a part-time (20-hour a week) position.
Reports to: The Maintenance Supervisor
- Facilities Maintenance
- Works closely and effectively with Program Managers and House Managers of HomeAgain’s Shelters
- Responsible for daily cleaning of the Family & Men’s Shelters
- Follows a cleaning and maintenance schedule of tasks needed to maintain the health and safety of the residents
- Assist with all major cleaning projects as assigned
- Conducts light carpentry and plumbing work including painting; changing and/or replacing air filters; checking and changing light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries
- Maintains the exterior landscape of HomeAgain’s facilities
- Assists with maintenance tasks related to HomeAgain’s Master-leased units
- Provides janitorial services to the Administrative Office
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Assists with repair and maintenance of vehicles owned by the organization
- Tracks maintenance schedules for vehicles including registration, preventative maintenance, oil changes, fueling and other tasks relative to vehicle maintenance
- Storage Maintenance
- Assists with the organization and arrangement of storage
- Transports donated items to and from outside storage facilities
- Conducts pick-ups/hauling of furniture and other items to and from the organization
- Assists with inventory of donated supplies and equipment
- Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications: The incumbent for this position shall possess, minimally:
- A high school diploma (Associates degree, trade school or some college preferred) and 2 years of positive work history.
- Understanding of cleaning/janitorial and repair techniques and the ability to accurately assess repair issues
- Ability to life and carry weights in excess of 50 lbs.
- Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to effectively communicate with managers, peers and visitors
Universal Performance Standards: All HomeAgain employees are expected to exemplify and comply with the following standards and principles:
- Commitment to social justice and the ending of homelessness in our community: Works actively to end homelessness among clientele and participates in agency and community-wide efforts to end homelessness regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, familial status, gender, disability and/or sexual orientation
- Commitment to fund Development: Cooperate fully in appropriate fund development activities of the agency, including the appropriate management of key constituent relationships
- Leadership: Demonstrate integrity; take initiative; look for and accept responsibility; be a creative problem solver; recognize the contributions of others and help build consensus. Staff members are also expected to maintains a positive attitude and keep personal issues out of the workplace.
- Teamwork: Demonstrates a commitment and ability to effectively work in a variety of work teams; establish and maintain effective working relationships; show respect for and support others and work cooperatively. Moreover, each staff member is expected to utilize a wide variety of skills across programmatic lines and appropriately and effectively coordinate activities with other departments.
- Communication: Effectively and positively communicate with a variety of people in the workplace.
- Professionalism: Adhere to established personnel policies and work standards. Maintain a professional demeanor; handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy; listen to others; maintain excellent oral and written self- expression; represent themselves and the organization well in public.
- Customer service: Demonstrate a commitment to, maintain high standards and practices of top quality customer service and adhere to the customer service standards established by the organization.
- Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrate a high degree of technical knowledge relative to the position; maintains a high degree of knowledge about HomeAgain and it programs and look for ways to enhance skills. Each staff member is expected to have a basic working knowledge about the use of technology including computers and voicemail.
- Planning/Analysis/Decision making: Demonstrate the ability to anticipate and solve problems, weigh consequences, and make appropriate decisions.
- Use of Time: Is punctual, makes good use of time while in the office and does not spend excessive work time on personal matters
- Flexibility: Demonstrate a willingness to try new approaches, able to compromise, responds to unscheduled requests
- Reliability: can be relied upon by co-workers and supervisors to complete tasks well and on time, works independently.
TO APPLY: Fill out online employment application at the bottom of the page and email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
HomeAgain provides shelter and supportive housing programs for individuals, families, seniors and veterans experiencing homelessness in Greater Richmond. Diverse programs and services efficiently address the issue of multi-generational, cyclical poverty. HomeAgain and area partners provide tools vital to securing stable housing for clients. This project provides the skills to build strategic partnerships, advancing HomeAgain’s efforts to end homelessness. The VISTA will strengthen HomeAgain’s capacity by improving data quality. Data will then be used to develop strategic goals and promote housing focused solutions. The VISTA will manage special initiatives addressing the needs of veteran, chronic, senior and family homelessness throughout the year, achieving a greater impact for HomeAgain clients. Specific project objectives are as follows: (1) Promote permanent housing focused solutions to ending homelessness; (2) Improve data quality and use in decision-making; (3) Build strategic partnerships that advance efforts to end homelessness; and (4) Engage in special initiatives to end veteran, chronic, senior and family homelessness.
HomeAgain is a high-performing non-profit that has a 40-year history of providing quality services to the community. The VISTA Member will support HomeAgain to transition into a more effective provider of Housing First response services across the Greater-Richmond region. The VISTA will work closely with HomeAgain leadership, various stakeholders, other local community and state leaders, and the Virginia Housing Alliance to assess the programs’ housing first alignment, recruit, train and manage volunteers, enhance data collection process and generate reports to benefit all stakeholders, evaluate data on youth and families, and enhance coordination across sectors to develop collaborative strategies.
Program benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible; choice of education award or end of service stipend; health coverage; living allowance; relocation allowance; training
Other: Support from a VISTA Leader
Terms and conditions of member service: Car required
Minimum age: 18
Desired education level: Associates degree (AA)
Skills: Communications; community organization; computers/technology; fundraising / grant writing; leadership; writing/editing; general skills; non-profit management; social services; urban planning; ability to address diverse populations; time management; teamwork
TO APPLY: Go to my.americorps.gov website. Click the “Search Listings” button at bottom of website. Under “Program Name” type in “Virginia Housing Alliance.” Click on HomeAgain and “Apply Now!” For questions, contact Arika Neal, VHA AmeriCorps Program Manager, at 804-332-2096 or email@example.com.
HomeAgain is seeking skilled, committed professionals to provide on-site supervision and support to adults and children residing in our emergency shelters on an as-needed basis. Relief staff provide program and operational support and facilitate a supportive, therapeutic, and healing environment for those experiencing a housing crisis. Responsibilities include ensuring a safe, clean, and healthy environment by monitoring all activities within the shelter; ensuring compliance with house rules and agency procedures; documenting non-compliance and intervening as necessary using HomeAgain’s protocols; providing front office support and coverage including staffing the phones; receiving visitors; monitoring entrances and exits to the shelter, and completing all required paperwork.
Qualified candidates are those who have a passionate commitment to serving persons experiencing homelessness. Other requirements include: a high school diploma or GED; the ability to establish appropriate, positive, and nurturing relationships with residents and co-workers; strong conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills, and proficient computer skills. Some college education as well as a background in human services is preferred. Incumbents must be available for training.