Website Lydia Place

POSITION TITLE: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

MISSION: To disrupt the cycle of homelessness and promote sustained independence for current and future generations.

VISION: A compassionate community where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive.

FACILITIES: Lydia Place Properties

SUPPORTED BY: Facilities & Capital Projects Manager

SALARY RANGE: $16.00 – $21.42* per hour, non-exempt, 16 hrs/week
*Candidate offers consider experience, qualifications, internal equity.
Entry salary typically in the first third of the range.

BENEFITS PACKAGE: 21 days of paid time off (PTO) per year (prorated for Regular PT employees based on FTE rate); 11 paid holidays; agency sponsored healthcare plan (for Regular employees working 30 or more hours per week); 3% employer contribution to 403(b) Retirement Plan after 1 year of employment; supportive work culture; family friendly and flexible scheduling.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for carrying out regular and emergency facility repairs and fulfilling maintenance requests under the direction of the Facility and Capital Projects Manager.

LYDIA PLACE VALUES:

COMMUNITY
We believe strong healthy communities are the foundation to a better world.

EQUITY
We believe it is our responsibility to actively challenge systems of oppression. We recognize a majority of those experiencing homelessness have been marginalized.

UPSTREAM IMPACT
We believe that the best way to eliminate homelessness is to look beyond short-term solutions and focus on breaking the generational cycle of poverty.

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS
We value each other as humans first. We know that the best outcomes for our clients and our community are achieved when our team is healthy and thriving.

TO APPLY: Email resume and detailed cover letter outlining your interest, qualifications and experience as it relates to this position in attached .doc or .pdf format to HR & Operations Manager, Haley White at haleyw@lydiaplace.org. You may also submit hard copy materials via PO BOX 28487 Bellingham, WA 98228. Position open until filled.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Lydia Place is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Real-world experience has value in the workplace. Individuals who identify with non-dominant groups, who have experienced poverty and had first-hand knowledge working with system resources, and who have relevant, real-world experience equivalent to minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interpersonal skills to interact with employees or residents in an effective and pleasant manner at all times and in alignment with Lydia Place values
  • Ability to work independently, adapt easily to change, and handle stressful situations effectively
  • Comfortable engaging with a diverse group of people including individuals experiencing mental health related symptoms
  • Attention to detail to ensure that all jobs are completed in an exemplar manner and any potential hazards or warning signs of problems are not overlooked
  • Physical stamina to handle a full shift of being active and working on facilities
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of maintenance tasks including but not limited to:
    • Indoor and outdoor painting and general household repair
    • Plumbing knowledge to address leaks, clogs, or other drainage problems
    • Carpentry ability to handle basic repairs around the buildings
    • Groundskeeping capability
  • Must be able to work independently and manage multiple tasks
  • Working knowledge of hand tools and maintenance techniques
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience providing maintenance services
  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull 80 lbs on a regular basis and be ability to squat, kneel and climb
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Must have own tools
  • Must be willing to follow directions, work independently and as a team member
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse economic, cultural, and social backgrounds
  • Access to a dependable vehicle, valid WA state driver’s license, and proof of valid vehicle insurance
  • Required to undergo Federal Background and DSHS Investigation

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the direction of the Facility & Capital Projects Manager, carry out maintenance requests included but not limited to:
    • Repairing broken or leaking plumbing to avoid water damage and restore full use of water fixtures
    • Painting the building when old paint has become faded or chipped
    • Repair or install new fixtures and appliances
    • Repairing holes in walls, doors, and trim
    • Applying preventative measures to the building to reduce risk of future problems
    • Maintains property in a neat and orderly fashion
    • Identify and fix safety hazards to avoid injuries
    • Weatherize properties at seasonal changes including pressuring washing, salting sidewalks, resident snow supplies, etc.
  • Support the Program teams in moving, storing, and delivering furniture to residents
  • Support the Community Engagement team in moving and storing event supplies and set up
  • Performs grounds maintenance work including lawn mowing, weeding, pruning, cleaning gutters, and general outdoor lawn and building upkeep.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

To perform job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies: listens and gets clarification, balances team and individual responsibilities, gives and welcomes feedback, treats people with respect, keeps commitments, follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization’s goals and values, adapts to changes in the work environment, is consistently at work on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, asks for and offers help when needed, displays willingness to make decisions, supports and explains reasoning for decisions, includes appropriate people on decision making process, observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception. While performing these job duties, the employee is regularly required to listen to others and provide verbal feedback. Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, or balance.

To apply for this job email your details to haleyw@lydiaplace.org