Website Lydia Place

INTERNSHIP POSITION: MAINTENANCE INTERN

LOCATION: Whatcom County, WA

PAY RATE: None

PROGRAM: Campus Housing Program

SUPPORTED BY: Facilities and Capital Projects Manager, Property Manager, Program Director

POSITION SUMMARY: The Maintenance Intern will support the Facilities and Capital Projects Manager in assisting with office and client residential ongoing maintenance needs and unit turnover.

PROGRAM LENGTH: Minimum 6 month commitment (2 quarters), 12-16 hours a week

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to the Facilities and Capital Projects Manager, Chris Ludjin, at cludjin@lydiaplace.org. Position open until filled.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Actively completing a degree or certification program in related field; or other related educational/occupational experience. Applicants using internship for class credit preferred but not required
• Ability to adapt easily to change and handle stressful situations effectively and on a regular basis
• Interest in the fields of social justice and human services
• Strong organization skills
• Ability to use basic tools independently
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently without direct supervision in a busy environment
• Experience and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically
• Ability to communicate written and orally with clarity and professionalism
• Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance required
• Personal set of tools preferred (recommended tools include: cordless impact drive w/ bits, a slotted and Phillips screw driver, 2’ level, 8’’ channel-locks, set of Allen wrenches, utility knife, hammer)
• Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality

BENEFITS:
• Gain experience with operations of a non-profit organization
• Develop skills related to trouble-shooting and diagnostic problem solving, painting, plumbing, drywalling, and other basic maintenance and remodeling skills
• Learn how to work, communicate, and make positive change in a professional office environment
• Gain insight about the complexities of poverty and homelessness
• Letter of recommendation can be provided upon successful completion of internship

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support the Facilities and Capital Projects Manager in maintaining each facility to a level that ensures the health and safety of staff and residents
• Support with grounds maintenance work which may include lawn mowing, weeding, pruning, cleaning gutters, and general outdoor lawn and building upkeep
• Performs other duties as assigned

Communication and Other Essential Functions:
• Fulfill all duties as a mandated reporter of child abuse or child neglect to DCFS
• Maintain client confidentiality in all circumstances expect those required by law
• Participate in weekly check-ins with supervisor
• Communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, supervisors, and community partners
• Additional 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 30 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. The employee is required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee also is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, or balance.

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