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Maintenance Worker

Company: Agate Housing and Services
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

CAREER OPPORTUNITYAgate Housing and Services is an innovative and collaborative nonprofit organization whose mission is to end homelessness and relieve hunger through action and advocacy. We progress toward this goal by providing emergency services, shelter, and housing programs for individuals and families. We meet people experiencing homelessness where they are and accompany them on their journey to safe, stable housing and a healthier life. We believe that housing is a basic human right.Agate Housing and Services values are:Integrity: Consistently doing the right thing even if it isn't the popular thing. Equity: Fighting the status quo by actively examining and changing the way things are done to better represent the people who are most impacted by homelessness and hunger. Humanity: Understanding how these issues impact us- the community, our staff, and the people we work with- as a collective and developing relationships by establishing trust when we put in work to understand the needs of people experiencing homelessness and hunger. Creativity: Responding to the needs of the community with innovative and unique solutions. Agate Housing and Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AAE, offering competitive pay and exceptional benefits including; medical insurance, employer paid dental and life insurance, short term disability, 4 weeks of paid time off in the first year of employment, and a 401k retirement savings with an employer match. POSITION DESCRIPTION & OVERVIEWTitle: Maintenance WorkerReports To: Location Site Manager/DirectorSchedule: Flexible, Part time with some on-call hoursCompensation: $17.34-$18.34/hourJob Classification: Hourly, Non-exempt, 20-25 Hours/WeekUnion Representation: This position is represented by the AFSCME Local 999The Maintenance Worker will primarily be responsible for interior and exterior maintenance and routine repairs to our facilities located in Minneapolis. The Maintenance Worker will assist with preventative maintenance as well as performing light repairs of office furniture, fixtures, and other items as needed. This position requires a self-directed individual with strong attention to detail.PRIMARY DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Ensure that our four work sites are well maintained for staff, clients, and visitors by routinely conducting building assessments and prioritizing maintenance needs.
  • Report any potential health or safety risks on premises to the Facilities Director.
  • Perform maintenance and routine repairs as needed: lightbulb replacement, door locks, leaking faucets etc.Performs all other duties, as assigned.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION Medium work - Standing most of the time. Occasionally exerting up to 50 pounds of force, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma or GED and maintenance experience.
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs and able to stand or walk for long periods of time.
    • Routine maintenance duties will require light mechanical, plumbing and/or electrical skills.
    • Must have valid driver's license and pass driving background check. Must have a reliable vehicle to move between sites.
    • Must be able to pass background check.In addition, successful applicants will embrace the following perspective, skills and abilities:
      • Commitment to Agate Housing and Services' values and mission of ending homelessness and relieving hunger through action and advocacy.
      • Commitment to working towards an anti-racist culture both within Agate Housing and Services and the broader community.
      • Hold the belief that every household can achieve housing stability.
      • Commitment to harm reduction and housing first philosophies.
      • Ability to work respectfully with clients, coworkers, and key stakeholders who are diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and religion.
      • Ability to establish rapport quickly with people experiencing a crisis through use of trauma informed care, client centered care, and strengths-based approaches.
      • Ability to meet expectations regarding paperwork and documentation through organizational skills, a strong attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and accurately, competency and comfort using technology and computers.Experience that gives applicants the required skills, abilities, and perspectives listed above are commonly gained through one or more of the following:
        • Personal experience with homelessness;
        • Experience working, interning, or volunteering with people experiencing homelessness;
        • An Associates, Bachelor's, or Master's degree in a relevant field such as Social Work (with accompanying licensure), Human Services, or Family Studies.We encourage applicants with lived experience to apply. However, if you have received services from Agate Housing and Services within the last two years this will make you ineligible for employment. AGENCY COVID-19 REQUIREMENTSAgate Housing and Services maintains a COVID-19 preparedness plan that mitigates the transmission and spread of COVID-19. Programs also maintain practices to ensure the safety of staff, clients, residents, and community members. With that, Agate Housing and Services is requiring all new employees, volunteers, interns to show proof of full vaccination upon onboarding. Further questions regarding our COVID-19 policy can be directed to Human Resources at REFERRAL BONUS PROGRAMDo you know someone who you think would be a good fit for a position at our organization? Please refer them! Agate Housing and Services offers a $250 bonus to employees who refer qualified candidates for current openings. To be eligible for rewards, candidates must be hired as permanent full or part-time employees (this excludes on-call, employees, temporary employees, interns or contract workers). When applying for the position, candidates must clearly state the name of the current employee that referred them. The referral bonus will be paid out within one month of the candidate's six (6) month anniversary. There is no cap on the number of referral bonuses an employee can receive! HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONVisit and select the opening for which you wish to apply. Submit your information under "Apply Now" and you will be directed to the full application, where you can upload your resume and cover letter. If you have previously created an account to apply for a position at Agate Housing and Services, log in to your account before attempting to apply for another position.Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Qualified applicants will be selected for interviews as applications are received. No phone calls please.Agate Housing and Services is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and strives to promote an environment that is diverse and inclusive where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Employees actively participate in various committees that give voice to staff to create active participation and involvement in shaping the future of our agency. Agate Housing and Services is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Keywords: Agate Housing and Services, Minneapolis , Maintenance Worker, Professions , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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