Maintenance - TEMPORARY

Title:                    Maintenance
 
Program:             Agency Programs
 
Reports to:          Shelter Program Director
 
VALLEY OASIS was incorporated in 1981 as the Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council. In 1980, Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor, 5th District, of Los Angeles County, created a task force to conduct a needs assessment to identify the services available for domestic violence victims.

It was quickly determined that there was a great need for a domestic violence shelter in the region and through the supervisor's efforts, Valley Oasis Domestic Violence Shelter was open. In 2006, the agency celebrated 25 years of service by creating a D.B.A, changing the name to Valley Oasis. In addition to the name change the agency incorporated a logo and tag line NURTURE HEAL RENEW. Although the agency is a community-based organization, we assist qualified individuals throughout the United States.
All programs of Valley Oasis provide services to the following individuals:
  • Men     
  • Women
  • Children
  • Emancipated Minors
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning
  • All Races, Socio-economic Backgrounds, and Religious Beliefs
The Valley Oasis Shelter began assisting male victims in 1989 and until recently, we were the only agency in the United States willing to assist male victims. Our agency works closely with many agencies throughout the community and State to assist victims of domestic violence with specialized needs.                   

Essential Job Functions:
  • Run the daily maintenance operations of the property and buildings;
  • Prepare a weekly maintenance schedule and allocate work orders as they come in;
  • Maintain all inventory and equipment, and ensure proper storage;
  • Comply with all health and safety regulations and practices on agency sites;
  • Carry out inspections of the facilities to identify and resolve issues;
  • Monitor & procure expenses;
  • Manage and maintain relationships with community vendors;
  • Inspect property and buildings for life/safety issues and take immediate corrective action;
  • Identify building maintenance needs and prioritize work schedule;
  • Be a self-starter and work independently in the absence of supervision;
  • Perform a full range of skilled building maintenance for extended periods of time;
  • Maintain a clean work area and shop;
  • Establish and maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Perform preventative maintenance on buildings including but not limited to: carpentry, electrical, painting, plastering, dry walling, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and mechanical repair work, door hardware, keying, exit and emergency lighting;
  • Repair electrical switches, outlets, lighting systems and fixtures;
  • Perform advanced level plumbing work including installation, repair and replacement of plumbing fixtures including sinks, toilets, faucets, water heaters and pipes;
  • Inspect building facilities to identify building maintenance needs; complete inspection and preventative maintenance reports, recommend, prioritize and perform corrective maintenance as required;
  • Install, maintain and repair a variety of mechanical tools and equipment such as power saws, power sanders, drills, air compressors, paint sprayers, generators, pressure washers, landscaping equipment and various hand tools required for carpentry, plumbing and maintenance skills;
  • Responsible for procurement of all materials needed;
  • Traveling from site to site;
  • Supervise and guide volunteer maintenance workers;
  • Attend agency and program meetings;
  • Attend trainings and continuing education activities as assigned;
  • Adhere to agency policies and procedures including confidentiality, child abuse reporting, and code of ethics;
  • Additional tasks, projects and or responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor that are not outlined but which are an important part of the agency’s goals and/or program outcomes.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Advanced knowledge of general maintenance procedures and techniques;
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair work;
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance requirements and practices;
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical systems, plumbing, carpentry, etc.;
  • Operate with a high level of personal organization;
  • Able to maintain a supportive, calm and professional attitude at all times;
  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds above the waist and carry heavy objects;
  • Actively promote positive, nurturing interactions between residents;
  • Ability to work well in a crisis situation;
  • Ability to handle common problems without supervisor intervention while knowing when supervisor participation is warranted;
  • Ability to work overtime, if needed, including weekends, holidays and evenings;
  • Work effectively under conditions of limited supervision, high stress and rapidly changing situations and circumstances;
  • Able to take appropriate steps to deal with emergency situations with the goal of maintaining the safety of all residents;
  • Considers impact of personal and professional choices. Consistently make decisions in keeping with organizational values and Supervisor’s direction;
  • Maintain professional boundaries;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Accountability – be on time for scheduled shifts;
  • Be able to read and write English;
  • Bilingual Preferred but not preferred.
Qualifications & Experience:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Three years’ experience in facilities maintenance;
  • Experience in a residential facility setting strongly preferred;
  • Experience working with an agency that provides trauma services;
  • Proficient computer skills; Microsoft programs, data entry and Google drive experience preferred.
Agency Requirements:
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License;
  • Reliable transportation;
  • Auto Insurance;
  • Clean driving record;
  • Employee will be required to complete a TB test, fingerprinting, drug screen (employment pending on drug screen), 40-hour Domestic Violence training and CPR/First Aid certification.
Physical Demands & Work Conditions
 
An employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job must meet physical demands described:
  • May be in contact with individuals in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not be attentive to personal hygiene and safety for themselves
  • May experience unpleasant sensory demands associated with an individual’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal care
  • May experience crisis situations and potentially hostile situations, must be ready to respond quickly and effectively.
An employee is required to:
  • Walk and climb stairs; Handle, grasp and feel objects and equipment; Reach with hands and arms; extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist; Communicate ideas and information verbally and written word; Be able to move oneself quickly and easily from place to place; Repeat various motions with hands, wrists, fingers; Climb on stools, steps and/or ladders; Be subject to outside environmental conditions, including but not limited to: Rain, heat, wind.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. If accommodation(s) are required, employee must inform Human Resources by the first week of employment. If an accommodation is not required at the time of employment, but is later required, you must inform Human Resources at the time it is needed.

Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 40 hours a week (may require varied hours)

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.

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