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Maintenance Worker

Homes First

This is a Contract position in Kingston, ON posted March 10, 2021.

APPLICANTS MUST QUOTE “M21” Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.

Maintenance Workers perform corrective and preventive maintenance on the Agency’s buildings, maintain a safe and healthy work environment, prepare vacant units for occupancy and adhere to the mission statement and policies and procedures of Homes First Society.

JOB REQUIREMENTS Perform maintenance and repairs in the areas of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and general maintenance.

Maintain cooperative working relationships with staff and interact positively with tenant populations who have experienced homelessness, mental health and addiction problems.

Maintain inventory and take care of tools and equipment.

Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle throughout employment.

Must be able to lift 25 kilograms.

Knowledge of group processes and dynamics Demonstrated interpersonal and team work skills; ability to maintain co-operative working relationships with Shelter and Housing co-workers and interact positively with the tenant population who have experienced homelessness, mental health and aliiction problems Demonstrated ability to work independently Demonstrated organizational, time management, and administration skills Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in languages other than English an asset QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Grade 12 education.

At least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.

Good communication and organization skills.

Working knowledge of building management/maintenance routines, Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Building Code and able to ensure that Occupational Health and Safety, WHMIS and other relevant standards and legal requirements are met.

Several years’ experience working with people who are homeless, under-housed and who are hard to house Knowledge of tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness Experience with RTA Excellent interpersonal skills Knowledge of relevant laws, standards and guidelines Knowledge of resources and services available in the community Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and organization skills Certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset Note that the above job requirements are not exhaustive.

Other duties may be assigned from time to time as required.

Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required.

The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer