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Benefits

On-going training

On-going training

Public transportation nearby

Public transportation nearby

Description

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.

APPLICANTS MUST QUOTE “MW21”

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 addiction 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

Submit Resume to:

Homes First Society, Fax: 416-214-1873, Attention: Kayla Piper

Or email: kayla.piper@homesfirst.on.ca

When applying, please quote MW21. Please no phone calls.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Requirements

Level of education

High school

Diploma

Certificate
Completed

Work experience (years)

3-5 years

Written languages

En : Advanced

Spoken languages

En : Advanced

Internal reference No. MW21