Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for New York City's most vulnerable residents - people living on the streets, in subways, or in public areas. An innovative and data-driven leader, Urban Pathways is known for the effectiveness of our "housing first" approach. We engage individuals where they are in the cycle of homelessness. Through outreach and drop-in center services, transitional, long-term and permanent housing, and comprehensive support services, Urban Pathways helps more than 2,000 homeless men and women take control of their lives and find their way home. Urban Pathways is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. We seek to hire talented and highly motivated individuals who will partner with us to provide excellent service to our clients.
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Facility Technician duties include:
•Conduct a monthly facility review identifying necessary facility maintenance and repair needs. Complete appropriate monthly report and submit to the Director of Operations and Program Director in a timely manner.
•Executes all tasks with care and attention.
•Completes all repairs in a timely way.
•Reports all emergency facility problems to the Director of Operations immediately.
•Carries a beeper/cell phone (provided by the agency) 24 hours 7 days a week for emergency facility problems, consult with the Director of Operations immediately, and provide appropriate follow-up.
•Knows the physical facilities contractual requirements, including the kitchen, as is required by appropriate funding sources. Report to the Director of Operations/Program Director when the facility is near or has lapsed in any of these areas.
•Identify and follow through with all preventative maintenance needs such as seasonal facility needs i.e. servicing boilers, replacing air conditioning filters, building winterization, fire extinguisher and smoke detector needs and/or replacement.
•Works safely, using all appropriate health and safety precautions in performing tasks.
•Works as a team member with all coworkers.
•Attends supervision, meetings and training as assigned.
•Preforms all other duties as assigned.
•High School Diploma or GED
•Some formal training in building maintenance/construction with ability to diagnose simple technical problems; do minor repairs to the physical facility; do carpentry and painting; solve technical problems and discuss them with supervisory staff.
•Sensitivity and patience in working with people who are homeless.
•Ability to both develop and follow a scheduled workplan.
•Ability to develop, schedule and perform preventative and remedial repairs and maintenance on facility and equipment.
•Ability to work independently and maintain productivity.
•Good written and good interpersonal communication skills.