The Salvation Army

Maintenance Worker/Handy Person (Part-Time)

US-NY-St. Albans
Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $10.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $18.00/Hr.
Regular Part-Time


The Maintenance/Handyperson is responsible to perform routine repairs in and around the facility while adhering to a standard that meets all outside monitoring requirements to ensure a safe and clean environment for our individual’s homes. Additionally, the Maintenance/Handyperson is responsible to participate in the duties of the regular cleaning and sanitizing of the property. The Maintenance/Handyperson ensures the proper maintenance and upkeep of the facility. The maintenance Worker reports to the QA/Training Coordinator. Function at a full capacity within your job description and requirement



  • Repair structures and work with wood, wallboard, tiles, power tools, and hand tools.  Build wall partitions; replace doors, locks, etc. Some blueprint and sketches.
  • Unclog sinks, drains, toilets; replace/repair sinks, faucets, toilets, grout tile. Familiar with and able to solder and braze pipe. Some blueprint reading helpful.
  • Replace fuses; test circuits; install receptacles, three-way switches and light fixtures; replace ballast and plugs; familiar with multi-tester and wire gauge.
  • Knowledge of low-pressure boilers; familiarity with air conditioning and cooling towers.
  • Familiar with buffing, striping and waxing the floors. 
  • Strip and wax all floors on a quarterly basis.
  • Submit requisitions for necessary maintenance/repair supplies to the Director of DDS on a weekly basis and control the inventory of supplies.
  • Complete the monthly physical plant and fire safety audit of the facility.
  • Establish and execute a formalized preventative maintenance schedule for the facility, i.e. painting, plastering, plumbing, changing locks, changing lighting fixtures, stripping and waxing floors, installing shades, etc.
  • Ensure the overall cleanliness of the facility.
  • Supervise the installation of facility furniture and appliances.
  • Participate in moving clients in and out of the facility.
  • Maintain vehicle maintenance/mileage record prior to and upon returning from trips.
  • Regular attendance in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Provide accurate, complete and timely documentation of Adult Daily Living training (ADL) in group notes.
  • Participate in meetings as assigned including supervisory and service planning meetings.
  • Strictly adheres to all Agency policies regarding Confidentiality, HIPAA requirements and Corporate Compliance
  • Adhere diligently to all life-safety policies and procedures.
  • Always provides proper notification when late or absent.
  • Demonstrates reliability when on-call. Available to work overtime necessary (only non-exempt employees).
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization workflow. Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of direct supervisor.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of clients, shelter/programs, agency and or The Salvation Army.
  • Reports to work well groomed and in compliance with dress code. Wears I.D. badge while on duty.
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with client, visitors, contract staff, volunteers and co-workers.
  • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintain a positive attitude at the work place and towards job.
  • Projects a good image in dealing with the public and clients.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of persons and population served.
  • Demonstrates reliability when on-call. Available to work overtime necessary (only non-exempt employees).
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization workflow. Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of direct supervisor.
  • Ability to read printed materials and computer screens.
  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight 50 pounds including the occasional moving of furniture and setting up and replacing chairs, etc.
  • Ability to adjust focus; specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception                                                    


  • H.S. Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Able to work comfortably within a difficult population
  • Able to follow through with assigned tasks
  • Has respect and consideration for the resident being served. .
  • Experience with cleaning and repair equipment, including vacuum/shop vac, floor machines, snow blower and yard & landscaping equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of and competence in, carpentry, electricity and plumbing.
  • Adequate knowledge of the operation of boilers, electrical machinery, elevators, HVAC and fire pump & standpipe/sprinkler systems.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. Computer experience a plus.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • CPR & First Aide trained
  • Must be on call via Phone 24/ 7 days per week


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