Posittion: Maintenance Assistant
Reports To: Maintenance Director
Celebrating the ART of life at all stages through managed Retirement, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer communities by anticipating and meeting residents’ needs with the highest levels of expertise, compassion, and quality care.
Employees of Artēgan Communities are considered a Member of the Artēgan family so will hereafter be referred to as Member(s) in all Artēgan documents.
Promotes rich living experiences for residents living within the community, promoting the Artēgan “Celebrating the Art of Life” philosophy. Responsible for performing maintenance department duties as assigned by the Maintenance Director. Responsible for maintaining and promoting the integrity of the First Impressions Program.
All duties will be performed in accordance with established community standards, policies and procedures, resident service objectives, and resident rights policies and objectives. There is a rotating on-call responsibility for this position.
All of Artēgan community Member team members are responsible and have full accountability for fulfillment of the mission of Artēgan.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Written and oral communication skills in English.
- Highly organized approach to work.
- Able to multi-task and prioritize assigned job duties.
- Ability to complete basic maintenance services such as simple plumbing, and equipment repair.
- Be available for flexible working hours.
- Must have the ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others, whether involved with residents, their families or the public at large.
- Positive attitude with abundant enthusiasm.
Essential Job Functions:
- Be a team player and behave in a professional manner at all times while in the course of employment and/or on the community premises.
- Avoid sharing personal information with residents and/or their family members.
- Ability to effectively communicate in English
- Physically able to lift up to 25 pounds on a frequent basis, and 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
- Physically able to carry up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 25 pounds on a rare basis for up to 100 yards.
- Physically able to stand and walk up to 95% of the workday.
- Physically able to climb stairs and climb onto and off of a three-step stepstool.
- Physically able to twist, bend, stoop, crouch and kneel occasionally to frequently throughout the workday.
- Physically able to handle, grasp and reach occasionally to frequently throughout the workday.
- Able to hear and speak as necessary to communicate with residents, coworkers, visitors and guests.
- Able to see as necessary to do their job safely.
- Able to smell as necessary to discern resident’s needs and/or building emergencies.
- Be honest, trustworthy, patient, dependable, and courteous.
- Ability to work well with others and be able to follow instructions (oral and written) accurately, timely and efficiently.
- Maintain a professional appearance while on-site and/or in the course of employment.
- Be drug and alcohol free. May be subject to random or specified drug and alcohol screening (see Member Handbook).
- Have the ability to tactfully deal with community personnel, residents, family members, visitors, etc.
- Have the ability to multi-task.
- Be able to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
- Have documentation of TB testing in compliance with community standard/policy and state law.
- Have required background check with no convictions in violation of applicable state/federal laws and no disqualifying events.
- Be willing to work as a team member with other staff.
- Understand and work at all times with Standard Precautions and prevent the spread of infections and disease.
- Become familiar with and follow community standards, policies and procedures.
- Be able to work independently, make appropriate decisions in emergencies and safeguard resident safety and wellbeing while on duty.
- All Members are required to be awake and alert during their entire work shift. Sleeping on the job site is unacceptable, even in Community break rooms.
- Members may be paid for meal breaks when they are required to be on-call, such as night shift or Members accompanying residents on outings. Members who are paid for lunch periods due to being on-call during lunch and breaks may not leave the Community during paid break/meal times. If this paid meal break occurs during a resident outing, the Member must stay with the residents during the paid meal break.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Listed below is an outline of the duties and responsibilities that the Member may be required to perform. This listing of expectations is not to be construed as an all-inclusive list and in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the Member will be required to perform.
- Perform community maintenance as assigned by the Maintenance Director. Assigned duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Perform preventive maintenance, painting and necessary repairs both inside and outside the community grounds as necessary to provide a safe, attractive and orderly environment for the benefit, use, enjoyment and protection of residents, staff and visitors.
- Assist with changing of light bulbs, smoke detectors, smoke detector batteries, etc. as needed and/or scheduled.
- Readying vacant apartments for rent, which may include making repairs, painting, cleaning carpets, installing outlet covers, and unboxing and installing new appliances, etc.
- Perform clean-up and grounds maintenance as needed at the community to assure community is presentable at all times. May include things like picking up trash noticed in parking lot or lobby areas, mowing, trimming bushes, etc.
- Assist with snow/ice abatement in parking lot and on sidewalks as necessary to assure safe passage for residents and visitors.
- Immediately report all observed community hazards to Maintenance Director.