Job Posting 67191

Maintenance Worker
Homes First
Toronto Metro area
closed 11 days ago (Thu, 14 Jan)
full time  •  $48,408
  • Bring your maintenance skills to an organization that helps break the cycle of homelessness 
  • Finish each day knowing that you've made a difference in the lives of others
  • Enjoy a highly attractive salary of $48,408 and an excellent benefits package

About Homes First

Based in Toronto, Homes First has been providing supportive housing and shelter for over 35 years with a focus on the chronically homeless, people with complex mental health and addictions issues, and seniors. We operate from a harm reduction and client-centred approach. 

Homes First is a rapidly growing organization and we need hardworking people to join us at our shelters and respites to provide services to those people with the fewest housing options.

For more information please visit our website. 

About the Opportunity 

Currently, Homes First is looking for a dedicated Maintenance Worker to join our team in Toronto, Ontario on a full-time basis. 

As our new Maintenance Worker, you will provide corrective and preventative 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.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Performing maintenance and repairs in the areas of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and general maintenance.
  • Maintaining co-operative working relationships with Shelter and Housing co-workers as well as interacting positively with the tenant population who have experienced homelessness, mental health, and addiction problems. 
  • Maintaining inventory and taking care of tools and equipment.

In order to qualify for this role, you will have a minimum Grade 12 education along with at least 3-5 years relevant maintenance experience. Working knowledge of building management/maintenance routines, the Ontario Fire Code and the Ontario Building Code is required, as is the ability to ensure that Occupational Health and Safety, WHMIS and other relevant standards are met. Certifications in CPR, First Aid and Crisis Prevention and Intervention are all assets. 

As our ideal candidate, you'll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability work independently. You'll have an understanding of tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness. Your strong organizational, time management, and administration skills will ensure your success in this role as you support a team working to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.  

Please note that this role requires the ability to lift 25 kilograms, as well as having a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle throughout employment. 

About the Benefits

In appreciation of your hard work and dedication, you can expect to be rewarded with a highly attractive salary of $48,408 based on skills and experience. 

As well as joining a positive unionized environment you can also look forward to receiving fantastic benefits, including:

  • Health and Dental benefits
  • Pension of 8% - employee contribution of 1.9% and employer contribution of 6.1%
  • Two weeks vacation on joining that increases by a week after a year
  • Three weeks of sick days per year
  • Huge amounts of training offered - we have two offsite training days a year with both breakfast and lunch provided
  • Opportunities for career progression - the growing homelessness crisis requires us to grow too and we prefer to promote from within

Upon joining Homes First, you will be welcomed into a supportive and inclusive team. We greatly value the contributions of all our team members and are committed to providing a safe and rewarding working environment as well as opportunities for professional development and career progression

If you're looking for a new and rewarding career - Apply Now!


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