Maintenance Worker- Part-time

Way Back Inn
Job Description
JOB TITLE:  Maintenance Worker – Part-time (~15-20 hours per week)
LOCATION:  South King County
REPORTS TO:  Program Manager/Way Back Inn Board of Directors
CLOSES:  Open until filled
Newly created part-time maintenance position – this role will manage residential maintenance needs for Way Back Inn’s 10 transitional housing units.  Currently all maintenance responsibilities are managed by volunteers and these volunteers will continue to be a resource for the maintenance person to assist with on-boarding and knowledge transition.  Approximately 15-20 hours per week.  Flexibility with work schedule however, it’s critical the required maintenance needs are met on a timely basis. 
Way Back Inn is a highly-respected, non-profit organization in South King County that provides transitional housing to homeless families with children, while helping them to rebuild their lives, dignity, and self-confidence. We provide safe, comfortable housing so parents have time to work on issues impeding their self-sufficiency, while knowing their children have a safe place to sleep at night and a nearby school to attend. We also work to prevent homelessness by offering one-time rental and utility assistance to families in danger of losing their homes.
Way Back Inn has 10 units that are in Renton, Kent & Tukwila. Currently we only have 1 full-time and 1 part-time employee – our program is run primarily by volunteers which ensures majority of the revenue is spent on helping homeless families.  
• Use basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills for the general maintenance and repairs of our units.
• Perform routine preventive maintenance on units (check fire alarms, clean vents, ensure property is free of hazards etc.)
• Assist with renovation projects and with non-routine unit preparations.
• Prepare project details & supplies list for group volunteers (e.g. provide Program Manager with list of specific tasks that can be done by a volunteer group and ensure all supplies are ready and prepped for the group volunteer event.
• Able to work:
o independently
o with Way Back Inn volunteers and,
o when needed, assist with supervision and managing of group volunteers.
• Assist with referring resident concerns to Program Manager.
• Provide weekly updates to Program Manager & Properties Committee on maintenance activities.
• Provide maintenance status updates to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis.
• Seek to provide residents with a safe, positive and sanitary environment.

• Two years prior maintenance experience – specifically carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repair knowledge.
• Motivated individual with ability to work independently or as part of a team.
• Great customer service and positive attitude a must.
• Highly organized; capable of taking personal initiative in a project as needed, making sure all work is completed and of high quality.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
• Good communication skills – verbal and written
• Project management skills – ability to manage group volunteer events and proactively partner with Program Manager to ensure success of events
• Basic computer skills, including email, Google products & Microsoft Office suite (Word & Excel).
• Dependable, self-motivated individual with a stable work history.
• HVAC knowledge and experience.
Candidates selected for this position must:
• Pass a criminal history background check prior to employment with Way Back Inn.
• Have reliable transportation and be able to meet all traveling requirements of the position.
• Possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver's license, the appropriate amount of automobile insurance, and a safe driving record, if utilizing a personal or Company-owned vehicle in the performance of job duties associated with this position.
Qualified applicants should respond by sending their resume and cover letter which should include work schedule request/requirements and salary requirements to:
Tonya Ward, Program Manager | P.O. Box 621 | Renton, WA 98057
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