Career Opportunities: We are hiring!

~ WE CURRENTLY HAVE TWO JOB OPENINGS ~

Job Description: Facilities Technician

 Supervised by: Executive Administrator

 Summary of primary job functions: The Facilities Technician is part of the Resource Development Department within the Family Support Services program. The Family Support Services program supports all other programs at Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center.

General Position Information: 20 hours a week - Non-exempt $16.00 - $20.00 an hour DOE     

 To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to Denise Gonsalves, Executive Administrator, at Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center.

 Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include: basic janitorial work, basic yard work and supporting the maintenance of one main building/grounds. Main building maintenance involves completing maintenance projects you are capable of and coordinating outside vendors as needed to do maintenance projects.

·Janitorial: Daily tasks such as empting waste baskets/recycling, cleaning - hallways, lobby, floors, meeting rooms, offices, stairways, kitchens, windows and bathrooms. Deep cleaning as needed.

·Grounds/yard work: such as pressure washing, weeding, mowing and taking recycling bins out to the street & back for city pick up.

·Building Maintenance: general projects such as changing light bulbs, touch up painting, and minor repairs.

o Scheduling and overseeing building/grounds projects as needed from outside companies/vendors (Ex: elevator, fire extinguishers, gutter cleaners etc.).

o Scheduling plumbing, pest control and other vendors for immediate issues as needed.

o Ensuring ongoing yearly preventative maintenance projects are completed.

· Schedule regular vehicle repairs/maintenance for agency vehicle.

· Follow agency procurement protocol to request and collect quotes and apply for historical building permits as needed for facilities projects.

· Assist with general moving of supplies and furniture as needed.

· Ensure that agency facilities equipment is well-maintained and complies with governmental regulations and environmental, health and security standards. 

· Assist with ordering, purchasing, storing and tracking facilities supplies.

· Notify supervisor of building maintenance and grounds needs.

· Maintain a professional, welcoming demeanor in all interactions with volunteers, participants, staff and outside vendors.

·      Assist with the coordination of volunteer work projects on the grounds as needed.

· Perform other related duties as required.

 Job Specific Knowledge, Skill & Abilities

· Previous experience in facilities maintenance and/or familiarity with general maintenance, yard work, and housekeeping tasks & equipment required.

· Able to move and/or lift objects up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

· This position requires some strenuous physical exertion such as repeated lifting, pushing, bending, ability to climb ladders and standing for long periods of time.

· Cooperative and willing to assist others.

· Attention to detail.

· Effective in evaluating personal abilities to complete maintenance issues versus the need to hire outside professionals.

· Knowledge of safety related to janitorial/yard/maintenance tasks and equipment.

· Reading and interpreting facilities & safety related laws and regulations

· Valid California Driver’s license and clean DMV record required.

 Agency Specific Knowledge, Skill & Abilities

· Competent computer skills including basic Microsoft Office knowledge

· Commitment to attend staff and department meetings

· Ability to professionally represent the agency through appropriate demeanor and attire

· Capable of working collaboratively and independently

· Maintain a high level of self-awareness and healthy boundaries with participants

· Desire to self-reflect and evaluate personal beliefs, biases, values, attitudes and actions

· Maintain and practice a comprehensive self-care routine

· Maintain flexibility regarding job roles and duties

· Capacity to assess, prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced and ever changing environment with minimal supervision

· Ability to efficiently evaluate and problem solve complex issues

· Fluent and articulate English writing and speaking abilities

· Commitment to maintain a mutually respectful & supportive work environment that values and empowers team members to collectively accomplish program goals

· Positive results from a background check is required and proof of eligibility to work within the United States required

LGBTQ encouraged to apply.

 

Job Description: Office Assistant

 Supervised by: Office Manager

General Position Information: 16 hours a week - Non-exempt   (Must be available Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays)  $13 – $15/hour DOE

 To apply please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to dgonsalves@wafwc.org.

 The Office Assistant is part of the Family Support Services (FSS) program within the Resource Development Department. The FSS program ensures that everyone who enters our doors feels cared for and respected.  Under the supervision of the Office Manager, the Office Assistant supports all agency programs by helping with daily operations of the office, coordinating the Donation Room and supporting the agency Food Bank as needed.

 Duties and Responsibilities

·  Supporting the Office Manager with warmly greeting participants, donors and visitors by phone and in person, determining their needs and assisting them to connect with departments or resources.

·   Supporting the Family Support Services Donation Room program by accepting donations from donors and maintaining the Donation Room for participants.

·  Support with campaigns associated with the Family Support Services programs

·  Answer telephone, screen, direct calls, take/relay messages

·  General clerical support including data entry, preparation of documents and managing sign-up sheets for workshops/groups

·  Intake /Log-in Participants

·  Tidy/maintain the reception area and lobby including empting trash bins

·  Train and supervise volunteers for the Front office, Donation Barn and Food Bank

·Job Specific Knowledge, Skill & Abilities

·   Must have a current California Driver’s License, pass a DMV background check and be comfortable with driving agency vehicles as needed for donation pick-ups.

·  Ability to lift, bend and carry items that are donated to the agency and need to be organized in the donation room and/or food bank

·  Completion of the 40-hour state certified Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence training (available through our organization and must be completed as soon as training is made available to you if you are not already certified upon hiring)

·  Experience working with Survivors of Domestic Violence helpful but not required.

·  Knowledge of community & agency resources.

·  Bilingual (English/Spanish) & Bi-literate (Spanish/English) helpful but not required

Agency Specific Knowledge, Skill & Abilities

·Competent computer skills including basic Microsoft Office knowledge

·Commitment to attend staff and department meetings

·Ability to professionally represent the agency through appropriate demeanor and attire

·Capable of working collaboratively and independently

·Maintain a high level of self-awareness and healthy boundaries with participants

· Desire to self-reflect and evaluate personal beliefs, biases, values, attitudes and actions

· Maintain and practice a comprehensive self-care routine

· Maintain flexibility regarding job roles and duties

· Ability to apply the strength-based model to support volunteers and co-workers

·Ability to manage volunteers including creating a welcoming environment, setting clear expectations, having healthy boundaries and addressing performance issues

· Capacity to assess, prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced and ever changing environment with minimal supervision

· Ability to efficiently evaluate and problem solve complex issues

· Fluent and articulate writing abilities

· Commitment to maintain a mutually respectful & supportive work environment that values and empowers team members to collectively accomplish program goals

LGBTQ encouraged to apply. 

It is the policy of Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center to provide equal employment, volunteer opportunities and services (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices),national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves (requesting or approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by federal, state or local law.