Rising Ground, Inc

Maintenance Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers | US-NY-Bronx | US-NY-Yonkers
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/11/2022 8:12 PM)
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Responsible person to maintain and upkeep all assigned facilities/properties. Maintain the external/internal appearance of all homes/buildings within the I/DD department. It is important for this position to be careful and thorough in working, cleaning, and repairing all premises. Must also possess a keen eye for detail and diligence. The Maintenance Specialist will provide assist on special projects for the department and collaboration with other maintenance specialists as needed.


Rising Ground 


Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn. 




At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.





In partnership with the Residential Management Team:

  • Assists with trash removal and recycling
  • Maintain interiors of all houses/programs. This includes but not limited to: cleaning, dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, etc.
  • Clean and sanitize toilets, sinks, showers and kitchens; restock disposable items) paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, etc.).
  • Maintain outer grounds by watering plants, cleaning entrance, ensuring there are no environmental hazards.
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs: including painting
  • Report major damages and oversee minor repair timelines.
  • Ensure property security by maintaining locks, windows and any mechanical devices and alarms on the properties.
  • Undertake occasional/seasonal custodial/janitorial task: shoveling snow, salting grounds, moving items (furniture/supplies) and landscaping.
  • Ensure cleaning supplies and equipment are available.




In partnership with the Residence Management Team

  • Ensures that the program meets the guidelines and regulations which govern residential operations




In partnership with the Residential Management Team

  • Is an effective communicator with colleagues and people supported.
  • Establish positive relations.
  • Provides ongoing feedback for director and other executive staff.


    • Provides safe work environment for staff and person supported.
    • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor
    • Attends in-service trainings and participates in continuing education to develop skills; implements and demonstrates skills learned to build staff skillsets.


Required Education and Experience

  • Proven experience in a related role.
  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances.
  • Knowledge of safe disposal of chemical liquids and other hazardous components.
  • Familiarity with basic landscaping and handyman practices
  • Attention to detail and conscientiousness.

Preferred Education and Experience

HS Diploma


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

AMAP and First Aid/CPR/AED certification a plus

Must have a clean NYS Driver’s License



Salary $17.00 per hour


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