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Driver/Maintenance Worker I, SSHP (Queens)

The Queens Scattered Site Housing Program (SSHP) is a community based, permanent, independent apartment housing program for HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) clients.  This program provides 140 units of housing and all units are leased in the agency's name.  Seventy-five percent of the units are for single individuals and twenty-five percent are for families.  Both case management and housing maintenance services are provided.  In addition, clients receive partial financial assistance with their utility bills.  Clients with income other than Public Assistance must pay thirty percent of their household's income to the program as rent.   

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) operate a variety of company vehicles to transport passengers such as clients, employees, and/or supplies and materials; (2) make repairs, paint, and perform other upkeep functions to maintain the organization's physical facilities, and clients' apartments; (3) load, unload, and carry furniture and supplies up stairs and move furniture and supplies as needed; (4) clean exterior grounds around building and dumpster; (5) fulfill security and/or courier/messenger or marketing tasks in addition to maintenance tasks; including the following:

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Practice universal precautions.
  • Ensure that vehicle is properly serviced in accordance with maintenance schedule.
  • Perform daily pre-trip vehicle inspection prior to first trip of the day.
  • Immediately report vehicle and/or equipment that are inoperable, missing or improperly utilized.
  • Complete vehicle travel log for all trips.
  • Assist passengers needing assistance in order to enter and/or exit vehicle.
  • Keep vehicle clean and/or free of litter at all times.
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas.
  • Sweep, scrub, wax, and polish floors.
  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies.
  • Replace light bulbs.
  • Dust furniture and equipment.
  • Transport trash and waste to disposal area and consolidate for pickup.
  • May assist clients in maintaining an appropriate living environment.
  • May polish metalwork, including lighting fixtures.
  • May wash walls, ceiling, woodwork, windows, door panels, and sills.
  • May replenish bathroom supplies.
  • May cut and trim grass, and shovel snow.
  • May make minor plumbing and electrical repairs.
  • May paint interiors of buildings.
  • May escort clients to appointments.
  • Tasks may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Sufficient education and technical expertise: to comprehend written and oral instructions (work orders); to accomplish maintenance tasks; and to document accomplished tasks.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge about, understanding of, and at least one year of experience working with, persons with HIV/AIDS and related issues.
  • Must have Valid New York State Driver's License and excellent driving history.
  • Must complete NYS Approved Defensive Driving Classes every 3 years.
  • Must take Refresher Computerized Defensive Driver class
  • Must remain insurable based on CAMBA's point system throughout the duration of employment.
  • If required to drive 15 passenger van, must score at least 80% on computerized 15 passenger van improvement test every year.
  • If required to drive 15 passenger van, must pass an observed Van Road Test
  • Acknowledge review of CAMBA's Transportation Policy

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