This position is responsible for working with Repair & Upkeep Program team to identify projects in the homes of low-income older adults that would ensure their safety and comfort and be able to be corrected or improved with a short service visit. Obtains and maintains tools, supplies which are transported in a truck. Represents H.O.M.E. to the community and completes required documentation of services performed. This position is based remotely.
Works closely with Community Programs Director to screen calls appropriately and to be able to communicate with homeowner the types of projects that fit this program and costs of materials.
Contacts homeowner based on request form and sets up a schedule of home visits.
Analyzes the home problem and determine if job is feasible, approximate cost, materials needed, time required.
Physically performs home repair alone or in cooperation with helper.
Purchases and maintains tools and supplies in the truck.
Keeps tools and supplies orderly and as secure as possible in the vehicle.
Keeps vehicle clean and serviced as needed.
As a representative of H.O.M.E., wears shirt with logo and treats the homeowners with courtesy, respect, and patience.
Provides advice to homeowner referrals other resources provided by city, state, or county which may help with bigger, more extensive repairs.
Uses caution to ensure the safety of all especially when working with plumbing and electricity.
Works to accomplish approximately 3 repair jobs per day.
At least 2 years’ experience in home repair, including a broad variety of tools.
Ability to operate small truck – CDL not required.
Ability to bend, lift, and manage hand and power tools.
Ability to communicate with older adults and desire to improve their living conditions.
Holds and is able to live out H.O.M.E. values; values are consistent and congruent across professional and personal life.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Passion for the mission and vision of H.O.M.E.
High school or GED equivalent.
Must have valid driver’s license in good standing.
Position requires phone use.
Work place is a smoke- and drug-free environment.
Intermittent travel to off-site locations is required.
Occasional night and weekend work may be asked of H.O.M.E. staff.
H.O.M.E. is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at H.O.M.E. are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, citizenship status, military service, marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience, $18/hour - $20/hour. Comprehensive benefits package.HOW TO APPLY: Send your cover letter and resume (applications without cover letters will not be considered) via email by May 15, 2019 to Mike Laz, Community Programs Director, at MikeL@HOMEseniors.org No phone calls, please.
About Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)
Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) is a one-of-a-kind Chicago organization that seeks to foster joy, connection and independence for Chicago’s low-income seniors. H.O.M.E. is a bright spot for all who know it. Founded in 1982, H.O.M.E. has helped thousands of low-income seniors in Chicago maintain their independence by providing a home upkeep and repair service, shopping bus, moving program, and three affordable apartment buildings where seniors can live comfortably in an intergenerational environment. H.O.M.E.’s 79 housing units include private apartments and, in our Good Life Senior Residences at Nathalie Salmon House (Rogers Park) and Pat Crowley House (Edgewater), family-style living with families and younger adults. H.O.M.E. is characterized by a warm and caring culture.