Employment

Current Openings

 


Maintenance Technician

Homeless Solutions, Inc. seeks a Maintenance Technician to join a team of dedicated staff committed to supporting HSI’s mission, clients, and tenants. Homeless solutions is the leading non-profit in Morris County, NJ providing shelter, affordable housing and services to homeless and low-income members of our community. HSI’s mission is to empower the homeless and working poor with the tools needed to rebuild and strengthen their lives and to provide safe, affordable, and well-maintained housing where families can grow and prosper. The Maintenance Tech will perform a variety of work at our properties, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, glazing, masonry, and painting tasks. Repair and troubleshooting of issues with floors, showers, sinks, walls, locks, HVAC, appliances, roofs, and carpets will be part of this role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Complete unit rehabs for turnover, including spackling, caulking, painting, and cleaning the unit
  • Install/remove window air conditioner units
  • Share coverage of off-hour emergency response to properties with Facilities Manager
  • Carpentry: Perform basic rough and finished carpentry work in construction and repair of structures such as partitions, walls, doors, fences, window frames, office furniture, roofs, and shelves
  • Glazier: Remove broken glass, putty or plastic; replace window and door hardware; replace or coordinate with Facilities Manager for replacement of glass for windows, doors, and light fixtures
  • Electrical: As permitted for unlicensed personnel, perform basic electrical installation and repair work in wiring for switches, outlets, plugs, cables, power circuits, and appliances. Repair lighting systems
  • Plumbing/Painting: Identify and perform basic repairs of plumbing leaks or breaks. Open clogged lines and drains. Replace washers and other minor parts. Maintain and monitor septic systems. Apply and prepare surfaces for paint and other coatings
  • Grounds maintenance: Supplement efforts of landscaping vendors as necessary, including keeping common and exterior areas neat and clean
  • Masonry: Lays forms, mixes, pours, and finishes concrete for repair of buildings, sidewalks, and slabs
  • Responsible for receiving and addressing occasional after hours or weekend emergency contact on an as needed basis

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and ability to complete tasks related to duties/responsibilities described above in all properties owned and operated by HSI
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to the building trades and maintaining a safe working environment at our properties
  • Ability to work alone and with others
  • Ability to complete required paperwork when work orders are complete
  • Basic computer skills required, including word, e-mail, and ability to learn how to read and process work order information
  • Must be physically able and willing to lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds
  • Clarity of vision at both close and distant ranges
  • Physically capable of performing basic facility repairs, independent travel to properties, and visits to sites under construction. Able to sit, stand, walk, kneel, climb, and navigate stairs and uneven terrain at properties
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license with clean driving record

 

Salary range is $15-$19 depending on experience. We offer a competitive benefits package including Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, as well as a 401k plan and paid vacation for full time staff.

Inquiries regarding this position may be forwarded to Admin@hsinj.org Please provide salary requirements and resume.


Residential Support Staff

Reports to: Shelter Administrator

Position Status: Part time – every other weekend position, with additional hours available – $12.50/hour

Responsibilities include:

Provide guest services and assist in the smooth, safe, and effective operation of the shelter. Tasks include, but not limited to the following:

  • Routine paperwork
    • Daily census/attendance sheets
    • Chore lists
    • Transportation lists
    • Communication log and Daily Flow report
  • Provide house management tasks which include:
    • Conduct phone screens
    • Enforce basic hygiene
    • Conduct drug and alcohol testing
    • Conduct searches for contraband
    • Distribute and record medicine administration
    • Performed security checks every hour
    • Monitor smoke breaks
    • Monitor rooms/common area nightly for cleanliness
    • Assign chores and supervise completion
    • Provide guest transportation
    • Assist Volunteers, Volunteer Manager, and/or prepare meals when necessary
    • Contact police, fire and rescue personnel in an emergency
    • Refer all Media to HSI President
  • Participate in staff meetings and in service training

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum one year Resident Support work experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Excellent verbal, written, and basic computer skills
  • Subject to satisfactory background checks
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required for this position
  • Physically capable of lifting and carrying supplies, up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to occasionally move about inside the residential housing facility
  • Clarity of vision at both close and distant ranges
Resumes may be forwarded to Zule Tamariz at  ZuleTamariz@hsinj.org