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Graham Windham Maintenance Worker in Hastings on Hudson, New York

About Graham Windham

In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 600 full-time employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Westchester County, Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience.

Graham Windham is the first organization in the New York City to implementSolution – Based Casework. Solution – Based casework helps children and families to be the solution to the seemingly insurmountable problems in their lives, from generational cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to unemployment, domestic violence, and severe health problems. By recognizing and reinforcing their innate strengths and ability to cope, we at Graham Windham empower them to take the lead in making change in their lives.

About The Graham School - RETC

Situated on a bluff overlooking the scenic Hudson River in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, The Graham School is Graham Windham’s highly regarded residential education and treatment center serving over 300 at-risk day and resident students from the New York City metropolitan area. The first of is its unique emphasis is on the development of a therapeutic pro-social/pro-self-milieu. A sustained and concentrated focus on permanency planning (permanent homes for all our students) is our second distinguishing feature. Our family-driven service model recognizes the central role that families play in the lives of children and honors the very special bond that exists between children and their families. Our third distinguishing feature is our educational program. The Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District, located on campus, provides a year-round K-12 educational program for every Graham School student.

About the Position

The Maintenance Worker is primarily responsible for maintenance of the buildings and grounds to ensure a safe and fully operational facility at all times.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide a timely response to all work requests for building maintenance and repairs.

  • Maintenance and repairs on electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, walls, ceiling, floors, sheet rock,

  • painting,glazing, screening, furniture, fire alarm systems, exit systems, HVAC systems, dishwashers, ovens,

  • refrigerators, washings machines and dryers.

  • Daily sanitation pick-ups.

  • Grounds keeping - Grass cutting, and trimming of trees and bushes; and repair of potholes.

  • Swimming pool – minor repairs, water treatment, maintenance of filtration systems.

  • Perform snow removal operations such as operating snow blowers, de-icing material spreaders and pickup trucks with

  • snow plow attachments in the winter/snow season.

  • Pick-ups and deliveries (off and on campus and various locales).

  • Safe storage and use of hazardous substances (gasoline, herbicides and pesticides).

  • Manage the shop to include maintaining the shop in a clean and orderly manner and the assigned power tools are

  • maintained in a safe and working condition.

  • Weekly check out performance in all areas, fire alarm and exit systems, heating and ventilating systems, all

  • extinguishers and all vehicles.

  • Promotes the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process by assisting in measurable outcome activities and by

  • identifying opportunities for improvement.

  • Establishes and maintains relationship with external vendors, agencies and other resources that relate to maintenance

  • and repairs of the campus physical plant.

  • Establishes and maintains liaison with administrative staff in delivering/ coordinating maintenance and repairing

  • activities.

  • Generate correspondence, administrative documents (work orders, estimates, reports, etc.) and related documentation

  • as assigned in a timely manner.

  • Effectively prioritizes and coordinates job tasks for maximum productivity.


· A High School Diploma.

· Four years of field experience.

· Proficiency in general equipment operation is required.

· Must possess exceptional time management and detail-orientation skills.

· Must possess a valid state driver’s license.

· Must be available for travel as needed.

· Critical Competencies:Ability to read, write and converse in English; Ability to communicate with staff, residents, vendors and others; Ability to remain calm and composed under stress; Bending, lifting, grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing/pulling, and prolonged sitting/standing; Ability to lift an average of 100 pounds; Ability to respond to telephones and other auditory stimulation; Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements and other related skills to determining material and cost takeoffs for maintenance and repairs work/jobs/projects; Ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent judgments/decisions.

An applicant for employment will not be hired if his or her driving record reflects any of the following infractions; some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Suspended, revoked or otherwise invalid license

  • Reckless , high risk or otherwise unsafe driving behavior within the past 3 years

  • 6 or more points on license


Full Time Position; $17 Per Hour.