Gads Hill Center, a social service organization established in 1898, creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources and community engagement.
The Driver/Maintenance Support Worker is responsible for picking up the children and supporting in Gads Hill Center’s sites. This individual adheres to a daily schedule of transporting children and maintenance tasks. In addition, the driver/ maintenance support worker inspects the agency vehicles following preventive maintenance procedures and identifies, reports and resolves potential safety hazards. This individual may be assigned to perform purchases, deliveries, pickups of equipment and maintenance repairs or installations as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Transports children safely from school to the program in a timely manner.
Transports mail, supplies and other items between sites on a regular basis or as assigned.
Maintain agency vehicles on a good condition that include van wash on a monthly basis.
Conduct vehicles inspections following preventive maintenance procedures.
Conducts set up of meeting and event spaces as assigned.
Support when necessary to maintains a safe environment as needed by checking exits, locks, and alarms and outside areas.
Attends to the following seasonal tasks as needed: snow/ice removal, mowing of grass, trimming of shrubbery, raking of leaves, planting of flowers, etc.
Responsible for planning and completing assigned duties within scheduled deadlines and must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds.
Support to perform building maintenance repairs and installations as needed, which may include but are not limited to the following: wall patching, plumbing, floor repairs, etc.
Support maintains a clean environment as needed. Completes emergency and priority tasks assigned by operations staff.
Understands and implements the Development Assets model of the SEARCH Institute.
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all Gads Hill Center employees are responsible for the following:
Participate in agency outreach and recruitment events, including evenings and weekends.
Participates in supervision meetings and workshops within the agency and outside (if applicable).
Participates in civic engagement activities that advance the mission of Gads Hill Center.
Advance parent leadership development.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Previous driver, maintenance, janitorial or mechanic experience required.
Excellent driving record
GED or High School Diploma preferred.
Must have a valid Driver’s License and be willing to travel locally in 12-passenger vans as appropriate.
Excellent interpersonal communication and organization skills.
Ability to pass a criminal record and child abuse/neglect registry check.
A passion for the mission of Gads Hill Center.
Entry Salary Range: $12/hour
Schedule: 30 hours per week
Location: 1919 W. Cullerton St, Chicago, IL
To apply, send resume, cover letter and transcripts by e-mail.
About Gads Hill Center
Gads Hill Center serves families in the communities of west and southwest Chicago with programming that provides early childhood education, academic support and enrichment, social-emotional development and family support. Our programs include home visiting for pregnant mothers and young children, center-based early childhood education, after-school academic support, middle school mentoring and STEM-focused college readiness for high school students.
Family support and parent engagement are key components of Gads Hill Center’s programs. Our staff supports parents in identifying their needs and setting goals. Through comprehensive community partnerships, we then connect them to the resources necessary to meet their needs, achieve their goals and strengthen their families. Our programs are designed to empower parents in their role as their child’s first teacher and support them as lifelong learners.
Our vision is that all individuals, regardless of where they start, will achieve their full potential. We execute this vision by providing programs that respond to the changing needs of the families and communities that we serve. Since 1898, Gads Hill Center has continued to expand and grow to better serve children, youth and families.