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Maintenance Assistant

Children's Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. VOALA is a flexible but hard-working organization. Learn more at


The Maintenance Assistant Worker duties include:

  • Maintains the interior and exterior of all buildings, parking lots and grounds in good condition
  • Performs custodial duties to assure that centers are clean and sanitary adhering to janitorial schedules as provided by VOALA
  • Assures vehicles remain in good repair and cleanliness; notifies the supervisor when a vehicle requires repair including routine maintenance
  • Performs or assists in executions of minor repairs that might include the following: Carpentry, Plumbing, Interior painting, Refurbishing and cleaning, Landscape and irrigation systems.
  • Follows daily maintenance checklist provided by supervisor; Assures tools and supplies are stocked and appropriately secured in vehicles as well as in maintenance store rooms; maintains cleanliness and order of store rooms
  • Checks center daily for any safety concerns; understands and carries out VOALA, federal and other governmental regulations


  • Must have basic building maintenance skills and 2 years of general maintenance experience.
  • Must have access to an automobile with adequate insurance cover.
  • Must hold class 3 California Driver's License, with an acceptable driving record substantiated by a copy of DMV records.
  • High School or GED Equivalent.
  • Required fingerprint clearance prior to employment.
  • Experience in Head Start/Early Head Start programs preferred.

Health Requirements:

  • Must have a health examination at the time of the employment
  • Proof at the time of hire
    • TB clearance within 6 months prior
    • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
  • Must be physically able to perform lifting of minimum of 50lbs., squat/kneel, and move quickly is also required to perform many job responsibilities.

VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer