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Maintenance Assistant Entry Ballington Plaza

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

 Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides 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. Learn more at


Ballington Plaza is a low-income housing development that provides an oasis in an otherwise difficult part of town - Skid Row.  This secure, guarded apartment complex is home to hundreds of veterans and other formerly homeless residents. 


The Maintenance Assistant, Entry (Driver) provides maintenance support for the assigned facility, and will provide secure and timely driving services to transport employees to and from assigned locations. Performs scheduled delivery and pick-up routes, transports Program participants and staff as required.


  • Pick up and drop off employees for various inter-agency locations and parking lots in a timely manner;
  • Perform scheduled routes for pick up and drop off
  • Transports individual program participants to and from various locations such as human service locations, work sites, and medical facilities
    • Assists passengers in securing wheelchairs, car seats and other mobility devices
    • Ensures safety of passengers, operates vehicle in safe manner at all times
  • Maintains trip records as well as mileage and gasoline usage records
  • Maintain program vehicle in good operating condition, clean vehicle and equipment after each pick-up and delivery, and takes vehicle for routine maintenance and repairs
  • Maintains the interior and exterior of assigned buildings, parking lots and grounds in good condition
  • Performs or assists in execution 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 maintenance store rooms; maintains cleanliness and order of store rooms
  • Checks buildings for any safety concerns; understands and carries out VOALA, federal and other governmental regulations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned



  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications
  • Must have a clean driving record to be insurable by VOALA insurance


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License


  • General experience in groundskeeping, building maintenance or construction. 


  • Basic Automotive knowledge
  • Knowledge of CA driving laws.
  • Ability to operate a van 


  • Basic Microsoft Office suite: Word, and Outlook


  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
  • Must be able to work effectively with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift a minimum of 25lbs on a regular basis and up to 50lbs as necessary.


  • Dependable, collaborative, have regular/dependable attendance, be prompt, positive mindset, flexible, organized


  • Commercial driver’s license
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.