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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Maintenance and Facilities Specialist in Victoria, Texas


Devereux is searching for m aintenance specalists , mechanically inclined individuals , and peopel with some basics skills in either, electrical,plumbing, and or HVAC Systems to support our Facilities team!

Ideal candidates:

  • have a strong work ethic and ability to learn

  • mechanically inclined

  • basic computer skills

  • basic electrical, plumbing, or HVAC skills.

  • enjoys hands on work

Being a Maintenance Specalist at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • Great Medical benefits, (coverage and cost)

  • Strong amount of Paint time off as well as sick days

  • Free lunch avaliable

  • An enjoyable working environment, a career with a company that supports it's community

  • competative pay

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Specialist

Education: Minimum High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred. Proficient computer skills. Valid driver license must be maintained.

Experience: Three to five (1-5) years in facility maintenance, with minimum of two (2) years experience with psychiatric patients preferred.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for performing a variety of routine to skilled maintenance, repair, and alteration tasks on equipment, structures and vehicles to facilitate the provision of services appropriate to the ages and population served. His/her duties include unscheduled and preventive maintenance, equipment and facility repair/alteration/operation, record keeping of tasks performed, replacement of electrical, plumbing, and mechanical component parts, and the movement of equipment, materials and supplies. In addition to his/her specific duties, the Facilities Technician is responsible for reporting equipment, facility and safety, and vehicle problems he/she observes throughout the Facility. Provides day to day supervision for Department.

REPORTS TO: Director of Facilities Services

Section 1: Competencies

Responsibility. Works diligently to achieve goals, minimize risk, and insure the safety of self and others. Takes responsibility for own actions/work product. Gathers information, makes decisions and develops solutions/improvements where necessary. Completes assigned duties in a timely and accurate manner. Dependable and able to work independently. Seeks assistance as needed to get the job done. Reports on duty at assigned times; reports absence as far in advance as possible and does not abuse the use of sick time.

Positive leadership Leads and influences others by example. Takes pride in their job. Demonstrates a “can do” attitude while completing assignments and/or when challenged by obstacles. Remains flexible and fosters change. Solicits feedback and implements plans for self-improvement. Adds value to the organization by taking prudent risk, and is willing to act upon new ideas or trends. Performs duties in a manner that results in a meaningful, positive outcome. Viewed by others as approachable.

Respectful. Treats others fairly, consistently, and with dignity. Displays clear and professional boundaries. Demonstrates courtesy, consideration and appreciation for others. Uses positive and pro-social interactions. Works to resolve conflict constructively, directly and personally. Works effectively in a diverse environment.

Team-focused Understands one’s role on the team and contributes towards its success. Places the team’s interests ahead of one’s own. Works cooperatively with others. Brings new ideas and energy to the group. Actively supports team decisions once they are made.

Capable communicator Readily shares information or knowledge needed by others. Routinely promotes open communication by seeking and providing feedback for the betterment of individuals. Effectively and efficiently conveys thoughts both verbally and in writing, so that others understand. Appropriately persuades, influences, and negotiates. Utilizes communication technology appropriately.

Customer-focused Effectively delivers or supports the quality of care. Demonstrates knowledge of external and internal customers and takes steps to understand their needs, anticipates and addresses them. Is sensitive to customer satisfaction and responds to changing customer needs.

Mission-driven Demonstrates dedication to Devereux's mission and vision. Contributes to the organization's overall success. Takes care to preserve and protect its assets, including the people who live/work here. Supports the organization's Philosophy of Care; providing services to others in a caring and humane manner.

Ethical Conducts business in a manner that adheres to established internal and external guidelines, regulations and standards of conduct. Raises legitimate concerns and respectfully challenges decisions and practices. Remains alert to potential risks, concerns and violations; taking action to report these immediately. Regarded by others as one who will always “do the right thing”. Ensures that services are responsible, appropriate, and cost-effective.

Section 2: Professional Skills*

Safety/Risk Management Demonstrates ability to respond to emergency codes effectively. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to operate safety equipment. Demonstrates an understanding of, follows, and works to enforce all safety policies and corrects misuse of safety practices. Reports unsafe practices to immediate supervisor. Identifies, reports and takes action to immediately, as appropriate, to correct potential safety hazards/risks.

Infection Control Effectively utilizes standard precautions. Complies with facility hand washing procedures. Complies with requirements of Employee Health Program including notification of the employee health nurse when appropriate Identifies and responds appropriately to infection control risks within the scope of their responsibilities.

Regulatory/ Procedural Conducts business in a way that adheres to established internal and external guidelines and regulations.

Complies with Devereux Policy and Procedures in day-to-day functioning. Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of the regulatory/licensure requirements based on role description. Is an involved and motivated participant in regulatory/ accreditation survey process. Acts to inform supervisor and take corrective steps when areas of non-compliance are identified. Demonstrates a clear understanding of procedures related to the rights of clients, abuse and neglect, safety, and confidentiality. Exemplifies in practice the Devereux Standards of Conduct

Training Competent in the skills specific to one’s professional role within the organization. Successfully completes all training required by position within prescribed timelines. Demonstrates competence in these annual trainings as determined by the facility (via testing, demonstration, etc.) Maintains CEU requirements established by individual licensing agencies and assures that at least 50% of the CEU’s relate to individual role responsibilities.

Facilities Services – Preventative Maintenance Schedules inspection and preventive maintenance activities on a regular, ongoing basis according to facility procedure or equipment guidelines. Performs inspections and preventive maintenance on a variety of equipment according to established procedures to include: inspection, adjustment, and lubrication. Maintains accurate and timely documentation of PM activities.

Facilities Services – General Maintenance Is viewed by Devereux staff as cooperative and responsive to staff and client needs related to general facility maintenance.. Demonstrates ability to perform routine electrical maintenance, replacement, or alteration of circuit wiring, switches, appliances, fixtures, etc. Demonstrates ability to perform general mechanical maintenance of facility equipment, kitchen equipment, etc. (excludes specialized and highly technical equipment requiring specialized training, experience, or equipment). Demonstrates ability to perform general plumbing maintenance – maintain, repair or replace such as: clogged or leaking sinks, clogged or leaking toilets, leaking faucets, fitting of copper pipe, and soldering. Demonstrates the ability to perform a variety of routine maintenance duties such as: repair and replace existing lighting (i.e. change bulbs, ballasts, order and change out light covers, install various types of lighting, etc.); clean and lubricate motors and other machinery; assemble equipment; and repair blinds mechanisms and related items. Demonstrates the ability to perform a variety of routine manual duties as required, such as moving supplies, furniture, equipment, removing trash, scrap material, and replacing light bulbs. Demonstrates the ability to perform minor carpentry work as required such as: repair/replace sheet rock (tape and float, texture, mud, etc.); repair/replace door hardware (knobs, hinges, sleeves, door closures, etc.); and repair/replace cabinets. Demonstrates effective painting skills: complete all type of prep work before painting (i.e., cleaning, sanding, taping, laying down tarp/covers); utilizes correct method for applying paint with rollers/brushes; and displays an understanding of the process for utilizing paint textures. Demonstrates safe operation and care of Power Tools/Equipment such as: hand tools, Weed eaters, Chain Saws, Drills, Automated saws, and Riding Mowers/Tractors (if in use). All repair work is completed in a manner that the item/area being repaired is returned to its original state or improved.

Facilities Services – Heating , Cooling and Air Conditioning Demonstrates ability to service and make minor repairs to equipment including fans, motors, coils, thermostats, and regulating controls, replaces filters and fluids as necessary, maintains routine records of repairs accurately and in a timely manner.

Facilities Services – Safety Management Carries out job duties with an awareness of safety implications and takes precautionary actions when indicated, demonstrates vigilance in identifying potential safety hazards at Devereux facilities/grounds and takes appropriate action to eliminate the hazard., implements and documents environmental monitoring activities accurately, completely, and in a timely manner, participates in fire drills, evacuation drills, generator testing and other scheduled safety activities, participates in the evaluation of these activities and planning for improvement, is readily available and takes actions as appropriate in emergency situations.

Management – Service Coordination Works cooperatively with department manager and provides day to day departmental oversight to assure needs of clients and/or department are met by meeting identified goals, standards, and expectations for daily performance of departmental employees is consistent with facility policies and procedures. Demonstrates basic knowledge of facility human resource policies and procedures. Recognizes the strengths and skills of employees seeking opportunities to enhance strengths. Recognizes problems in effective employee performance or departmental functioning and works with department manager to intervene proactively and effectively to eliminate/correct problem. Provides feedback to the departmental manager for use in performance evaluations. Actively seeks ways to motivate and promotes employee awareness of their personal ownership related to departmental functioning. Works closely with department manager to identify employee learning needs. Actively involved in performance improvement projects and campus-wide improvement initiatives.


Section 3: Job Specifications

Education: Minimum High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred. Proficient computer skills. Valid driver license must be maintained.

Experience: Three to five (1-5) years in facility maintenance, with minimum of two (2) years experience with psychiatric patients preferred .

Physical Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, hear, and use repetitive fine hand/finger movements; frequently required to grasp, reach, stoop, and bend; and occasionally required to climb stairs and/or ladders. An employee must also be able to follow oral and written instructions and procedures.

The employee is required to routinely perform light lifting and/or moving from 1 to 20 lbs., frequently perform moderate lifting and/or moving from 21 to 60 lbs., and occasional lifting and/or moving of greater than 61 lbs.; requires vision and physical ability to regularly operate Devereux equipment/vehicles; requires physical ability to successfully perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques; and must be free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants, and other chemical substances or controlled substances.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, an employee regularly works in areas where clients with unpredictable behavior may be present; works inside in areas that are adequately ventilated and lighted, works outside on assigned tasks which may have exposure to changing temperature, humidity and weather conditions; routinely works with and around machinery and equipment; and infrequently travels off-site, as needed. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain activities when noise levels may be loud.

In keeping with Devereux Texas Treatment Network’s philosophy that each individual should be encouraged to reach his or her full potential, and in compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations or modifications will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to allow such individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this role.

Core Curriculum: Indirect (please see Training department for a complete list of all training requirements for this position)

Level of Supervision: Functions with moderate supervision, and must demonstrate an ability to act within policy, where decisions are within standard operating procedures and regulatory guidelines. Supervision will be in accordance with experience, training and demonstrated performance.

Occupational Exposure: This position performs tasks that involve a moderate potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials; and minimal exposure to hazardous chemicals/wastes. All employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series. Personal Protective Equipment is available for use, as needed.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate Servant Leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework. This is integrated into the delivery of quality programming for the individuals we serve, their families, and other stakeholders, as well as the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead. As a member of our team, you will support our commitment to cultural diversity and equity across all programs and services, and within all policies and employee practices.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Eligible employees are eligible to start benefits after 30 days of employment. In addition, we offer;

  • Medical (including telemedicine via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, and mental health services.

  • Student loan debt assistance, tuition reimbursement and continuing education assistance.

  • Generous time-off, 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

  • Employee assistance / work-life balance program.

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Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (1/7/2021 4:56 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-15534

Category Facilities

Position Type Full-Time