Security/Maintenance Worker - Per Diem Position

Position:         Security/Maintenance Worker – Per Diem Position
Reports To:    Security/Maintenance Supervisor

Fountain House is an organization that empowers individuals with mental illness to achieve goals in a non-traditional social setting.  Those seeking to work at Fountain House have a desire to make a difference in the lives of individuals with mental illness by creating, developing and fostering relationships with members that envelop growth and self-worth.  The key to succeed at Fountain House is based on respect, self-help, teamwork, goal-attainment, empowerment, leadership, vision, awareness of cultural differences and passion for making a difference in the life of those we touch, without regard of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or perception thereof, but most of all, “Treating others like they would like to be treated”.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure safety of building, by conducting timely rounds, ensuring doors and windows are properly locked and alarm system is functional and armed.
  • Engage and work alongside members, as it pertains to the functions of security at Fountain House.
  • Active participation in the maintenance and cleanliness of the House, including cleaning of stairs, buffing of floors, etc.
  • Ensure daily cleaning of the front of the building before the House is opened, including, but not limited to, snow shoveling in the winter.
  • Ability to work on a rotational basis, including covering shifts when necessary.
  • Customer service focused when answering the telephone.  Able to take messages properly and transfer calls accordingly.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Other duties as required.

Other Requirements or Preferred Characteristics:

  • Familiarity of mental illness.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends!
  • Positive, energetic, dynamic and engaging personality.
  • Flexibility, as demonstrated by interchangeability with other staff in the House, staying late or arriving early, if necessary.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Team approach.

·         Bilingual a plus.

Hourly Rate: $12.50

To apply for this position, you must view website at  If interested, please submit your resume via e-mail to, or fax to 646-395-7391.  NO PHONE CALLS.  EEO



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