ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home!
Breaking Ground is a nonprofit social services organization in New York City. Our goal is to create high-quality permanent and transitional housing for the homeless.
Since 1990, we have been providing permanent affordable housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Beginning with a single building, we are now New York Citys largest provider of supportive housing. We own and/or operate 19 properties with a total of 3,530 transitional and permanent apartments in New York City and beyond. We also run the Citys around-the-clock street outreach efforts in all of Brooklyn and Queens, along with nearly one-third of Manhattan.
Our work has enabled more than 13,000 people to overcome or avoid homelessness since 1990, and we increase that number every single day. As of 2017, we have more than 1,500 units of housing in various stages of development in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and are expanding our outreach and transitional housing programs so that we can offer help to every single homeless person we meet.
Housekeeper @ The Prince George
The Housekeeper is a part of the maintenance department that maintains the common areas of our residential buildings. Examples of common areas include offices, multi-purpose rooms, roof deck, garden, trash collection area, lobby, fitness room and sidewalks. Tenant apartments will also be cleaned. Our residential buildings help to end homelessness by providing a home to formerly homeless individuals.
Sweeping, mopping, washing, dusting, and vacuuming
Sealing, waxing, and buffing of floors and hard surfaces
Maintaining sidewalks, including sweeping, raking leaves, and shoveling snow
Cleaning individual units when vacated or requested by work order
Sort and package recyclables to comply with NYC regulations
Set up and clean up for meetings and other events
Assist painters and engineers when assigned
Perform work at other facilities as required
Perform other related duties as assigned
EDUCATION: High School or Trade School Diploma, or equivalent experience
Comparable work experience
Operation of vacuum cleaner, high speed buffer
Ability to lift and move furniture, appliances, etc.
Ability to stand for several hours during shift and to climb stairs in the event of an emergency
Experience working with special needs populations a plus
COMPUTER SKILLS: Basic knowledge of using a computer is a plus, but is not required
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be available to work weekends and holidays when assigned