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Care & Repair Maintenance Position Job Description  – South Kildare Small Jobs (Vacancy 2186006)

Duties to include To carry out small repair and complete minor home/gardening tasks for older people who are clients of the South Kildare Small Jobs Service.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To asses and carry out minor maintenance/repairs – e,g, Cleaning windows, moving furniture, changing light bulbs, hanging curtains, taking items down from the attic, installing security chains/locks, installing non wired smoke alarms, minor paint and touch up decorating jobs etc.

  • To assess and carry out minor gardening – e.g. mowing lawns, potting plants, clearing pathways, wedding etc.

  • To ensure the relevant equipment/materials are used

  • To complete relevant paperwork

  • To ensure compliance with health & safety guidelines and policies/procedures

  • Compiling with all South Kildare Small Jobs policies and procedures, including those for use of the company vehicle, phone etc.

  • To work with the South Kildare Small Jobs administration staff on a daily basis

  • To assist with the handling of customer queries

  • To attend meetings and training courses where necessary

  • To be helpful, friendly and respectful when dealing with clients.

  • To report any concerns about the health, well-being or living conditions of clients to the CE Supervisor

  • To take part in regular mentoring/supervision sessions with the CE Supervisor

  • To maintain a flexible approach to all aspects of the job and undertake other duties as required/requested by the CE Supervisor

Required Experience/Skills/Qualifications

No specific qualifications necessary as full training will be provided.  Previous maintenance, repair & gardening experience would be an asset.  A full clean driving licence is required, category B.

The candidate will ideally demonstrate a friendly caring approach with good phone manner, have good organisational skills and have some handyman/repair/DIY/gardening/Household skills.