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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Happy Hands Employee! All available positions play an important role in the success of Happy Hands and in the success of every child’s education!

Facilities & Maintenance Manager
The Facilities & Maintenance Manager maintains the building and grounds to the highest quality and oversees maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, custodial functions, security and emergency preparedness, service contracts, grounds up-keep, and safety inspections. He/She works with the Executive Director to recommend maintenance, mechanical, electrical and facility design modifications. This position maintains one bus and occasionally drives for short field trips and also occasionally assists the Events Coordinator and Education Director with setting up and tearing down on-campus events such as tours, fundraising events, and school events. The Facilities & Maintenance Manager has opportunities to work with and direct volunteer projects related to the facility. Hours could include some weekends and evenings for special events. The position requires being available 24/7 for facility emergencies.

REQUIREMENTS:

The Facilities & Maintenance Manager must have a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and be actively involved in a local church or fellowship. As with all employees of Happy Hands Education Center there must be agreement with the organization’s statement of faith and lifestyle statement. All employees including the Facilities & Maintenance Manager must pass a fingerprint background check per DHS Child Care regulations. For transporting students this position must acquire a minimum of a CDL Class C passenger driver’s license.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

· Must be at least 18 years of age with HS diploma/GED. Prefer Associates or Bachelor’s degree

· Project management and organization skills

· Work cooperatively with school staff and students

· Understanding of HVAC, mechanical, electrical and commercial kitchen needs

· Ability to problem solve

· Strong communication skills especially with vendors and contractors

· Strong procurement and negotiation skills

· IT skills as related to facility needs

· CDL Class C Driver’s License with passenger endorsement

· Adherence to Happy Hands’ Christian lifestyle statement and statement of faith

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This is not an exhaustive list of the physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of a specific position.

· Stand for extended periods of time; sit for extended periods

· Twist at neck; bend at waist; stoop; kneel; crouch

· Lift or move up to at least 50 pounds

· Handle objects and tools; repetitive use of fingers and hands

· Reach overhead

· Visual – ability to adjust focus, close up work, color, peripheral, depth perception

BENEFITS:

· Paid sick time, vacation accrued

· Competitive wages

· Opportunity to minister to children, volunteers and teachers

Contact us today or send your resume to Jan Pride, Executive Director, at jan@happyhands.org!

Teacher Assistant

Happy Hands is looking for loving assistant teachers for our very special children beginning in August 2019. Christian school. Accredited. Licensed. Various hours 7:00 – 6:00. Sign language skills preferred or we will teach you! Christian statement of faith required.

Contact us today or send your resume to Jennifer Freese, Director of Education, at jennifer@happyhands.org!

Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers are a very important part of our program filling in when regular staff are out on sick leave or vacation. Must be 18 years of age; submit to a fingerprint background check; be a committed Christian; and love children. Sign language skills and early childhood training are preferred but not required.

Contact us today or send your resume to Jennifer Freese, Director of Education, at jennifer@happyhands.org!

Lead Deaf Education Teacher

Lead Teacher needed. Degree in Deaf Education, Special Education and/or Early Education, ASL fluency and a statement of faith in Jesus Christ are required. Great team, great environment, great resources.

Contact us today or send your resume to Jennifer Freese, Director of Education, at jennifer@happyhands.org!