The mission of Hamlin Robinson School (HRS) is to ignite the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Since its founding in 1983, HRS stands as the only school in the state of Washington exclusively serving the unique academic and social/emotional needs of students with dyslexia. It is our vision for students who struggle in traditional settings to experience the classroom as a welcoming and safe place for learning.
Hamlin Robinson School has been at the forefront of serving students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences for almost 40 years. Our purpose is to fill an unaddressed gap in the K-12 education system failing to adequately address the learning needs of up to 20% of the student population; those with dyslexia and unexplained reading challenges.
Our program is in high demand because of our reputation and record of success with students who learn differently, and our specially trained faculty who teach students accordingly. HRS utilizes the most effective known method of whole-class literacy instruction, which is a comprehensive, multi-sensory approach adaptive to the full curriculum of the school. Most importantly, students learn in the way suiting their needs. For many, HRS is the first place they experience success, confidence, pride, and a sense of belonging in school. And for parents, it is the first time they witness their student enjoying school.
Hamlin Robinson School values diversity and welcomes the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.
WHO YOU ARE
You are collaborative, resilient, flexible, diplomatic, confident, patient, and possess a sense of humor and professional presence.
You have experience working with basic methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in maintenance, repair, and construction.
You have experience with the methods, materials, and equipment required for all custodial services of a large facilities, and the operating principles of heating and air conditioning equipment.
You understand the requirements for maintaining school sites in a safe, secure, clean and orderly condition.
You have a familiarity with the basic terminology, vocabulary and craft skills used in plant maintenance and operation.
You possess the skills and knowledge to use safe working methods and procedures.
You take initiative, demonstrate flexibility and possess a willingness to learn.
You can work collaboratively and independently with various levels of a school environment.
You have excellent communication skills.
You have a desire and ability to work with children with learning differences.
You love to innovate, connect with community, and build relationships.
Position: Facilities Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Facilities
Job Classification: Full time, 12-month non-exempt position
Salary: $22-24/ hourly
Under general direction, perform skilled custodial tasks and routine minor maintenance functions to maintain buildings and adjacent grounds of Hamlin Robinson School.
Responsible for opening or closing the school daily based mutually agreed upon work schedule
Cleans cafeterias and washes eating areas after lunch.
Does emergency clean-up resulting from breakage, vandalism, spilling, or illness.
Turns lights on or off and locks doors, windows, and gates.
Assists in moving, arranging, and setting up furniture and equipment for special events. Stacks and stores furniture and equipment.
Inspects buildings and grounds for damage, needed repairs, security, and safety, and takes corrective action as appropriate.
Repairs lockers, chairs, tables, benches, and classroom furniture; repairs and patches drywall, wallpaper, paint.
Replaces floor tiles, ceiling tiles, light bulbs, etc.
Removes and installs whiteboards and bulletin boards.
Maintains safety and cleanliness of campus by sweeping outside areas and picking up and disposing of debris, paper, trash, glass, rocks, etc.
Does light carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, carpet and tile installation, and welding.
Operates equipment such as power saws, forklift, and hydraulic lift when necessary.
Maintains records of work performed and materials used.
Loads and unloads trucks; carry tools, equipment, and supplies.
Participates in major upkeep/repair/cleaning of the school plant during vacation periods.
Founded in 1983, Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The core philosophy of Hamlin Robinson is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere. The school is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan that includes moving to a new location in central Seattle, increasing enrollment, and expanding the academic program. A successful major gifts program and eventual capital campaign will be critical to the implementation of this vision.
Hamlin Robinson School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HRS values diversity and welcomes the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities and sexual orientation.