BWH Maintenance Worker
Job Details
BWH-Bournewood Hospital Brookline - Brookline, MA
Full Time
Installation - Maint - Repair

BWH Maintenance Worker


Description:    Provide a wide range of maintenance services including painting, landscaping, minor carpentry and plumbing projects, changing filters and snow removal.  Also acts as a driver when called upon to transport patients to and from the hospital.

Incumbent performs duties in accordance with corporate, organization and department policies and procedures while adhering to the overall mission of Bournewood Health Systems.

Bournewood Health Systems is dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based and person-centered treatment for people with mental health and substance use conditions in a safe and respectful environment in partnership with the individuals and families we serve, focusing on support, hope and recovery.

Bournewood is committed to a philosophy and an environment of care in which we treat people with dignity, respect and mutuality; protect their rights; provide the best care possible; support them in returning to their natural communities; and include patients and families as partners in their treatment. Our philosophy stands for providing a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff in which restraint and seclusion are prevented through the use of a range of resources and tools. All Bournewood employees are educated in and support this philosophy. All candidates must be able and willing to promote the values of trauma-informed and patient-centered care. 


Salary:   negotiable


Start Date:   ASAP


Openings:  (1) Full-time position, Monday-Friday 7am -3pm; on call as assigned 


Qualifications:  Candidates must have a HS diploma or equivalent; legible handwriting; ability to multi task in order to meet deadlines and set priorities; good interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and with patients; ability to work with minimum supervision; Valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.   


Location: Brookline, MA





Job Description

Essential Functions:


  1. Picks up patients from assigned locations to bring to hospital.
  2. Transports patients to medical facilities as needed, continuum of care programs and home.
  3. Transports records, supplies, legal documents to assigned locations.
  4. Performs additional transportation needs as assigned by his/her supervisor.
  5. Receives assignments from the Director of Support Services or Maintenance Supervisor.
  6. Performs all assigned work and advises Director of Support Services or Maintenance Supervisor of results. 
  7. Picks up supplies and equipment using hospital vehicles. 
  8. Performs all assigned preventive maintenance duties.
  9. Shares 24 hour on-call duties as needed. 
  10. Maintains a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff; adheres to hospital safety policies and procedures; reports any potential safety hazards to the Director of Support Services. 
  11. Demonstrates a caring, professional attitude and behavior towards patients, visitors, staff and referral sources.
  12. Complies with all hospital policies and procedures including but not limited to patient confidentiality; participates in mandatory annual training. 
  13. Performs related work as directed.



  1. Ability to read maps and follow directions.
  2. Ability to communicate well.
  3. Ability to provide safe transportation for patient population.
  4. Specialty Skills:  Must be able to prep surfaces, including patching and plastering of walls and trim work, for the purpose of providing a high quality painting project.
  5. Machines:  Dollies, power tools,, hospital vehicle, lawn equipment.   
  6. Tools:Screw drivers, hammer, hand saw, wrenches, painting, equipment, ladders, lawn tools painting tools.
  7. Materials: Paint, mops, cleaning materials and products, grease and oil, insect sprays, fire extinguishes, read blue prints.
  8. Knowledge of HVAC and plumbing.



  • Respond to persons served with kindness, respect and compassion
  • Refrain from judgmental and/or punitive responses
  • In case of challenging clients or situations – contact clinical staff as soon as possible for support




High school level reading, writing and math skills; legible handwriting; ability to concentrate on task in high traffic area; ability to keep information highly confidential;  able to meet deadlines and set priorities; skills in dealing courteously with the public and with patients within the  hospital; ability to work with minimum supervision; general experience in electrical, mechanical, plumbing and air conditioning with experience in repairs and maintenance;   understanding that safety is as important as well as job  completion; flexibility; ability to work closely with patients and staff in a caring and supportive style.  Valid driver license required.



  1. Must be able to drive for periods equaling up to eight hours.
  2. Must be able to ambulate well.
  3. Must be able to perform basic automobile maintenance.
  4. Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding and the like using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  5. Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  6. Crouching:  Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  7. Reaching: Extending hands and arms in any direction.
  8. Standing:  Particularly for extended periods of time.
  9. Pushing:  Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or upward.
  10. Repetition:  Substantial repetitive motion of the wrist, hands, fingers or other body parts.
    Reports toDirector of Support Services or Maintenance Supervisor. 
    Supervises:    None