• On Call Custodian

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 9 months ago(10/19/2017 7:01 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Homeless Adult Services
    USD $15.00/Hr.
  • Overview

    St. Martin de Porres Shelter provides safe and dignified night shelter for homeless men age 50 and older. The shelter opened in October of 1984 in respond to the growing need for an emergency shelter for this special population of elderly men who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators and illness.




    1. Take out garbage and recycling from garbage rooms, common areas, laundry rooms, and offices daily. Take dumpsters to the curb and return to garbage enclosure as scheduled.
    2. Clean common bathrooms according to building standards, refill toilet paper and paper towel dispensers.
    3. Clean common tub and shower rooms to building standards daily.
    4. Clean tenant laundry rooms according to schedule
    5. Clean common dining room daily. Mop floor, wash tables, empty garbage, recycling, and compost; clean sink, cupboards, coffee area, and food service and food disposal areas.
    6. Vacuum, dust, and clean common area floors, walls, windows and furniture according to schedule.
    7. Respond to emergency cleaning needs.
    8. Track inventory of supplies. Prepare supply orders.
    9. Prepare cleaning solutions according to manufacturers’ directions.
    10. Communicate building maintenance and repair needs for subsequent follow-up.
    11. Change light bulbs and fluorescent tubes as needed.
    12. Prepare vacated apartments for renting or assist transfers, including:
    • Remove trash
    • Pack and remove personal belongings
    • Clean appliances and furniture
    • Wash walls, woodwork, blinds, windows and countertops
    • Clean bathroom
    • Wash & wax floors
    1. Other duties as assigned which assure clean, sanitary conditions and a positive image at St. Martin de Porres.

    General Responsibilities:

    1. Observe/follow guidelines on confidentiality rights of residents and respect their privacy.
    2. Alert Management staff or Maintenance staff to issues/concerns regarding building or residents that are observed in course of performing duties.
    3. Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets on schedule.
    4. Attend trainings required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.
    5. Become familiar with landlord/tenant law and the actions that are permissible for landlords.
    6. Maintain cooperative relationships with residents/businesses in surrounding neighborhood.
    7. Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
    8. Contribute to and support a positive, team-oriented work environment.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications which applicants must possess to be considered for the position.)

    1. Experience and/or training in building janitorial services.
    2. Knowledge of the use of janitorial supplies and chemicals, safety protocols for use of chemicals, and infection control principles.
    3. Work history which demonstrates reliability and dependability.
    4. Work or volunteer history which demonstrates ability to interact and communicate with a diverse population and maintain a positive customer service style
    5. Ability to communicate in English
    6. Able to learn how to fill out a computerized timesheet.
    7. Ability to work within the mission, goals, and objectives of the Catholic Housing Services and Catholic Community Services.



    1. Experience working with homeless and special needs populations
    2. Experience working with alcoholic or chemically dependant populations.
    3. Training or experience in conflict de-escalation.
    4. Spanish speaking
    5. Experience in building trades (carpentry, etc.).


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