• Custodian

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/5/2018 5:24 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    USD $15.45/Hr.
  • Overview

    St. Martin’s on Westlake (The Westlake) is a permanent supportive housing community that servers men over the age of 55, who and disabled and have experienced chronic homelessness . The Westlake serves very vulnerable individuals who struggle with trauma, substance abuse, mental health and/or serious medical problems. Staff are exposed to challenging behaviors and/or difficult clean-up situations that arise from close communal settings and/ or from active alcohol or drug abuse.


    This position is vital to maintaining and cleaning common areas, offices and resident rooms at time of turnover, according to a janitorial schedule.


    Full-time position with generous benefits and PTO


    1. Clean bathrooms, tub and shower rooms, according to building standards.
    2. Restock soap, paper towel dispensers and other supplies.
    3. Mop tile floors and stairwells according to schedule.
    4. Prepare vacant rooms for rental including pack out and thorough cleaning according to prescribed procedures.
    5. Empty building trash and collect and sort recycling receptacles.
    6. Respond to emergency cleanups where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids (urine, vomit, feces, blood) and other potentially infectious material.
    7. Wear proper personal protective equipment at all times.
    8. Maintain janitor closets and storage areas in a clean and safe condition, including labeling and mixing chemicals according to SDS instructions.
    9. Maintain janitorial equipment in a clean, safe and operable condition.
    10. Report on building systems performance.
    11. Maintain and adhere to strong professional ethics and boundaries.

    React in a professional manner to difficult or unpleasant behavior(s) while reporting crisis situations or odd activities to staff or management.Other duties as assigned.

    General Responsibilities:

    1. Practice excellent communication skills.
    2. Observe/follow guidelines on confidentiality rights of residents and respect their privacy.
    3. Alert management team members to non-maintenance and housekeeping areas of concern.
    4. Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets and complete electronic timesheet entries on schedule.
    5. Attend trainings required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.
    6. Become familiar with landlord/tenant law and the actions that are permissible for landlords.
    7. Maintain cooperative relationships with residents/businesses in surrounding neighborhood.
    8. Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
    9. Contribute to and support a positive, team-oriented work environment.
    10. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


    This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance, building temperature fluctuations, dust, noise, and odors. Other working conditions may include working alone, and interactions with individuals who are angry and/or dealing with substance abuse or mental health issues.



    The requirements described here are representative of those that must be regularly met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Able to understand custodial and maintenance manuals and instructions.
    2. Able to observe safety rules.
    3. Able to climb ladders and work in high places.
    4. Able to walk, kneel, climb, stand, crouch, stoop, reach, push, pull and other related activities associated with maintenance or janitorial work.
    5. Able to lift loads not normally exceeding 50 pounds.
    6. Able to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds together with a team member.
    7. Able to hand write legibly.
    8. Able to prioritize multiple tasks.
    9. Able to work independently and as a team member.
    10. Able to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
    11. Able to use a computer to enter electronic time logs or other electronic data entry specific to the job duties.
    12. Regularly able to perform duties as assigned.


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

    1. One year experience and/or training in building janitorial services.
    2. Work history which demonstrates reliability and dependability.
    3. Ability to communicate effectively in English with staff and residents and to follow oral and written communication. Able to work independently and/or as member of a team.
    4. Work or volunteer history which demonstrates ability to interact and communicate with others.
    5. Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
    6. Ability to work independently.
    7. Ability to understand and respond to requests in English.
    8. Work history that demonstrates reliability and dependability.
    9. Work or volunteer history that demonstrates ability to interact and communicate with a diverse population and maintain a positive customer service style.
    10. Experience and/or training in building janitorial services and an understanding of supplies, chemicals, and infection control principles.
    11. Ability to work within the mission, goals and objectives of Catholic Housing Services and Catholic Community Services.


    Experience working with homeless persons and persons with disabilities.


    1. Visual acuity adequate to identify cleaning needs and complete to standards.



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