Custodian - Bridge Shelter (on-call)

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 7 months ago(2/28/2020 6:13 PM)
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USD $16.80/Yr.


Program Description

The Bridge Shelter Program provides 24/7 enhanced shelter and related services for adults experiencing homelessness. Referrals to the program come from King County Coordinated Entry.   Participants are typically people who been identified as high needs adults who are eligible for supportive permanent housing. Many clients have chronic and acute mental illness, active addiction issues, and/or trauma. This is a low-barrier, harm reduction program.   Janitors are responsible for maintaining the overall cleanliness of the facility, assisting with light maintenance issues, and fostering a team environment among shelter staff and volunteers.


Position Description

Responsible for cleaning building common areas and units during turnover. Seek to provide tenants with a safe, positive and sanitary living environment.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine scheduled cleaning duties: sweep, mop, and wash walls. Clean bathrooms, food serving area and other common areas to building standards.
  • Stock supplies.
  • Prepare vacant units for occupancy.
  • Maintain clean exterior of building.
  • Assist building maintenance staff and maintenance vendors as needed.
  • Remove garbage and recycling from floors and secure in dumpsters. Wash trash cans.
  • Regularly lift and carry supplies, donations, furnishing, etc.
  • Perform other janitorial duties as assigned.
  • Provide crisis intervention, and refer participants in crisis to appropriate staff on site.
  • Assist Advocacy staff members in floor checks as needed.
  • Model interpersonal and living skills for clients.
  • Enforce building and program rules including bar policy.

General Responsibilities

  • Observe/follow guidelines on confidentiality rights of residents and respect their privacy.
  • Alert management staff to issues/concerns regarding building or residents that are observed in the course of performing duties.
  • Maintain cooperative relationship with businesses in the surrounding neighborhood.
  • Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services
  • Contribute to and support a positive, team-oriented work environment.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Commitment to developing and safekeeping a workplace that values and supports a culturally diverse work environment.
  • Ability to regular lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work within the mission, goals and objectives of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Commitment to harm reduction program model.


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