Custodian - The Josephinum (full-time)

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 3 months ago(6/24/2020 6:07 PM)
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USD $16.80/Hr.


DOE. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and generous paid leave. 


Program Description

The Josephinum is an historic high-rise building in downtown Seattle providing 222 studio and one-bedroom apartments for a diverse population of low-income individuals and several commercial spaces. Some units are set-asides for formerly homeless individuals being served through a number of programs that provide case management support to residents in those units.  A Catholic parish, Christ Our Hope, is the primary commercial tenant of the building and shares common space with residential tenants.  A homeless women’s hygiene program and a non-profit self-managed shelter provider also are located in the building.  The building is the largest single property in the portfolio of Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington, and is closely aligned with the mission of the Catholic Church.


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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