Janitor - F/T - Aloha Inn - King County

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/4/2020 2:20 PM)
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The Aloha Inn is a 24/7 enhanced shelter and related services for adults experiencing homelessness. Many clients have behavioral health issues, active addiction issues and/or trauma. This is a low barrier, harm reduction program. Janitorial staff 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.


Status: FT, 37.5 hours/week. Sunday – Thursday


Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: Salary is DOE. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and generous paid leave.




     1. Perform routine scheduled cleaning duties: sweep, mop, and wash walls. Clean bathrooms, food serving area, and other common areas to building standards.

     2. Restock soap, paper towel dispensers and other supplies. Assist with communicating inventory needs.

     3. Pack, label, and store previous client belongings.

     4. Prepare vacant rooms for use including packing up items and thorough cleaning according to prescribed procedures.

     5. Maintain clean exterior of building.

     6. Remove garbage and recycling from building following all safe trash removal protocol. Wash trash cans.

     7. Regularly lift and carry supplies, donations, furnishings, etc.

     8. Assist Advocacy staff members in floor checks and unit inspections as needed.

     9. Assist Advocate and Case management staff in ensuring occupied units meet health and quality standards. As identified, participate in joint clean up and/or hoarding safety efforts.

     10. Enforce building and program rules including bar policy.

     11. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Observe/follow guidelines on confidentiality rights of residents and respect their privacy.
  2. Alert management team members to non-maintenance and housekeeping areas of concern.
  3. Be willing and able to be on-call after hours/weekends for emergency security/building related calls.
  4. Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets or complete ADP entries on schedule.
  5. Attend trainings required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.
  6. Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  7. Contribute to and support a positive, team-oriented work environment.
  8. 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.
  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. Regularly able to perform duties as assigned.
  12. Visual acuity adequate to identify cleaning needs and complete to standards.



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

  1. Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks.
  2. Work history which demonstrates reliability and dependability.
  3. Able to work independently and/or as member of a team.
  4. Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  5. Ability to work independently.
  6. Work history that demonstrates reliability and dependability.
  7. Ability to work within the mission, goals and objectives of Catholic Housing Services and Catholic Community Services.
  8. Commitment to developing and safekeeping a workplace that values and supports a culturally diverse work environment.


  1. Experience working with homeless persons and/or formerly homeless persons.
  2. Experience working with chemically-dependent populations.


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