Janitor - Junction Point

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 3 days ago(9/17/2021 12:32 PM)
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USD $18.00/Hr.


Program Description


Junction Point provides safe and dignified 24/7 enhanced shelter and supportive services for 72 people age 50 and older experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to provide hospitable and low barrier shelter with a harm reduction model. This is to be done in the spirit of the ministry of presence, which fosters attention to the individual and respect for each person's unique situation. This shelter is for a population of older people who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators, and illness. These people may be high needs, have serious physical disabilities, chronic and acute mental illness, active chemical dependency and trauma. Junction Point Shelter emphasizes moving people into permanent housing through case management. Janitors are responsible for maintaining the overall cleanliness of the facilityj assisting with light maintenance issues, and fostering a team environment among shelter staff and volunteers. CCS is committed to making our services, our agencies and our communities free of the divisive and dehumanizing ravages of racism. We strive for anti-racist programming and practices by supporting racial unity and justice in our dail work


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

Essential Functions

  • Perform routine scheduled cleaning duties: sweep, mop, and wash walls. Clean bathrooms, food serving area and other common areas as well as, cubicles/pallet shelters, to building standards. Stock and assist with communicating inventory.
  • Pack, label and store previous client belongings.
  • Prepare vacant cubicles/pallet shelters for occupancy.
  • Maintain clean exterior of building.
  • Assist building maintenance staff and maintenance vendors as needed. Remove garbage and recycling from building following all safe trash removal protocol. Wash trash cans.
  • Regularly lift and carry supplies, donations, furnishing, etc.
  • Provide crisis intervention, and refer clients in crisis to appropriate staff on site. Assist Advocacy staff members in floor checks and cubicle/paltet shelter inspections as needed.
  • 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.
  • Model interpersonal and living skills for clients.
  • Enforce building and program rules including bar policy. Perform other duties as assigned

Gerneral 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.

Job Conditions

  • This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodjjy fluidl and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals, involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building temperature fluctuations, dust, noise, and odors.


Physical and Mental Acuity Demands:

The requirements described here are representative of those that must be 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.

  • Able to walk,
  • Able to understand and apply janitorial instructions and manuals.
  • Able to observe safety rules.
  • Able to climb ladders and work in high places.
  • Able to walk, kneel, climb, stand, crouch, stoop, reach, pull, and other related activities associated with janitorial work.
  • Able to regularly lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally 40 pounds.
  • Able to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds together with a team member.
  • Able to hand write legibly.
  • Able to work independently and as a team member. Able to perform tasks requirement manual dexterity.
  • Regularly able to perform duties assigned.

Able to see well enough to identify cleaning needs and complete to acce table standards.


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

  • 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.
  • Ablity 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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