Custodian - New Bethlehem Place (full-time)

Job Locations US-WA-Kirkland
Posted Date 3 days ago(9/17/2021 11:52 AM)
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USD $18.00/Hr.


$18.00/HR + DOE. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and generous paid leave.


Program Description

New Bethlehem Place provides 24/7 enhanced shelter, day center, and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness.


Position Description

This janitor is a vital part of the team and provides all cleaning services to common areas and offices to the New Bethlehem Place and The Sophia Way programs and floors.  The janitor will coordinate with program management to meet sanitation needs to keep the community safe and well.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean bathrooms, tub and shower rooms, according to building standards.
  • Restock soap, paper towel dispensers and other supplies.
  • Mop tile floors and stairwells according to schedule.
  • Prepare vacant rooms for rental including pack out and thorough cleaning according to prescribed procedures.
  • Empty building trash and collect and sort recycling receptacles.
  • Frequently respond to emergency cleanups where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids (urine, vomit, feces, blood) and other potentially infectious material.
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment at all times.
  • Maintain janitor closets and storage areas in a clean and safe condition, including labeling and mixing chemicals according to SDS instructions.
  • Maintain janitorial equipment in a clean, safe and operable condition.
  • Report on building systems performance.
  • Maintain and adhere to strong professional ethics and boundaries.
  • Tolerate and react appropriately to unusual, difficult or unpleasant behavior(s) while reporting crisis situations or odd activities to staff or management.
  • Practice excellent communication skills and carry a walkie talkie for safety and for ease of communion so that you are available to respond to any emergencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


General Responsibilities

  • Observe/follow guidelines on confidentiality rights of residents and respect their privacy.
  • Alert management team members to non-maintenance and housekeeping areas of concern.
  • Be willing and able to be on-call after hours/weekends for emergency security/building related calls.
  • Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets or complete TSheet entries on schedule.
  • Attend trainings required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Become familiar with landlord/tenant law and the actions that are permissible for landlords.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with residents/businesses in surrounding neighborhood.
  • Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Contribute to and support a positive, team-oriented work environment.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

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


  • Experience working with homeless persons and/or formerly homeless person.
  • Experience working with chemically-dependent populations.


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