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The Salvation Army Custodian in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Department:Eliza Shirley House

Availability of Position:Immediate

Schedule:Full Time

Reporting Relationship:Maintenance Supervisor

Salary/Grade:$15.71 per hour;74, Non-Exempt

The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.

  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)

  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles

  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Remitted Tuition Program

  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!

    About the Eliza Shirley House and Red Shield Family Residence:The Red Shield Family Residence & Eliza Shirley House are safe and welcoming emergency housing programs, offering loving, respectful, compassionate, and non-judgmental services to empower residents to strive towards self-sufficiency. All family configurations, including families with teen-aged children, and single men with children are accepted.


Description of Position:The Custodian is responsible for the maintaining of public areas, offices, bathrooms, and outside areas of a large family shelter in a clean and sanitary manner. The Custodian works with the Maintenance Supervisor to correct any building issues and will be responsible for contacting outside agencies when work needs to be completed.


Requirements: High School Diploma or GED, prior residential or customer service work experience, must be able to read, write and speak well in English, must have computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel Programs and be proficient in and the ability to utilize the internet. Must have an understanding of, and appreciation for, the Mission of The Salvation Army and the Sanctuary Model.

Contact:Please send or fax your resume and a cover letter to:

Ms. Katie Barnhart

Emergency Housing Director

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Family Residence

715 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123


Contact: Please submit your resume and cover letter as instructed below.

External candidates interested in this position please apply online at http://careers.salvationarmy.org .

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position please apply at http:// internal-usesalvationarmy.icims.com .

Updated by the Divisional Human Resources Department on 5/22/24.

The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Requisition No. 2190

Job LocationsUS-PA-Philadelphia

Job ID 2024-12585

Category Food Services

Compensation Min USD $15.71/Hr.

Compensation Max USD $15.71/Hr.

Type Regular Full-Time