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Catholic Community Services Janitor (Full-time) - Bridge Shelter in Seattle, Washington


This position starting at $20.70 - $21.94/hr (D.O.E)

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability

  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account

  • Generous PTO, paid sick time, 15 days of paid vacations, 13 days of paid holidays, plus a personal holiday

  • CCS/CHS 403(b) Employee Saving Plan

  • Employee assistance program

    Program Description

    The Bridge Shelter Program provides 24/7 enhanced shelter and related services for adults experiencing homelessness. Referrals to the program come from King County Coordinated Entry. Participants are typically people who been identified as high needs adults who are eligible for supportive permanent housing. Many clients have chronic and acute mental illness, active addiction issues, and/or trauma. This is a low-barrier, harm reduction program. Janitors 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.

    Position Description

    Responsible for cleaning building common areas and units during turnover. Seek to provide tenants with a safe, positive and sanitary living environment.


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

  • Stock and assist with communicating inventory.

  • Pack, label and store previous client belongings.

  • Prepare vacant units 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 unit 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.

    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

    Job Conditions

    This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluid, 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 acceptable standards.


  • 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.

    Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines any increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.

Job LocationsUS-WA-Seattle

Posted Date1 month ago(4/9/2024 12:56 PM)

Job ID 2024-7652

of Openings 1

Category Facilities-Maintenance/Custodial

Min USD $20.70/Hr.