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Custodian - (Bridge Housing for Women)

Adult Services | Whittier, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at


  • Maintains the interior and exterior of all buildings, parking lots and grounds in good condition
  • Performs custodial duties to assure that centers are clean and sanitary adhering to janitorial schedules as provided by VOALA
  • Performs or assists in executions of minor repairs that might include the following: Carpentry, Plumbing, Interior painting, Refurbishing, Cleaning, Landscape and Irrigation systems
  • Follows daily maintenance checklist provided by supervisor; Assures tools and supplies are stocked and appropriately secured in vehicles as well as in maintenance store rooms; maintains cleanliness and order of store rooms
  • Checks center daily for any safety concerns; understands and carries out VOALA, federal and other governmental regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Background and Skills:


  • High School or GED Equivalent or equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • Must have basic building maintenance skills
  • Must be able to perform physical activities including, but not limited to:
    • Lifting up to 50 lbs on a regular basis without assistance
    • Bending, standing, climbing and walking continually
    • Working with noise and dust
    • Works in inclement weather conditions
  • Must be able to understand how to safely work with caustic chemicals and cleaning materials

Preferred for this Position:

  • 2 years of general maintenance experience
  • Ability to read and write instructions in English preferred
  • Custodial or building maintenance in a school setting preferred
  • Background in construction trades a plus
  • Proven familiarity with homelessness and related issues a plus

                                                   VOALA is an Equal Opportunity Employer