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Lead Custodian (Pathways to Home / South LA Women’s Shelter)

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA
Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides 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 www.voala.org.

PATHWAYS TO HOME / SOUTH LA WOMEN’S SHELTER

Pathways is the largest homeless shelter in Los Angeles, providing a diverse group of services, including: Comprehensive Case Management Services, Affordable Housing Assistance, Transitional Housing Programs, Permanent Housing Placements, JWCH Mobile Clinic, Department of Health Services, USC-HIV Study/Prevention.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

The Lead Custodian performs and oversees daily janitorial duties, and immediate minor repairs to the facility, supervision of custodial team through preparation of work schedule, time clock accountability, instruction of work, inspection of work, and education/hands on instruction of proper job duty techniques.  Assists Program Staff in set-up and tear down for special events / classroom instruction.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains the interior and exterior of the facilities, including building, parking lot and grounds, in good condition

  • Supervises all tasks needed to maintain cleanliness, sanitation and safety of the facility,

  • Performs or directs minor repairs that might include the following: Carpentry, Plumbing, Interior painting,

  • Refurbishing and cleaning, Landscape and irrigation systems.

  • Oversees completion of daily maintenance checklist provided to subordinates; 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; performs regular inventory of cleaning supplies and minor repair items.

  • Checks facility daily for any safety concerns; understands local and building safety codes and requirements as well as OSHA, health department and EPA requirements; reports all deficiencies to shelter management

  • Coordinates project duties, event set up, and break down with Program Staff (Shelter Coordinator, Job Developer, Activities Specialist, et cetera).

  • With Maintenance Department, plans and schedules facility maintenance, including major repairs

  • Drives company vehicle to restock supplies and supervise two locations

  • Other duties as required and is subject to change at any time

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma (or GED/High School Equivalence Certificate)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3 years of custodial experience
  • Prior experience as a supervisor

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Must be able to understand how to safely work with caustic chemicals and cleaning materials, including storing and disposing of hazardous materials or waste

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Familiar with Microsoft operating systems including: Office, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards

COMPETENCIES:

  • Must have valid California driver's license and have clean driving record to be insured by VOALA insurance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.