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Company: Catholic Community Services of
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:



Catholic Housing Services believes everyone deserves the right to a safe, affordable place to call home. Inspired by this vision, CHS develops, owns and manages affordable housing programs for low-income families and individuals; currently including 2,500 units of housing in 60 different buildings across Western Washington. We provide supportive services for people who have experienced homelessness, low-income seniors, farm worker families, and those who have special physical and mental needs


Janitorial needs for four Tacoma properties managed by Catholic Housing Services. Perform general cleaning of all common areas and vacant units, manage the garbage and recycling areas and schedule for pick-up, assist with tenant education and understanding of care and features of the property, manage supplies and inventory, and provide tenants with a safe, positive and sanitary living environment. Perform these tasks with minimum supervision, applying solid work experience in this area for the following properties -

Matsusaka Townhomes - 26 unit Family Property

Emmons Apartments- 22 units Family Property

Guadalupe Vista- 51 units Family Property

Nativity House- 50 Units-Permanent Supportive Housing for Individuals



  • Maintain a clean exterior of all buildings.
  • Walk the property grounds and pick up garbage.
  • Pressures wash the sidewalks when needed.
  • Sweep and mop all floors and stairwells interior and exterior.
  • Take all garbage and recycling out to the garbage from the community room and offices.-(schedules of pick up days and times will be provided).
  • Clean all offices, community rooms and bathrooms.
  • Clean all laundry rooms by wiping down all machines and sweep and mop all floors.
  • Pre clean all vacant units before maintenance start their turn and bag up all garbage from unit.
  • Clean vacant units for rent ready.
  • Be knowledgeable on cleaning products, equipment and how they are to be used.
  • Wear appropriate safety gear at all times.
  • Carry a cell phone for emergencies and lock outs.
  • Must be willing to travel to work at all locations listed above including trainings and meetings at different locations.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, develop a plan, schedule and follow-through on projects.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Have transportation to the properties with valid driver's license and insurance.

General Responsibilities:

  • Observe/follow guidelines on confidentiality rights of residents and respect their privacy.
  • Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets on schedule.
  • Attend trainings required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.
  • 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.


This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance, building temperature fluctuations, dust, noise, and odors.


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 the entire building, and to ascend and descend stairs to move from one floor to another in order to respond to emergency situations.
  • Able to hear telephone rings, phone conversation, door bells, pager beeps, emergency alarms and normal conversation.
  • Able to speak clearly in person and on the telephone.
  • Able to handwrite legibly.
  • Able to observe safety rules.
  • Able to read normal size print and handwritten notes.
  • Mobility/dexterity of hands/arms to enable keying into a unit or other locked area.

Able to make independent decisions and apply sound judgment in performing job duties


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications that applicant must posses to be considered for the position.)

  • Minimum 1 year of janitorial experience.
  • 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 regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Ability to work within the mission, goals, and objectives of Catholic Housing Services

Keywords: Catholic Community Services of, Tacoma , Custodian, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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