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Skid Row Housing Trust
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago


Skid Row Housing Trust is a full spectrum, influential and innovative organization that has been serving the chronically homeless in Los Angeles for 30 years. We are one of a few industry leaders in the nation that prioritizes a multi-layered solution that includes 26 properties, approximately 1800 residents and just fewer than 200 employees. In addition, our dedication to healthy environments and communities, some of our properties are national award winners. In the pursuit of continued excellence, we currently oversee 14 real estate development projects scheduled for completion in the next three (3) years. A secondary competency and priority is offering empathetic, professional property management services and residential support services. Every night, we proudly house our residents in a safe and community centric building. By providing this integrated approach, Skid Row Housing Trust provides a comprehensive support system to assess the root causes of homelessness and provide an infrastructure that facilitates long-term housing retention rates. We also take our experiences, years of outcome driven data and lessons learned to influence policy and processes to advocate for those that need it the most. This combination of beautifully designed, high quality housing with social service provisions has made our residents, employees and partners an effective combination in maintaining a national leadership position in providing solutions and ending chronic homelessness.

Our mission is to provide permanent supportive housing so people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged poverty and poor health have the support to lead safe, stable lives. We do this through best in class staff, dedicated volunteers and partnerships that believe in everyone’s potential and ability to feel successful defined in their own terms.


The Janitor reports to the Janitorial Lead and/or the Janitorial Manager and works as part of a team to ensure that the property is maintained in the best physical condition as possible. The Janitor is responsible for the day-to-day custodial services at the property. Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


Inspect building, grounds and common areas on a daily basis, and picks up debris and trash around property;

Maintain all common area marble, tile, and carpeted flooring, which includes sweeping, mopping, shampooing, polishing, vacuuming, and washing handrails, decks, hallways, stairways and walkways, as necessary;

Clean up spills and accidents as needed;

Clean all common area windows and mirrors;

Maintain and clean all common area bathrooms (wash floors and walls), kitchens, community rooms, computer rooms and resident services rooms;

Keep all furniture in common areas, such as chairs, sofas, tables, clean, which includes dusting;

Clean Manager’s office, including dusting all work surfaces, emptying trash containers and replacing trash bags as necessary, sweeping or vacuuming floors;

Keep laundry room and public restroom clean and supplied with appropriate sanitary supplies, toilet seat covers, paper towels and toilet paper;

Order and maintain inventory of cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet seat covers, toilet paper and sanitary supplies, working with the Janitorial Lead and/or Manager to stay within budget;

Assist the Maintenance Person with two-man maintenance issues;

Keep trash dumpsters and trash dumpster area clean, and empty trash cans as needed in all common areas;

Routinely wash floor mats;

Regularly participates in employee staff development and training meetings;

Regularly participates in safety training meetings;

Cooperates with Human Resources in the investigation of all employee injuries and accidents;

Uses proper safety equipment and follows safe work practices and procedures, and follows organization safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations; and

Other duties as assigned by the Janitorial Lead, Janitorial Manager, Property Manager, Assistant Property Manager or Property Supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

Individuals must be self-starters, be able to take initiative, and make good decisions under pressure. Individuals must be able to get along with residents and develop a sense of community.

Education and Experience

A minimum of one (1) year experience in maintenance or janitorial services.

Language Skills

Able to read, write and speak English; Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus; and

Able to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide amounts such as sales tax, number of items when ordering janitorial supplies and maintaining inventories.

Reasoning Skills

Effectively manage and solve practical problems and effectively handle situations with limited instructions; and

Ability to work well with others.

Computer Skills

None required for the position.

Other Skills and Abilities

Take direction from the Janitorial Lead and/or Janitorial Manager, the Property and/or Assistant Property Manager, Property Supervisor and/or Facilities Manager;

Flexible and adaptable to work plan changes and organizational changes;

Work in a collaborative manner as a member of a site team, and demonstrate at all times cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors;

Relate professionally with vendors, residents and co-workers; and

Maintain a professional personal appearance at all times.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Proof of ability to work in the United States; and

Must have and maintain a valid California driver's license and auto insurance at all times and have the availability of an insured vehicle to travel within SRHT Property Management Company’s service area.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

While performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk for two (2) to four (4) hours at a time; perform repetitive pushing/pulling motions using arm and wrist; regularly pick up objects or tools with fingers; frequently crouch/squat; and to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to crawl, bend/stoop, reach from shoulder, climb and stand on ladders and reach over her/his head. The employee is frequently required to carry objects or tools in her/his arms or on the shoulder(s) and must occasionally lift and/or move between 30 – 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

Moderate to high stress work pace. Environment may have frequent interruptions, time constraints, emotional distress, intermittent loud sounds, temperature fluctuations such as hot and cold which may cause some discomfort, frequent dust or occasional fumes, and loud and disruptive residents and clients. Noise level is low to moderate. No individual office space is provided. Corporate culture is friendly and goal oriented.

Skid Row Housing Trust (the “Trust”) is a nationally recognized nonprofit corporation that produces, preserves, and operates supportive housing in and around downtown Los Angeles. The Trust serves the poorest and most vulnerable people in Los Angeles, including homeless individuals and those who may become homeless. Our VISION is that all residents of downtown Los Angeles have a home that is affordable and safe.

The Trust develops, manages and operates affordable homes for the homeless in the Los Angeles area. The Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and operates 26 properties and is developing two properties that will be in operation in the next two years. Most of the properties receive subsidies under the Section 8 program through the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.

Skid Row Housing Trust is an equal-opportunity employer, and will consider for employment any and all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ("Ban-the-Box") Ordinance.

clean, janitor, maintenance