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Custodian / Janitor / Facility - Full Time, Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


Job Summary


Performs heavy cleaning, floor maintenance and other janitorial maintenance functions at assigned center.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Empty waste containers and dispose of refuse in approved manner.
  • Perform floor care maintenance including cleaning of carpeted and hard floor surfaces.
  • Clean screens and windows as directed.
  • Shovel snow from ramps and sidewalks as necessary.
  • Maintain and assure cleanliness of utility room.
  • Maintain required equipment; report problems to supervisor.
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    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.



    • Experience in a housekeeping or janitorial role preferred.


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to read, write, and speak English.
    • Ability to interpret safety rules, instructions in the use and maintenance of tools and equipment, and methods and procedures to perform work.
    • Ability to carry out instructions in written, oral and/or diagrammatic form.
    • Basic math skill with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults who may become angry, hostile or combative.
    • Ability and willingness to work constructively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • N/A


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Stands and routinely moves throughout building and grounds.
    • Frequently twists, bends, stoops, kneels, and maintains balance while pushing, lifting, pulling and controlling heavy mechanical equipment.
    • Operates light machinery such as sweeper.
    • Pushes/pulls weights of up to 150 pounds, lifts weights of up to 75 pounds and performs tasks which require excellent eye-hand coordination.
    • Subject to exposure to infectious waste and disease conditions.
    • Subject to exposure to odors, disinfectants and/or other air contaminants.
    • Subject to changes in noise level and temperature level in work environment.


    Posted: 2019-11-19 Expires: 2019-12-19

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