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Custodian (Pathways to Home)

Los Angeles, CA | Adult Services

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 www.voala.org.

Pathways to Home is a 14-Hour Emergency Year-Round Shelter serving the homeless population in Los Angeles and South Los Angeles. This program provides temporary shelter, onsite case management, a computer center, and permanent housing referrals.


The Custodian:

  • Performs all tasks needed to maintain cleanliness, sanitation and safety of the facility including, but not limited to:
    • Cleaning windows, fixtures, railings, cots/beds, restrooms, doors and all public and office areas.
    • Vacuuming, sweeping, moping and waxing floors; shampooing carpets; dusting and sanitizing desks and furniture 
    • Replacing light bulbs and emptying trash receptacles
  • Prepares and sets-up rooms for meetings, classes and events
  • Participates in weekly facility inspections and in completion of necessary documentation
  • Understands local and building safety codes and requirements as well as OSHA, health department and EPA requirements; reports all deficiencies to shelter management
  • Reports defects and damages to shelter management


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 1 year of custodial experience
  • Must be able to perform physical activities including, but not limited to:
    • Lifting up to 50 lbs on a regular basis without assitance
    • 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

Additional Requirements:

  • 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


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