Shelter Custodian (West Jordan)

Title: Shelter Custodian

Department: Shelter          

Location:  Salt Lake County Site

Supervisor: Programs Director

Category:  Full time (40 hours per week)

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Pay: $15.00 - 17.00 hourly   

Schedule: Monday – Friday 600 am – 200 pm


The Shelter Custodian has the primary responsibility for cleaning the Shelter.  The Shelter must be cleaned and maintained to promote health and safety and ensure healthy living conditions for residents. The Shelter Custodian will adhere to daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning schedules for multiple areas including kitchen, offices, bathrooms, storages areas, and entrances. As needed, laundry duty and some building and grounds maintenance may be required.

South Valley Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide options to anyone who has experienced domestic and sexual violence.

We do this by providing:

  • free and confidential services to survivors including emergency shelter, safe housing, trauma-informed counseling, advocacy, and tools for life;
  • education aimed at ending the cycle of generational violence; and
  • opportunities for communities to be part of the solution for a better tomorrow.


  • Ability to take direction and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Clean and sanitize common areas such as offices, bathrooms, kitchens and activity rooms.
  • Monitor and keep entrance space clean, dry, and clear from unnecessary items.
  • Shovel and clear outside stairs from snow.
  • Clean Shelter floors with appropriate tools such as mop, vacuum, and broom.
  • Refill supplies such as tissues, toilet paper, and soap in bathrooms.
  • Perform tasks as necessary to maintain all areas free from health/safety/fire hazards.
  • Collect and dispose of garbage from multiple areas in the Shelter. Disinfect and clean trash containers.
  • Monitor all areas for presence of animals, vermin, and insects and report findings to supervisor.
  • Assist with cleaning and sanitizing resident bedrooms/bathrooms upon exit of residents and preparing rooms for new residents to occupy.
  • Monitor and change light bulbs as needed.
  • Ensure confidentiality and proper handling of all client and employee information.
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with residents, staff, volunteers, donors, and vendors.
  • Perform CPR and administer First Aid as needed.


  • Take inventory and restock cleaning supplies and alert supervisor when time to reorder.
  • Monitor cleaning equipment and alert supervisor when repairs/maintenance are needed.
  • Complete miscellaneous duties to comply with sanitation, safety, health, and licensing regulations.


  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing in English.
  • Pass and maintain a cleared Direct Access Clearance System background check.
  • Obtain First Aid and CPR certification within 90 days and recertify every two years.


  • 1-2 years custodial experience


Moving around the Shelter to perform a variety of cleaning and maintenance tasks.

Tasks may include but are not limited to: sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, changing and washing linens, cleaning bathroom and kitchens fixtures.  

These duties require moving up and down stairs, lifting/moving items to facilitate cleaning and stocking, and moving around outside the Shelter during all weather conditions. Other tasks may be necessary for the maintenance of the Shelter and safety of the residents.


  • Operation/use of basic cleaning tools such as mop, broom, vacuum, steam cleaner, shovel, and washer/dryer.
  • Use of cleaning agents such as germicidal solution, soaps, disinfectants and other cleaning agents.

Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of duties, responsibilities, or activities that are required for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, or activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, absent undue hardship. Contact SVS Human Resources for assistance.                                       

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