Benchmark Transitions
  • Redlands, CA, USA
  • $22,800 - $33,280
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Housekeeper/Janitor I

Full Time, Benchmark Transitions

Job Information


Redlands, CA

Work Experience

1-3 years


$22,800 - $33,280, based on hourly equivalency


POSITION TITLE: Housekeeper / Janitor I
DEPARTMENT: Support Services
CLASSIFICATION: Hourly (Non-Exempt)
SALARY RANGE: $22,800 - $33,280, based on hourly equivalency
WORK HOURS: Varies (may also be nights and weekends). 8 hours per day, 5 days per week SUPERVISOR: Facilities Manager via Chief Information Officer

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The primary responsibilities of the Housekeeper/Janitor I position is to provide clean, and sanitary surroundings for the participants, employees and public. This position will This position will be working under the direct supervision of the Facilities Manager in the Support Services Department.


  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, warehouse and other work areas so that health standards are met.

  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and/or draperies, using vacuum cleaners and/or shampooers.

  • Empty wastebaskets and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.

  • Sweep, scrub, wax, and/or polish floors, using brooms, mops, and/or powered scrubbing

    and waxing machines.

  • Dust and polish furniture and equipment. Clean wash basins, mirrors, commodes, tubs,

    and showers daily. Wet mop floors in all residents' rooms and bathrooms daily. Damp

    mop all corridor floors, lobby, dining areas, and others daily.

  • Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.

  • Polish metalwork such as fixtures and fittings.

  • Remove debris from driveways, warehouse areas.

  • Replace light bulbs.

  • Replenish supplies such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items.

  • Sort clothing and other articles, load washing machines, and iron and fold dried items.

  • Sort, count, and mark clean linens, and store them in linen closets.

  • Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary.

  • Assign duties to other staff and give instructions regarding work methods and routines.

  • Report any needed repairs immediately to supervisor (such as leaky faucets or toilets,

    loose tile, broken window. Request repair services and wait for repair workers to arrive.

  • Deliver television sets, ironing boards, furniture, fixtures and other necessary supplies to


  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers. Follow

    instructions on use of germicidal solutions to clean. All procedures for solution use will be

    part of the housekeeper's training.

  • Dust window blinds, light fixtures, window sills Clean all air vents, etc.

  • Move and arrange furniture, and turn mattresses.

  • Observe precautions required to protect property, and report damage, theft, and found

    articles to supervisors.

  • Plan menus, and cook and serve meals and refreshments following employer's

    instructions or own methods when necessary.

  • Prepare rooms for meetings, and arrange decorations, media equipment, and furniture

    for social or business functions.

  • Wash dishes and clean kitchens, cooking utensils, and silverware.

  • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.

  • Use safety precautions in all housekeeping services.



  • Good customer services skills including in person, email and phone

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and

    create resolution

  • Proficient ability to work independently as well as in team environment

  • Experience working with program participants, parents and referents

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, ability to quickly learn program related

    software and hardware technology

  • Strong knowledge of general work practices and work ethic

  • Proficient knowledge of substance abuse and mental health program protocols and

    documentation methods

  • Ability to maintain a schedule of events and arrive promptly

  • Flexible individual displaying accuracy and dependability

  • Ability to follow Benchmark Transitions policies and procedures

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to work in a safe manner

  • Ability to maintain professionalism and organization in a fast paced environment during all situations

  • Ability to consistently maintain mental and emotional stability and express assertive personality when necessary

  • Ability to read and interpret documents at a basic level, such as reports, spreadsheets, and instruction and procedure manuals.

  • Excellent ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Excellent ability to plan and manage time

  • Proficient in crisis intervention and management, knowledge of behavior management

    techniques and verbal de-escalation processes

  • Must be able to interact with participants in a responsible and empathetic manner and

    to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries

  • Must successfully pass pre-employment drug screen and background check

  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam and health screen

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license and be eligible for auto

  • insurance coverage

Preferred qualifications:

  • Relevant work experience

  • Chemical Dependency Certification or Registration (CADC/RADT, etc.)

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff may encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The employee must work both alone and closely with others.

  • Employee may be subject to verbal and/or physical confrontation initiated by program


  • The employee must be capable of driving company vehicle, able to walk up and down

    flights of stairs, able to move materials to and from various locations.

  • The ability to climb ladders, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull or sit for an extended period of time, up to eitht

    hours or more.

  • The ability to use industrial cleaning equipment including, but not limited to, vacuums

    and carpet cleaners, use office equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator and

    general office equipment.

  • Employee must be able to function in fast-paced work environment.

    Notice: Benchmark Transitions is an equal employment opportunity employer. Benchmark Transitions expressly prohibits any form of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,

national origin, sexual preference, age, or handicap. In the event that a job applicant or an employee is disabled, Benchmark Transitions will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation for the disability by modifying duties, equipment or facilities wherever possible. Benchmark Transitions' policies of nondiscrimination apply to all personnel and employment practices. Benchmark Transitions complies with all relevant and applicable provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Benchmark Transitions expressly prohibits sexual harassment in the work place. Benchmark Transitions is a Drug-Free Work Environment. Employees are expected to adhere to the Company's drug free work policies.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature, essential functions and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skill required of employees so classified. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by supervisor/management. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability. Employees are employed at the will of Benchmark Transitions and employment may be terminated at any time with or without cause by either the employee or Benchmark Transitions.

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