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Custodian - NYC Shelter $35-38K

JOB TITLE:                            CUSTODIAN

FLSA:                                     NON-EXEMPT

DIVISION:                              SERVICES - FACILITIES

REPORTS TO:                      FACILITY MANAGER

LOCATION:                           MANHATTAN, NY

SUMMARY:   The Custodian performs all custodial related duties to maintain a safe and clean facility, including interior and exterior grounds of a 140 bed men’s homeless shelter.


  • Complete all scheduled custodial duties in accordance with custodian cleaning checklist.
  • Cleans floors, hallways and common areas including vacuuming, buffing, and waxing floors.
  • Cleans bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, lobby and offices.
  • Assembles, arranges, and cleans furniture as needed.
  • Cleans and maintains parking lot, sidewalk, and outdoor property as needed.
  • Cleans and maintains office areas.
  • Checks and replaces all interior and exterior light bulbs.
  • Assists with minor maintenance and building repairs as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or GED required.  Previous experience or work history with the ability and desire to learn building custodial services.  Experience with buffing and other cleaning equipment a must. Must communicate appropriately peers and management and to exhibit patience and understanding towards client population being served.  Position requires some weekend and/or evening hours. 


Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)

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