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Hamilton Families

Job Summary

$17.50 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 21 days ago
Job Role
Janitor & Maintenance, Janitor
Employer's Industry

Job Description

COMPENSATION $17.50/hr + Full Benefits
PROGRAM Hamilton Transitional Housing-Hayes | 1631 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA
REPORTS TO Shift Coordinator
WORK SCHEDULE Monday- Friday 7:00 am- 3:30 pm
STATUS Full-Time
UNION REPRESENTATION YES – OPEIU, Local 29; initial fee + monthly dues

Hamilton Families

Our mission is to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. Established in 1985, Hamilton Families is San Francisco's leading service provider to homeless families, with carefully designed programs to prevent homelessness, provide shelter and stability, return families to permanent housing and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness. We currently operate these programs across four sites in San Francisco and Oakland. For more information, visit

Program and Position Overview

Hamilton Transitional Housing (HTH) in the North of Panhandle neighborhood houses and supports 20 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for up to 18 months. Families receive intensive social services to identify and address factors contributing to their homelessness to enable them to return to stable, independent housing and economic self-sufficiency. The program provides case management, employment readiness activities, job retention support, intensive housing search support and substance abuse recovery support.

The Custodian is an important member of the program team by maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment for program residents and by promptly preparing vacant units for move in. The Custodian is also responsible for maintaining staff offices, meeting rooms, and other common and public spaces in HTH and in HF’s administrative offices located on the HTH premises.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

•Maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment throughout a 20-unit transitional housing program for families experiencing homelessness.

•Perform daily custodial tasks according to established schedule, including collecting trash/recyclables, sweeping, mopping, buffing/waxing, cleaning and disinfecting in hallways, common areas, staff offices, bathrooms and garages in two four-story buildings, and maintain outdoor courtyard and curbside cleanliness.

•Follow established schedules and routines while remaining flexible in order to perform emergent custodial tasks and unit turnovers as needed or directed.

•Prepare vacant units for new participants as directed, including painting, light wall repairs, unclogging pipes, removing debris, etc. in addition to routing janitorial maintenance.

•Report maintenance and/or repair needs, including pest control needs, to supervisor and/or Facilities Maintenance Manager.

•Assist with and prepare for routine inspections by outside agencies.

•Keep inventory of custodial supplies, tools, and cleaning equipment.

•Maintain appropriate boundaries with participants as instructed.

•Follow HF safety policies and procedures at all times.

•Attend required meetings and trainings as necessary.

•Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

•High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

•Certificate of completion from Janitorial/Custodial training program strongly preferred.

•At least one year of residential or related building maintenance experience strongly preferred.

•Able to lift 50 pounds and work throughout two four-story buildings and climb stairs and ladders as required.

•Able to use cleaning and maintenance materials and equipment according to agency safety guidelines; general knowledge of and adherence to Cal OSHA safety requirements.

•Good written and verbal communication in English; basic skills in Microsoft Office applications, especially Outlook and Word; able to follow written instructions.

•Maturity, honesty, dependability, initiative, and good judgment; able to work independently and as a member of team; able to work tactfully under pressure; sensitivity to work with diverse staff and participants.

•CPR and First Aid certification required within first six months of hire.

•Criminal background check, fingerprint imaging, TB (Tuberculosis) clearance, and documentation required post offer.

Compensation and Benefits

Hamilton Families offers a competitive wage and benefits package that includes employer-paid major medical and dental coverage, life and disability insurance, an employer-contributed retirement plan, and generous paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave.

Application Procedure

•Click here to apply via Hamilton Families’ ADP Career Center.

•Attach your résumé AND a brief letter of interest.

•No faxes or phone calls.

•Hamilton Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Business Overview

Our Story

Founded in 1985, Hamilton Families established San Francisco’s first shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Today we are San Francisco’s leading service provider to homeless families, with an array of highly effective programs at sites in San Francisco and Oakland.

Hamilton Shelter Program in the Tenderloin provides safe shelter, three meals a day and critical social services to 50 families a night for up to six months.

Hamilton Transitional Housing houses and supports up to 25 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for 6 to 18 months. Families receive intensive social services to identify and address factors contributing to their homelessness.

Hamilton Housing Solutions prevents homelessness whenever possible and assists families who have become homeless with housing search assistance, temporary rent assistance, case management, job search and other services for up to 18 months to help them find and retain a permanent home.

Children’s Services are integrated throughout all our programs, providing therapeutic support and enrichment activities to strengthen children’s resiliency, promote academic success and enhance the parent-child bond.


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Community Oriented
Work-life Balance
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