The Salvation Army

Porter (Springfield Family Residence)

Job Locations US-NY-Springfield
Job ID
Compensation Min
USD $15.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $15.30/Hr.
Regular Full-Time


Under the direction of the Facility Manager, the Porter helps to ensure the facility is properly cleaned, safe and sanitary for all residents, staff and visitors into the building. The Porter helps to complete work orders, minor building repairs and completes the cleaning of all vacant units within the regulatory time frame of four hours.


  • The Porter reports directly to the Facility Manager regarding all janitorial and facility related issues; immediately reports any major building repairs, hazards, defects and/or supply needs to the Superintendent.
  • The Porter cleans and sanitizes all assigned vacant units within the DHS regulatory timeline of 4 hours post discharge.
  • The Porter cleans all public areas and workspaces as assigned.
  • The Porter completes all work orders as assigned.
  • The Porter empties all trash from the compactor as assigned.
  • The Porter cleans and maintains floors (strip, wax, buff, mop and/or vacuum) as assigned.
  • The Porter cleans and sanitizes all bathrooms as assigned.
  • The Porter paints and makes minor repairs of the facility and facility property as assigned.
  • The Porter assists in moving furniture and belongings of clients into and out of units as assigned.
  • The Porter assists with ground clean up and snow removal as assigned as assigned.
  • The Porter stores and retrieves deliveries and supplies as assigned.
  • The Porter assists in any special projects as assigned.
  • The Porter takes responsibility for proper care and maintenance of tools, supplies, and equipment being used in the performance of duties.
  • The Porter drives agency vehicle as needed.
  • Accurately tracks all mileage within van logbook.
  • The Porter retrieves and/or delivers interoffice mail to DHS, DHQ as needed.
  • The Porter maintains a safe and sanitary workspace and follows all OSHA regulations.
  • To continue to run each of our shelters with excellence and to meet the needs of the program, employees may be asked to assume their same position at one of our other shelters operated by the Salvation Army at the discretion of the Director of Shelters or Salvation Army Department Heads.
  • Other assignments and tasks may be added at the discretion of the Director of Shelters or Salvation Army Department Heads.
  • Has respect and consideration for the people being served.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of workflow. Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of direct supervision.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of clients, shelter/programs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with clients, visitors, contract staff, volunteers, and co-workers.
  • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the workplace and towards job.
  • Projects a good image in dealing with the public and its clients.
  • Is willing to make an extra effort to help build a quality and caring shelter/program.


  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Experience working with a disadvantaged population is a plus.
  • Must have ability to lift at least fifty pounds and be able to work at least an eight-hour shift primarily standing and moving.
  • Must have ability to take and follow instructions and follow through with assigned tasks, familiarity with basic cleaning equipment.
  • Skills in repair and technical knowledge of working of physical plant preferred.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License is strongly preferred.
  • Willing to become certified as a Fire Safety Coordinator is strongly desired.


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