The Salvation Army

  • Porter

    Job Locations US-NY-Springfield
    Job ID
    Compensation Min
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $18.00/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    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.
    • 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 log book.
    • 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.
    • The Porter must be available to contact 24/7 in the event of a facilities emergency (i.e. snow, flood, fire, etc.).
    • 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.
    • Consistently reports to work on time and is ready to begin work at the start of the shift
    • Always provides proper notification as per Salvation Army procedures when late or absent.
    • 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, agency, and/or The Salvation Army.
    • Reports to work well-groomed and in compliance with dress code. 
    • Wears I.D. badge while on duty.
    • 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 work place 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 /GED preferred. (Life experience whiting the field can substitute for)
    • 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.
    • Must have familiarity with basic cleaning equipment.
    • Skills in repair and technical knowledge of the workings 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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