10283 Work Experience Trainee - Disaster Service Worker (PT) in Los Angeles, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 5/10/2023

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    1250 Long Beach Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Goodwill is one of the leading non-profit brands in the world and one of the largest non-profits in Southern California. We are a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused on our Mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal! 

Primary Responsibility / Summary

The Disaster Service Work Experience Trainee is a temporary work experience position that provides the participant an opportunity to learn the basic tasks and skills of the position. Participants are placed at a variety of work sites and each experience is unique in skills attainment.

Participants selected for this work experience must meet program requirements and will train for a predetermined number of hours. For more information on how to qualify for this or work other positions, please visit https://www.goodwillsocal.org/career-services/employment-centers/.

All programs require that participants be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities  

  1. Sweeps and mops rooms, halls and stairways; strips, waxes and buffs floors; vacuums and shampoos rugs and carpets.
  2. Dusts and polishes desks, counter tops, and furniture. Cleans windows and blinds. Cleans mirrors, drinking fountains, and interiors and exteriors of refrigerators.
  3. Cleans offices, restrooms, and fixtures; cleans and disinfects patient care areas following established procedures.
  4. Pushes or lifts furniture and other heavy items; climbs ladders, and performs other tasks requiring physical agility.
  5. Collects, moves and empties waste containers
  6. Mixes cleaning chemicals and solutions. Restocks cleaning supplies as needed.
  7. Participates in continuous training and learning
  8. Maintains clean and sanitary conditions throughout.
  9. Maintains custodial equipment and supplies in neat, orderly condition.
  10. Interacts cooperatively with Goodwill staff and customers.


Additional Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Other duties and special projects as assigned.
  2. Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  3. This position is a temporary position.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • No prior experience or training.



  • None required.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • None required.

Other Educational Skills & Abilities

  • No skills needed.


English Language Skills

  • Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to print and speak simple sentences.


Mathematical Skills

  • No skills needed.

 Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.



  • Routine and generally repetitive duties requiring little or no independent action or diversification.


Computer Skills

  • No skills needed.



Required Training

  • New Hire Orientation
  • Harassment Prevention training

Values-Based Work Environment Notice

Goodwill Southern California provides a values-based work environment for our employees.  All individuals are expected to support and promote our values:

  1. Respect.  We treat everyone with respect, compassion and inclusion, recognizing their contributions and differences.
  2. Integrity.  We conduct business with transparency, integrity and accountability.
  3. Service.  We serve, empower and advocate for our clients, community, business partners and each other.    
  4. Excellence.  We pursue a vision of excellence and continuous improvement to better the lives of those we serve.

The above description is not intended to be an “all-inclusive” list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor is it intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, it is intended only to describe the general nature of the job.

Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment.   Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability.   Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.   We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.  

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.