24501 Work Experience Trainee-Custodial (PT) in Los Angeles, CA at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 7/3/2024

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    342 North San Fernando Road
    Los Angeles, CA
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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  • Compensation
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Heights

Job Description

Objective and Primary Responsibilities / Summary

The Custodial 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/.

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.

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.


Computer Skills

  • No skills needed.



  • Shift flexibility and overtime when needed.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Punctual and dependable attendance.
  • Free from alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Understands the basic philosophy of Goodwill and participates fully in carrying out its mission.
  • Adheres to Goodwill’s values of Respect, Integrity, Service, & Excellence.


Required Training

  • New Hire Orientation
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Customer Service Training
  • Financial Literacy
  • Managing Difficult Situations
  • Hire Select Assessments

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. We treat everyone with respect, compassion and inclusion, recognizing their contributions and differences.
  2. We conduct business with transparency, integrity and accountability.
  3. We serve, empower and advocate for our clients, community, business partners and each other.    
  4. 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.