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Allentown YMCA Warming Station Custodian

Allentown, United States

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At the Y, you can feel more connected to your community, meet new people, expand your knowledge base, and experience one of the most rewarding jobs by helping support our mission of developing individuals, families, and communities, while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere.

Who We Are

The Greater Valley YMCA (GVYMCA or GVY) is a volunteer-led, nonprofit, community organization. The Y is committed to strengthening community by positively changing lives every day. At each of our branches, we concentrate our efforts in three areas: Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility. And we do so in a way that upholds the Y’s traditional family values of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Honesty.

For over 100 years, the Y has made tangible differences in the communities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, Forks, Nazareth, those comprising the Slate Belt region and the Lehigh Valley as a whole. Founded as individual YMCAs as early as 1897, the following branches of the Greater Valley Y merged together between 2010 and 2015: the Nazareth YMCA, the Suburban North Family YMCA, the Family YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg & Vicinity and the Bethlehem YMCA. In 2014, the Forks YMCA Education Center was established. The Slate Belt branch was opened in 2015. In January 2017, the Allentown YMCA joined the Greater Valley YMCA.

What it’s Like to Work Here

Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at GVY is “Fulfilling.” Our team members all share a positive attitude, problem solving abilities and patience, enabling them to provide excellent customer service even during fast-paced shifts. Our culture, plus continuous opportunities for growth, have resulted in positive impacts for our communities. Don’t miss out on this rare opening with us!

The GVYMCA Is For Everyone

It's our mission to unleash the potential in every team, and we know that teams perform best when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. It is the unique contributions of all GVY'ers that drive our success, and we're committed to building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work and be recognized for their efforts. To that end, we are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination for everyone. You can read more about our commitment to diversity and mission here

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for an experienced Custodian to ensure the effective physical cleanliness of all assigned facilities. The candidate will perform routine cleaning as required, inform management of any foreseeable problems with the facility and perform any cleaning of the facility as required. A large part of what you will do is to ensure the facility and program supplies are clean, restocked and ready for our warming station, a wintry weather emergency shelter for our homeless neighbors.

A Day in the Life as a Custodian

As a Custodian for the Warming Station, you will help the GVYMCA achieve its goals to ensure our Warming Station guests are given a clean, well-maintained facility where they can have a dignified respite from day-to-day challenges. You will be responsible for ensuring all linens and blankets are laundered and facilities are neat and deep cleaned daily.

Responsibilities as a Food Service Attendant

  • Ensures warming station is attractive and clean by completing all duties listed on the daily schedule and maintains upkeep of assigned area and equipment.
  • Completes daily laundering of bedding and any other warming station supplies.
  • May perform wet and dust mopping, dusting, trash removal, recycling, window washing, vacuuming, seasonal activities dealing with lawn care and snow removal, and general cleaning.
  • Operates related motorized and non-motorized equipment.
  • Records and reports all needed repairs; repairs as directed.
  • Ensures YMCA building and property is secure during shift and reports incidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor.
  • Replaces soap, paper towels, and other supplies.
  • May set up furniture for events.
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned.

Who You Would Report to

  • Senior Program Director

Expected Hours Per Week

  • Seasonal: November 15, 2023 - April 15, 2024
  • Part Time, availability
  • 7:00am - 10:00am (Available Monday – Sunday)
  • Holidays required

Pay Range

  • $13.00 - $14.25 / hour

Where You Would Be Working

  • GVYMCA Allentown Branch: 425 S 15th Street Allentown, PA 18104


  • Six months or more of related experience preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions, procedures, manuals, and other documents
  • Ability to report and record maintenance requests.
  • Knowledge of cleaning methods and equipment.
  • Basic understanding of the upkeep and care of equipment.
  • Understanding of cleaning compounds and chemicals, and their safe, efficient use.
  • Must possess sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment skills, and a positive attitude.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to use a computer for an abbreviated period and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • Sufficient physical strength and ability to perform essential duties
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Employee must be able to work overnights, weekends, and holidays
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high


  • Free Membership to the Y
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources
  • Retirement Plan (403b)

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