Services for the Underserved


Job Location US-NY-New York
Homeless Services
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview


           The Porter will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness and minor repairs in a residential shelter.



  • Maintain cleanliness in assigned areas within the facility.  This includes but is not limited to; floor care (mopping, sweeping, buffing, waxing), cleaning cafeteria and kitchen areas, bathrooms, emptying trash, separating recyclables, emptying garbage, wiping windows and walls, and cleaning stairways and/or elevators.
  • Carry out minor repairs and building maintenance throughout assigned areas of the facility.  This includes but is not limited to; painting, plastering, repairing furniture, maintaining smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
  • Responsible for exterior snow and ice removal as well as upkeep of the grounds.  This includes but is not limited to sidewalk maintenance, mowing grass, trimming shrubbery, maintaining landscaping, rodent removal, and all other aspects of the building exterior.
  • Conduct periodic building, dorm, and office inspections for dangerous and hazardous conditions, needed repairs, hygiene, and cleanliness.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and sprinkler system to ensure equipment is working properly and in compliance with regulations.
  • Maintain building maintenance tools and machinery to ensure that all items are in good working condition.
  • Responsible for laundering bed linens, bathroom towels, kitchens towels, and all other washable items used in the facility by consumers and staff.
  • Assist with periodic boiler and water heater inspections to ensure proper functioning at all times. 
  • Assist in moving and storing program supplies, office furniture, office equipment, dorm furniture, consumer belongings, and other items in and around the facility when and where appropriate.
  • Assist in interior decorating and refurbishing of assigned areas of the facility.
  • Responsible for insect and bug extermination and rodent removal. 
  • Drive agency vehicles.
  • Must wear SUS maintenance uniform and must maintain uniform so that it is clean and presentable at the start of each shift.
  • Maintain CPR/ First Aid Certification.
  • Complete other tasks as deemed necessary by the House Manager, Program Director and/or Assistant Director of Facilities.
  • Attend staff meetings, case conferences, group supervision, and trainings as needed.
  • A work schedule that includes some weekend and evening hours will be required.
  • Other duties as assigned




  • At least two years of building maintenance experience in a large residential/institutional setting working with special needs population required.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills.


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred. 
  • NYS driver’s license preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred.


Effective August 30, 2021, unless granted a reasonable accommodation for disability, all new hires must show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  If hired for one of our city sponsored programs, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.



Company Overview

Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality improvement.

S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals. To request reasonable accommodation or if you believe such a request was improperly handled or denied, contact the Director of Recruitment.


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