Job Description

Cambridge, 1685 Eaton St, Lakewood, Colorado, United States of America Req #365
Monday, October 12, 2020
Lead Janitor

The primary responsibility of your job position is to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities.   You are entrusted to follow established policies and procedures to ensure a sanitary and compliant environment.  


  • Supervise the day-to-day janitorial functions of assigned personnel.

  • Prepare vacant units, as needed, for new residents ensuring that the unit meets the company’s standards and checklist.

  • Conduct routine inspections of work areas to ensure safe and proper cleaning procedures are followed at all times.

  • Assist in hiring, staffing, and terminating employees in the janitorial department.

  • Counsel/discipline as necessary

  • Follow-up routine inspections to ensure necessary corrections are made.

  • Complete daily requests for residents; prioritizing the cleaning requests and ensuring they are completed in a timely manner. 

  • Schedule and track service requests.  

  • Assist in the orientation and training of janitorial personnel.

  • Review and evaluate the work performance of assigned personnel.  

  • Ensure that assigned work areas are maintained in a safe and attractive manner.

  • Inspect and ensure all aspects of property; grounds, building, vacant apartments are clean.

  • Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when lifting or moving heavy objects.

  • Ensure there are enough staff members are on the floor to perform regular duties such as: remove trash, clean restrooms, mop floors, and vacuum.

  • Follow proper techniques when mixing chemicals, disinfectants, and solutions used for cleaning.  

  • Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary.

  • Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.

  • Perform all other duties, as assigned.


  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school education or its equivalent.


  • Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years experience in a janitorial department in health-related facility.

Specific Requirements

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

  • Must be knowledgeable of janitorial practices and procedures in nursing care facilities.

  • Must possess leadership ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.

  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the Janitorial Department.

  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of housekeeping areas.

  • Must perform regular inspections of resident rooms/units for order, safety, and proper performance of equipment.

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Job training:  how long it usually takes to competently perform this job when the incumbent has the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities, work experience and/or education:  

up to 3 monthsup to 6 monthsup to 1 year1 -2 years3 - 5 years5+ years


  • Works in all areas of the facility.  

  • Moves intermittently during working hours. 

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions. 

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

  •  Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc. 

  • Communicates with the maintenance personnel, nursing staff, and other department supervisors. 

  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary. 

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants. 

  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. 

  • Maintains a liaison with other department directors to adequately plan for food services/activities. 

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals. 


  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a mental and physical examination.

  • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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