Custodian I

Position Description

The custodian is responsible for the care and stewardship of 30+ New Life Covenant buildings and grounds through performing maintenance, security and housekeeping activities.

Schedule: Mostly Evenings and Weekends

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform general security functions such as: locking and unlocking assigned buildings, securing building when facilities are not in use, checking for unlocked doors and windows and unauthorized occupants. Respond to alarms and provide armored carrier with access to facilities following established procedures.

  • Assist with the setup of facilities for services, meetings, classes, conferences and events as scheduled.

  • Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools.

  • Perform cleaning services, including restrooms, cleaning furniture, trash removal/disposal, using established practices and procedures.

  • Report maintenance repairs needed.

  • Ensure appearance of facilities is in optimal condition.

  • Maintain, strip, clean and buff floors.

  • Perform janitorial upkeep functions such as wash interior and exterior windows, clean blinds, shampoo carpets periodically, and wash walls at designated intervals.

  • Maintain grounds such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks; cutting grass, bushes, trees; removing weeds, etc.

  • Organize storage and supply areas.

  • Serve as a watch against dumping and vandalism.

  • Respond to emergency janitorial situations as the need arises.

  • Attend meetings as requested and necessary.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and support the mission, vision, values, policies and procedures of NLC.

  • Perform other duties assigned.

  • Represent organization professionally in all interactions with members, visitors and guests.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is performed primarily in both indoor and outdoor settings. The noise level in the work environment is primarily moderate.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate controls and reach with hands and arms. Bending, pushing, moving, lifting up to one hundred pounds, standing and walking for extended periods, bending at the waist, pulling, carrying, twisting, turning, climbing ladders, seeing to assure proper and complete cleaning and read labels on products/supplies, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate power cleaning equipment.

Requirements

  • 1 year of experience in a janitorial role.

  • High School diploma (or GED) required or equivalent work experience.

  • Valid Illinois driver’s license with the ability to maintain insurability.

  • Ability to climb ladders when required.

  • Ability to follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies.

  • Safely operate all vehicles and other job-related equipment.

  • Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks, if necessary.

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to make recommendations towards positive changes.

  • Understand and follow oral and written directions and take initiative when necessary without it.

Interested? Please email careers@newlifesoutheast.org

Justin Carey