At Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), we educate and support children and families so they can succeed in the 21st century. We provide the tools, experiences, and resources needed for youth ages 3-18 to persist academically and develop socially and emotionally.
We engage children early and provide services when they are most vulnerable: after school and during the summer.
We offer family engagement programs to help families guide their children during critical transitions: entering kindergarten, starting high school, and preparing for college or a career.
We build strong partnerships within communities to create a village of committed community leaders, schools, volunteers, and peer organizations dedicated to our children's success.
We are currently conducting a search for a qualified full-time Facilities Specialist for our CYC - Rebecca K. Crown, 7601 S Phillips Avenue, Chicago, IL. The work schedule is 2 pm - 10:30 pm and flexibility to change schedule.
We are seeking experience with the daily cleaning and maintenance of assigned site/sites and grounds, drive CYC van for school and activity transportation needs and to perform tasks as directed by the Center Director and CYC Facilities Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Clean, dust, and wipe furniture
Empty all waste baskets
Sweep, mop and disinfect floors
Clean and disinfect toilets, urinals, sinks and mirrors using established practices and procedure
Check hand soap, paper towels and tissue dispensers
Drive CYC vehicle to transport youth from school to CYC and transport youth to/from outside resources, like the park, other CYC centers, community events, etc...
Ability to adjust work week to allow for Saturday tasks when needed
Replace light bulbs
Clean air vents
Clean light fixtures
Clean exterior of all dispensers
Follow steps above for all locker rooms and gyms
Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surfaces floors, vacuum, and shampoo carpets pressure washers, high-speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
Spot wash walls
May shovel and remove snow and ice from designated areas such as sidewalks, entryways, and grounds work (ie: Grass)
Monitor and report safety hazards to supervisor
Monitor and report needs for building or equipment repairs
Take the CYC Van in for routine and emergency maintenance and repairs
High School Diploma or GED is required
At least 1-2 years of related experience in cleaning and maintenance
Valid drivers license in Illinois
Must pass DMV and criminal background check
Ability to drive a 15 passenger van
Ability to communicate in English, both in writing and verbally, with staff and members of the public
Ability to climb ladders
Ability to travel between various CYC sites
Skill in using cleaning products and equipment
Have essential physical and mental capabilities in the following: Interpersonal skills, memory, attention to detail, follow directions, comprehension, calculating, reading, writing, speaking, evaluating, mathematics, organizing and innovation
Take classes as required in cleaning methods and techniques, new products, First Aid, CPR, and working relationships
Must have a clean driving record and pass a motor vehicle and background check.
Basic computer skills Bi-Lingual (Spanish-speaking) is a plus Knowledge of health, fire and safety codes
During the school year: 2-10:30 pm is ideal (Wintertime requires flexibility to accommodate snow removal and building emergencies).
During the Summer: 12-8:30 pm is ideal (flexibility is requested to be able to handle any emergencies).
All seasons: Saturdays are our highest rental request days, ideally, the person who is hired would flex his/her schedule throughout the week to accommodate these rentals (usually 3-4 hours).
Internal Number: 65973
About Chicago Youth Centers
Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) invests in youth in undeserved communities in Chicago to help them discover and realize their full potential. Caring for Our Communities for 60 years, CYC has steadfastly served communities on the south and west sides of Chicago. Today CYC centers are in seven communities across metro Chicago. We consistently deliver programming to serve the needs of kids, parents and communities—focusing on academic achievement, social and emotional skill development and parent/family engagement. Our centers are characterized by passionate and committed staff and serve as learning centers for our kids, community resources, and safe spaces.