Gads Hill Center, a social service organization established in 1898, creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources and community engagement.
The Custodian Worker is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment at all Gads Hill Center sites. This individual adheres to a daily schedule of cleaning and sanitizing tasks. In addition, the Custodian Worker may inspect the facility daily and identify, report, and resolve potential safety hazards, items in need of repair or areas in need of thorough cleaning. This individual may also be assigned to perform building maintenance, repairs, and installations as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain a clean environment by cleaning site facilities as assigned (e.g. classrooms, restrooms, windows, walls, floors, etc.)
Prepare facility for daily operations for the next day by removing trash, tidying furniture, and dusting surfaces.
Sweep and mop floors; vacuum carpets.
Disinfect and sanitize classrooms and washrooms.
Restock disposables if needed.
Wipe mirrors and windows.
Replace liners and maintain garbage bins and lids in a clean, odor free condition.
Secure facility after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows, and setting up the alarm system.
Identify and report problems regarding site cleanliness, safety hazards, and needed repairs to the Operations Coordinator.
Plan and complete assigned duties within scheduled deadlines.
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all Gads Hill Center employees are responsible for the following:
Participating in agency outreach and recruitment events, including evenings and weekends.
Participating in supervision meetings and workshops within the agency and outside (if applicable).
Participating in civic engagement activities that advance the mission of Gads Hill Center.
Advancing parent leadership development.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Previous janitorial and maintenance experience required.
Ability to handle heavy cleaning equipment, machinery and furniture.
Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and other hazardous materials
Dedicated and cautious; high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Able to work on foot for extended periods of time
Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds.
GED or High School Diploma preferred.
Excellent interpersonal communication and organization skills.
Ability to pass a criminal record and child abuse/neglect registry check.
A passion for the mission of Gads Hill Center.
Entry Salary Range: $13/hour
Schedule: Part Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: 4255 S. Archer Ave. Chicago, IL 60632
To apply, send resume, cover letter and transcripts by e-mail to:
Human Resources Manager
About Gads Hill Center
Gads Hill Center serves families in the communities of west and southwest Chicago with programming that provides early childhood education, academic support and enrichment, social-emotional development and family support. Our programs include home visiting for pregnant mothers and young children, center-based early childhood education, after-school academic support, middle school mentoring and STEM-focused college readiness for high school students.
Family support and parent engagement are key components of Gads Hill Center’s programs. Our staff supports parents in identifying their needs and setting goals. Through comprehensive community partnerships, we then connect them to the resources necessary to meet their needs, achieve their goals and strengthen their families. Our programs are designed to empower parents in their role as their child’s first teacher and support them as lifelong learners.
Our vision is that all individuals, regardless of where they start, will achieve their full potential. We execute this vision by providing programs that respond to the changing needs of the families and communities that we serve. Since 1898, Gads Hill Center has continued to expand and grow to better serve children, youth and families.