The Children's Center, a non-profit agency, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. Our mission is to nurture and educate children and their families. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.
The Children's Center Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the community. Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5. Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.
This position is responsible for the custodial care and maintenance of The Children's Center Buildings.
Major Duties/Essential Functions
Empties and cleans waste receptacles in all areas including classrooms, bathrooms, conference rooms, lounge and offices. Partners with the kitchen staff to empty the main kitchen area receptacles
Restocks restroom supplies - including paper towels and toilet paper
Clean and sanitize all counters and sinks
Clean and sanitize toilet
Clean and shine mirrors and fixtures
Mop and sanitize floor
Staff Kitchen area/Lounge
Clean and sanitize outside all appliances, large and small
Clean and sanitize all counters and sinks
Clean and sanitize stove top
Clean and sanitize microwave interior
Dust and spot clean cabinet exteriors
Hand wipe table and chairs
Hand wipe small appliances
Vacuum and mop floor
Cleans and sanitizes water fountains
Vacuums and spot-cleans carpets in all areas - including halls, lounges, conference rooms, work spaces, offices, and bathrooms
Sweeps all non-carpeted areas - including halls, lounges, work spaces, and bathrooms. Partners with teaching staff to sweep the classrooms
Mops all non-carpeted areas including halls, lounges, workspaces, and bathrooms
Dust furniture in all common areas
Polishes furniture in all common areas
Clean interior windows
Clean sliding glass doors
Clean french doors
Clean Blinds & Windowsills
Spot clean walls
Dust windowsills and decorative items
Dust wall hangings and furniture
Dust blinds and ceiling fans (within reach)
Vacuum all floors
Reports repair needed to appropriate personnel
Maintains equipment and supply inventory; maintains janitorial supplies and closet
Performs related duties as assigned
Knowledge Required by the Position
Knowledge of safety policies and procedures
Knowledge of the use of various cleaning chemicals
Skill in operating such cleaning equipment as a vacuum cleaner, buffer, and various hand tools
Skill in following instructions
Skill in prioritizing work
The supervisor assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines include agency policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
Complexity/Scope of Work
The work consists of related custodial maintenance duties. The necessity of working around the public contributes to the complexity of the position.
The purpose of this position is to participate in the custodial maintenance of agency buildings. Successful performance contributes to the provision of clean and attractive facilities.
Contacts are typically with co-workers, other Children's Center employees, parents, children, and the general public
Contacts are typically to resolve problem and provide services
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The work is typically performed while standing and walking or while intermittently sitting, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and medium weight objects and occasionally heavy objects. The employee may climb ladders. The employee uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
This position is classified as medium work for physical exertion requirements. Medium work involves lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. If someone can do medium work, we determine that he or she can also do sedentary and light work.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
Wears protective clothing and/or Personal Protective Equipment required by the work environment or governmental regulations
Will be exposed to various cleaning chemicals
Physical Activity requirements:
Employee is required to obtain the assistance of another employee when attempting to lift or carry objects in excess of 85 pounds. Employee buffs, polishes, strips, and waxes floors using heavy equipment. Employee needs to have the ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours). Employee must be aware that during the normal, routine performance of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally, although they may not be a requirement of the job:
Primary physical requirements:
Lift up to 35 lbs: Constantly
Lift 36 - 50 lbs: Occasionally
Lift over 50 lbs: Rarely
Carry up to 35 lbs: Constantly
Carry 36 - 50 lbs: Occassionally
Carry over 50 lbs: Rarely
Reach above shoulder height: Constantly
Reach at shoulder height: Constantly
Reach below shoulder height: Constantly
Controls and equipment
General housekeeping and floor care equipment
Mechanical and other tools
Other physical consideration:
Supervisory and Management Responsibility
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have High School diploma and GED
Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years
Must have a valid Driver's License with a good driving record
Must demonstrate good communication skills
Must be able to work 1:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Must be able to travel between Suffolk Centers as it is a requirement