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Custodian--Head Start

Montgomery County, NC, USAMontgomery CountyNCUSA
Full-time

Custodians are responsible for providing safe and healthy facilities, which meet all local, state and federal regulations. This position provides cleaning, maintenance and repairs where professional licensure is not required. This position reports directly to the Center Director or Manager of Facilities. This position may be re-assigned to various classrooms/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.

As a front line representative of Save the Children, the custodian is required to ensure the safety and security of children and families that they encounter with and adhere to the agency’s values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with children on a routine basis, the position is expected to prevent child abuse in every situation by striving, through mental awareness, good practice and training, to minimize risk to children. The position must take positive steps to protect children who may be a subject of concern and report, respond to any instance of child abuse and promote training and awareness around all child-safeguarding obligations.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Follow daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules including, but not limited to, the classrooms, kitchen, office areas, bathrooms, storage areas, hallways and entrances.
  • Ensure that buildings and outlying areas are hazard-free and report safety, sanitation and fire hazards to the supervisor or staff in charge.
  • Perform regular safety checks of the facility and grounds to ensure a safe environment.
  • Maintain precautions and prevent contamination to protect personal health and safety as well as the health and safety of children, families and staff.
  • Replenish items needed in bathrooms and classrooms; sanitize required areas and empty trash containers.
  • Maintain inventory of custodial supplies and other items as directed by the supervisor.
  • Perform routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment.
  • Maintain supply inventory and MSDS record keeping.
  • Collect information and participate in planning for upgrading and making minor repairs of facilities.
  • Comply with federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities, including OSHA, MSDS, chemical inventory and other pertinent guidance and training.
  • May perform minor plumbing, painting, carpentry, some electrical repairs and general repair work in assigned facilities where a professional license is not required and it is appropriate and assigned.
  • May preform or facilitate snow removal, sweeping, mowing raking, tree and shrub trimming and parking lot clearing as appropriate and assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning children, families and staff in accordance with policies and procedures and positive cooperative relationships with co-workers, children, families and the public.
  • Protect the safety of children by implementing active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time.
  • Must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Educational Background: 
Minimum of a High School diploma or G.E.D.
Skills/Experience: 
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Knowledge of basic operations, tools and terminology used in building maintenance and repair work.
  • Ability to operate light trucks, equipment for minor construction and standard cleaning appliances, such as vacuum cleaners, rug shampoo machines, etc.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions and take initiative.
Compensation/Benefits: 
  • Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

What makes us special!

  • Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
  • Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
  • Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
  • Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
  • Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
  • Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
  • Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
  • Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
  • Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
  • Language learning opportunities
  • Continuous Improvement skill development programs
  • Brown Bag information sharing sessions
  • Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Overview
Headquarters: 
Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
Founded: 
1964
About Us
Mission: 

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 12 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 12 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US
industry: 
Nonprofit