The Salvation Army

  • Custodian & Driver

    Job Locations US-RI-Providence
    Job ID
    Service Worker
    Compensation Max
    USD $11.00/Hr.
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Location/Department: Providence Citadel Corps (Providence, RI) & Rhode Island State Office (Cranston, RI)

    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Part-time

    Hours Per Week: 20


    Scope & Purpose of Position:

    Responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties in order to ensure that The Salvation Army buildings and facilities located at 386 Broad Street, Providence, RI and 34 Commercial Street, Cranston, RI are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.  This position does require a valid driver’s license and approval by The Salvation Army after completing a motor vehicle report.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Custodian:
      • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, and/or vacuuming.
      • Gather and empty trash.
      • Service, clean, and supply restrooms.
      • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
      • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors.
      • Dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment.
      • Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing, and electrical systems.
      • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
      • Steam-clean or shampoo carpets.
      • Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors.
      • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
      • Monitor building security and safety by preforming such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
      • Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks.
      • Mow and trim lawns and shrubbery, using mowers and hand and power trimmers, and clear debris from grounds and surrounding areas.
      • Notify supervisor concerning the needs for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
      • Detail and monitor vehicles for inspections and/or repairs.
      • Remove snow from sidewalks, driveways, and parking areas using snow blowers, snow shovels, and spreading snow melting chemicals.
      • Requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
      • Set up, arrange, and remove decoration, tables, chairs, ladders, and scaffoldings to prepare facilities for events such as banquets and meetings.
      • Spray insecticides and fumigants to prevent insects and rodent infestations.
      • Monitor and work with volunteers assigned to complete volunteer or community service hours.
      • Clean, paint, and/or repair Kettle signs and stands as needed.

    • Driver:
      • Transport people and pick up food and supplies.
      • Run general errands.
      • Distribute and collect Kettle stands and signs to stores as requested.
      • Participate, as needed, for Holiday sign-ups and distribution days.
      • Assist in collection of food and toys donated from different locations.
      • Drive as requested during Holiday season.

    Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: _X__ Yes ___ No (will need to supervise volunteers at times)


    • Shall maintain a valid driver’s license, free of restriction by either the granting state or Chesterfield Insurance.
    • Shall possess reasonable planning, organizational, and management skills.
    • The individual will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

    Work Environment/Physical Demands:

    This is a physically demanding position.  The incumbent must spend the entire time at work standing, walking, lifting heavy objects, operating medium weight cleaning equipment such as floor buffers, sweeping, mopping floors, and moving furniture.  The incumbent is required to do a great deal of stretching and bending, often in awkward positions.  Operating floor polishers and waxers are particularly hard on back muscles.In addition, this work involves, on a daily basis, contact with dangerous and toxic cleaning products that can be very harmful to one’s health if not properly utilized.  In some cases these products give off unpleasant odors.  



    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance




    Lift up to 20 pounds




    Lift up to 50 pounds












    Use hands




    Use sight/vision




    Walk, bend, kneel





    Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army

    Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for voluntary term life insurance, short term disability coverage, supplemental insurance coverage options, employer-funded pension plan, and paid absence time.


    The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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