The Salvation Army

  • Custodian

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Under the supervision of the Director, the custodian employee is responsible for maintaining the center premises and its equipment in a clean, safe, healthy and comfortable condition inside and outside.


    • Follows individual work schedules to indicate specific responsibilities and the time scheduled for them.
    • Cooperates in total staff effort designed to improve the center’s service.
    • Participates in periodic individual conferences and regular staff meetings as scheduled by the Director. These will be called when changes are planned in the children’s program, which affects the cook so that discussions and suggestions for improving the services may be shared among the director and staff. Such meetings will also be called when policy or changes are be to made affecting budgetary needs for food and supplies or rearrangement of space. Participation in staff parties and attendance in parent’s meetings are also encouraged but not required, as a means of promoting a feeling of staff unity and proving opportunities for information exchange of information between parents and total staff.
    • Sweep, mop and wax floors of classrooms, offices, halls, kitchen and bathrooms and center so that they are kept in clean and sanitary condition.
    • Clean all bathrooms including fixtures, urinals, toilets, washbowls and wall tiles.
    • Clean stairs, walks, play yards and roof as needed.
    • Remove garbage and trash, clean containers.
    • Care for cleaning equipment used.
    • Keep cots clean.
    • Dust wash down walls
    • Clean and replace bulbs, clean light fixtures.
    • Weekly and tri-monthly cleaning of range hood, if any and its parts as required by the City Division of Fire Prevention.
    • Assists with food service as needed.
    • Keep inventory and distribute sanitary supplies as needed.
    • Unpack and store supplies.
    • Inform Director of needed sanitary and cleaning supplies, repairs and replacements of cleaning equipment.
    • Repair and paint play equipment and furniture as needed. Make other repairs in center.
    • Move children’s equipment to and from outdoor play space. Move large furniture indoors as indicated.
    • Place and pick up cots as needed.
    • Sweep and mop, all floors. Move furniture as necessary change water frequently when mopping floors, re-set furniture.
    • Empty and return all wastebaskets.
    • Empty, wash and disinfect garbage cans.
    • Sweep and mop floor, including space under cabinets, sink, stove, and radiators.
    • Move and replace equipment as necessary.
    • Store equipment
    • Empty Trash basket
    • Sweep entire outdoor area: Hose down in warm weather.
    • If bathroom on play yard exist, wash and disinfect; bowl, basin, floor.
    • Check drains
    • Removed broken toys to repair shop
    • Make any necessary repairs; report to Director any repairs custodian is not able to make
    • Wash and disinfect all bathroom bowls, basins, floor, and fixtures.
    • Sweep halls, offices, staff room, etc. Move and replace furniture as necessary. Empty and return wastebaskets.
    • Wash slop sinks.
    • Replace light bulbs when necessary.
    • Check all doors and windows. Lock up carefully.
    • Wash and wax floors. Move and replace furniture as necessary
    • Wash baseboards.
    • Wash and wax floor, including space under cabinet, tables, etc.
    • Wash and disinfect tiles in all bathrooms.
    • Wash and wax floor of office, staff rooms, halls, etc. Move and replace furniture as necessary.
    • Place food orders on shelves if necessary
    • Build and/or repair small equipment or toys.
    • clean exhaust fan.
    • All rooms – clean radiators.
    • Kitchen – Dismantle range hood and clean all parts thoroughly.
    • All rooms – Strip all floors of wax, alternate rooms to fit schedule.
    • Children’s cots – Thoroughly scrub children’s cots. These should be done in rotation to fit into a regular schedule.


    • Related experience in general custodial duties, such as cleaning, repairing and painting.
    • Ability to read and write in order to follow written work schedules. Ability to keep simple inventory of supplies on hand and s needed.
    • Friendly, cheerful personality and ability to maintain cooperative relationships with other staff, children, parents and visitors to the center.
    • Ability to maintain work and personal habits.
    • Good health, including current Chest X-Ray and annual physical examination after employment
    • High School graduate or High School Equivalency diploma.


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