The Salvation Army

  • Custodian

    Job Locations US-CT-New London
    Job ID
    Service Worker
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Location/Department: New London Corps (New London, CT)

    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Part-time

    Hours Per Week: 5

    Schedule: Saturdays, 1:00 - 6:00 pm


    Scope & Purpose of Position: Responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance, and other miscellaneous duties to ensure that The Salvation Army buildings and facilities in New London are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner.


    • 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.
    • Adjust and perform 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 use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, 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 decorations, 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.



    • High school diploma or GED and two to three years related experience and/or training required.
    • Must possess the necessary tools and knowledge of their use to perform everyday maintenance functions.
    • Evidence of dependability, self-security, and good judgment.
    • A willingness to learn and develop new skills.
    • Must have a sense of responsibility and be able to work independently.
    • Must observe safety standards and procedures related to the building.
    • Basic math skills are necessary.
    • Must be a highly-motivated self-starter.
    • Experience supervising volunteers preferred.
    • Must be organized and have a high attention to detail.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Able to solve practical problems in a variety of situations.
    • 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





    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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