The Salvation Army

Custodian & Driver

Job Locations US-CT-Danbury
Job ID
2021-8139
Category
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

Location/Department: Danbury Corps (Danbury, CT)

Status: Non-exempt, Part-time

Hours Per Week: 27.5

Schedule: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (1/2-hour unpaid lunch)   

          

Scope & Purpose of Position: Maintain an attractive, sanitary, and safe facility for students, staff, and public; providing equipment and furniture arrangements for meetings, classroom activities, and events; and minimizing property damage, loss, and liability exposure. Provide minor building repairs. Pick-up, unload, and organize donations, supplies, and food purchases.

Responsibilities

  • Empty trash cans daily throughout the building.
  • Vacuum the building as directed.
  • Dust and clean furniture weekly throughout the building.
  • Clean bathrooms daily, which includes mopping and refilling toilet paper, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers.
  • Clean windows as directed.
  • Pick up litter around the outside of the building on a daily basis.
  • Assure the timely completion of seasonal maintenance (snow removal, shovel steps/walks, sand & salt walkways, lawn care, trim bushes, and leaf removal).
  • Keep storage closets and shed clean and free of clutter.
  • Inform Corps Officers of supplies that need to be purchased prior to running out of items.
  • Clean kitchen daily, which includes making sure all dishes are washed and put away, wiping down counters, throwing out any old food in the refrigerator, sweeping/mopping the floor, etc.
  • Keep gym clean daily which includes wiping tables, sweeping/mopping the floor, etc.
  • Pick up donated items and other supplies/food purchases, including unloading, organizing, and assisting with area food drives.
  • Assist in setting up rooms for meetings and other events.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the van including putting seats in and out for programs, as directed.
  • Perform minor maintenance and repairs around the building, as directed.
  • Make regular inspections of the property and notify supervisor(s) of need for contracted service maintenance.
  • Obtain thorough knowledge of all emergency cut-offs (water, gas, electrical, clean out traps, fire extinguishers, and fire hydrants).
  • Assist in the coordination of volunteer & community service projects with regard to property projects.
  • Maintain positive relations with other staff members, suppliers, vendors, and professionals.
  • Adhere to guidelines for staff responsibilities as found in The Salvation Army’s Employee Manuals.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED and two years related experience.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license in good standing and the ability to drive a 12-passenger van.
  • Self-motivated and have a genuine interest in the cleanliness and care of the facility.
  • Able to follow oral and written instructions while communicating closely with supervisor(s).
  • Knowledge of methods used in all manners of minor building maintenance, including basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, painting, grounds keeping, and minor appliance repair.
  • Working experience with the tools used in the maintenance and repair of building facilities.
  • Ability to observe safety standards and procedures related to the building.
  • Basic math skills are necessary.
  • Organized and have a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Able to solve practical problems in a variety of situations.
  • 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.

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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