Head Custodian

Head Custodian

Winchester Public Schools | Winsted, CT, US
Salary Range:$27,000 – $32,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 13 days ago

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Head Custodian

Reports to – Principal and Director of Finance & Business Services
Summary – Oversees cleaning of the building and assures grounds are well maintained to ensure a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean, and efficient learning environment.


* Basic skills in carpentry, plumbing, and painting to make minor repairs.
* Recordkeeping skills to maintain custodial schedules, order supplies, monitor supply usage, and complete reports.
* Communications skills for interviewing, conveying work tasks, and training custodial staff.
* Leadership skills to supervise custodial staff.
* Manual skills to perform cleaning tasks and minor repairs of building and equipment.
* Mechanical skills to operate cleaning and groundskeeping equipment.
* Planning skills to plan custodial staff work schedules and ensure sufficient supplies are on hand.
* Common arithmetical functions for determining supplies needed and for measuring/mixing chemicals.

Performance Responsibilities

* Performs work, including but not limited to maintaining a clean, safe, and comfortable school building environment; maintaining clean and attractive grounds; performing as a working custodial supervisor; preparing building reports; maintaining records; conducting minor maintenance on building/ fixtures/furnishings, and cleaning/groundskeeping equipment.
* Maintains daily communication with the school Principal for any special needs of the day.
* Report immediately any damage or vandalism to facilities or theft of equipment.
* Exhibit and demonstrate interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, coworkers, administration, parents, and the community.
* Conducts minor maintenance on building/fixtures/furnishings and cleaning/ groundskeeping equipment. Replaces light bulbs and fluorescent lamps; paints interior walls; repairs plumbing fixtures, furniture, and locks; and makes minor cleaning/grounds keeping equipment repairs.
* Maintains a clean, safe, and comfortable school building environment. Cleans and disinfects restrooms and drinking fountains; cleans cafeteria, gymnasium, classrooms, windows, and hallways; waxes, buffs, and strips floors; opens/closes building; conducts building walk-through with health and fire inspectors; regulates heat and air conditioning systems for safe and effective operation; moves furniture or equipment within the building; sets up building areas for special events; disposes of trash, rubbish, and waste following local laws, regulations, and procedures.
* Maintains clean and attractive school grounds. Mows grass, rakes leaves, trims trees and shrubs; cuts weeds; mulches existing vegetation and mulches new plantings; cleans drains, curbs, and walkways; checks playground equipment for safety; removes snow and ice from sidewalks and building entrances and oversees the removal of snow from driveways and parking lots.
* Performs as a working custodial supervisor. Directs activities of custodians; schedules work; spot checks work performed; provides evaluation information to Principal regarding custodian performance; orders cleaning and maintenance supplies for the building; maintains an inventory of cleaning and maintenance supplies; issues supplies; monitors supply needs and usage and controls use of supplies and materials within budget limitations.
* Prepares building reports and maintenance records. Creates fire safety and sanitation reports and reads and records oil levels for the heating system as applicable.
* Works independently. Work tasks are clear-cut and directly related to custodians. Flexibility to shift priorities as necessary.
* Decisions made involve allocating work, ordering supplies, and determining when to call maintenance for repairs
* Operate and maintain all tools and equipment necessary to carry out job functions and responsibilities in a safe and operational condition.
* Communicates general information with school staff, students, and visitors with a customer service attitude.
* Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information.
* Serve as a role model for students and staff in demonstrating positive attitudes, appropriate attire and grooming, and an effective work ethic. Must be customer service-oriented.
* Be a self-starter and team player.
* Display ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school.
* Adhere to federal statutes and regulations, Connecticut school law, State Board of Education rules and regulations, Board of Education policies and procedures, and contractual obligations.
* Perform any duties and responsibilities assigned by the Director of Finance & Business Services, Superintendent, or Principal, and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.


* Knowledge of custodial work and associated supplies, materials, and equipment
* Knowledge of how to make minor building and equipment repairs
* Knowledge of terminology, procedures, and routines in building cleaning practices

Equipment - Equipment used includes a vacuum cleaner, maintenance tools, and equipment including floor polisher, sander, carpet cleaner, lawnmower

Physical - Work involves frequent walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. Operation of gasoline, diesel, or electric powered machinery requiring manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination Safety rules, training, and protective equipment required

Experience - Previous experience in custodial work, minor repair/maintenance, and supervisory experience preferred.

Education - Degree required, High school diploma or equivalent

This Job Description is not intended to be an all-encompassing list of responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this position. It is intended to be a guideline reflecting the main activities.
Working Conditions

* Per Custodial Contract with NAGE
* Pay Rate - $23.13 per hour to start


* Must pass federal and local background checks;
* Must have reliable transportation;
* Must complete all pre-employment requirements before the start date;
* Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds;

Application Procedure:

Please visit the Winchester Public Schools website to apply online at www.winchesterpublicschools.orgbe sure to attach your cover letter, resume, and three recent references.
Selection Procedure:

Process and Interviews convened by the Principal/Superintendent.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $23.13 per hour

* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
Physical setting:
* School
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location%58047475%