Thompson Public Schools
North Grosvenordale, Connecticut

Job Details
Job ID: 3244163 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 6, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Will provide general cleaning and floor care services using a variety of specialized chemicals and equipment. Performs custodial duties required for maintaining assigned rooms, equipment, buildings, and adjacent areas in a clean, orderly, and secure condition. Secures the rooms and building and performs related work as required.

Facilities Manager or their designee.

• Opens/secures the building, according to the daily schedule.
• Keeps building and premises, including sidewalks, driveways and play areas, neat, clean and safe at all times.
• Sweeps, scrubs, dusts and otherwise cleans offices, hallways, lavatories, classrooms, cafeterias, media centers, multi purpose rooms, gymnasiums, locker rooms, and stairways.
• Washes windows, walls, sinks, and fountains.
• Follows inventory control procedures.
• Performs emergency clean-up resulting from breakage, vandalism, spillage or illness.
• Safely operates a variety of custodial equipment.
• Refinishes and seals floors, vacuums and shampoos carpets.
• Stores supplies and equipment in a neat, safe manner.
• Accepts deliveries from vendors. Verifies contents of shipment received and forwards paperwork to facility manager’s office.
• Sets up chairs, tables and other equipment for school performances and events.
• When not engaged in custodial activities, may perform a variety of tasks within the facility or grounds.
• Attends training sessions as assigned.
• Removes snow and dispenses ice-melt as needed.


Work Habits
• Maintains regular attendance
• Observes assigned work hours
• Complies with Board of Education policies.
• Consistently observes established safety procedures.
• Exhibits the ability to complete assignments on a regular schedule.

• Reports to Facility Manager, or designee, any repairs that need attention that are beyond his/her ability to complete.
• Anticipates job tasks that need to be performed.
• Demonstrates the essential procedures of cleaning and sanitizing.
• Acts as an effective member of the district’s custodial team.
• Demonstrates the ability to follow directions in written, oral or diagram form.
• Recognizes the impact of regulations (health, safety and fire) on the facility and assists with the compliance of these regulations.

Personal Qualities
• Accepts responsibility for work assigned
• Exhibits a positive attitude toward the work assigned.
• Possesses physical health necessary for an effective job performance.
• Maintains appropriate appearance and personal hygiene.
• Maintains a good relationship with school staff, students, administrators and the public.

Knowledge of
• Methods, materials and equipment used in cleaning and sanitizing various types of surfaces.
• Basic safety practices related to cleaning methods

Ability to
• Maintain work schedule in performing tasks.
• Perform heavy physical labor.
• Work without immediate supervision

• Pre-employment physical examination required of employees hired after December 1, 2006

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Experience in institutional cleaning is desired but not required.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers and decimals.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Must be able to understand/follow basic safety precautions involved in the use of cleaning chemicals and equipment. Must be able to understand and follow a work schedule and complete assigned tasks in time allotted.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and, is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise in the work environment is moderately loud.

The Thompson Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, disability, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned by the Facility manager or their designee

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Thompson Public Schools!

•The Thompson Public Schools are committed to excellence throughout the school community. In a positive and caring environment, students will master life long learning skills to achieve individual maximum potential. Students will participate in a challenging curriculum that encourages creative and critical thinking. In partnership with community and family, we will foster the values of integrity and respect in a diverse and changing society.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Thompson Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • No experience required
  • High School/Trade School degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Danielle Pederson, HR
    785 Riverside Drive
    North Grosvenordale, Connecticut 06255
    Phone: 860-923-9581
    Fax: 860-923-9638