Basic Job Assignment:

Under general supervision of the Custodian Supervisor performs custodial and cleaning duties at the assigned Head Start facility and performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience in: Proper cleaning methods and the safe usage of cleaning materials, disinfectants, janitorial tools and equipment; how to perform minor maintenance using hand and power tools, and various equipment related to custodial work; safety practices related to usage of equipment; proper mixing and dilution of cleansers, disinfectants and stripping agents; safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the tasks performed. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to: Communicate with staff, co-workers and vendors in a professional and courteous manner; understand and follow written and oral instructions in English; complete assignments independently without immediate supervision; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work. In addition, the candidate should possess a professional presence, be approachable and committed to creating an open and customer focused environment, and have demonstrated experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations.


  • Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent;
  • A minimum of  one (1) year  custodial experience;
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License;
  • Certification in pediatric first aid and CPR must be met within 90 days of employment;     
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to seventy-five (75) pounds;
  • Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a child care center(fingerprints, TB, physical, immunizations).

Example of Major Functions:

  • Consistently follows the cleaning schedule where daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and “as needed” tasks are delineated in a way to effectively address cleanliness of the building;
  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs and polishes floors;
  • Sweeps and vacuums rugs;
  • Spot-cleans carpets;
  • Strips, seals and buffs floors;
  • Dusts and polishes furniture and wood work;
  • Empties, cleans and lines waste receptacles and disposes of trash;
  • Cleans microwave ovens, stoves, coffee pots, refrigerators, kitchen appliances, lighting fixtures, and reports bad fluorescent tubes to the appropriate Facilities staff;
  • Follows label instructions to mix and dilute cleansers, disinfectant and stripping agents to ensure proper strength for use;
  • Washes doors, windows, walls, ceilings and furniture cleans restrooms and restocks restroom supplies as necessary;
  • On occasion, performs basic maintenance tasks such as changing bulbs, hanging frames, and assisting with moving furniture;
  • Reports the need for maintenance and repair to the appropriate Facilities staff or by submitting a service request to the Facilities Department;
  • May be responsible for securing the building by closing windows, turning off lights, and locking doors;
  • Maintains equipment and materials in proper condition;
  • Uses a wide variety of tools, equipment and supplies;
  • Observes safe working practices, including maintaining storage areas in a safe condition;
  • Corrects and/or reports any safety or fire hazards;
  • Other assigned duties from the supervisor.



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Head Start Recruiters

Job Details

Category: Operations/Facilities

Type: FT

Location: San Diego (Various Sites), CA

Salary: 12.00 - 0.00

Posted On: August 12th, 2019

Agency Details



Mission To enrich lives through a continuum of education and wellness services.


Vision Healthy and educated communities–where dreams become reality.


Values Consistently delivering exceptional service that demonstrate “I CARE.”


Honesty in words and action; Transparent and responsible stewardship


Treating all with dignity and respect


Noticing and considering the needs of others, the agency, and community


Engaging in positive action to support meeting needs


Delivering optimal quality service and products with professionalism, effectiveness, and compassion