Substitute Custodian

Posted a year ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


 Substitute Custodian

Position Function:
Under the direct supervision of the Principal, Director of Facilities, and Business Manager, performs general cleaning and maintenance in school buildings and grounds; maintains equipment in functional condition; and provides cleaning and custodial assistance to students, teachers, visitors and others as necessary.

      Note: Due to the school's holiday break schedules, there is a time period of approximately up to 8 weeks without pay.

Essential Functions:

  • Checks and secures building at beginning and end of shift for the purpose of ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the building.
  • Cleans rooms, hallways, cafeterias, restrooms, offices, stairways, and other areas of building according to school district standards.
  • Sweeps, mops, buffs, strips, and waxes floors.
  • Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and blinds.
  • Washes walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, doors, and sills.
  • Removes graffiti, cleans glass areas.
  • Replaces light bulbs.
  • Sets up and breaks down chairs, tables and equipment in meeting rooms, and functional rooms.
  • Clears snow from entrances and walks, and spreads sand and ice melting chemicals.
  • Performs grounds-keeping duties, clears debris and maintains grounds.
  • Receives deliveries and assists in unloading trucks and storing supplies.
  • Delivers supplies and materials to classrooms, bathrooms and other areas of the building.
  • Empties wastebaskets; picks up and removes trash and assists in recycling program.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment in a clean and ready condition.
  • Responsible for maintaining custodial closets in a clean and orderly condition.                
  • Performs general cleaning, and repair work, particularly during school vacations.
  • Assists parents and other visitors to school buildings with special events and programs.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • During the summer months, school breaks or in the event of an emergency all custodial employees are subject to call for duties.

Uses hand tools of trade and related power equipment, including brooms, mops, floor cleaning and waxing machines, vacuum cleaners, snow blowers, and snow shovels.

Travel Requirements
Occasional travel between schools, or between schools and central office, may be required.

Pay Rate

Work Schedule

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to follow oral or written work orders from supervisor, and to coordinate work with principal and others.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Ability to describe orally or in writing cleaning, maintenance or repair problems as needed.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Ability to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.
  • Ability to work above ground from ladders and automatic lifts.
  • Ability to perform work according to standard procedures and schedule set forth by supervisor(s).
  • Ability to wear all appropriate safety gear, including masks.
  • Ability to comply with the school district's chemical hygiene program and follow MSDS sheets.
  • Ability to follow all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper use of tolls and power equipment.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

Seldom = Less than 25% Occasional = 26 to 50% Often = 51 to 75% Very Frequent = Greater than 75%
Physical Requirement Percentage of Time
Ability to stand for extended periods of time. Seldom
Ability to lift 25 pounds. Seldom
Ability to carry 25 pounds. Occasional
Ability to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations. Seldom
Ability to see for the purpose of reading laws and
codes, rules and policies and other printed matter.
Very Frequent
Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation. Very Frequent
Ability to operate office equipment. Very Frequent
Ability to reach in all directions. Very Frequent

  • Previous experience in custodial responsibilities is preferred.

FLSA Status:                       Non-exempt

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Perry Township School District

6548 Orinoco Avenue , Indianapolis, IN 46227

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