Head Custodian

Breakwater School - Portland, Maine | Portland, ME

Posted Date 6/30/2020

We are seeking a custodial employee that has a desire to work consistently to protect the health and safety of students and staff by cleaning and preparing all spaces.  Ideally, the candidate will have prior custodial experience.  Our custodian must be able to work with students, families, staff, faculty, and members of the community in a courteous and professional manner.  All employees are required to pass a background check including the CHRC fingerprinting process.  Reliability and flexibility to accept changing work priorities are a must.  Need the ability to follow oral and written instructions in the conduct of the job; high school diploma or GED preferred.  All of our staff members must be reliable, honest, and produce quality work on an ongoing basis.  Our custodians must be trusted with late-night building security and the ability to work independently.

A non-inclusive list of job duties for the custodian:

  • Clean and sanitize high touch areas such as door handles, light switches, toilets, railings, and sinks.
  • Clean hallways, classrooms, offices, gyms, walls, restrooms and other areas.
  • Collect and empty trash receptacles and pick up litter in and around buildings.
  • Initiative to report cleaning or cosmetic issues for prioritization and repair
  • Complete manual tasks that require low to moderate physical strength.
  • Must have the physical capacity to use tools, carry equipment and supplies, and climb ladders up to 8 ft.
  • Move furniture when necessary.
  • Before the end of the shift, sweep the area of responsibility to make sure that there is no one in the building and that all exits are locked and secure.
  • Supervise part-time custodians


The position could be a growth opportunity for the right candidate.

Salary commensurate with experience; benefits, including health insurance.


Breakwater is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

Job Type
Custodial / Maintenance
Job Location (County)

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