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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Custodian (ECE)

Location: Harlem, NY

Department: Early Childhood Education

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Student (College)

Sheltering Arms (formerly Episcopal Social Services) strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.


Sheltering Arms is seeking a full time Custodian. Under the supervision of the Educational Director, the Custodian is responsible for maintaining the center premises and its equipment in a clean, safe and sanitary condition.

Essential Functions:

  • Completely cleans all classrooms and facilities.
  • Keeps play yard and front of center clean daily
  • Cleans and disinfects bathroom and kitchen areas on a regular basis
  • Sweeps, mops, and waxes floors
  • Completes all basic repairs to furniture and equipment.
  • Thoroughly scrubs children’s cots twice yearly
  • Washes all sinks daily
  • Replaces light bulbs when necessary
  • Checks all doors and windows, locks up carefully
  • Keeps an inventory of distributed sanitary supplies as needed
  • Assists with food service as needed
  • Paints and primes walls and ceilings
  • Keeps inventory for supplies and submits reports
  • Shovels snow and lays down salt when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) or relevant vocational training/certifications
  • Two years of custodial experience
  • Basic mechanical, plumbing and electrical knowledge
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to be a team player, flexible
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • First Aid and CPR trainings required and recertified as needed

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 60lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms. Must be able to go up and down ladders and lift heavy boxes. Must be able to shovel mass amounts of snow. Physical and PPD clearance required.


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