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Full-Time Custodian

Independence Mission Schools
Philadelphia, PA, US

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About IMS: Independence Mission Schools (IMS) educate students of all faiths living throughout Philadelphia. Our inspiring new network of 14 schools blends the best of Catholic education with innovative teaching strategies designed to meet the unique learning needs of all students.

Since our inception in 2012, our enrollment has grown over 20%, our students are outperforming 80% of their neighboring public and charter schools in Reading, and we have received increasing recognition as a network that successfully integrates faith, character, and academics to create warm, energizing schools that are sustainable for students, staff, and community. Ultimately, IMS recognizes that our students are on track to make their own choices in pursuit of college and career opportunities because they are on grade level academically and enrolled in a high-quality high school.

Perks of IMS: Teachers and full-time staff at IMS enjoy ongoing development through coaching, mentorship, and professional development and a benefits package that matches 403b contributions, provides low-cost healthcare, and guarantees paid sick time and personal time. Learn more here.

St. Frances Cabrini, an Independence Mission School, is currently seeking candidates for an open full-time custodian/maintenance position. The custodial and/or maintenance worker position, under limited supervision of both respective School Principals and designated Central Office staff, performs work of routine or ad hoc maintenance to include custodial services as identified in individual IMS schools and performs related work as assigned.

Essential Functions
  • Performs routine maintenance on building interior and exterior
  • Maintains a schedule of when maintenance has been performed and when next service is due
  • Sweeps, dusts, arranges furniture, empties trash and pencil sharpeners, cleans chalkboards and sets up for activities. Washes walls, woodwork and windows, and cleans and polishes metal surfaces. Cleans and maintains hard and soft surface floors. Wet mops and spot cleans hard and soft surface floors.
  • Performs minor repair maintenance. Operates heating, A/C, ventilation, electrical and mechanical systems. Operations will be limited to turning equipment on/off and/or setting day/night cycles. Observes and reports needed repair of equipment, furnishings, fixtures, building and site.
  • Assists in the maintenance of lawns, landscaping, concrete and blacktop surfaces and playgrounds, including pedestrian walkways snow and ice removal.
  • Assists with set ups and tears down for school activities.
  • Operates security systems and secures building at the conclusion of shift.
  • Works a revised schedule and substitutes for other custodial staff when necessary.
  • Shares responsibility for holiday, extended day and weekend activities with other custodial staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors
  • Hours: 8:30-4:30

Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous experience as maintenance worker or custodian preferred
  • FBI Criminal Clearance
  • PA State Police Background Check
  • PA Child Abuse
  • Employee History Reviews - Disclosures
  • Arrest Conviction Report
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Demonstrated positive attitude towards people with whom one works
  • Ability to work cooperatively and willingness to accept instructions

Physical Demands
  • 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.
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Ability to climb to high and difficult places and work at those places
  • Constant hand-eye and mind-eye coordination
  • Standing and walking
  • Repetitive Motion with wrists, hands and fingers
  • Frequent bending, carrying, hearing, lifting and stooping, climbing, crawling, crouching

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EOE: IMS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrates staff diversity. We strive to be and build a diverse team that is representative of our students and the communities in which we serve. If you identify as an individual of color, we highly encourage you to apply!

Want to learn more about IMS and our school locations? Please visit:


Independence Mission Schools provides a transformative Catholic education to children of all faiths across the city of Philadelphia. Unlocking our students’ potential starts with a culture of love that values and embraces each child. The promise of God’s love, shown by our faculty and staff, is at the very core of the Catholic education our schools deliver. This atmosphere sets our students, from Pre-K to Grade 8, on the path to a promising future confident in their own worth so they can be ready to succeed both in and out of the classroom.

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(610) 200-5100
1012 W. Thompson St.

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