Custodian at First UMC Pasadena
500 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena CA 91101
About the job
First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, CA is looking for a proactive, efficient Church Custodian who possesses an understanding of proper cleaning methods and a respect for the religious and cultural beliefs of others. The Church Custodian will ensure that all publicly accessible areas of the church are clean and ready for other staff members, the congregation and the community to use. Duties include doing minor repairs; regular cleaning of building, and restocking items, such as toilet paper, paper towels, and other supplies, as well as maintaining supply inventory, submitting purchase requests, and assist with preparations for events, such as weddings or funerals. The prospective employee should be observant, respectful, motivated, and committed to providing church members, visitors, and staff with a clean, orderly place to worship and congregate.
Custodian Responsibilities and Duties:
Maintaining clean church facilities by performing weekly duties and daily spot cleaning in all public areas of the building, including bathrooms, sanctuary, offices, kitchens, and meeting rooms.
Observing proper chemical handling procedures when working with cleaning agents, including wearing gloves, goggles, or masks and following written or verbal instructions.
Restocking supplies as necessary in bathrooms and other areas
Log any noted repairs needed to buildings, fixtures, and equipment via web-based maintenance program
Assisting with event preparations and clean up.
Maintain inventory of cleaners and other supplies, submitting requests when items need to be replenished.
Interacting with church staff and visitors in a respectful, positive manner.
Qualifications and Skills:
Committed to the mission and goals of the church.
Communicates effectively with strong comprehension and interpersonal skills.
Ability to learn and use web-based maintenance program
Motivation to work independently or with others to provide thorough, efficient custodial services to the church.
Understanding of cleaning techniques and safety procedures
Knowledge and practice of safe work habits around electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems
Flexibility to adjust the schedule to suit the needs of the church, including weeknight and weekend hours, including Sundays and major religious holidays
5-year Custodial experience or training preferred.
High School Diploma or any Trade School Training in these areas desired
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Be courteous and tactful, having a cheerful and positive attitude, willing to help in all things.
As a team oriented individual, displays the ability to effectively interact with pastoral and administrative staff, Property committee, and congregants and community members
self-directed and able to complete all custodial duties with little to no supervision.
proactive, attending to messes and problems before they are brought up or requested.
flexible and willing to adapt to varying schedules and level of work required from week to week.
honest and trustworthy
Must be responsible and able to arrange for duties to be accomplished even when the individual cannot manage alone.
Responsive to supervision
Sits, stands, bends, reaches above head, climbs ladders and stairs, and moves intermittently during work
Is subject to frequent interruptions.
Works beyond normal hours for planned functions of the church and emergencies.
Communicates with supervisor and other church staff, volunteers, members and guests.
Is exposed to slippery conditions, odors, outside weather conditions, etc.
Specific Requirements and Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant it.
Must be able to deal tactfully with and communicate with staff, volunteers, members, guests and contracted vendors
Must maintain care and use of supplies and equipment and make regular inspections of the buildings areas.
Must possess sight/hearing senses that enable these senses to meet the responsibilities of the job.
Must be able to manage time and multiple tasks and projects and be able to track time
Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., up to 50 pounds
Must be able to spend several hours standing, bending, climbing, twisting, stooping, pushing and pulling
Must be in good general health.
Must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screening.
Job Type: Full-time
All employees working at First United Methodist Church Pasadena must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination. Staff must wear a mask. Use hand sanitizer. Wash hands frequently.
· Regardless of vaccination status, a mask covering the mouth and nose must be always worn while indoors (and should be worn outdoors when in large groups).
· Please consider keeping a physical distance of 6 feet indoors (excluding those you live with).
· Avoid direct physical contact with others.
· Use sanitizers and wash hands frequently.
· If you feel unwell or have symptoms, please do not enter the church until you know you are free of illness.