KIPP Chicago College Prep Public Schools

Chicago, IL

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Chicago College Prep Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Jonathan Russom
Email: jrussom@kippchicago.org

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Substitute Custodian

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KIPP Chicago College Prep Public Schools

Chicago, IL

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP Chicago College Prep Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Jonathan Russom
Email: jrussom@kippchicago.org


ABOUT KIPP CHICAGO SCHOOLS

KIPP Chicago Schools is a local network of 7 charter schools that is part of the nationally renowned Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP).  Our schools are completely free, and there are no requirements for enrollment except residency in the city of Chicago.  Students and families choose to enroll in our schools because they perceive them as the highest quality option in their neighborhoods.  Currently we serve 2,000 students in grades K - 8 across 7 campuses, and we will grow to serve 4,000 students across 10 campuses by 2020.  Our mission is to empower those students with character and academic skills necessary to succeed in top-quality high schools and universities, to be happy in the competitive world, and to have a positive impact on their communities.  99% of our students are African American or Latino; 96% qualify for free and reduced price lunch; and, 16% are identified as diverse learners.  In Chicago our campuses are located on the south and west sides of the city in communities broadly categorized as “low income.”  KIPP Chicago alumni from these communities graduate high school at a rate of 90%, matriculate to college at a rate of 87%, and earn a four-year degree at a rate of 44%, compared to national averages of 72%, 45%, and 8%, for “low income” students.  In addition to rigorous instruction in our K - 8 classrooms, our students receive continued support in high school and college through our KIPP Through College program and counselors.

Please familiarize yourself with our work by visiting www.kipp.org and www.kippchicago.org.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

KIPP Ascend Primary School is seeking a Substitute Custodian to join our Operations Team.  This position is employed on an as-needed basis, only when the School Custodian is out for the day.  The Substitute Custodian ensures school facilities are kept in clean, safe condition for students and staff in coordination with other custodians. The Substitute Custodian reports to the Director of Operations and Principal.  The KIPP Ascend Primary campus is located at 1440 S Christiana Ave in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Janitorial

  • Opening and/or closing building

  • Daily cleaning of bathrooms, classrooms, common areas, exterior grounds, hallways, offices, etc.

  • Restocking cleaning equipment and supplies

  • Responding to occasional student accidents, including blood, urine, and vomit

  • Preparing facilities for special events and visitors

Customer Service

  • Resolving staff requests efficiently and politely

  • Responding to emergencies with a sense of urgency

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal Substitute Custodian will:

  • Have two or more years successful custodial/maintenance experience (required)

  • Be able to perform basic physical activity, including lifting items UP TO 50 pounds and frequent bending, climbing, standing, and walking (required)

  • Be able to work in an environment featuring chemicals and cleaning solutions, dust, inclement weather (required)

  • Have a proven track-record of professionalism (required)

  • Believe strongly in the mission and values of KIPP (required)

  • Have strong oral and written communication skills (required)

  • Have prior experience in schools (preferred)

 

COMPENSATION

The hourly rate for the role will be $15.30/hr, to be paid in semi-monthly installments for hours worked, as scheduled by the campus Director of Operations.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply immediately, as applications are accepted and roles are filled on a rolling basis.  All interested applicants should visit  http://www.kippchicago.org/join-us/apply-now, and click the Substitute Custodian  job posting.  If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Recruitment via email at careers@kippchicago.org.


STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

KIPP Chicago is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. KIPP Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic background.