Custodial Position - Area Cooperative Educational Services
Position: Custodial Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Preschool Custodian
Job Location: Newtown, CT
Deadline: Aug 22, 2025**
District: Area Cooperative Educational Services
North Haven, CT 06473
Telephone: 203-498-6810
Job Description:
All candidates should apply directly on the ACES Careers Website by clicking here

Preschool Custodian Needed: ACES at Helen Doron Academy, an Early Childhood Spanish Language School in Newtown, CT

Posted by: ACES at Helen Doron Academy and ACES International Education (Area Cooperative Education Services, North Haven, CT 06473)

The custodian is responsible for the general cleaning and maintenance of the school building and grounds under the direct supervision of the Facility Director. The custodian maintains equipment in functional condition and provides cleaning and custodial assistance to students, teachers, visitors and others as necessary. In addition, performs related duties and general maintenance work as required.
Essential Functions:
  • Checks and secures building at beginning and end of shift for the purpose of ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the building.
  • Cleans rooms, hallways, cafeterias, restrooms, offices, stairways, and other areas of building according to school district standards. Sweeps, mops, buffs, strips, or waxes floors as needed .
  • Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and blinds .
  • Washes walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, doors, and sills .
  • Cleans glass areas .
  • Replaces light bulbs .
  • Sets up and breaks down chairs, tables and equipment in meeting rooms and functional rooms. • Clears snow from entrances and walks and spreads sand and ice melting chemicals. 
  • Performs grounds-keeping duties, clears debris, and maintains grounds. 
  • Receives deliveries and assists in unloading trucks and storing supplies.
  • Delivers supplies and materials to classrooms, bathrooms and other areas of the building.
  • Empties wastebaskets, picks up and removes trash, and assists in recycling program.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
  • Uses hand tools of trade and related power equipment, including brooms, mops, floor cleaning and waxing machines, vacuum cleaners, snow blowers, shovels, power mower and hand tools.
Safety Requirements:
  • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper use of tools and power equipment used in the performance of duties.
  • Wears appropriate safety gear, including masks.
  • Must comply with the ACES chemical hygiene requirements and follow policies established.
Travel Requirements:
  • Occasional travel between school and central office, may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Ability to follow oral or written work orders from supervisor, and to coordinate work with facility director and others.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Dual language speaker of Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Ability to describe orally or in writing cleaning, maintenance, or repair problems as needed.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Ability to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.
  • Ability to work above ground from ladders and automatic lifts.
  • Ability to perform work according to standard procedures and schedule set forth by supervisor( s). Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards: • Works in standard office and school building environments.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals, solvents and contaminated trash, grasses, pollens, etc.
Qualifications Profile:
  • Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.
  • Typical qualifications would be equivalent to High School Diploma or completion of sufficient education to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • Previous experience in building and cleaning maintenance desirable.
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's license or ability to provide own transportation.
Salary: $39,108 - $56,689

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.