Ignite’s Custodian will be responsible for handling all building-related maintenance for the agency’s multiple locations, thus ensuring they are kept in good, clean and safe condition. They are to monitor, maintain and, as necessary, communicate with appropriate vendors to ensure all equipment (including but not limited to appliances, office equipment, HVAC, elevators, etc.) remain well-functioning. The ideal candidate will be a well-organized self-starter that can work independently in completing their tasks while also identifying and handling additional items as they occur.
Plans and coordinates all agency facility cleaning to ensure they meet health and safety standards legally required - This includes, but is not limited to, waste management
Monitors building equipment and infrastructure for repairs or recommended improvements – Coordinates repairs with external contractors as necessary
Manages and maintains all facility supply inventory – monitors consumption by all programs and works with staff to ensure timely replenishment of supplies
Coordinates of all agency pickups and deliveries of food, donations, equipment, and all items as assigned
Ensures timely and ongoing maintenance of all agency vehicles (ie. Scheduling repairs, regular service appointments, cleaning etc.) Maintains all vehicle documentation (ie. Stickers, insurance, mileage forms). Ensures all vehicles have adequate gas daily
Is the contact/liaison for all on-site vendors visits, including but not limited to repairmen, monthly services calls, etc. This includes the coordination and planning of all equipment installs
Supervise all client workers as assigned to facility maintenance – provide the necessary coaching and guidance to the client as they work on the task
Coordination of all agency on-site and off-site activities including but not limited to: picking up/delivering equipment, set up/take down, before and after hour event coordination assistance
Handles minor repairs regarding furniture, doors, locks, minor building equipment adjustments, etc. at all programs/locations (including but not limited to CaSSA, OPA, Drop In Center, Belfort House, Administrative Offices, etc.)
Coordinates office moves within the facility and/or offsite
Works independently toward completing maintenance tasks required throughout the facilities.
Other duties as assigned
Good communication skills – verbal and written
Strong organization and time management skills
Solid Team Member skills – understands how their role may impact other staff/programs/clients and communicates accordingly to minimize any inconvenience/interruptions
Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment with a varied and complex workload
Independent thinker – while going through their daily routine, able to identify other tasks that may require their attention and/or a shift in priority
Strong attention to detail
3 years’ experience in facilities maintenance, coordination, custodial/janitorial in the areas including but not limited to equipment, building operations, safety, proper cleaning process and chemical usage, etc.
Ability to problem-solve, ask questions and apply information to make sound decisions
Willingness to work with and lead youth in a productive manner while providing guidance and coaching as they complete the youth completes their chores
Ability to lift/pull up to 50 lbs
Valid Driver’s License with a clear driving record
High School education required
Internal Number: IC 082019
About Ignite (formerly Teen Living Programs)
Ignite (formerly Teen Living Programs) helps unstably housed youth, ages 14 to 26, get their youth back and take the first step toward their journey to a stable home and a future with promise.
Our programs and services are designed to meet the immediate and long-term needs of unstably housed youth. But it’s our sense of community that truly makes Ignite unique. Participants build deep relationships with one another as well as our staff that continue to positively impact their lives long after they graduate from our programs.
Youth homelessness is not a choice, and all young people deserve to be defined by their potential, not their circumstances.
Every individual and their situation is unique. Ignite meets youth where they are, physically and emotionally, and makes a daily commitment to putting them on a path to reaching their full potential.
Every young person who comes to Ignite has a chance at a new beginning, and with each new beginning, we’re building a stronger future for Chicago.