Independence Mission Schools

Maintenance/Custodian [General Interest Applications] (714)

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TitleMaintenance/Custodian [General Interest Applications]
Posting ID714

About IMS: Independence Mission Schools (IMS) educate students of all faiths living throughout Philadelphia. Our inspiring new network of 15 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.


The maintenance and/or custodian 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. This is a full-time 40 hour per week position.


IMS is seeking candidates for open maintenance and/or custodian positions within the network, or to be contacted for future employment as positions become open. Positions may be part or full-time. Please note that this is a general interest job pool; any applications submitted here will be considered for any current and future openings within the network. Please submit an application to any current school-specific maintenance and/or custodian postings to let us know of your current interest. There is no limit on the number of applications you may submit.


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

 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!


Our Hiring Process: IMS values finding a great match between candidates and our 15 unique schools. While this means applicants are only hired when vacancies are identified and become active within the network, submitting an early application to the general pool helps us identify a match to your desired position as soon as it is available.




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Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangePer Hour
LocationVarious Schools

Applications Accepted

Start Date09/27/2019