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Bethlehem YMCA Custodian

Company: Greater Valley YMCA
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Create Your Y Story
At the Y, you can feel more connected to your community, meet new people, expand your knowledge base, and experience one of the most rewarding jobs by helping support our mission of developing individuals, families, and communities, while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere.
Who We Are
The Greater Valley YMCA (GVYMCA or GVY) is a volunteer-led, nonprofit, community organization. The Y is committed to strengthening community by positively changing lives every day. At each of our branches, we concentrate our efforts in three areas: Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility. And we do so in a way that upholds the Ys traditional family values of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Honesty.
For over 100 years, the Y has made tangible differences in the communities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, Forks, Nazareth, those comprising the Slate Belt region and the Lehigh Valley as a whole. Founded as individual YMCAs as early as 1897, the following branches of the Greater Valley Y merged together between 2010 and 2015: the Nazareth YMCA, the Suburban North Family YMCA, the Family YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg & Vicinity and the Bethlehem YMCA. In 2014, the Forks YMCA Education Center was established. The Slate Belt branch was opened in 2015. In January 2017, the Allentown YMCA joined the Greater Valley YMCA.
What its Like to Work Here
Ask our employees and the one word theyd use to describe working at GVY is Fulfilling. Our team members all share a positive attitude, problem-solving abilities and patience, enabling them to provide excellent customer service even during fast-paced shifts. Our culture, plus continuous opportunities for growth, have resulted in positive impacts for our communities. Dont miss out on this rare opening with us!
The GVYMCA Is For Everyone
It's our mission to unleash the potential in every team, and we know that teams perform best when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. It is the unique contributions of all GVY'ers that drive our success, and we're committed to building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work and be recognized for their efforts. To that end, we are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination for everyone. You can read more about our commitment to diversity and mission here (
What We Are Looking ForWe are looking for an experienced Custodian to ensure the effective physical cleanliness of all assigned facilities. Perform routine cleaning as required. Inform management of any foreseeable problems with the facility. Perform any cleaning of the facility as required. Ensure excellent member service by addressing member concerns in a timely fashion and providing a clean and safe facility.
A Day in the Life as a Custodian
As a Custodian you will help the GVYMCA achieve its goals to ensure our Branch accommodations are clean, sanitary, problem-free and safe so that employees can work, and members can use our facilities under the best conditions. You will be responsible for preserving the cleanliness and sanitation of the buildings and ensure that facilities are clean, safe, and well-functioning while helping to promote the work of the GVYMCA as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Responsibilities As A Custodian
+ Ensures Y is attractive and clean by completing all duties listed on the daily schedule and maintaining the upkeep of assigned areas and equipment.
+ May perform wet and dust mopping, dusting, trash removal, recycling, window washing, pool cleaning, painting, vacuuming, seasonal activities dealing with lawn care and snow removal, changing light bulbs, and general cleaning.
+ Operates related motorized and non-motorized equipment.
+ Records and reports all needed repairs; repairs as directed.
+ Ensures YMCA building and property are secure during shift and reports incidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor.
+ Replaces soap, paper towels, and other supplies.
+ May set up furniture for events.
+ Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned.
Who You Would Report to
+ Facilities Director
Expected Hours Per Week
+ Part-time non-exempt
+ Day & Night Shifts Available
Pay Range
+ $13.00 to $15.00 per hour
Where You Would Be Working
+ GVYMCA Bethlehem YMCA, 430 E Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018
+ Six months or more of related experience preferred
+ Ability to read and interpret instructions, procedures, manuals, and other documents
+ Ability to report and record maintenance requests.
+ Knowledge of cleaning methods and equipment.
+ Basic understanding of the upkeep and care of equipment.
+ Understanding of cleaning compounds and chemicals, and their safe, efficient use.
+ Must possess sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment skills, and a positive attitude.
+ Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required
Work Environment and 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
+ Possess enough physical strength and agility to perform essential duties.
+ Ability to erect and stand on ladders and platforms at heights up to thirty feet.
+ Ability to work with paint, cleaning equipment, chemical compounds, solvents, cleaners, and solutions in dry, liquid, powder, spray, and aerosol forms.
+ Ability to paint, clean equipment, and operate motorized equipment as needed.
+ Ability to work in conditions that will create dirt and dust.
+ Ability to perform essential maintenance to facility or equipment which may involve, but not limited to the following activities: semi-reaching to full-reach overhead; crouching; kneeling; shoveling; carrying, working in narrow and/or confining spaces: underground, overhead, and at ground level; twisting of the waist, shoulders, and legs; and lying on stomach and/or back.
+ Free Membership to the Y
+ Training & Development
+ Wellness Resources
+ Retirement Plan (403b)
Start Your Y Journey Today!

Keywords: Greater Valley YMCA, Bethlehem , Bethlehem YMCA Custodian, Other , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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