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Alexander Academy is an independent co-educational high school located in downtown Vancouver.  We offer the BC high school graduation program in a culturally rich and academically challenging environment for students in grade 8-12.

Alexander Academy is committed to international mindedness and fostering a sense of global citizenship while creating a safe and rich learning environment for all students.  We are looking for an experienced school Custodian for a permanent full-time role
as soon as possible.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Custodian will work with our administrative team to ensure that staff, teachers, and student areas are clean and conducive to a positive learning and working environment.  The Custodian is responsible for keeping a running inventory of all cleaning supplies and submitting purchasing requests when supplies are low.  The successful candidate will be required to respond to repair calls for such activities as replacing broken lights, cleaning up non-toxic spills, removing damaged office and classroom furniture and equipment, and general maintenance jobs and repairs.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Reports to the Head of School

 EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Full-time, Permanent

WORK WEEK:  The Custodian is expected to work during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM, for a total of 40 hours per week.  Due to the nature of the work, some evening and weekend shifts may be required as per school calendar.

LOCATION: Alexander Academy, Suite 100, 802 West Hasting Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 6 month’s experience in a similar capacity or role
  • A Building Service Worker (BSW) certificate

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong proficiency in English
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions
  • Flexible with a ‘team player’ attitude
  • Ability to take initiative and complete tasks as assigned
  • Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, teachers, and students
  • Be able to safely walk, climb ladders and stand for extended periods of time
  • Be able to kneel, push, pull, and stretch to fulfill required cleaning and maintenance duties
  • Knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • Ability to read and understand labels and instructions, particularly on the use and application of cleaning chemicals and products
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting with staff, students, parents, and general public
  • Ability to work as a team player with little or no supervision
  • Be legally allowed to work around children and complete a criminal record check

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use cleaning supplies and equipment to keep the interior of the office spaces looking clean and professional
  • Adhere to the company’s safety policies to create a safe work environment for everyone
  • Clean classrooms and all student and staff work areas
  • Handle recycling and garbage removal throughout campus space
  • Window and mirror cleaning
  • Dust and wipe surfaces
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Clean lunch room and common areas
  • Sweep, mop and vacuum all floors
  • Maintain storage areas
  • Order supplies necessary to complete the specific responsibilities and duties
  • Monitor supply levels and inform supervisor or manager when orders should be made
  • Assist with minor maintenance and repairs as required
  • Report to the Administrative Officer when questions or concerns arise
  • Other duties as requested and assigned by the school administrative team

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply please e-mail a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume, BSW certificate, and the names and contact information of two references, with the e-mail title being “[Your Full-name]_Custodian 2021” to resume@alexanderacademy.ca. We thank all interested parties. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  


TOC/Substitute Teacher

There are no teaching vacancies at Alexander Academy at this time. Should you wish to be added to our TOC list, please send a copy of your resume to resume@alexanderacademy.ca

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