Night Custodian

Night Custodian

Job Title: Night Custodian
Department: Non-Nursing
Hours: Full Time
Facility: Manor Nursing Home
Salary: $15/hr

Position Overview:

Responsible for campus-wide cleaning and upkeep and first responder to emergencies.  Performs routine custodial duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Daily and weekly general cleaning of facility.
  • Dust all tables, chairs, desks, cabinets, lamps/light fixtures, wall vents, handrails, ceiling fans, baseboards, and blinds.
  • Daily cleaning of bathrooms, offices and common areas.
  • Monthly cleaning of screens & windows inside and out in offices and common areas or as needed.
  • Cleaning floors and carpets, mopping and vacuuming as needed, carpet extraction and stain removal, following proper floor care procedures.
  • Reports to Director of Ancillary Services if supplies are low.
  • Informs the Director of Ancillary Services immediately of any malfunction of equipment or any hazardous condition.
  • Adheres to all established safety regulations; demonstrates safe and proper techniques for chemical/cleaning solution use, stocking housekeeping carts, and equipment usage.
  • Stripping/waxing floors as scheduled.
  • Coverage of Communication Center.
  • Assists in removal of snow as a member of the snow team.

Basic Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for adherence to cleaning schedules.
  • Checks sofas, tables, chairs, desks, cabinets, lamps/light fixtures, wall vents, handrails, ceiling fans, baseboards, and blinds.
  • Keep equipment clean; set-up for following usage.
  • Trash removal.
  • Attend all required meetings, in-services, or special trainings.
  • First responder to emergency situations on campus.
  • Escort emergency personnel on campus and assist as directed.
  • Follows instructions of the fire and disaster plans.
  • Check fire panels.
  • All others as assigned by supervisor.

Education required:

  • High school diploma/ GED required for this position.
  • Ability to read and write is required.
  •  Valid Driver’s License is required.

Experience required:

  • We could expect it to take around one month of on the job experience to satisfactorily perform this job.
  • Some specialized training in chemical handling may also be required.


  • Exposure to the following may be present in this position:
    • Blood-borne pathogens
    • Infectious body fluids/waste
    • Disinfectants and cleaners.
  • MSDS sheets are available for all chemicals used.

Equipment Used:

  • Vacuum cleaner, extractor.
  • Ladders (if over age 18).

 Working Conditions:

  • Weekends & holidays may be required as needed.
  • Work conditions for this position may include the following: Inside, humid, dusty, dirty, odors, adequate lighting/ventilation, working with/around others, and working alone.

Physical Demands:

  • Some lifting required (~25lbs,@ 5% of time).
  • ~10lbs, @5% of time.
  • <5lbs, throughout the day
  • Constant walking, hearing, seeing, lifting, reaching, bending, talking, and maintenance of an appropriate working speed are required for this position.

Personal Protective Equipment & Uniform Requirements:

  • Gloves: To be worn when working with chemicals and potentially dangerous substances           (blood ,waste, etc)
  • Safety Glasses: Worn when using substances that could potentially injure eyes.
  • Shoes:  Comfortable, no open toe

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be able to communicate with residents, staff, and the families of residents.
  • Task centeredness, punctuality, and a pleasant demeanor are beneficial to successful performance in this position.
  • Bethany Village photo I.D.

The description is intended to provide a summary of the major duties, tasks, and responsibilities of the position and shall not be considered an exhaustive listing of all the work requirements.

Apply Today!

Interested applicants are invited apply online or in person at:

Bethany Village – HR Dept
3005 Watkins Road
Horseheads, NY 14845

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