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DVFriends, 19 E. Central Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
Delaware Valley Friends School seeks candidates for the opening of Custodian. The custodian performs all aspects of maintaining a clean and sanitary environment for learning during the school day. This full-time position is from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. This is a non-exempt, hourly, 12-month position, reporting to the Director of Facilities. Candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The School:
Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students (grades 1-12) with reading, writing, and other learning differences. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values. DVFriends is the first school program in the region accredited by both the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) - the leaders in multisensory structured language instruction.

Delaware Valley Friends School values the strength inherent in a diverse community. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, disability or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or in hiring, use of volunteers or board membership. Instead, DVFriends actively seeks to enhance its community through admissions and hiring practices that encourage a diverse candidate pool. Established in 1986, the school attracts students from across the region. Located on the Philadelphia Main Line, in Paoli, Pennsylvania, the school is 45 minutes by train from Center City.

Oversight and responsibilities:
● Performs cleaning and disinfecting functions in assigned areas, including classrooms, offices,
gymnasium, restrooms, stairwells, corridors and other areas, in accordance with the school’s Health & Safety Plan.
● Stocks restrooms, classrooms, and other areas with appropriate cleaning and other supplies.
● Performs functions associated with trash and recycling removal.
● Assists in the moving of furniture and other tasks related to preparing school spaces for events and activities.
● Attends required events as referenced in the Faculty & Staff Handbook.
● Engages in ongoing professional development relevant to the position.
● Other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer or Head of School.
● Supports the School and its mission, maintaining a high degree of professionalism at all times.
High school diploma or GED and two years related experience preferred.
● Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
● Strong customer service orientation toward internal and external users of the school’s facilities and grounds.
● Able to meet the following physical requirements:
o Frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds
o Less frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds
o Occasional lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 100 pounds with assistance
o Ability to bend, kneel, crouch, reach, climb, walk and run
o Occasional exposure to dust, fumes, and odors
● Familiarity with and appreciation for Quaker principles

Applicants should supply the following materials:
Please send letters of intent and resumes to Custodian Search, c/o Judy Sheridan, Assistant to the Head, No phone calls or other emails, please. Applicant review will commence immediately, and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, with the intent of completing the search August 2020. DVFriends offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
DVFS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Contact Judy Sheridan
19 E Central Avenue, Paoli , PA 19301