School Custodian

Ministerial Character: Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ’s mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ’s mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ’s mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.

Positions employed in this School help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular ways as outlined in the job description. The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.


Job Summary

The Custodian fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by maintaining a neat, clean, safe, and organized environment. The Custodian assists the principal, faculty, and staff by ensuring that the school is well maintained for its educational purpose. The Custodian has decision making responsibilities within essential job functions, in keeping with school policies. The position is hired and evaluated by the principal.

Essential Duties

Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
Cleans classrooms, work rooms, kitchens, hallways, and carpeted areas daily
Cleans and disinfects bathrooms daily and replenishes supplies
Removes trash from classrooms, offices, and eating areas on a daily basis
Conducts weekly, monthly, and seasonal cleaning as required
Assists with the set up and clean-up for meetings and special events
Periodically disinfects door handles, telephones, switch plates, and trash receptacles
Maintains exterior entrances and walkways
Applies universal precautions in cleaning practices
Complies with MSDS regulations
Maintains the security of issued keys, secures buildings, turns off lights, sets thermostats
Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff
Collaborates with others to enhance the work environment
Conducts emergency clean ups and repairs as needed
Conducts periodic maintenance activities and minor repairs
Meets with and monitors work of outside contractors
Communicates maintenance and repair issues to the principal
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
Ability to work independently
Ability to work well with others
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Skill in critical thinking and planning

Minimum Qualifications


High school diploma or equivalent


None required

Certifications and Training:

Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.

Working Conditions

Required to work some nights and weekends
Required to manage high to moderate levels of stress
Required to work in standard school conditions

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