Custodian -The Support and Connection Center

Title:                      Custodian      

Location:             The Support and Connection Center

Program Overview:

The Public Health Diversion Center provides 24/7 short stay, engagement, stabilization and treatment services for adults with mental health and/or substance use issues referred directly by NYPD as an alternative to the traditional police responses of arrest, summons, or transport to an emergency room. Guests are referred to the Diversion Center when their infractions are non-violent and/or low-level offenses such as loitering, trespass, public inebriation, and disorderly conduct. The goal of the Diversion Center is to help guests begin to identify and modify the behaviors that result in repeated police contact. An OASAS licensed outpatient clinic, located on site, provides services to guests who are eligible.  The average length of stay is anticipated to 5 days.

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Shift Supervisor and Building Manager, the Custodian is responsible for performing janitorial and maintenance tasks daily to provide a clean and safe environment for the guests and staff in the facility; performs related work.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties include but are not limited to the following activities depending on the assigned shift:

·         Per an assigned schedule, performs janitorial duties—cleans, sweeps, mops, polishes and disinfects floors; wipes down walls and furniture; cleans and disinfects bathrooms and kitchen areas

·         Completes minor repairs including replacing light bulbs, adjusting loose fixtures, and painting/plastering

·         Performs refuse duties including dumpster and compactor maintenance, sorting metal, carrying garbage bags to the curb and preparing items for the facility’s recyclable plan

·         Keeps facility entrance clear and free from debris that could cause trips, falls or other hazards

·         Assists in checking and, as needed, replacing batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices to ensure that all are functioning properly

·         Maintains a proper level of supplies and materials for areas assigned to ensure the timely and efficient completion of require tasks

·         Accepts and moves deliveries into storage area

·         Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff


·         High School Diploma or GED

·         One (1) year of experience working in a residential program serving individuals with mental illness and chemical addictions preferred

Physical Activities:

Job duties generally require the physical activities described below, subject to any necessary reasonable accommodations due to disability.  While performing the duties of this position, the custodian is regularly required to walk up and down stairs, perform physical tasks including mopping, sweeping, painting, minor building repairs and other duties as assigned. The Custodian must stand for extended periods of time and regularly move supplies and materials and must be able to lift items weighing up to forty (40) pounds.


To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements: to and for external applicants