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School Caretaker

Direct Report: Principal

Function: To keep the school buildings and grounds in a clean, neat, and safe condition.

Remuneration: Negotiable

Location: Evaton West, Gauteng

Contract Duration: 01 Year


 Daily Duties.

  • Hold building keys – and be responsible for the opening and locking of buildings and gates.
  • Emptying of class waste-baskets and rubbish bins and place into the main waste bin. Inform the company when it is to be emptied.
  • Order cleaning materials for staffroom and toilet paper, soap, and paper towels for the toilets and service as required.
  • During winter, attend to the heating system. Keep it in a safe, tidy, clean condition, ensuring no fire hazards exist. Start system to heat school by 9 a.m. Ensure all heating turned off at the end of the day.
  • During summer, ensure the swimming pool and filtration plant operating cleanly and safely. Check the pump as required and action maintenance.
  • Blow vac around hard surfaces around the school as required
  • As required – mopping up of cloak bays and heavy traffic areas to keep free of excessive water.
  • Other duties as allocated, e.g. ensure hazardous chemicals and paint are stored in the facility provided.

Weekly Duties:

  • Maintain lawns and edges in growth season – mow and trim as specified using ride-on mower and edger.
  • Garden maintenance, e.g. weeding gardens, removal of dead or unsightly trees or shrubs, renewal of topsoil, plants etc., shrub maintenance, e.g. weeding around.
  • Checking of adventure climbing equipment for safety; report to Principal.
  • Check the condition of drains, grates, and catch pits. Clean as required.
  • Action jobs reported from the staff.

Vacation Duties:

  • Attend to hedges, trees, and shrubs.
  • Maintain ground tidiness.
  • Repair and paint outdoor seating, railing
  • Cleaning of external windows at least twice yearly and within the vacation period, or as required.
  • Anything else delegated by the Principal

Periodic Duties

  • Attend to minor repairs such as leaking taps, window catches, door locks, chairs, furniture, replace light bulbs, (maintenance book).
  • Painting maintenance to keep buildings in good condition
  • Minor handyman jobs, e.g. erecting shelves, cupboards, etc. as required.
  • Maintain areas that are susceptible to moss (especially astroturf)
  • Clean filters on air conditioning units
  • Cleaning of spouting and gutters.
  • Maintenance of all equipment, tools, and machinery, etc. to a safe, efficient level.
  • Yearly stocktake and update of all equipment and tools prior to the start of each school year. A copy to the Principal and held on the computer.
  • Reporting to Principal of any unsafe areas, or areas requiring professional expertise.
  • Spraying for weeds by any poisons (e.g. herbicides)
  • Being aware of safety procedures and wind drift.
  • Other cleaning or maintenance jobs as required by staff to keep the grounds and buildings in a clean, safe tidy condition.
  • Repair/paint classroom furniture as required.
  • Attend property meetings as required.
  • Make relevant entries in the Building Maintenance Manual.
  • Property management responsibilities (contact tradesman as required.)
  • Advise property committee of possible school hazards during the annual inspection
  • Attend property meetings (during major projects.)
  • Liaise between the school and contractors
  • Enviro School’s projects (as directed)
  • Any work must be carried out according to existing Health and Safety regulations

Inherent Requirements

  • Proven experience of 05 years as a School Caretaker
  • Grade 12
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office and excellent communication skills
  • Very good organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Time management & interpersonal skills
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