Custodial Trainer

Published on 05/14/2024JCFS Chicago - Elgin, IL
Full TimeFully on-site


Under direct supervision, the Custodial Trainer supervises workers with disabilities performing janitorial work in a government/commercial setting. Participates in the evaluation of work behavior, tolerance and overall performance of assigned workers in terms of physical, mental, emotional and other occupational capabilities. Assists in relating workers' progress through work evaluation, work adjustment, and other relevant programs at community-based contract sites. Complies with assigned contractual statement of work. Completes paperwork related to contract and trainee progress/performance. On-site supervisor for the Elgin FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Building, near Elgin Community College, which is a 24/7 facility.


  • Complies with JCFS contractual responsibilities related to janitorial tasks and frequencies as outlined in statement of work to assigned government contract site(s).
  • Assigns and instructs workers with disabilities in specific tasks. Observes and records performance, including but not limited to attendance, punctuality, personal hygiene, and productivity.
  • Monitors quality and quantity of client productivity according to acceptable competitive employment levels and the requirements and expectations of the contract, including coordinating subcontractor services if applicable. Maintains a professional and/or business atmosphere in the work environment.
  • Assists in developing and implementing individualized program plans that prepares workers to achieve the highest level of vocational
  • Oversees training of consumers in conjunction with Case Manager or other related staff. Provides worker evaluation documentation and participates in appropriate meetings / staffing to identify vocational and occupational obstacles.
  • Produces regular Agency and/or contractual documentation/reports, including but not limited to quality control inspections, safety inspections, payroll, service/utility call logs, line-item/project work sheets, and client rehabilitation and productivity reports, through handwritten and/or electronic process.
  • Provides back up to Program Case Manager in support of client issues.
  • Follows prescribed safety procedures. Acts to ensure safety for self, client workers and government employee personnel.
  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with professional standards. Works cooperatively with co-workers and maintains congenial relationships with Agency employees, clients/consumers, government employees and outside representatives. Demonstrates empathy and concern in client/consumer interaction. Complies with all appropriate Agency policies and procedures.

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  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); minimum 3-6 months related experience/training/education in the field. Red Cross and CPR training preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, and to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before consumers or employees of organizations.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form, and to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:

The Vocational Trainer is regularly required to talk and hear, is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and is frequently required to sit; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Required vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The ability to travel within the Chicago metropolitan area may be required.

New hires would need to be fully vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses and booster and provide their card upon hire OR begin receiving the booster within 2 weeks of being hired and participate in weekly COVID testing until fully vaccinated OR provide documentation for an ADA or religious exemption and participate in weekly COVID testing.

JCFS Chicago offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance.

JCFS Chicago is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area. Accredited by COA, Charter member of CWLA, Licensed by DCFS

JCFS Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS Chicago provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application


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