Why join Lighthouse Academies?
  • National network of small schools with mission-driven teams working to prepare students for college
  • Focus on locations with the greatest need, representing the greatest challenge and greatest opportunity for transformation
  • Unique arts-infused approach engages students in a more impactful way and encourages creativity of thought
  • In addition to academic development, emphasis on broader personal development — we prepare students to adapt and thrive in the face of life challenges
  • Commitment to developing the capacity of our teachers, leaders, and team members
Benefits Package

Our employees are our most valuable asset. Each employee is an integral part of our operation and success. As such, it is our goal to attract, motivate, and retain top talent by providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Retirement plan
  • Vacation, holiday and medical paid time off
  • Performance bonus plan

Read the benefits overview to learn more about our benefits package.

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Part-Time Custodian - Immediate Need

East Chicago, IN - East Chicago LCS
Job Description

East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School is searching for a Part-Time Custodian for an immediate start. This person will work for 35 hours per week and the position is temporary.

Lighthouse Academy (LHA) custodians are more than staff members. They help transform children’s lives by creating opportunities for a brighter future. We are seeking a custodian who will make the commitment to conduct their work with determination, integrity and purpose, embodying these essential qualities: 

  • Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the LHA mission, vision, core values
  • Work in schools that demonstrates a sense of urgency and the relentless pursuit of high academic student achievement
  • Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
  • Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
  • Belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture with LHA network, community, staff, families and students 
  • A passion and ability to build and sustain the LHA K-12 model in a high need, urban environment

A Lighthouse Academy custodian is a staff support position that requires cleaning and maintenance work in a public school environment. The person is required to interact with the school staff, public, and students when performing the functions of the position. The essential functions for our custodians are as follows:

  • Clean, dust, and sanitize rooms; clean and wax floors; clean windows and stairs; sanitize lavatories, furniture, appliances, and support apparatus.
  • Operate equipment needed to complete essential functions including: vacuum cleaner, rug cleaner, hand and small power tools. Some equipment is heavy and cumbersome.
  • Install paper products; deliver supplies and materials.
  • Perform preventive maintenance work, paint, replaces bulbs, ballast, and replace glass.
  • Relocate furniture and equipment; complete facility setups, as directed by school principal or regional director.
  • Operate and test building systems, including HVAC, fire protection, security control, lighting, and safety.
  • Complete inventory reports of furniture, equipment and supplies.
  • Complete daily cleaning and maintenance reports, and supply orders.
  • Complete building and equipment maintenance tasks.
  • Attend and participate in training programs.
  • Keep equipment assigned to him/her clean.
  • Follow safety procedures at all times.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Principal or Office Manager. 

Examples of Work:

  • Clean floors using appropriate products in the amount recommended by the manufacturer, following procedures required for the effective use of the product. Wax floors, clean rugs, and complete other cleaning functions following protocol.
  • Complete maintenance tasks following established procedures, such as emptying trash, sanitizing bathrooms, sweeping floors.
  • Paint classrooms after proper preparation of the surface, with the appropriate paint and materials; clean area and equipment.
  • Deliver requested supplies when authorized by the supervisor.
  • Move furniture and supplies as requested by the supervisor.
Skills & Requirements

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED


  • At least two (2) years in similar position or a position with comparable functions or a graduate of a facility cleaning and maintenance training program.
  • Reading, writing, and mathematics skills equivalent to a High School graduate.
  • Knowledge of federal and state safety regulations that apply to public buildings.
  • Knowledge of AHERA regulations.
  • Valid driver's license for assignments that involve travel between buildings or to pick up supplies.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to work on a team.
  • Knowledge pf First Aid and CPR is required.
  • Effective oral communication skills are required. Manual dexterity is required. The position requires moderate to heavy physical activity and lifting.
  • The position works 12 months per year. This person does work during school vacations.