Facility Assistant (Early Learning)
Company: Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockfo
Location: Hickory Hills
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Description: PROGRAM SUMMARY: Easterseals Early Learning Center-
Hickory Hills provides inclusive early childhood and education
services for children between the ages of six weeks to five years
of age. The Center is a part of Easterseals broader programming in
Head Start/Early Head Start. Easterseals Head Start/Early Head
Start provides high-quality, family-centered education for children
birth to five years old. We collaborate with 40+ early childhood
programs located in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County to
promote school readiness in young children of all abilities from
families with incomes below poverty guidelines. In addition to the
Hickory Hills location, Easterseals also directly operates the
Gilchrist Marchman Child Development Center in Chicago. POSITION
LOCATION: This position is located at the Easterseals Early
Learning Center- Hickory Hills at 8020 W. 87th St., Hickory Hills,
IL 60457. POSITION SUMMARY: The primary responsibilities of the
Program Support and Facility Assistant are to support program
needs, to serve food/monitor food-related activities, and to
provide facilities and janitorial duties as assigned. MAJOR
FUNCTIONS/ACCOUNTABILITIES: Complete daily inspections of the
facility and playground to ensure a safe environment for children,
families, and staff.
Perform janitorial duties (removing garbage, cleaning up
classrooms, removing debris from the playground as needed.
Complete electrostatic sanitizing according to the cleaning
Perform routine preventative maintenance on building interior and
Ensure facility and safety concerns are corrected immediately.
Arrange furniture and equipment for special events.
Perform some basic facility work (e.g. painting or minor
Install, repair, move, and discard furniture as needed.
Work with the Site Supervisor to obtain quotes related to facility
Provide front desk coverage as needed.
Pick up or deliver items to the site as needed.
Deliver paper goods and supplies to classrooms as needed.
Complete, track, and follow up on maintenance requests submitted to
Receive lunch and milk daily from the contract caterer and maintain
Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold, according to city and state
food sanitation standards.
Put food into serving bowls for classrooms utilizing the required
portion sizes, as well as deliver meals to the classrooms.
Monitor menus and document food substitutions.
Wash, rinse, and sanitize dishes after meals (at least twice
daily), according to city and state food sanitation standards.
Monitor and ensure children with food allergies or special dietary
needs are always provided appropriate meals and work with the Food
Manager to request and fulfill food substitutions.
All other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Qualifications: Education/Certification: High school
diploma or higher.
City and State Food Sanitation certificates. Experience Required:
Obtain 25 hours of professional development training annually.
Vehicle/Transportation Requirements: Valid driver's license.
Reliable vehicle. Skills/Abilities: Demonstrate initiative and
Exhibit solid time management skills.
Pay close attention to detail.
Ability to use efficiently various power and hand tools.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate efficiently and fluently in both written and oral
Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working
Knowledge of safety and overall general maintenance and repair
Basic computer skills ADA: Easterseals will make reasonable
accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act
of 1990. Unless exempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act,
all persons hired for this position are required to possess the
ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to treat clients,
i.e., bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability
to lift up to 50 pounds frequently. #ELS123
Keywords: Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockfo, Chicago , Facility Assistant (Early Learning), Other , Hickory Hills, Illinois
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