Custodian I

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    721 Thompson Dr, Kerrville, TX 78028
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    Job Description

    Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

    The Custodian I performs routine custodian work on patient living units and assigned outbuildings. The Custodian I cleans assigned areas to provide a clean, neat and safe environment for all consumers. The Custodian I works under the direct supervision of the Custodian II. The Custodian I has no supervisory duties. Completion of work requires decisions based on well-defined guidelines. The Custodian I must be able to demonstrate the ability to complete TIPS and HS CPR. The Custodian I must be able to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds maximum. The Custodian I must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. The Custodian I must be dependable, and punctual. Custodian I must comply with state and agency standards of conduct. The Custodian I must comply with agency policies and procedures. The ability to complete required i-Learn and CAPPS courses. The Custodian I must follow proper Infection Control practices. The Custodian I must have knowledge of SDS. The Custodian I must have the ability to follow KSH safety practices. The Custodian I has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned equipment and property.

    Essential Job Functions:
    1. Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
    2. Cleans and disinfects bathrooms and bathing rooms to provide a clean, safe and odorless environment for all consumers by following Housekeeping and Infection Control Procedures.
    3. Cleans and disinfects furniture, windows, beds, walls, doors/handles, door frames, lights, electronical devices, vents, carts, drains, ice machines, vending machines, smoke detectors, counters, handrails, woodwork, pictures, blinds, refrigerators, water fountains, and decorations according to work schedule to provide a dust free environment to prevent the spread of infections to consumers.
    4. Demonstrates the ability to clean floors utilizing the micro-fiber mopping system, and cotton mopping.
    5. Must have the ability to work safely around consumers and be careful with equipment.
    6. Must follow established Housekeeping cleaning and safety procedures.
    7. Demonstrate the ability to vacuum carpeted areas, indoor mats, and upholstered furniture.
    8. Performs floor finishing procedures to included stripping, top scrubbing, spray buffing, cleaning and waxing terrazzo and tile flooring following established housekeeping procedures.
    9. Must take safety precautions while preforming tasks.
    10. Demonstrates the ability to extract and spot clean carpeting, mats and upholstered furniture to provide a clean, sanitary, odor free and safe environment for all consumers.
    11. Must have the ability to select appropriate piece of equipment for completion of task.
    12. Cleans entrances, all glass areas, stairwells, catwalk, and porches daily to promote a clean and safe environment for all consumers.
    13. Remove all trash following safety precautions, replenishing stock, and disinfecting trash barrels and trash cans.
    14. Must break down cardboard boxes and place in designated areas.
    15. Demonstrate competency in the use of all chemicals and have knowledge of SDS to assure the safety of consumers, comply with all standards and reduce chemical waste.
    16. Attends and participates in all mandatory training and monthly department meetings to meet HHSC/KSH requirements, and maintain job competence, in order to receive updated information and to remain current on new developments.
    17. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    1. Knowledge of cleaning techniques and hospital procedures.
    2. Have the ability to work safely and follow hospital/housekeeping safety practices.
    3. Skills in use of custodial materials, chemicals, and equipment.
    4. Knowledge of universal/standard precautions and infection control procedures.
    5. Ability to communicate with consumers, follow work schedules, and follow written and verbal instructions.
    6. Ability to demonstrate required phases of TIPS, CPR Heart Saver, and required physical demands of job functions.
    7. Ability to lift, pull, carry, and push the maximum of fifty (50) pounds.
    8. Ability to be a responsible employee.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    1. Must have work experience in cleaning.

    Additional Information:
    Requisition # 463831
    Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

    All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

    Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.

    MOS Code:
    There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

    HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

    I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

    Posting ID: 572878962Posted: 2021-01-07