Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency/Van Buren County Head Start has an opening for a Custodian at Van Buren County Head Start. The Custodian will ensure the safety of all children and others participating in the program to ensure high-quality services as well as carry out goals, policies, and activities designed to implement the Health & Safety objectives, Head Start Performance Standards, Tennessee Licensing Child Care Regulations, and instructions.

Duties include:

  • Responsible for keeping classrooms and playground clean and free of hazardous materials and/or conditions
  • Conduct monthly, weekly, daily maintenance and safety checklist
  • Perform janitorial duties
  • Follow all vehicle inspections, vehicle daily log sheet, and vehicle operation laws
  • Assist in the recruitment of children who are eligible for enrollment
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor


  • Attend staff meetings, state and regional workshops, and training as deemed necessary by the supervisor
  • Understand potential hazards ex: chemicals, bodily fluids, etc.
  • Adhere to all safety rules and regulations ex: safety belts, etc.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication, detail oriented and ability to multitask
  • Submit to pre-hire and random background checks, random drug tests, child abuse, and sex offender registry checks
  • Have knowledge of and be able to use the technology and software
  • Attend a minimum of 60 hours of appropriate training per year

The successful applicant will possess a high school diploma/GED and TECTA. Preferred qualifications include CDL and National Playground Safety Inspection Certification.

Interested applicants should complete an online application, found here, and/or submit a resume to careers@ucdd.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer