Catlin Gabel Job Openings

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Temporary Custodian

Position Title: Temporary Custodian
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Custodial Supervisor
Pay Rate: $11.00/hour

No experience required, just a responsible, hardworking individual.


To clean and maintain assigned buildings with the Custodial Crew.

Job Functions:

• Clean and sanitize restrooms.
• Clean chalkboards and whiteboards.
• Empty trash containers.
• Wash various surfaces.
• Dust, sweep, vacuum, and mop classrooms, halls, offices, and other spaces within a building.
• Clean windows and walls.
• Clean carpets and hard floors.
• Prepare for special events or activities; arrange seating, and clean up after event.
• Secure building if appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned.

Special Requirements:
The person employed for this position must be able to verify identity and employment authorization. The candidate selected for this position must complete a pre-employment record check and be approved by the State Department of Education after having a fingerprint based criminal history verification made. The selected candidate will pay for fingerprinting and Catlin Gabel will reimburse.

This is a temporary position but could possibly lead to full time.

*** Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by Catlin Gabel School regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability, if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position ***

Substitute Teachers

Position Title: Substitute Teachers
Department: Lower School

Catlin Gabel School in Portland has opportunities for Substitute Teachers in our lower school, with a specialty or focus in any, or all of the following areas: Home Room (reading, writing, social studies, mathematics), Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, art, music, wood Shop, science and PE/health.

The Catlin Gabel Lower School provides a warm environment for students from 1st grade through 5th grade.

The teachers shape the curriculum to develop the students’ capacity to think critically and deeply, to infer, experiment and question. Teachers balance and consider the needs of each student as they guide students to meet curricular expectations.

Substitute teachers work on an as-needed basis to cover teacher or teacher aide positions.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

At least 2 years’ experience teaching elementary school-age children

A Masters or Bachelor’s degree in Education or Elementary/Early Childhood Education is preferred

Experience using technology in the classroom

Candidates offered a position must be able to pass a background check through Oregon Child Care Division and Oregon Department of Education.

Candidates offered a position must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

School Activity Trip/Bus Driver

Position Title: School Activity Trip/Bus Driver (On Call Position)
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Transportation Coordinator

Catlin Gabel School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

Drives school buses for trips and activities under supervision of the Facilities Director and the direction of the Transportation Coordinator. Occasional overnight trips. Will also substitute for route drivers as needed.

• Drives school buses.
• Performs proper bus pre-trip before driving.
• Buses and drivers are scheduled and assigned by the Transportation Coordinator.
• Loads and unloads students in designated areas.
• Returns buses to assigned parking areas.
• Performs proper post-trip including emptying garbage, sweeping and securing the bus at the end of trips.
• Maintains a professional attitude and clean, neat appearance. The School Bus Driver is a representative of the School.
• Observes all safety regulations, adhering to principles of defensive driving.
• Maintains order and discipline among riders on the bus at all times.
• Follows Pupil Transportation Behavior Policies.
• Reports all discipline problems and concerns to the Facilities Director or Transportation Coordinator.
• Reports any convictions for driving, accidents, or criminal offenses to the Facilities Coordinator within 15 days of occurrence, as specified in Oregon regulations.
• Attends all scheduled driver meetings and participates in training sessions offered by the School.
• Complete required H.R. trainings each year (CPR, first aid, mandatory reporting, handling of hazardous materials, etc.)
• Keep updated with OSHA safety trainings and submit documentation to H.R. office.

Performs routine tasks associated with driving school buses.


Frequent contact with faculty, staff and students. Has periodic contact with parents, trustees, alumni, volunteers and visitors.

Ability to drive all sizes of school buses. Reads and writes in English. Has the ability to lift 50 lbs. and push or pull 100 lbs. Communicates on the telephone, voice mail, and radios. Ability to locate drop off and pickup sites on map. Complete scheduled tasks in a timely manner with a minimum of supervision. Interpersonal skills to represent the school when making scheduled trips. Interpersonal skills to work with a variety of students. Self-motivated to complete assigned tasks and to assess bus conditions.

High school diploma or GED required. Current Oregon Driver’s Commercial Driver’s License and clear driving record required, Air Brake, Passenger, “S” Endorsements and School Bus Driver’s Certificate. Current First Aid and CPR certification. Background check required. History interpreted based on Oregon Board of Education requirements. Drug & alcohol testing as required by Oregon Board of Education and Federal DOT requirements. Two years experience driving a school bus in city traffic.

Part-time (hours vary with the season). Days and hours are scheduled in advance.

*** Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by Catlin Gabel School regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability, if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position ***

Night Lead Custodian

Position Title: Night Lead Custodian
Department: Facilities
Reports to: Plant Manager
FTE: 1.0   Non Exempt

Full-time position responsible for the daily cleaning of assigned buildings.

• Perform routine cleaning procedures in buildings and areas as assigned and scheduled by the Custodial Supervisor or the Facilities Director.
• Clean classrooms, entrance ways, restrooms, offices, public areas, laboratories, stairwells, storerooms and other areas.
• Use basic procedures for above floor surfaces, hard floor surfaces, carpeted floor surfaces, and restroom/shower rooms.
• Use advanced cleaning procedures for floors as required.

• Verify that doors and windows are locked and latched when leaving a building outside of school business hours.
• Set up and takes down furniture for events. Return furnishings to storage.
• Maintain neat, orderly and well stocked custodial closets.
• Observe all safety regulations and policies and pay special attention to the Hazard Communication Program.
• Maintain a professional attitude and neat appearance.
• Perform additional duties as required or requested. Work with associates to complete assignments.
• Monitor garbage compactor. Notify the Custodial Supervisor when pressure gauge reaches 1800psi.

Perform routine cleaning procedures as directed by the Custodial Supervisor or the Facilities Director. Work with minimal supervision.

• Provide leadership for and coordination of the night custodians.
• Change daily work assignments as required.
• Lead pre-event preparations and post-event cleaning.
• Monitor capacity of the garbage compactor.
• Monitor levels of cleaning supplies and alert Custodial Supervisor. Inspect cleaning.

• Require daily verbal and written communication with faculty and staff. (Politeness required)
• Infrequent verbal communication with parents, students, trustees and alumni.
• Frequent verbal communication with visitors renting the facilities. Responsible for meeting diverse needs on short notice.
• Must be skilled in politeness and skilled at disagreeing without being disagreeable.

• Demonstrate the ability and willingness to communicate promptly using telephone, 2-way radio, voice mail and pagers. Check voice mail daily.
• Physical ability to lift 30# and push or pull 75#.
• Demonstrate prompt arrival and daily attendance at work.
• Demonstrate the ability and willingness to follow instructions and complete work on time.
• Demonstrate the ability to perform sweeping, dusting, wall washing, floor stripping and waxing, carpet shampooing, window cleaning, dusting, locker cleaning, metal surfaces, light fixture cleaning.
• Demonstrate the ability to use ladders, scaffold, low speed buffers, carpet equipment, various types of vacuums, pressure washers and cleaning chemicals.
• Demonstrate the ability to perform basic cleaning, floor care, carpet, and restroom maintenance procedures as well as advanced floor care procedures.
• Demonstrate the ability and willingness to perform the duties described above.
• Demonstrate the ability to read written work assignments.
• Demonstrate respect for others and is sensitive to diversity.
• Demonstrate the ability and willingness to participate in continuing education and professional development.

• High School diploma or G.E.D.
• Five years prior experience in the custodial field.
• Must have 3 years’ experience in leadership position.
• Basic cleaning procedures for above floor surfaces, hard floor surfaces, carpeted floor surfaces and restroom/shower rooms; advanced floor care procedures.
• Background check required. History is interpreted based on Oregon Board of Education guidelines.

Full-time (40 hours). Indoor work. Some outdoor work picking up garbage.
Sunday-Thursday 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Breaks at 1:00 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. Meal break at 3:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Preliminary and annual training for:
Asbestos 2-hour Awareness Training
Bloodborne Pathogens
Hazard Communications (Right-to-Know)

*** Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by Catlin Gabel School regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability, if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position ***

An independent pre-K through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon
8825 SW Barnes Road,  
Portland, Oregon 97225   |  
503-297-1894   |

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