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ABOUT GOODWILL: Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. has enjoyed over 94 years of history in the Baltimore area helping others help themselves. Goodwill collects reusable items for resale in our retail stores, trains people for work and living skills and instills dignity and purpose in countless people’s lives. Today, we employ more than 800 individuals; operate more than 25 retail stores throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Cecil County, Harford County, Howard County and the Eastern Shore; 9 career development sites and provide a variety of commercial services at several locations. Most importantly, we annually provide services to more than 30,000 people in need of assistance because of physical, mental or other social barriers and we place over 2,400 people in jobs giving them “not a charity, but a chance”.

We understand that without dedicated and hardworking employees, our mission would be impossible to achieve. We look for passionate and enthusiastic employees to fill full-time and part-time positions throughout our organization. We strive to be an “Employer of Choice” through various programs, including physical and financial wellness and our partnership with Vehicles for Change. 

We offer a variety of health and welfare benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401l investments, company paid life insurance and company paid long term disability. We also offer supplemental plans which are employee paid. We are proud to offer family and domestic partner coverage for some benefit plans. We also provide paid vacation time, paid holidays and paid sick time. Benefits coverage and plans are based on certain eligibility criteria.

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. prepares people to secure and retain employment and build successful independent lives.

Simply put, it’s good to work at Goodwill!

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Job offers are contingent on a criminal background check and drug test.  Additional pre-employment conditions may be required based on specific positions, requirements and responsibilities and will be indicated in the job listing.  

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Please consider the job location when reviewing open positions and apply for those jobs which you can travel to. All job locations are included in the listing.
Positions are grouped by function as follows:

Administration – positions in Accounting, Administrative Support, Human Resources and Marketing

Commercial Services – positions at our custodial contract sites, including SSA Administration in Woodlawn and Fort Meade

Recycling Center/Operations – positions at our recycling center in Linthicum such as truck drivers, forklift operators and material handlers

Retail Stores – positions are various store locations in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Cecil County and the Eastern Shore (Salisbury and Easton). Positions including store manager, assistant manager, sales associate/process and ADC attendants

Workforce Development – positions in our social services/workforce development division at various locations including case managers, job placement and rehabilitation services

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Available Positions > Job Description

Early Head Start Custodian  (Full Time)
Job Type: Workforce Development




The EHS Custodian will provide general housekeeping services of the building and grounds. Performs custodial duties in assigned zones according to contract specifications.



  • Maintains cleanliness of building, grounds, and sidewalk areas.
  • Provides cleaning services including floor care (stripping, waxing, buffing)
  • Provides maintenance services including, light bulb replacement, furniture and fixture repair, ceiling tile replacement, etc.
  • Moves heavy materials such as cabinets, desks, etc., as required
  • Maintains a professional and courteous attitude at all times
  • Commits to improvement and team building
  • As necessary,  secures, greets visitors and directs them to appropriate locations
  • Pulls trash in specified zones
  • Wipes down walls in specified zones 
  • Sweeps, dust mops, damp mops, and buffs floors in specified zones 
  • Cleans window sill in specified zones
  • Dust fixtures and furniture in specified zones 
  • Cleans all restroom surfaces, including urinals, floors, pipes, walls, etc.
  • Clean drinking fountains
  • Cleans and spots clean walls, floors, and carpets, as needed
  • Demonstrates awareness and practice of GIC Safety Policies 
  • Demonstrates proper usage/storage of Personal Protective Equipment  
  • Demonstrates proper usage/storage of chemicals and equipment 
  • Demonstrates proper and immediate reporting of incidents/accidents
  • Reports to work as scheduled
  • Participates as an active  team player
  • Learns new tasks and accepts new responsibilities
  • Adapts to changing circumstances without difficulty
  • Language and interaction with others is always appropriate 
  • Treats others with respect
  • Assumes responsibility for helping to solve problems on the job
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationship with supervisor
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Previous custodial experience required 


  • Must possess a current valid and unrestricted driver’s license and be fully insured according to Maryland law


·        Pre-employment Early Head Start  CJIS criminal background investigation required

  •    Must have a pre-employment physical and tuberculosis screen per Early Head Start guidelines 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



·        Ability to operate machinery

·        Ability to be flexible and assume new job responsibilities as needed

·        Compassion and respect for persons with special needs and the ability to earn their confidence

·        Ability to stand for long periods

·        Ability to go up and down stairs

·        Full range of motion above the head

·        Ability to bend, lift and carry

·        Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including verbal and written

·        Ability to communicate on the telephone

·        Ability to write, read, hear and speak

·        Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions and under limited supervision 



Lifting up to 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.  May be required to regularly stand for extended periods of time, walk, reach with hands/arms with full range of motion, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, push or pull.  Regularly required to talk and hear.  Frequently required to use hands and fingers to hold, handle and feel objects, knobs, keys and/or buttons.  



Travel is defined as travel to all areas within Goodwill’s territory (Cecil, Harford, Baltimore, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties, Baltimore City and the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland).  In some cases, long-distance travel, including overnights may be required but is typically planned in advance.  In some cases, travel may be unplanned.  


          Up to 25% of working time

          Company vehicle to be provided for business related travel




Employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions.  The noise level is usually moderate.

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