Security/Maintenance Worker

PROGRAM SUMMARY: Easterseals Early Learning Center- Gilchrist Marchman in Chicago 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 Gilchrist Marchman location, Easterseals also directly operates an Early Learning Center in Hickory Hills. 

POSITION LOCATION: This position is located at Gilchrist Marchman Child Development Center at 1312 S. Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Security/Maintenance Worker was established for the purpose/s to ensure the safety and security of the facility, employees, and program participants; provide maintenance services as needed and/or assigned; address immediate operational and/or safety concerns; assist skilled trades; and ensuring that tools, supplies, and materials are maintained and are available at assigned site.


  • Ensure that visitors and program participants sign in and out according to program procedures.
  • Provides a security presence at the main building entry during times when the Easterseals space is open, but the building is closed.
  • Ensure that all entry/exit doors always remain locked.
  • Responds to emergency situations during and after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Patrol playground and ESMC spaces at designated times and as needed; inform unauthorized individuals to leave the premises.
  • Performs routine maintenance on building interior and exterior.
  • Contacts and schedules vendors and contractors for necessary building repairs and emergencies that are outside the scope of routine maintenance.
  • Maintains a schedule of when maintenance has been performed and when next service is due.
  • Works in a safe manner and recognizes unsafe situations. Takes appropriate action to ensure safety of themselves and others in building.
  • Arranges furniture and equipment for the purpose of providing adequate preparations for special events.
  • Assists skilled maintenance workers with projects (e.g. transporting and/or securing materials, completing specific tasks, etc.) for the purpose of completing projects in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Maintains assigned tools, supplies and equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability in safe operating condition.
  • Performs a wide variety of general and semiskilled maintenance activities (e.g. carpentry, painting, electrical, etc.) for the purpose of completing projects within established time frames.
  • Prepares written materials, including electronic correspondence (e.g. repair status, activity logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information.
  • Assists with basic facility cleaning, including kitchen equipment.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required:

  • 2 years’ experience in facilities maintenance and security

Vehicle/Transportation Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Auto insurance.
  • Reliable vehicle.


  • Exhibits solid time management skills.
  • Pays close attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of commonly used concept, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • 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 form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.
  • Knowledge of safety and overall general maintenance and repair methods.

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.