Job Skills - RUSD Substitute Custodian/ Nutrition Services Preparation Program

You could be working after only 10-11 class meetings! This class is offered every 3-4 weeks. Students who complete the registration process by the deadline indicated will start with the next class session. Registration is completed online and the class is offered in person.

Step 1: Register online HERE
Step 2: Submit your identification documents (US government issued picture ID and signed social security card) to [email protected]
Step 3: If you submitted valid identification documents you will be contacted after the registration period ends with your class information. A placement test will be conducted at the start of the class, and is required order to proceed with the class and hiring process.

Upcoming class Sessions:

August 9 - August 25 (Registration is July 18 - July 29. Link above)
August 29 - September 15 (Registration is August 8 - 19. Link above)
September 19 - October 6 (Registration is August 29 - September 9. Link above)
October 10 - October 27 (Registration is September 19 - October 3)
November 1 - November 17 (Registration is October 10 - 24)
November 28 - December 15 (Registration is November 1 - 18 )

This class is offered in person at Riverside Adult School. 

Morning and evening opportunities to participate are offered during the following timeframes: 

Monday through Thursday 9:30am to 12:30pm
Monday through Thursday 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Please read the information below regarding the class and requirements.  

Are you looking for a job? 

Have you always wanted to work at a school? 

Riverside Adult School's Job Skills course can help you! 

Students who are successful in this course will be eligible for placement as a Riverside Unified substitute employee as a Custodian and/or Nutrition Service employee! All fees for the pre employment screenings are grant funded and of no charge to the student. Physical, drug/background screening - all paid for! If the cost associated with becoming a substitute employee has held you back from applying then this is a great way to overcome that!

Potential students must be over the age of 18 and no longer enrolled/eligible to be enrolled in high school. A high school diploma or GED is not required to be employed (but if you want to, we can help you with that too!). 

Students who register and submit the appropriate documentation above will be sent a link to take the online reading assessment. Class information will be sent to students who meet the requirements described below.

An online reading assessment is given at the start of the class and students must score in the 9th grade or above range for reading. This requirement is in place due to the level of reading required in the certification and district examination portion of the course. Students who score below the 9th grade level may re-test at a later date and attempt to register again for the next interval of Job Skills.

Valid United States government issued identification and authorization to work in the U.S. is required to register. You will upload photos/copies of these documents during online registration. Passports, driver's license, state identification cards, permanent resident cards suffice for photo/identity verification. A social security card is required in addition to the photo identification. The social security card must be signed by you.

Here are some of the items you will complete during this class:

RUSD district custodial exam
Fingerprinting/Background check
Drug screening
TB test
Physical exam
Food Handlers Card

Being a custodian and nutrition service employee is a physically demanding job. There are physical ability requirements for the RUSD employment testing process that are evaluated during the testing phase.

Students who have previously been removed from this program for lack of attendance, previously failed district employment screenings while in our program or removed for other reasons may not be eligible to re-enroll.

*students must pass the RUSD screening process for employment. Students who are not successful in the screening process will not be hired by RUSD but can take their certifications and skills learned in the class to obtain employment elsewhere.

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