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Mission Statement:  The Southern Columbia Area School District will provide a safe, dynamic, rigorous and relevant learning environment that meets the needs of today’s learner. We embrace innovation as a means to develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century. Every student will reach their individual potential for academic excellence and every student will demonstrate the character traits of a productive and honorable citizen in a global community.

Vision Statement The Southern Columbia Area School District will be an exemplary 21st Century learning community where students reach their individual potential and graduate prepared to excel in a complex, interconnected, changing world.

About Us

1 high school + 1 middle School+ 1 elementary School = 1229 Students

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Welcome to the Southern Columbia Area School District. The information provided below is to help acquaint you with the Southern Columbia Area School District and its schools. It may prompt further questions, which you may forward to the building principal, position supervisor or the District Office.

There are three schools in the District, which serve approximately 1,229 students. This includes one elementary school, and one middle school and one high school, which are both under one roof. The elementary school enrollment is approximately 455. The middle school enrollment is approximately 397, and high school enrollment is approximately 377.

Want to Join the SoCo Staff?

If you are interested in any of the employment opportunities posted below, please complete the Employment Interest Form, and follow up by submitting the required application materials specified in the posting below.

If you have previously submitted a random application when there were no positions advertised or posted, your application will not automatically be pulled and considered. Please submit a new application packet for the specific position to the attention of Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary; Southern Columbia Area School District, 800 Southern Drive; Catawissa, PA 17820. (All applications should be submitted to this address unless otherwise indicated.)

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Current Employment Opportunities

The Southern Columbia Area School District is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURE TEACHER (Status: Open - accepting applications.) Available beginning with 2024-2025 school year. Valid PA Agriculture Certificate or willingness to work toward certification required. (SCEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.) Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by submitting a cover letter, resume, PA Standard Teaching Application (link above), copy of certificate, transcripts, 2 letters of professional reference, Act 126 training certificate, Acts 34, 114, 151, and 168 clearances (see links above), and proof of negative Tuberculosis test to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary at the address listed above. (Contact Dr. Crystal Gajkowski, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at 570-356-3508 or cgajkowski@scasd.us if you have questions regarding this position.) Applications accepted until position is filled.

SECRETARY TO THE DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT (Open: accepting applications.)
Full-time, 12-month, Level II secretary position available immediately. $15.50/hour. Closely follows student schedule during the school year. (Benefits per the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement with healthcare/vision/dental/life insurance benefits, and PSERS retirement). Successful candidate will show evidence of excellent communication, technology, organizational, and human relations skills in a fast-paced office environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications preferred. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by submitting: cover letter, resume, Non-Instructional Application including references to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA  17820.  (The following documents would be required prior to employment:  Current Acts 34, 114, 151, and 168 clearances, Act 126 training certificate, School Personnel Health Report to include proof of negative Tuberculin test.) Applications accepted until position is filled.

(2) FULL-TIME PARAPROFESSIONALS for SPECIAL EDUCATION (Status: open - accepting applications.) Positions available immediately. Associate's Degree or Highly Qualified equivalent (we will train). $11.75 per hour. Benefits per AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement to include healthcare/vision/dental/life insurance, and PSERS retirement. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by submitting: Non-instructional Application (link above), current Acts 34, 114, 151, and 168 clearances to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA  17820. (The following documents would be required prior to employment and do not have to be included with your initial application to be considered for an open position:  Current Acts 34, 114, 151, clearances, Act 126 training certificate, School Personnel Health Report to include proof of negative Tuberculin test.)  Applications accepted until positions are filled.

BOYS HEAD VARSITY SOCCER COACH (Status: open - accepting applications.) Position is responsible for coaching student athletes in game strategies and techniques to prepare them for athletic competition. Position motivates student athletes to develop an appreciation of the sport. Experience as a coach or assistant coach of the assigned sport at the high school or college level preferred. Must possess effective coaching techniques, skills, and a thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, strategies, and techniques of the sport. Must also possess the ability to establish and main effective working relationships with school administrators, parents, and students. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by submitting: Athletic Application (link above), current Acts 34, 114, 151, and 168 clearances to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA  17820. (The following documents would be required prior to employment and do not have to be included with your initial application to be considered for an open position:  Current Acts 34, 114, 151, clearances, School Personnel Health Report to include proof of negative Tuberculin test.)  Applications accepted until March 13, 2024.

DAY-TO-DAY SUBSTITUTE CLASSROOM TEACHERS- primarily grades K-8. Provide classroom management and carry out lesson plans left by the teacher and fill-in for the day to day activities of the classroom teacher. Positions pay is $100.00 per day. Job Requirements: PDE Certification preferred but not required; Minimum: BA/BS degree in any discipline; PA Department of Education Clearances (Criminal Check, Fingerprints, Child Abuse);College education majors with 60 credits are also eligible to apply. Submit cover letter, resume, PA Standard Teaching Application, transcripts/certificate, and clearances (Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168) to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

EVENT STAFF – Event Staff to assist with parking and crowd control for athletic and other events. $50 per football game. $30 all other events. Submit Non-instructional Application (above), Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

SUBSTITUTE SECRETARIES – $11.00/hour. Previous office experience preferred. Submit cover letter, resume, and Non-Instructional application including references and Act 168 form(s) (see links above) , copies of Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances (If you do not have current clearances at the time of application, please submit your application without the clearances. Clearances, along with proof of a negative Tuberculin test would be required prior to first date of employment.) Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

SUBSTITUTE PARAPROFESSIONALS – $8.00/hour . Submit Non-Instructional application including references and Act 168 form(s) (see links above) , copies of Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances (If you do not have current clearances at the time of application, please submit your application without the clearances. Clearances would be required prior to first date of employment.) Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

SUBSTITUTE TRANSPORTATION AIDES – to assist with the transportation of special needs students on an as needed basis. Must have ability to maintain discipline and assist driver with students’ needs. Hours of employment will vary, but will coincide with various morning and/or afternoon bus and/or van runs – $7.50/hour. (For questions regarding the Transportation Aide positions, please contact Amy Willoughby, Director of Special Education, at 570-356-3510 awilloughby@scasd.us). Submit Non-Instructional Application (above), Acts 34, 114 and 151. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

(1) FULL-TIME 2ND SHIFT CUSTODIAN
Full-time, 8 hours/day, 12-month position available immediately, with healthcare/vision/dental benefits and PSERS retirement. 2nd Shift during school year, 1st shift during summer months. $13/hour plus $.60 shift differential when working 2nd Shift. Must be self-motivated, have ability to perform custodial and minor maintenance duties, and be able to lift up to 40 lbs. Please complete the online
Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by submitting a Non-instructional Application (link above), Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, proof of negative Tuberculosis test to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary at the address listed above.  Contact Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary/Secretary to the Superintendent, at 570-356-3509 or aharmon@scasd.us for more information.  Applications accepted until positions are filled.

HEAD COOK - HIGH SCHOOL
Position available immediately. Full-time, 7 hours/day, school year position (summers off). Shift is 6:45 AM to 1:45 PM daily (with some flexibility). $13 per hour (negotiable based on experience), with PSERS retirement, healthcare, vision, dental and life insurance benefits. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by submitting a Non-instructional Application (link above), Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, proof of negative Tuberculosis test to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary at the address listed above.  Contact Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary/Secretary to the Superintendent, at 570-356-3509 or aharmon@scasd.us for more information. (The following documents would be required prior to employment and do not have to be included with your initial application to be considered for an open position:  Current Acts 34, 114, 151, clearances, Act 126 training certificate, School Personnel Health Report to include proof of negative Tuberculin test.)  Applications accepted until February 29, 2024

ASSISTANT HEAD COOK - HIGH SCHOOL
Position available immediately. Full-time, 7 hours/day, school year position (summers off). Shift is 6:45 AM to 1:45 PM daily (with some flexibility). $13 per hour, with PSERS retirement, healthcare, vision, dental and life insurance benefits. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by submitting a Non-instructional Application (link above), Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, proof of negative Tuberculosis test to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary at the address listed above.  Contact Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary/Secretary to the Superintendent, at 570-356-3509 or aharmon@scasd.us for more information. (The following documents would be required prior to employment and do not have to be included with your initial application to be considered for an open position:  Current Acts 34, 114, 151, clearances, Act 126 training certificate, School Personnel Health Report to include proof of negative Tuberculin test.)  Applications accepted until position is filled .

(3) PART-TIME CAFETERIA WORKERS
Positions available immediately. Working 3 to 6 hours per day,  $13 per hour. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by submitting a Non-instructional Application (link above), Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, proof of negative Tuberculosis test to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary at the address listed above.  Contact Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary/Secretary to the Superintendent, at 570-356-3509 or aharmon@scasd.us for more information. (The following documents would be required prior to employment and do not have to be included with your initial application to be considered for an open position:  Current Acts 34, 114, 151, clearances, Act 126 training certificate, School Personnel Health Report to include proof of negative Tuberculin test.)  Applications accepted until positions are filled.

EXCLUSIVE SUBSTITUTES
Exclusive Substitutes will commit to working a minimum of 70 days to a maximum of 140 days in the Southern Columbia Area School District .  Each Exclusive Substitute will work based on a predetermined schedule at a rate of $120 per day.  Pennsylvania Teaching certification required for the level where the substitute will be working.  Guest Teacher emergency permits also acceptable.  Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by submitting: cover letter, PA Standard Teaching Application (link above), copy of certificate (if available), transcript showing proof of Bachelor's degree. Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, and proof of negative Tuberculin test will be required prior to employment.  Contact Ashley Harmon, Secretary to the Superintendent.  Applications accepted until positions are filled.

SUBSTITUTE NURSES - Substitute Nurses to serve as day-to-day substitutes as needed for the building nurses. Must have RN or LPN license. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by submitting: resume, Non-instructional Application (above), copy of nursing license, proof of negative TB test, Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

SUBSTITUTE CAFETERIA WORKERS – Substitute Cafeteria Workers – $7.51/hour. Submit Non-Instructional application including references and Act 168 form(s) (see links above), copies of Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances (If you do not have current clearances at the time of application, please submit your application without the clearances. Clearances would be required prior to first date of employment.) Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. (Contact John Rosselli, Food Services Director, at 570-356-3505 or jrosselli@scasd.us if you have questions regarding Cafeteria positions.) Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIAL WORKERS – $7.25/hour (plus shift differential). Submit Non-Instructional application including references and Act 168 form(s) (see links above), copies of Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances (If you do not have current clearances at the time of application, please submit your application without the clearances. Clearances would be required prior to first date of employment.) Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

CAFETERIA CUSTODIAN
Full-time, 8 hours/day, 12-month position available immediately, with healthcare/vision/dental benefits and PSERS retirement. $13/hour. Must be able to handle cafeteria tables, and lift up to 40 lbs. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by submitting a Non-instructional Application (link above), Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, proof of negative Tuberculosis test to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary at the address listed above.  Contact Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary/Secretary to the Superintendent, at 570-356-3509 or aharmon@scasd.us for more information. (The following documents would be required prior to employment and do not have to be included with your initial application to be considered for an open position:  Current Acts 34, 114, 151, clearances, Act 126 training certificate, School Personnel Health Report to include proof of negative Tuberculin test.)  Applications accepted until position is filled.

SEASONAL MAINTENANCE WORKER. Part-time position. $13/hour. Duties include grass mowing, grounds maintenance, snow removal and athletic field maintenance. Submit resume, Non-Instructional Application (see link above) including references; Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances to: Ashley Harmon, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.