Employment

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 Tresa Britch, Board Secretary; Southern Columbia Area School District, 800 Southern Drive; Catawissa, PA 17820. (All applications should be submitted to this address unless otherwise indicated.)

Standard Teaching Application  (Use if applying for any Teaching position)

Non-Instructional Application   (Use if applying for Paraprofessional, Clerical, Custodian, Maintenance, Cafeteria, etc.)

Athletic Application  (Use if applying for any Coaching position)

Clearances (Acts 34, 114 & 151)

Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release (This form must be submitted with any application for employment. One form must be submitted for your current employer(s) regardless of type of work, and one form must be submitted for any previous employment that were school entities and/or where the applicant had direct contact with children.) Complete Section 1 only.

Declaration of Relationship (This form must be completed when applying for a full- or part-time position)

EMPLOYMENT PAPERWORK (Required for all employees prior to employment)

Important

  • Submit all applications to: Tresa Britch – Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area School District, 800 Southern Drive, Catawissa, PA 17820 (unless otherwise indicated).

  • Submit required Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release(s) with all applications (complete Section 1 only).

  • Negative Tuberculosis test administered within the past three (3) months and Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances are required prior to employment for all positions.

Current Employment Opportunities

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

MIDDLE SCHOOL LIFE SKILLS TEACHER. Southern Columbia Area School District is accepting applications for a full-time Middle School Life Skills Teacher.  Qualifications:  PA Special Education certification required. Please complete the Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by sending cover letter, resume, transcripts, 2 letters of professional reference, standard PA teaching application, PA certification and Acts 34, 114, 151, 126 and 168 clearances.  Application deadline:  August 18, 2022.

ANTICIPATED MIDDLE SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. Southern Columbia Area School District is accepting applications for an anticipated full-time Middle School Guidance Counselor.  The candidate should be energetic and student-centered with knowledge of overall development of students in the academic and personal/social areas. Qualifications:  PA K-12 Guidance Counselor certification preferred. Please complete the Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by sending cover letter, resume, transcripts, 2 letters of professional reference, standard PA teaching application, PA certification and Acts 34, 114, 151, 126 and 168 clearances. Application deadline:  August 18, 2022.

LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE HIGH SCHOOL LEARNING SUPPORT TEACHER. Southern Columbia Area School District is accepting applications for a Long-term Substitute High School Learning Support Teacher (August 23, 2022, through on or about January 19, 2023)  Qualifications:  PA Special Education certification required. Please complete the Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by sending cover letter, resume, transcripts, 2 letters of professional reference, standard PA teaching application, PA certification and Acts 34, 114, 151, 126 and 168 clearances.  Application deadline:  August 18, 2022.

LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEARNING SUPPORT TEACHER. Southern Columbia Area School District is accepting applications for a Long-term Substitute Middle School Learning Support Teacher (on or about October 11, 2022, through on or about March 28, 2023)  Qualifications:  PA Special Education certification required. Please complete the Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by sending cover letter, resume, transcripts, 2 letters of professional reference, standard PA teaching application, PA certification and Acts 34, 114, 151, 126 and 168 clearances.  Application deadline:  August 18, 2022.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. Southern Columbia Area School District is accepting applications for a full-time Elementary School Guidance Counselor.  The candidate should be energetic and student-centered with knowledge of overall development of students in the academic and personal/social areas. Qualifications:  PA K-12 Guidance Counselor certification preferred. Please complete the Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by sending cover letter, resume, transcripts, 2 letters of professional reference, standard PA teaching application, PA certification and Acts 34, 114, 151, 126 and 168 clearances.  Application deadline:  August 9, 2022.

ANTICIPATED PART-TIME HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE/ATHLETICS SECRETARY. Part-time - 1,260 hours annually. Hourly rate per AFSCME contract (negotiable). The successful applicant must have a high school diploma; excellent communication, grammar and interpersonal skills; be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and traditional typing; be well organized and enjoy working around children. We are looking for the right fit for a fast-paced demanding work environment. Must be able to multi-task and remain calm and pleasant and must have prior office experience. Please complete the Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by sending cover letter, resume, Non-instruction Application (link above), Acts 34, 114, 15 and 168 clearances. Application deadline: August 9, 2022.

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION. Full-time 12-month position. Salary-regionally competitive.  Master's degree in education; PA Supervisor of Special Education or Principal PK-12 certification and five years teaching experience required.  Strong technology, interpersonal, decision-making, and leadership skills.  Working knowledge of special education law; special education budgets; IDEA laws and funding; state reporting, early intervention; medical access funding; and continuum of services.  Complete the Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow up by submitting cover letter, resume, PA Standard Teaching Application, certificate, Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, and a minimum of two letters of professional reference.  Application deadline: CLOSED

 (1) PART-TIME SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONAL. Part-time position available immediately. Start at $9.50/hour. Must have Associate’s Degree or Highly Qualified Equivalent (District will train). Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by sending a Non-Instructional Application, Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances (see links above). Applications accepted until position is filled.

(2) 5-HOUR CAFETERIA WORKERS - Elementary & High School Cafeterias
Positions available beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.  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: Tresa Britch, Board Secretary at the address listed above.  Contact Tresa Britch, Board Secretary/Secretary to the Superintendent, at 570-356-3509 or tbritch@scasd.us for more information.  Application deadline: August 4, 2022 (applications will be accepted until positions are filled)

(2) 4-HOUR CAFETERIA WORKERS FOR HIGH SCHOOL - Elementary & High School Cafeterias
Positions available beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.  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: Tresa Britch, Board Secretary at the address listed above.  Contact Tresa Britch, Board Secretary/Secretary to the Superintendent, at 570-356-3509 or tbritch@scasd.us for more information.  Application deadline: August 4, 2022 (applications will be 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). Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, proof of certificate/emergency permit, and proof of negative Tuberculin test will be required prior to employment.  Contact Tresa Britch, Secretary to the Superintendent, at tbritch@scasd.usApplications will be accepted until positions are filled.

ANTICIPATED LEVEL II ELEMENTARY BUILDING SECRETARY. Full-time, 12-month position. Includes PSERS retirement benefits, health/dental/vision/life insurance, vacation and personal days. Closely follows student schedule (extended holiday breaks). Hourly rate per AFSCME contract (negotiable). the successful applicant must have a high school diploma; excellent communication, grammar and interpersonal skills; be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and traditional typing; be well organized and enjoy working around children. We are looking for the right fit for a fast-paced demanding work environment. Must be able to multi-task and remain calm and pleasant and must have prior office experience. Submit typed cover letter, resume, Non-instruction Application, Acts 34, 114, 15 and 168 clearances to: Tresa Britch, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820. Application deadline: CLOSED

MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER. Full-time position available beginning the 2022-2023 school year. Grades 7-12 English certification preferred, Mid-level certification will be considered. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by sending cover letter, Standard PA Teaching Application, copy of certification, Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, and 2 letters of professional reference to: Tresa Britch, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820. Application deadline: CLOSED

ANTICIPATED HIGH SCHOOL SECRETARY
Full-time, 12-month position. Includes PSERS retirement benefits, health/dental/vision/life insurance, vacation &  personal days.  Hourly rate per AFSCME contract (negotiable). The successful applicant must have high school diploma; excellent communication, grammar and interpersonal skills; be proficient in Microsoft Office applications and traditional typing; be well organized and enjoy working around children.  We are looking for the right fit for a fast paced, demanding work environment.  Must be able to multi-task and remain calm and pleasant and must have prior office experience.  Complete the online Employment Interest Form and follow up by submitting a cover letter, resume, Non-Instructional Application (link above), Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances.  Application deadline: CLOSED.

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: Tresa Britch, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAILY 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 $90.00 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: Tresa Britch, 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 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 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.

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 Kathy Holleran, Food Services Director, at 570-356-3505 or kholleran@scasd.us if you have questions regarding Cafeteria positions.) 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 coinside with various morning and/or afternoon bus and/or van runs – $7.50/hour. (For questions regarding the Transportation Aide positions, please contact Jennifer Snyder, Director of Special Education, at 570-356-3510 jsnyder@scasd.us). Submit Non-Instructional Application (above), Acts 34, 114 and 151. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.