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:

(4) PART-TIME SPECIAL EDUCATION PARAPROFESSIONALS. Part-time positions 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) to: Tresa Britch, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820. Application deadline: July 5, 2022

LONG-TERM LEARNING SUPPORT TEACHER. Available on or about August 2022 - January 2023. Must have valid PA Special Education certification. 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 to: Tresa Britch, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820. Application deadline: July 5, 2022

LONG-TERM LIFE SKILLS TEACHER. Available on or about October 2022 - April 2023. Must have valid PA Special Education certification. 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 to: Tresa Britch, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820. Application deadline: July 5, 2022

SCHOOL POLICE OFFICER
The Southern Columbia Area SD is seeking an individual to serve as a School Police Officer, who shall provide law enforcement to District schools and protect employees, students and property in order to create a safe and healthy learning environment. 180 day position. Click HERE for the Job Description.  Complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above) and follow-up by submitting a cover letter and resumeApplications accepted until position is filled.

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.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
The Southern Columbia Area School District is seeking an individual to organize and maintain the extra-curricular athletic activities of the District.  Applicant should be highly organized and experienced with all aspects of interscholastic sports, budgeting process, and be able to work closely with school administration, coaches, maintenance and custodial department, parents, and the news media. Part-time position available beginning July 1, 2022.  Submit letter of interest, resume; Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references. Application deadline: CLOSED.

(1) SPEECH AND LANGUAGE TEACHER (Full-time)
Positions available beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.  Valid PA School Speech and Language Pathologist certification required.  Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by sending cover letter, standard PA teaching application, resume, transcripts, copy of certificate, Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, proof of negative Tuberculosis test, and 2 letters of professional reference 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: CLOSED

(1) SPEECH AND LANGUAGE TEACHER (Part-time)
Positions available beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.  Valid PA School Speech and Language Pathologist certification required.  Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by sending cover letter, standard PA teaching application, resume, transcripts, copy of certificate, Acts 34, 114, 151 and 168 clearances, proof of negative Tuberculosis test, and 2 letters of professional reference 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: CLOSED

RECEPTIONIST/TAX RECEIVABLES SECRETARY
Position available prior to July 1, 2022. Proficiency in Microsoft WORD and Excel, typing, data entry and general office practices required. Please complete the online Employment Interest Form (link above), and follow up by submitting a cover letter, resume, 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: CLOSED

5-HOUR CAFETERIA WORKER
Anticipated position 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: CLOSED

4-HOUR CAFETERIA WORKER
Anticipated position 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: May 27, 2022

ANTICIPATED 5-HOUR CAFETERIA WORKER
Anticipated position 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: CLOSED

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.

SEASONAL MAINTENANCE WORKER. Part-time position. $11/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.