We are currently looking for innovative, dynamic, and passionate individuals to join our team in a variety of capacities. If you are interested in working in a rewarding and challenging environment, please consider joining our team.

The South Western School District strives to cultivate a work and learning environment that empowers all members of our team, throughout our entire organization, to continue to grow professionally, take risks, and to have a voice in key decision-making. We believe this is what it takes to have a team that is 100% uncompromisingly committed to ensuring each student receives what they need to achieve their hopes, dreams, and goals. This is accomplished by embracing the following workplace values:

  • Continuous Growth- Helping everyone get from their Point A to their Point B through a growth mindset
  • Collaboration- Leveraging everyone's individual strengths and talents through teamwork to reach our vision and achieve our goals
  • Commitment- Total participation and engagement in helping to reach our vision and in helping others grow
  • Innovation- Thinking critically and creatively to create and identify challenges, develop solutions, and continue to evolve
  • Responsible and Ethical Behavior- Doing the right things, for the right reasons, the right way
  • Servant Leadership- Leaders throughout the organization embrace the importance of being visionary, authentic, empathetic, relational, supportive, and empowering

Click here to view current positions we have open and to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the district office at 717-632-2500 to discuss how we can accommodate receiving your application materials.

(To be completed by current employees who are referring a potential candidate for employment)

All Positions

The following will be required for all candidates prior to active employment:

  1. School Personnel Health Record (physical examination) including TB test
  2. Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151 Background Checks (must be less than one (1) year old)
  3. Act 168 - Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release(s)
  4. Employees must complete an Act 126 - Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting training course or provide a valid certificate (less than 5 years old)

Teaching Positions

All applicants for teaching positions are required to complete and turn in the following items:

  1. Standard PA Teaching Application
  2. Resume and Letters of Reference
  3. Valid PA Teaching Certificate
  4. Transcript(s) from college or university
  5. Credentials from college placement office (if available)
  6. Act 34 - Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check
  7. Act 114 - Federal Criminal History Record
  8. Act 151 - Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  9. Act 168 - Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release

Support Positions

All applicants for support positions are required to complete and turn in the following items:

  1. South Western School District Support Application
  2. Health Assistant Application

Candidates with a valid PA Teaching Certificate - Click here and select ‘Substitute Teachers' to apply online.

Interested in being a substitute teacher but don’t have a teaching certificate?
The South Western School District is actively interested individuals who would like to be day-to-day substitutes. If you do not have a PA teaching certificate, but do hold a bachelor’s degree, there are several options available that would allow you to substitute. For more information, contact Brooke Daugherty, Human Resources Generalist, at b[email protected] or at (717) 632-2500.  


The South Western School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and adheres to all federal and state laws and Fair Employment Practices (PEP) statutes that prohibit job discrimination.

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