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

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

Teaching Positions

Support Positions

- School Personnel Health Record (physical examination)

- Standard PA Teaching Application

- South Western School District Support Application

including TB test

- Resume and Letters of Reference

- Health Assistant Application

- Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151 Background Checks

- Valid PA Teaching Certificate

(must be less than one (1) year old)

- Transcript(s) from college or university

- Act 168 - Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release(s)

- Credentials from college placement office (if available)

- Employees must complete an Act 126 - Child Abuse

- Act 34 - Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background

Recognition and Reporting training course or provide a


valid certificate (less than 5 years old)

- Act 114 - Federal Criminal History Record

- Act 151 - Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

- Act 168 - Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release

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, email Brooke Daugherty, Human Resources Generalist 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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