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Employment

Valley School District would like to thank you for your interest in a position with our school district. Open positions are posted throughout the year. You are encouraged to check frequently for new open positions. Valley School District is an equal opportunity employer, with an ongoing commitment to recruit, retain and support a highly qualified staff. For questions regarding employment, please contact Human Resources Manager, Danielle Tupek by email at Danielle.Tupek@valleysd.org 

Employment forms:

Employment Application
Washington State Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Release
Disclosure Statement

 

Current Position Openings


TITLE: Kindergarten Teacher, .500 FTE

DUTIES:  The Kindergarten Teacher will be responsible for using the Kindergarten Core Knowledge Scope and Sequence, Core Knowledge Language Arts Curriculum, and Saxon Math in determining and delivering lessons. The teacher will be responsible for running in-class interventions and extensions in Math and Reading during the WIN (What I Need) block time. This position will coordinate with the other Kindergarten teacher on the lessons being taught and with Intervention personnel for LAP and/or Title services. This teacher will be responsible for curriculum mapping for four, nine-week quarters. The Kindergarten teacher will be expected to correct student work, record and report this information, communicate regularly with parents, and make the necessary accommodations to ensure student success. In general, the teacher will be expected to meet all Valley School employee standards. This teacher will be expected to implement and follow the school-wide discipline plan, implement our Positive Behavioral and Supports (PBIS) framework, attend staff meetings and in-services, and cover duties as assigned. This teacher must participate in WaKids training and reporting. Other related duties will be required as assigned by the Principal. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum requirements include a current Washington State Teaching Certificate with endorsements in Elementary Education. No previous teaching experience is required. The personal requirements include: adaptability, empathy, humor, organization, reliability, and creativity. The successful candidate must have the temperament to be successful with students in Kindergarten. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  This position will be scheduled to work four hours per day, Monday through Friday for the school year. The Kindergarten Teacher will be eligible for benefits. Placement on the state salary schedule will be determined by education level and years of experience.

WORK SETTING:  This position is located in the Valley School and reports to the Valley School Principal.

APPLICATIONS: Interested applicants should apply by submitting an application, disclosure statement, unofficial transcripts, the state-mandated sexual misconduct form, and a letter of interest detailing relevant experience and qualifications, including documentation of highly qualified status, addressed to:

Human Resources
Valley School District #070
3030 Huffman Rd
Valley, WA 99181

Position open until filled; review of applicants will begin on 07/15/2015.


TITLE: Part-time Mechanic 

DUTIES:  The Mechanic will perform work in the repair, service and maintenance of school buses and other district equipment. The essential duties include diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electrical and engine defects in the buses and other automotive equipment, assisting with the overhaul and rebuild of engines, transmissions, differentials, brake systems, and other major components of repair and replacement of parts. The Mechanic will also assist with the repair and rebuild of generators, alternators and other electrical components, utilizing testing devices and machine equipment as required. The Mechanic performs general tune-ups on gas equipment, diagnosis of the diesel equipment, changes oil and filters, repairs and replaces seats, glass, sheet metal, latches and other body mechanisms and assemblies, and performs all required preventive maintenance and regular bus safety inspections. The mechanic will operate battery chargers, valve re-facing and reseating machines, compression gauges, torque wrenches, welding (acetylene and arc) equipment, grinders, reamers, timing lights, hoists, jacks, porta-power, pumps, compressors, alignment bard, drills, presses, headlight adjustment machine, air wrenches, small lathe, spark plug tester and other tools, equipment and machines required for performing repair and maintenance of motor vehicles. The Mechanic assists in cleaning and organization of the shop, competently completes vehicle maintenance forms and records, is computer proficient, and has the ability to repair and maintain small engine equipment, as well as perform other duties as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum qualifications include two years of experience in the automotive maintenance field (vocational training may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis, not to exceed two years). Experience as a journeyman automotive mechanic in a truck or bus maintenance facility is strongly preferred. Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license with CDL & P endorsement and a Washington State School bus Driver’s certificate must be obtained within 60 days of employment. This position is subject to random drug testing. Applicants should have common courtesy and ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations in dealing with students, parents, district staff members, and the general public. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  This position requires constant safety awareness when working around and under heavy buses and power machinery; required to lift, move and position heavy objects in excess of fifty (50) pounds; required to stand for prolonged periods; exposed to high noise levels from buses and machinery; required to take precautions to avoid exposure to fumes and chemicals; required to work outdoors in inclement weather on emergency repairs; required to wear protective clothing. Adhere to all district health and safety policies.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  This is a part-time position (5 hrs per day, four days per week) during the school year. Placement on the salary schedule will be determined by education level and experience. This position reports to the Transportation Supervisor.

APPLICATIONS:  Interested applicants should apply by submitting an application and a letter of interest detailing relevant experience and qualifications, addressed to:

Human Resources
Valley School District #070
3030 Huffman Rd
Valley, WA 99181

Position open until filled; review of applicants will begin on 07/20/2015.


TITLE: Licensed Practical Nurse

DUTIES: The Licensed Practical Nurse will be responsible for providing professional services to an elementary age student as outlined in the student’s 504 Plan, Individualized Education Program (IEP) Medical Management Plan, School Medication Orders and/or student’s individual health care plan. These services may include, but are not limited to, assisting with daily living skills, mobility, communication, feeding, monitoring symptoms of high and low blood  glucose levels, blood glucose testing, interpretation of ketones, insulin injections, monitoring snack and meal times. The LPN will be directed by and report to the registered school nurse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a Washington State Nurse license. Must demonstrate excellence, integrity, professionalism, sensitivity, confidentiality and written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work well with staff, students and parents.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This position will be scheduled to work seven hours per day for 176 days per year. Compensation will be determined by education level and experience and will be comparable to that within the healthcare setting. The Licensed Practical Nurse will be eligible for benefits, including retirement. 

WORK SETTING: This position is located at the Valley School District campus.

APPLICATIONS: Interested candidates should apply by submitting an application, disclosure statement, proof of Washington State Nurse license, three letters of recommendation, resume, and a letter of interest detailing relevant experience and qualifications, addressed to:

Human Resources
Valley School District #070
3030 Huffman Rd
Valley, WA 99181

Applications to begin being reviewed on 06/08/2015; EOE


TITLE: Early Learning Professional Substitue Pool

DUTIES: The Early Learning Professional Substitute will ensure a quality early childhood group setting and activities for a wide range of development for children ages one to five. The substitute will be responsible for the following duties: (1) Furnishing the children in care with a healthy, safe, nurturing, respectful, supportive and responsive environment. (2) Implementing written behavior management and guidance practices for the center based on the recommendations of the supervisor. (3) Promoting the child’s developmentally appropriate social behavior, self-control, and respect for the rights of others. (4) Ensuring lesson plans and the daily schedule of events allows each child the opportunity to gain self-esteem, self- awareness, self-control and decision making abilities while developing socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically. (5) Interacting with children using positive communication and problem solving with intervention as necessary. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent, candidates be at least eighteen years of age, and pass a background check. This position requires documented child development education or work experience. For those with no formal education in child development, successful completion of State Training and Registry System (STARS) within six months of becoming the Child Care Provider is required. Physical requirements include lifting up to 40 pounds, standing 95% of the day, assuming postures in low-level positions that best allow physical and visual contact with children, stooping and sitting on the floor, and ability to hold and carry toddlers frequently for extended periods. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This position will be scheduled to work as needed.  

WORK SETTING: This position is located at Valley School District and reports to the Valley Early Learning Director.

APPLICATIONS: Interested candidates should apply by submitting an application, disclosure statement, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, resume, and a letter of interest detailing relevant experience and qualifications, addressed to:

Human Resources
Valley School District #070
3030 Huffman Rd
Valley, WA 99181

Applications to begin being reviewed on 05/08/2015; EOE


NOTICE OF ANTICIPATED OPENING, FALL 2015

TITLE: Full Time High School Teacher with multiple endorsements

Paideia High School, formed through a consortium of five K-8 school districts, is a one-of-a-kind innovative high school program located on the Valley School District campus. We are seeking applicants for an anticipated opening in the 2015-16 school year. Applicants who are highly qualified in at least two of the three subject areas: Mathematics, Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science), and/or Language Arts will be considered for screening interviews.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include:

  • A four-year college degree with credentials proving highly qualified (HQ) status for the state of Washington at the secondary level, as well as
  • A valid Washington State Teaching Certificate
  • The personal requirements include: adaptability, empathy, humor, organization and creativity.
  • The temperament to be successful with youths and adults of varying socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, learning styles and various disabilities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates will receive preferential screen if they possess one or more of the following:

  • The ability to be conversant in the content of The Paideia Proposal and the two books that followed it and be prepared to communicate how they will effectively teach within this paradigm.
  • Master’s Degree in the content area.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and experience applying the Fred Jones, Tools for Teaching school-wide discipline plan.
  • Experience working in a co-teaching classroom.
  • Experience using The Paideia Proposal concepts and leading seminar Socratic conversations.
  • Previous experience with Latin and/or Music.

DUTIES: Training will be provided to assist the High School Teacher develop lesson plans and delivery strategies using a curriculum compatible with the Paideia Philosophy (Adler, 1982, 1983 and 1984) and using The Paideia Proposal. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct classes in collaboration with other teachers, correct student work, record and report this information, communicate regularly with parents, make the necessary accommodations to ensure student success, and attend all staff meetings and in-services. In general, the teacher will be expected to meet all Valley School District employee standards.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This position will begin in August of the 2015 school year. The PHS teacher will be eligible for benefits and retirement. Placement on the state salary schedule will be determined by education level and years of experience.

WORK SETTING: This position is located in the Valley School District in Valley, WA and reports to the high school principal.

APPLICATIONS: Interested applicants should apply by submitting an application, disclosure statement, unofficial transcripts, the state-mandated sexual misconduct form, a resume and a letter of interest detailing relevant experience and qualifications, including documentation of highly qualified status, addressed to:

Human Resources
Valley School District #070
3030 Huffman Rd
Valley, WA 99181

Position open until filled; review of applicants will begin on May 1, 2015; EOE


CVA Substitute Teacher Pool

DUTIES: The Substitute Teacher will be responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and psychological growth. The substitute teacher is also responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that results in students achieving academic success in accordance with Valley School District and the federal and state laws. Duties will include implementing instructional activities for students, maintaining effective and efficient record keeping procedures as prescribed by Columbia Virtual Academy including weekly contact and monthly reviews, providing a positive environment for students to be actively engaged in the learning process, and continuing ongoing communication with student, parents and colleagues within established timelines. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include a four year college degree, a valid Washington State teaching certificate K-8, and certified status as a Highly Qualified Teacher in a specific core subject area. All core subject areas will be considered. Interpersonal communication skills are required, and applicants should have the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to learn and apply all required and recommended CVA computer applications to create efficiency and consistency in internal workflows and instructional practices. Operational knowledge of the Internet and Web-related technologies.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position will be an as needed position with the district. Pay is based on current substitute teacher rates.

WORK SETTING: This position is located in the Valley School District and is required to report to work each day at the CVA-Valley Campus. This position reports to the CVA Principal.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:  Interested applicants should apply by submitting an application, disclosure statement, unofficial transcripts, valid teaching certificate and letter of interest detailing their relevant experience and qualifications, addressed to:

Human Resources
Valley School District #070
3030 Huffman Rd
Valley, WA 99181


Substitute Teacher Pool

Valley School District #070 is seeking qualified Substitute Teacher applicants. Qualified teachers will have a valid Washington state teaching certificate.

APPLICATIONS: Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, completed application form including three letters of recommendation, disclosure form, state mandated sexual misconduct form, unofficial copies of all college transcripts and a copy of a current certificate addressed to:

Human Resources
Valley School District #070
3030 Huffman Rd Valley, WA 99181


VSD Non-discrimination Statement

Valley School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog  or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees of the Valley School District at 3030 Huffman Rd., Valley, WA 99181 are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Danielle Tupek, Title IX Liaison; Janet Williams, Section 504/ADA Coordinator; Kevin Foster, Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642). A complaint regarding alleged discrimination may be made by e-mail to: compliance@valleysd.org, or by calling the district office at 509-937-2791.