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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: Special Education Behavior Specialist

DUTIES: This position will support implementation of students’ Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) by assisting in the instructional program in an educational setting and assisting in developing and implementing a behavior plan as described in the IEP. Duties will include the following:

  • Support implementation of students’ Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
  • Provide individual or small group instruction and support to students according to established IEPs.
  • Assist in developing and implementing behavior support and intervention plans and modeling specialized strategies and techniques.
  • Implement and model alternative communication intervention strategies.
  • Implement and model social skill development techniques, including social stories, peer facilitation, and peer training.
  • Assist in implementing reinforcement according to the IEP and behavior support, intervention, and classroom management plans.
  • Assist in the preparation and adaptation of instructional materials to enhance student performance.
  • Gather, compile, and prepare data for statistical and operational reports.
  • Administer tests, correct papers, and record grades; prepare and duplicate instructional materials.
  • Provide continuous supervision of students in classrooms and cafeterias, on grounds, at bus loading zones and other school site areas as assigned.
  • Supervise students to and from bus loading zones and maintain discipline; supervise and attend to students as they are transported between home and school or on special activity trips.
  • Assist in implementing de-escalation strategies which may include physical restraint in accordance with district procedure.
  • Participate in staff development programs as directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a High School diploma or GED and 48 credits from an accredited college, AA or BA degree, OR pass an academically rigorous assessment, as well as meet the criteria for highly qualified paraprofessional status. This will include satisfying the Washington Paraeducator Core Competencies within one year. The successful candidate must demonstrate interest in working with students with a broad range of disabilities. One year of successful work experience, training, or school district experience with students or adults with disabilities preferred. The successful candidate will have the ability to respond appropriately to aggressive and physical behaviors and have successfully completed or be willing to complete de-escalation/soft restraint training. Must demonstrate initial competency level as measured by instructor observation. Physical requirements include, but are not limited to: 1) Willing and physically capable of kneeling, bending, and working or sitting on the floor with students; running after students, based on student needs. 2) Provide personal care assistance to students including, but not limited to, feeding, tube feeding (with training) and hygiene based on student needs; 3) Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. This position requires the successful candidate to work effectively with a diverse group of students, teachers, parents, and administrators in a positive, professional, and confidential manner. Proficiency in basic communication skills and ability to see, hear, and listen to the teacher and students throughout the classroom or school settings in order to supervise and maintain a safe environment for a diverse group of students

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This position is set to begin immedidately, will be scheduled to work approximately 8 hours per school day, and will report to the Special Services Director.   This is a Specialist 3 position. Placement on the Specialist 3 salary schedule will be determined by experience. This position is also eligible for benefits.

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

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

Review of applications will begin on 10/21/2014. Position will be open until filled. EOE.


Title: Information Technology (IT) Help Desk

DUTIES:  The Information Technology (IT) Help Desk will provide on-demand technical assistance and support for all technology users in the district. This includes software, hardware and operational support to ensure minimal down time and greatest staff productivity. This position has the following responsibilities. (1) Analyze software, hardware, and network-related problems reported by users, diagnose problems, and determine appropriate solutions for the users. (2) Log all calls as to origin and type and track amount of time needed to complete entire service process. (3) Assist in training staff regarding either changes in technology or areas of concern. (4) Consult and/or assist manufacturer’s representatives in the installation of new or malfunctioning equipment. (5) Assist the Information Technology Systems Administrator in the purchase of technology assets, both hardware and software. (6) Monitor and maintain software assets that are installed within the district. (7) Maintain network user accounts, telephone numbers and extensions. Other related duties will be required as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. One or more years of experience supporting Windows in a highly networked environment is preferred. Interpersonal communication skills are required and applicants should have the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. Requirements also include the ability to write clear and concise technical procedures and to handle multiple requests for assistance in an organized manner.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is an entry-level IT position that will be eligible for benefits and retirement. This position will work seven (7) hours per day for the school year. This position is set to begin immediately.

WORK SETTING: This position is located in the Valley School District Office and reports to the IT Systems Administrator.

APPLICATIONS: Interested applicants should apply by submitting an application, disclosure statement, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, résumé 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; EOE


Title: Early Learning Center Cook

DUTIES: The Cook will be responsible for the following duties. (1) Creating an appropriate menu for toddler through school aged children. (2) Creating the weekly grocery list for the Early Learning Center and shopping for the items each week. (3) Preparing meals for all the children enrolled in the center. (4)  Responding to and investigating cries and/or other signs of distress immediately. (5) Help with transitions for the classrooms. This includes sanitizing tables and assisting with hand washing. (6) Washing and organizing dishes for each classroom. (7) This staff member will also cover breaks for the early learning center staff throughout the day.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent, be at least eighteen years of age, hold a valid food handler’s permit, hold a basic and infant/child CPR certification, pass a TB test with a negative result, and pass a state and federal background check. This position requires the following physical requirements. 1) Ability to lift 40 pounds often. 2) Stand up 95% of the day. 3) Assume postures in low level positions. 4) Bend to perform various tasks numerous times throughout the day. 5) Stoop and sit on the floor, as well as other requirements listed in the job description. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This position will be scheduled to work 6 hours/day for the 2014-15 fiscal year. This position is benefit and retirement eligible. 

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

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 10/22/2014; EOE


Title: Piano Teacher

DUTIES: The Piano Teacher will be responsible for providing professional services to high school aged children. These services will include teaching piano lessons to approximately ten to twelve high school students. The lessons may be one-on-one or small groups, depending on the needs of the students. The piano lessons will run for thirty minutes each and take place once per week. The Piano Teacher will work under the direction of the Paideia High School Music Director to schedule, plan and provide the weekly lessons for each student.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must provide evidence of formal training in the techniques, form, lesson planning, and music reading/theory skills necessary to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced level students. The Piano Teacher is required to have the knowledge or be willing to learn how to incorporate digital keyboards into a group lesson setting. Additionally, previous successful experience teaching piano to high-school aged children. The personal requirements include: adaptability, empathy, humor, organization and creativity. The successful candidate must have the temperament to be successful with youths and adults of varying socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, learning styles and various disabilities.

PAYMENT FOR SERVICES: This is a contracted position, on an as needed basis for the 2014-15 school year. This position will begin immediately. This position will not be eligible for benefits and retirement. The Piano Teacher will be required to successfully pass a Washington State background check. Compensation will be determined by education level and experience. 

WORK SETTING: This position is located at the Paideia High School and reports to the High School Music Director and High School Principal.

APPLICATIONS: Interested applicants should apply by submitting a disclosure statement, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, résumé 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 10/08/2014.


Title: Licensed Nurse

DUTIES: The Licensed Nurse will be responsible for providing professional services to preschool age children as outlined in student’s Section 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a Washington State Nurse license. Must demonstrate excellence in 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. Experience in a preschool setting or with preschool age children is preferred, but not a requirement.

PAYMENT FOR SERVICES: This is a contracted position, on an as needed basis for the 2014-15 school year. This position will not be eligible for benefits and retirement. Compensation will be determined by education level and experience.

WORK SETTING: This position is located in the Valley Early Learning Center ECEAP Classroom and reports to the School Nurse and Valley School District Superintendent.

APPLICATIONS: Interested applicants should apply by submitting an application, disclosure statement, unofficial transcripts, copy of license, three letters of recommendation, résumé 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 09/26/2014.


Title: 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

Position open until filled; review of applicants will begin on 04/14/2014.


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.