Professional & Other Support Roles

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Our more than 220 schools offer a wide range of employment opportunities for individuals who want to support school efforts. Whether you are looking to work directly with small or large groups of students in an academic setting, in Special Education classrooms, on buses as students travel to and from school, or in the hallways and lunchrooms, we have a position for you.

We are currently hiring for a number of support roles for 2019-2020 school year. You can view below all of our opportunities and apply directly to those opportunities.

Having trouble submitting your School Based Support application? Use this School Based Support Application Guide to help you submit your application.

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Click the buttons below to apply directly to a Job Pool for a Student Support, Operations, or Mechanical Trades position.  All other open positions and application links can be found on the job board below.

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Click below to learn more about each of our entry-level talent pool roles, as well as related webpages and unions affiliated with these positions.

Job Title
(Click the title below for a full job description)
Accepting Applications?Basic ResponsibilitiesPart-Time / Full-Time Starting Pay 
Bus Attendant YesMonitors the activities of special education students while on buses en route to and from school

May assist teachers in classroom activities such as distributing and collecting classroom materials, aiding students with personal habits and self care skills
 Part-Time (5 or 6 hour per day positions); 10 month role $15,502 annually
Student Climate Staff YesAssists security and instructional personnel in monitoring and directing students’ activities

Helps to maintain order in the dining areas during lunch periods and the school play areas during recess

Assists with monitoring climate in the hallways in between and during classes
 Part-Time (3, 4, or 5 hour per day positions), 10 month role $12.55/hour (during probation)

$13.50/hour (after probation)
 Supportive Services Assistant YesAssists teachers in the preparation of and during instructional activities, and addresses the tutorial needs of students as identified;

Provides instructional assistance in the classrooms in major subject areas
 Part-Time (3 or 4 hour per day positions),
10 month role
 $14.26/hour
Special Education Assistant YesAssists special education classroom teacher or a student assigned to programs for students with disabilities, including: autism, severe mental retardation, multiple handicaps and/or physical handicaps;

Works with students individually and in groups to reinforce instructional objectives and implement IEP goals and objectives.

Assists students with all aspects of toileting, which may include lifting on and off the toilet, diapering and the use of changing tables and mats.
 Full-Time, 10 month role $19,731 annually
Job Title
(Click the title below for a full job description)
Accepting Applications?
Basic Responsibilities Part-Time / Full-Time  Regular & Probationary Pay Rates
General Cleaner No
  • Performs general housekeeping tasks in the cleaning and maintaining of offices, classrooms, cafeterias, auditoriums, shops, multipurpose rooms, lavatories and laboratories, as well as the schoolyard and walkways
  • Reports all health/life and safety related maintenance concerns, including leaking and non-operating fixtures to their immediate supervisor
Full-Time $28,542 as of 9/1/19
Substitute Services – Supplemental General Cleaner Yes
  • Performs a variety of custodial tasks in an effort to maintain cleanliness of the facility where assigned. Cleans School District buildings and grounds which may require the use of power equipment
Part-Time hourly
Food Services Assistant Yes
  • Prepares, assembles, and portions food for children and adults in cafeteria
  • Counts the number of items prepared and sold; enters figures in a log; operates a compliant POS Computer System and Terminal
  • Washes pots, pans, trays and other utensils; cleans preparation and/or service areas
Part-Time (4-6 hour per day positions) $12.55/hour during probation; $13.50/hour after probation
Food Service Utility Worker No
  • Performs routine heavy manual labor which involves lifting and carrying heavy crates, collecting and removing trash, assisting on a service line, and heavy cleaning tasks
  • Receives deliveries of food and supplies; participates in food and supplies inventory
  • Operates complaint Point of Service and Point of Service computer terminal and/or roster
Part-Time $13.96/hour during probation; $15.02/hour after probation
Food Service Worker II Yes
  • Prepares, assembles, and portions food for children and adults in cafeteria
  • Counts the number of items prepared and sold; enters figures in a log; operates a compliant POS Computer System and Terminal
  • Washes pots, pans, trays and other utensils; cleans preparation and/or service areas
Part-Time $12.76/hour during probation; $13.72/hour after probation
Lead Food Service Worker Yes
  • Orders, receives, stores, reconstitutes and distributes pre-packaged, prepared lunches at a school location, and may supervise a small crew of Food Service Aides engaged in the unpacking, heating and serving of these meals
  • Reviews student applications for meal categories; accounts for lunch tickets purchased and used; accounts of the number of meals served and the monies collected, and prepares a weekly operations report
Part-Time $12.96/hour during probation; $13.94/hour after probation
Food Service Worker III Yes
  • Supervises a crew of food services workers; determines work assignments, work methods and production goals; reviews work in progress
  • Prepares and cooks the daily breakfast, lunch and after school meals following prescribed menus and standardized recipes
  • Orders food, produce and supplies using automated ordering system; records market quotations and other ordering information as required; receives deliveries and checks the accuracy of delivery slips; maintains records of deliveries and prepares a weekly invoice record of orders received; takes a monthly inventory of food and supplies on hand and maintains a perpetual inventory system
Part-Time $14.77/hour during probation; $15.89/hour after probation
Job Title
(Click the title below for a full job description)
Accepting Applications?Starting Pay  (Probationary and Regular)
Asbestos WorkerYes$48,791 (during probation)
$52,464 (after probation)
Automatic Plant Mechanic 'B'Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
Bricklayer/Cement Finisher 'B'Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
Electrical Mechanic ‘B’Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
Field & Grounds Mechanic 'B'Yes$36,991 (during probation)
$39,776 (after probation)
Fire Alarm Maintenance Technician ‘B’Yes$39,776 (after probation)
$41,979 (during probation)
General Construction Mechanic ‘B’Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
H.V.A.C. Mechanic ‘B’Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
Ironworker 'B'Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
Machinist 'B'Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
Steamfitter 'B'Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
Painter/Glazier/Plasterer ‘B’Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
Pest Control Technician ‘B’Yes$37,604 (during probation)
$40,435 (after probation)
Plumber ‘B’Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)
Roofer ‘B’Yes$41,979 (during probation)
$45,139 (after probation)