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CANTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT IS INTERESTED IN HIRING PROFESSIONAL SUBSTITUTES. IF YOU HAVE A COMMONWEATH OF PENNSYLVANIA PROFESSIONAL TEACHING CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT PEGGY GUZIK, 570-673-3191, FOR A SUBSTITUTE TEACHING PACKET.
Day-to-Day Substitute Teachers – substitutes are paid on a per diem basis at $100 per day and $50 per half day.
**Long-Term Substitute Teachers – $100 per day and $50 per half day - employed forty-five (45) consecutive working days for the same position: 1st step of salary guide prorated with no fringe benefits following the 45th consecutive day of service.
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Anticipated full time 9-month paraprofessional position, $9.00/hour with full benefits, effective immediately, pending completion of all required paperwork and board approval.
Educational Requirements: Subject to the provisions of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher education, obtained an Associates (or higher) degree, or met a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through formal state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics or to assist in instructing reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.
This position requires participation in verbal de-escalation and non-violent physical crisis intervention training provided by the District or appropriate agency and current first aid and CPR training.
Interested applicants must send:
- Letter of Interest
- PDE Standard Application
- Transcripts/diploma/license/certificates or proof of educational and medical requirements
- Act 168 Forms
- Act 24 Form
To: Dr. Eric Briggs, Superintendent of Schools, Canton Area School District, 509 E. Main Street, Canton, PA 17724.
FBI, State Police, Child Abuse Clearances, and Mandated Reporter training will be required for employment. E.O.E.
Deadline for applications is 3:00 PM JANUARY 31, 2019
DAY-TO-DAY SUBSTITUTES NEEDED IMMEDIATELY:
Please call 570-673-3191 for more information and to request a substitute packet.
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Please send letter of interest for each position, PDE Standard Application, Resume, Act 168 and Act 24 forms (available on our website or pick up at Administrative Office), to: Mr. Eric Briggs, Superintendent, Canton Area School District, 509 E. Main Street, Canton, PA 17724. Clearances will be required for employment. E.O.E.
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APPLICATION AND CLEARANCES
The PA Department of Education standard application can be completed and printed here:
This standard application is necessary for all positions - classified, professional, coaching, etc.
Please submit your application, along with a letter of interest, a current resume, a copy of the current teaching certificate (if applicable), copies of transcripts, Act 168, the Arrest/Conviction report, and any current clearances to the Office of the Superintendent. (The Act 168 and Arrest/Conviction report can be found under the Clearance tab to the left.)
Below are the 3 required Background Checks/Clearances for employment or volunteering at a PA public School and 2 additional forms required with all applications:
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CY113)
- Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks (SP4-164)
- Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks
- Act 168
- Act 24
EMPLOYEE CLEARANCES -DIRECTIONS
Please refer to this page when completing your clearance applications, the three clearances are from different agencies and the procedures for each differ. When you receive the clearances you must provide them to the Canton Area School District Administrative Office - we are not forwarded any results directly by the clearance agencies.
All school employees and active substitutes are required by PA School Code to provide new clearances every five years.
- Employees are responsible for obtaining and providing up to date clearances before the expiration of previous clearances.
- Volunteer clearances are NOT acceptable for the purpose of employment.
- It is important to refer to the detailed instructions below when completing applications for clearances.
The cost to obtain the clearances is as follows: $13.00 for Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, $22.00 for Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check and $22.60 for Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks. As is true with the clearances obtained at the inception of employment, these clearances must be obtained and paid for by the employee. Please note that the School District does not receive information directly from the clearance agencies and your home address and other personal contact information should be used in all areas of the application forms. Email email@example.com or telephone Peggy Guzik at 570-673-3191 for assistance.
https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp It is important to choose "EMPLOYMENT" as the reason for the request. Applying online enables you to print the clearance immediately, to print the clearance you will click on the blue link containing the Control Number and then click on the blue link for Certificate Form. (Your name and address should be used in the section as requester and again in the section as the subject of the record check.)
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS For Purpose of Clearance you must check the box for "SCHOOL EMPLOYEE governed by the Public School Code". The section on agency/organization name and payment authorization code should not be completed. Please skip to the section on Applicant Demographic Information and continue to complete all the remaining sections on both pages. It is mandatory to complete the sections on previous addresses and household members, failure to do so will result in the application being returned to you and delays in processing.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROCESS FOR THE FBI CLEARANCE HAS RECENTLY CHANGED. THE FINGERPRINT CENTER IS OPERATED BY A DIFFERENT ORGANIZATION. THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION
It is important to follow the directions below to obtain the correct clearance.
FBI Federal Criminal History Background Checks (Act 114 Clearance - CHRI)
Fee: $22.60; applicants will be provided a paper copy of the report at no extra cost. Fee is payable to IDEMIA.
The fingerprint-based background check is a multiple-step process, as follows:
Registration - The applicant must register prior to going to the fingerprint site. Walk in service is allowed but all applicants are required to complete pre-enrollment in the new Universal Enrollment system. Pre-enrollment can be completed online or over the phone. The registration website is available online 24 hours/day, seven days per week at https://uenroll.identogo.com. Telephonic registration is available at 1-844-321-2101 Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm EST. During the pre-enrollment process, all demographic data for the applicant is collected (name, address, etc.) along with notices about identification requirements and other important information.
DIRECTIONS FOR PRE-ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT:
- Visit https://uenroll.identogo.com and enter the following Service Code for public school district employees (PDE Agency): 1KG6XN and then click the GO button.
- On the next screen click Schedule or Manage Appointment.
- The next few screens will collect essential information such as name, date of birth, address, etc. You will need to complete all required information.
- When you get to the Location screen, you will need to enter your Special Access Code in the field asking you to search for an Enrollment Center by Postal Code, City and State, or Airport Code and click on Search. The Special Access Code you will enter is SP-BLASTIU. Select your location (Canton) and click Next.
- On the Date and Time selection screen, please check the box “Walk In” on the right hand side of the screen and click Submit.
Payment - The applicant will pay a fee of $22.60 for the fingerprint service and to secure an unofficial copy of the Criminal History Record. Major Credit Cards as well as Money orders or cashier’s checks payable to MorphoTrust will be accepted on site for those applicants who are required to pay individually. No cash transactions or personal checks are allowed.
Fingerprint Locations – After registration, the applicant proceeds to the following site (if you entered the Special Access Code):
BLaST IU #17
33 Springbrook Drive
Canton, PA 17724-9356
Hours: Monday - Friday: 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Fingerprinting - At the fingerprint site the Enrollment Agents (EA) manages the fingerprint collection process. The fingerprint transaction begins when the EA reviews the applicant’s qualified State or Federal photo ID before processing the applicant’s transaction. A list of approved ID type may be found on the IDEMIA website at https://uenroll.identogo.com . Applicants will not be processed if they cannot produce an acceptable photo ID. After the identity of the applicant has been established, all ten fingers are scanned to complete the process. The entire fingerprint capture process should take no more than three to five minutes.
Report Access – For the public or private school or higher education institution to access the official report via the electronic system, applicants must present their UEID to the hiring entity (as shown on the receipt provided after fingerprint capture). This process allows an applicant to provide multiple potential employers with their UEID, as the report is linked to the UEID number and not assigned to a specific school. If an applicant has lost their receipt or needs to confirm UEID, the applicant may visit the UEP website (https://uenroll.identogo.com/ ) and simply check status of their file by providing alternate personal information. Applicants will enter their personal information after clicking in the lower portion of that screen to obtain their receipt with the UEID.
Applicants will receive an unofficial copy of their report. However, the school is required to review the official CHRI online and print a file copy of the CHRI if the applicant is hired by the school or their contractor, or if the applicant is approved for student teaching.
FINGERPRINT PROCESSING AND STORAGE
Applicants must provide the UEID to the School District where they will use this information to access the background report. It is not necessary to wait for the mailed clearance, reports can be accessed by the employer using the UEID # when the fingerprinting is complete.
The applicant’s scanned fingerprints and registration information will be electronically transmitted by IDEMIA via IDEMIA’s approved channeling process directly to the FBI. The fingerprints are run against the FBI database, and the report is sent directly from the FBI back to IDEMIA. Currently, IDEMIA maintains the reports for five years from the date of the report on a secure server (accessible by authorized representatives). After five years, the reports are destroyed. Neither PDE or the FBI or IDEMIA stores an applicant’s fingerprints. If an applicant is required to obtain a new report, the applicant must be fingerprinted again in order to obtain the report.
IMPORTANT NOTE: School entities are not permitted to print a copy of an applicant’s report for the applicant’s personal reference.
Clearances must be provided to the Canton Area School District Administrative Office according to compliance criteria, failure to maintain and provide updated clearances may result in disciplinary action and can be grounds for termination of employment.
ACT 168 REQUIREMENT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT/ABUSE DISCLOSURE RELEASE
A school entity or an independent contractor (collectively referred to herein as “hiring entity”) may not hire any applicant for a position in which the employee will have direct contact with children until the school entity has complied with the employment history review process delineated in Act 168. (24 P.S. § 1-111.1).
A hiring entity must require an applicant for any position in which there is direct contact with children to complete Section 1 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release form for all employers that fall within the following categories:
(1). The applicant’s current employer (regardless of whether the employer was a school entity and/or where the applicant had direct contact with children);
(2). All former employers of the applicant that were school entities; and
(3). All former employers where the applicant was employed in a position where he or she had direct contact with children.
Note that the applicant must fill out a separate Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release form for each employer that falls within the above-listed categories. The applicant is not required, however, to disclose current or previous volunteer positions. Under Act 168, the hiring entity is prohibited from hiring an applicant for a position involving direct contact with children unless the applicant provides the required information on the form and consent.
ACT 24 OF 2011 AND ACT 82 OF 2012
ARREST/CONVICTION REPORT AND CERTIFICATION FORM
This standardized form is to be used by current and prospective employees of public and private schools for the written reporting by current and prospective employees of any arrest or conviction for an offense enumerated under 24 P.S. 1-111(e) and (f.1). (Offenses are listed on the form.)