The Waxahachie school district is hiring for positions that range from crossing guard to speech pathologist.
The first day of school may be only weeks away, but the Waxahachie Independent School District still has more than 100 job openings to fill.
The list of job openings available spans both degree-requiring positions and non-degreed staff. Substitute teaching positions top the district’s staffing needs, with more than 100 sub positions that need to be filled right away.
“Waxahachie I.S.D. is currently hiring qualified substitute teachers to assist the district in carrying out our mission of excellence in education,” says Ashley Ford, communications specialist with the district. “The human resources department has already hired several substitutes and we are looking to hire about 100 more before the beginning of the school year.”
Among the positions that require a degree:
- Junior high athletic coach and social studies teacher
- Junior high choir director
- Speech language pathologist
- Assistant high school principal
- Elementary and junior high teachers
- School counselor
Among the non-degreed positions:
- Bus drivers
- Cafeteria assistants
- Crossing guards
- Maintenance workers
- Child care giver
- Bilingual aide
Ashley says interested job seekers should begin applying for positions right away. Many positions require college transcripts and other records that may take time to gather. All employees, as well as substitute teachers, must be fingerprinted before their first day of employment and undergo a thorough background check.
Pay for non-degreed positions begins at $10.30 per hour for bus monitors, cafeteria workers and custodians. General maintenance workers start at $12.61 per hour. High school cafeteria managers, carpenter helpers and special needs coordinators can expect $14.49 to begin.
Non-certified substitute teachers are paid $70 per day, and teacher-certified subs are paid $85.
The district’s pay for teachers begins at $51,000 per year.
“Waxahachie ISD is looking to hire employees who are committed to the success of every student. Our goal is to identify, attract, and retain high-quality teachers and employees who will be effective members of the Waxahachie ISD learning community,” Ashley says.