Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Norwin School District Human Resources Department. We are pleased that you are interested in our District for employment or volunteer opportunities. The Norwin School District accepts applications for various positions when a vacancy, or an anticipated vacancy exists, or if substitutes are needed.
On behalf of Norwin School District, we appreciate your interest in employment with us.
Please click the Apply button to search current openings or to apply for a rewarding position with Norwin School District.

Director of Human Resources and Accountability – Norwin School District


Position available beginning July 1, 2022. Enrollment approximately 5,300; grades K-12; approximately $80 million budget. This position is part of the Executive Leadership Team for Norwin School District and reports directly to the Superintendent.


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Employee Relations OR Master’s or Doctoral Degree in educational administration. Required experience: minimum of five (5) years of human resources experience (public or private sector) OR a minimum of three (3) years of school district central office experience with human resources.  


Must be knowledgeable about staffing/recruiting, on-boarding, contract negotiations, employee relations, labor unions, federal/state regulations, employment laws, benefits administration, and data technology coordination. Experience with school safety/security and federal/state mandated reporting accountability is value-added.  


The successful candidate must be able to lead and manage the human resources department  while increasing capacity, accountability, and efficiency for improved effectiveness among administrative, professional, and District personnel. Salary range: $120,000 to $132,000 with a highly competitive compensation package, negotiable based on experience, knowledge, skills, certifications, and abilities.


Interested applicants should click on the APPLY button below to complete application and provide credentials for this position.


Current Acts 24, 34, 151, FBI, Act 126 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training (Parts I and II), and Act 168 Background Checks will be required upon offer of employment

Hard copy applications should not be submitted. 


DEADLINE:  Friday, May 27, 2022



SUBSTITUTE Occupational Therapist 


  • Beginning with the start of the 2022-2023 school year through approximately November 28, 2022
  • Salary will be paid at the day to day substitute teacher rate of $120/day. (This rate could change for the 2022-2023 school year.)
  • Must have a valid/current PA Occupational Therapist License
  • Current Acts 24, 34, 151, 126/Child Abuse Training (Parts I and II), FBI clearance and 168 Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Background Checks will be required upon offer of employment.


Interested applicants should click on the APPLY button below and provide your application and credentials on the District's website.





The Norwin School District is hiring three (3) permanent full-time secretaries, effective July 1, 2022.

The three (3) positions are as follows:

High School Guidance Secretary (12 Month)

Middle School Main Office Secretary (11 Month)

Hahntown Main Office Secretary (11 Month)


  • Starting salary will be $16.85 per hour, plus a full benefit package.
  • Pre-employment testing will be required.
  • The successful candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook & Power Point), plus Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms and & Gmail) experience is preferred.
  • Full job descriptions can be found on the Norwin School District website under the Human Resources Tab/Job Descriptions.
  • Current Acts 24, 34, 151, 126/Child Abuse Training (Parts I and II), FBI clearance and 168 Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Background Checks will be required upon offer of employment.


Interested applicants should click on the APPLY button below and provide your application and credentials on the District's website.






As part of the continuing effort to address the substitute teacher shortage, and in conjunction with Act 91 of 2021, the following information is being provided as an opportunity for employment.


A school entity may request a Classroom Monitor Permit through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). A classroom monitor may be employed to provide coverage and deliver preplanned assignments in a classroom; though, importantly, a classroom monitor may not plan lessons or create or grade student work.


An individual receiving a Classroom Monitor Permit must satisfy the following requirement(s) as outlined in Act 91:


  • Has completed at least 60 semester hours or the equivalent of courses at a regionally accredited college or university located in Pennsylvania OR have at least three (3) years’ experience as a paraprofessional in a school entity and is currently employed as a paraprofessional in a school entity; and
  • Has met the pre-employment requirements for background clearances, citizenship, and good moral character under the School Code and Child Protective Service Law; and
  • Is at least 25 years of age; and
  • Has completed training on classroom management provided by an intermediate unit (IU) and approved by PDE. 


Once the above steps have been completed and the Classroom Monitor Permit from PDE has been issued, the employee would be entitled to perform the additional classroom duties allowed for a Classroom Monitor, as well as being entitled to a higher rate of pay on days while performing the Classroom Monitor duties.  The guidelines state that the employee hired would be entitled to the school entity’s day to day substitute teacher rate, which is currently $120/day. 


If you are interested in obtaining the Classroom Monitor Permit, please contact Maria Doyle, HR Secretary, to let her know your intent so that she can monitor your progress.  You can reach her at 724-861-3027 or doyle.maria@norwinsd.org.


Also, as per the guidelines, you must register to take the pre-approved/appropriate course through an intermediate unit.    


The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit has a pre-approved course available.  You may register to take this course via this site:  https://forms.gle/VyMpGohfwppqZe497 .  After completing the registration form, registrants will be provided with a link and enrollment key, along with instructions on how to access the course.  




Once you have completed the course, you would turn the Certificate showing completion in to Maria in the Human Resource Office.




Summer Facilities Workers NEEDED!

  • Up to 40 hrs. a week 
  • Five (5) days a week through June 20, 2022 (8 hr. days); then M-Thursday, four (4) days a week through July 29, 2022 (10 hr. days)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age, and be a Norwin resident (or graduate)
  • $13.00/hour
  • Candidates interested in being considered for the above positions should click on the APPLY button below to submit credentials under the Custodial/Summer Custodial/Maintenance Workers position.    





Targeted Incentive Program (TIP) for Retired Teachers to serve as Paraprofessionals

Please find below the highlights of our new temporary TIP program.  As per recently approved state legislation, retired teachers who are receiving pension payments from PSERS are permitted to serve in school districts this year without having an impact on their pensions.  Additionally, the District received a federal grant that allows Districts to offer temporary incentives specifically targeted to retired teachers to attract new employees.  Therefore, this temporary program will be funded through a grant and will not impact our District's general fund.
The TIP program offers the following:
  • $200/day to educators with decades of teaching experience to serve as certified paraprofessionals.  We are able to offer this increased rate for a short-term (4 months) as we work on the long-term solution of a comprehensive compensation proposal.
  • Flexible work schedules to include full-time and part-time positions.
  • Flexibility for both days and hours worked.
  • To be eligible as a retired teacher, one must be a PA Certified teacher, and must currently be drawing a benefit from PSERS.
Any retired teacher who may be interested in obtaining a paraprofessional position with the District, or would like to get on the Emergency Substitute Teacher list, please contact the Human Resource Office directly at 724-861-3027, or 724-861-3029.



Cafeteria Monitor - SUNSET VALLEY 

  • $10.25/hour - 2.25 to 2.75 hrs/day
  • Interested applicants can apply online by clicking on the Apply button below and select Food Service Monitor.


Possible Transportation Nurses 

  • Must be an RN or an LPN (does not require PA School Nurse Certificate)
  • Current nursing license and all applicable clearances will be required upon offer of employment
  • Salary for LPN is $15.00/hour; Salary for RN is $17.50/hr.
  • Interested applicants should send a resume to: meamigh@norwinsd.org


Substitute Teachers
  • Teacher Certified & Emergency Certified
  • All areas of certification needed
  • Substitute teachers may need to teach in-person, synchronous, and/or remotely as needed in order to meet District needs
  • Pay rate has been recently increased to $120/day
Full-Time Custodians 
  • Available primarily for 2nd and 3rd shift work
  • Full-Time pay rate is $14.60/hour
  • Click Apply button below to submit application. We cannot accept printed applications. 


Paraprofessionals (Full-Time and Part-Time positions available)

Both full-time and part-time positions are available, and paraprofessional pay rates have also recently been increased.


This is a perfect fit for Norwin community members seeking flexible scheduling. There are opportunities for part-time paraprofessionals where you can select the number of days and specific days of the week in which you want to work. There are also half-day positions available. Permanent (for the school year), and extended/long-term substitute paraprofessional positions are available throughout the year in Learning Support, Life Skills, Autistic Support, Emotional Support, and one-on-one student paraprofessionals.  


Paraprofessional Pay Rates (Recently Increased):

  • Permanent/full-time Certified (Teacher Certified) - $16.50/hour
  • Permanent/full-time Emergency Certified - $15.25/hour
  • Permanent/full-time Non-Certified - $12.00/hour
  • Substitute Certified (Teacher Certified) - $14.15/hour
  • Substitute Emergency Certified * - $13.65/hour
  • Substitute Non-Certified - $11.00/hour
    * To be eligible for "Emergency Certification," you must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree


Important Details for Paraprofessional Positions:

  • Typically, paraprofessional positions are hired on a year-to-year basis
  • Healthcare benefits are not provided for paraprofessional positions; however, you may purchase healthcare at the District's cost
  • Up to three (3) sick days and bereavement are provided per year
  • Those who are interested in being hired for a paraprofessional position must be available to substitute in this position during an evaluation period  

Substitute Custodians 
  • Available primarily for 2nd and 3rd shift work
  • Substitute pay rate is $10.40/hour
  • Click Apply button below to submit application. We cannot accept printed applications. 
Substitute Secretaries
  • Substitute pay rate is $10.40/hour - various positions available on an as-needed basis
  • Click Apply button below to submit application under Secretarial. We cannot accept printed applications. 


Substitute Cafeteria Monitors
  • $8.90/hour - 2.25 hrs/day
  • Interested applicants can apply online by clicking on the Apply button below and select Food Service Monitor.



Substitute School Nurses
  • Positions available as substitute Certified School Nurses and substitute Non-Certified School Nurses (Nurse’s Aides)
  • Must be an RN or an LPN, hold a current nursing license
  • Salary for substitute School Nurse is $120/day
  • Salary for substitute Nurse’s Aide is $14.00/hour.

Substitute Cafeteria Workers (leading to permanent positions)

  • No evenings or weekends; variable hours available during the day
  • Substitute pay rate is $9.00/hour
  • Step 1: Click Apply button below to submit application under Food Service General Worker
  • Step 2: Contact Rod Stewart, Director of Food & Nutrition Services at 724.861.3000 x1131 or rstewart@norwinsd.org

Important Information for All Applicants

  • Current Acts 24, 34, Act 151, FBI Clearances, Act 126 Child Abuse Recognition & Reporting Training (Part I) and Act 126 Educator Discipline Act Training (Part II), and 168 Background check(s) must be submitted before being permitted to work.
  • Applications are accepted at any time during the year and are typically kept on file for a period of one (1) school year.
  • Applicants are responsible to ensure their application information is updated.
  • Hard copy applications and/or credentials should not be mailed to the District.
  • When you click the Apply button, please be advised that:
    • Not all of the the positions listed in our Fast Track system are open positions. The Fast Track system houses all applications coming into the District whether they are solicited or unsolicited.
    • Typically, a specific open & posted position will have a department and a location attached to the posting, as well as a deadline date to apply (not "until filled").
    • If there are no vacancies, any applications submitted will remain on this site for a period of at least one (1) school year.
    • You may update your application at any time after submission. In order to keep your application from being purged, there must be login activity.