Employment Opportunities

Anticipated Opening – Long-Term Substitute Physics/Chemistry

The Union Area School District in New Castle, PA, is accepting applicants for an anticipated opening for a long-term substitute in physics and chemistry for the 2022-2023 school year.  

Preferred candidates must hold a valid PA physics and chemistry certification.  Candidates with only one or the other may be considered for the position if no qualified dual-certified candidate is found.  

The deadline for applying is August 7, 2022  to be fully considered.  Only complete applications will be considered.  

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following materials:  Letter of Interest, PA Standard Teaching Application, current resume with three references, copy of valid PA Certificate, and current (within one year) Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances, as well as Act 168 release.  


Application materials should be submitted in one of the following ways: 

  1. Email s_odonnell@union.k12.pa.us with application materials
  2. Share a Google Folder with s_odonnell@union.k12.pa.us containing the required application materials
  3. Share a link to an online portfolio containing the application materials necessary with s_odonnell@union.k12.pa.us


The Union Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Other Anticipated Jobs for the 2022-2023 School Year

The Union Area School District in New Castle, PA, is accepting applicants for the following positions for the 2022-2023 school year: 

  • Everyday Building Substitutes at the elementary and middle/high schools
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Substitute Paraprofessionals 
  • Substitute Nurses
  • Substitute Bus Drivers
  • Substitute Custodians
  • Substitute Bus Monitors 

Interested applicants should complete the Union Area School District General Employment Application found at https://www.unionareasd.org/district/employment-opportunities/


Information Regarding Clearances: 

Child Abuse Clearances

Click on the website and it will walk you through the process of creating a new account in Compass to allow you to complete the Child Abuse clearance online. You will need to pay with a credit or debit card. Be sure to select Department of Education and School Employee. The cost of this clearance is $8.00 and is free for volunteers.

Criminal History

Click on the website and it will take you to “PA Access to Criminal History.” Near the center of the page there will be a link that to “Submit a New Record Check.” This will allow you to complete the information. A debit or credit card is required and the fee is $8.00 and free for volunteers. If you have no record, you will be able to print the result immediately. Make sure to click on the CERTIFICATION FORM to print the report.


Click on the link to register for fingerprinting services

General Employment Application:

The Union Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.