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“Hot Jobs” is a new monthly series in The Tribune-Democrat – produced in conjunction with PA CareerLink and Johnstown Area Regional Industries – that spotlights employment areas in the Cambria-Somerset region for those looking for work – including who’s hiring, job duties, training needs and potential salaries.

• Next month: Production assemblers.

• For additional career opportunities, contact JARI at 814-262-8366 or PA CareerLink Cambria County 814-533-2493.

Teacher

Duties: A teacher is responsible for the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team.

Number of openings this month: 90.

Average starting salary: $36,800.

Training requirements:

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

• Student-focused approach.

• High degree of flexibility and receptive to change

• Acts as a good model of character with exceptional tact.

• Problem-solving and leaderships skills.

• Strong behavior management and positive discipline

Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree/master’s degree.

Who’s hiring: Pressley Ridge, Learning Lamp, Goodwill of Southern Alleghenies, Tableland Services, AmeriCorps, Intermediate Unit 8, Great Johnstown Career & Technology Center, Indiana School District, Indiana County Technical School; Conemaugh Valley, Meyersdale, Berlin, Westmont Hilltop, Central Cambria school districts.

Teacher’s aide

Duties:  A teacher’s aide is responsible for interacting and playing with children, supervising children, assisting with lesson plans, child observations and with conducting small/large group activities. Responsible for preparing materials for early childhood activities. 

Number of openings this month: 7.

Average starting salary: $23,050.

Training requirements:

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

• Student-focused approach.

• High degree of flexibility and receptive to change.

• Acts as a good model of character with exceptional tact.

• Problem-solving and leaderships skills.

• Strong behavior management and positive discipline.

Educational requirements: High school diploma/GED; CDA or associate degree in early childhood education.

Who’s hiring: Learning Lamp.

Substitute teacher

Duties: A substitute teacher is responsible for the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team and functions as a substitute in the absence of the regular teacher in the classroom.

Number of openings this month: 3.

Average starting salary: $18,770.

Training requirements:

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

• Student-focused approach.

• High degree of flexibility and receptive to change.

• Acts as a good model of character with exceptional tact.

• Problem-solving and leaderships skills.

• Strong behavior management and positive discipline.

Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree.

Who’s hiring: Learning Lamp, Community Action Partnership of Cambria County, Westmont Hilltop School District.

Coach

Duties: A coach must motivate and direct a team for competitive sports. 

Number of openings this month: 4.

Average starting salary: $17,200.

Training requirements:

• Ability to motivate and coach a team for competitive sports.

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety guidelines or league rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Educational requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred; high school diploma or GED required.

Who’s hiring: Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, St. Francis University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Conemaugh Valley School District.

Bus driver

Duties: A bus driver safely transports passengers; performs pre/post-trip vehicle inspections; assists students in the loading and unloading process.

Number of openings this month: 15.

Average starting salary: $24,920.

Training requirements:

• School bus driver license (Class B CDL).

• Good verbal communication skills.

• At least 21 years old.

• Valid driver’s license for at least three years.

• Be subject to a background check, drug screening and physical.

Educational requirements: High school diploma/GED.

Who’s hiring: Mlaker, First Student Management, McIlwain, First Student, CamTran, Student Transportation.

Information provided by CareerLink and JARI.

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