There’s Never Been a Better Time to Work for Canyons District

It’s hiring season in Canyons District and a great time to be joining #TeamCSD where the job opportunities are plentiful and there’s plenty of room for advancement. 

In response to the nation’s lingering labor shortage, Canyons this year bumped up the hourly wages for such high-demand support professionals as lunch workers, bus drivers, classroom aides, and maintenance and custodial workers. The District also added more robust vacation, sick, and maternity leave benefits — and, as always, offers free on-the-job training and mentoring to help employees advance. 

“There’s never been a better time to be a new hire in Canyons District,” said CSD’s Nutrition Services Director Sebasthian Varas. “With the job openings we have, there’s something to interest just about everyone, from parents looking to work during the hours their children are in school to those looking for temporary summer jobs or full-time employment with room to grow. There are few employers that can provide this much flexibility and stability.”

The need for educational support workers remains acute as America enters the second year of a worker shortage with no end in sight. There are dozens of openings for lunch workers and cashiers in Canyons as schools prepare to resume charging for meals following the expiration of the USDA allowance that provided meals for free throughout the pandemic.

Canyons is also looking to fill 30 bus driver positions, including full-time opportunities with benefits. The starting wage for bus drivers is $22.09 and “we’ll help you get your Commercial Driver’s License,” said Transportation Director Jeremy Wardle.

There are dozens of full- and part-time openings for classroom aides or assistants, especially in special education classrooms. “This is such a great way to make a difference in the lives of children, and to see if you might be interested in a teaching career,” said Human Resources Administrator Everett Perry. “The District has all kinds of partnerships with area colleges to help classroom assistants earn grants and scholarships toward a teaching degree.”

But most immediately, the District needs help maintaining its 371 acres of greenspace.

“We’ve only been able to hire two of the 20 landscaping jobs we have open,” said CSD’s Custodial Grounds Coordinator Kevin Kelson. “This is a great summer job for anyone 16 years of age and older who wants to work outside mowing, trimming, edging, and landscaping.”

Find out what Canyons has to offer you at this stage in your career by visiting our job listings:

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Alta View Elementary

If a movie about super teachers were ever made, Lucie Chamberlain would be a prime candidate for a leading role. Fortunately for her kindergarten students at Alta View Elementary, she already thrives in a supporting role for them. Parents thank her for being a “super teacher.” She is also described as an “amazing colleague.” Whether students need help in the classroom or from home while sick, Lucie goes above and beyond to help them learn, overcome fears, and feel important and cared for. Lucie is the reason a number of kids went from hating school to loving it, according to parents. The way she exudes patience, sweetness, positive energy, and love for her students with special needs melts is appreciated and admired. One parent noted: “Both my kids wish she could be their teacher forever.” Another added:  “She treats every student like their learning and their feelings are her priority.” Super teacher, indeed!

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