Methacton School District has a wide range of Support Staff opportunities; such as, but not limited to:
Personal Care Aides
Grounds Crew staff
- Technology Dept. staff
Application for these positions can be made online using the link shown on the Job Openings page.
Along with the application form, applicants must also have the following clearances: PA Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint Clearance. These clearances are good for 5 years from date of issue. Only current clearances will be accepted. Information regarding these clearances is below:
Criminal History Background Check (Act 34)
Section 1-111 of the Pennsylvania School Code requires that all applicants for school employment, including those of independent contractors but excluding employees who do not have direct contact with students, must obtain a criminal background check. All applicants are required to submit a Request for Criminal Record Check to the Pennsylvania State Police. The results will be returned directly to you and must be submitted to the school entity with which you are seeking employment.
Criminal reports may be obtained electronically from the Pennsylvania State Police at https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp. The Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH) Invoice for Criminal Record Check with a copy of the State seal imbedded on the paper is an official record check.
The Criminal Hostory Request Form (SP4-164) is also available from schools, Pennsylvania State Police Barracks and from the Pennsylvania State Police web site. This background check requires a ten dollar ($10) payment in the form of a certified check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To check on the status of a request for a Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record Check call 717-783-9973.
Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151)
In addition to the criminal background check, Sections 6354-6358 (Act 151) of the Public Welfare Code requires that all applicants for school employment, both Pennsylvania residents and non-residents, also obtain a Child Abuse History Clearance. This request is submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Child Line. The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (CY 113) may be obtained from the school to which you are applying for employment, the Department of Public Welfare web site: www.dpw.state.pa.us/PartnersProviders/ChildWelfare/003671038.htm or from the School Services Unit in the Department of Education. The Child Abuse History Clearance requires payment of ten ($10) payable to the Department of Public Welfare in the form of a certified check or money order. To check on the status of a request for the Child Abuse Clearance call 717-783-6211.
The criminal background check and child abuse clearance results are valid for one year. Applicants should make and retain a copy of the reports since the Department of Education, Pennsylvania State Police and Department of Public Welfare do not maintain copies of the criminal record check or child abuse history clearances.
FBI Federal Crinimal History Records - Fingerprint Services Provided by Identogo (Act 114)
Act 114 of 2006, Section 111 of the Public School Code was amended effective April 1, 2007. All student teachers (participating in classroom teaching, internships, clinical or field experience) and prospective employees (including but not limited to administrators, teachers, substitutes, janitors, cafeteria workers, office employees) of public and private schools, Intermediate Units and area vocational-technical schools, including independent contractors and their employees and bus drivers, who have direct contact with children, must provide to their employer a copy of their PA Criminal History Background Check, Child Abuse Clearance and their FBI Fingerprint Clearance that cannot be more than five (5) years old. This only applies to employees hired on or after April 1, 2007. Employees hired prior to April 1, 2007, are only required to provide the Federal Criminal History record if they have lived outside of the state for at least two years immediately preceding their application for employment.
There is a new company facilitating fingerprinting for the PA Dept. of Education called IdentoGO
follow the directions online to complete the registration process and print your receipt. You will need to take that receipt
to get your fingerprints scanned. This same receipt is what you will turn in for district access to the official report.