The purpose of this posting is to create a pool of applicants to be considered for substitute work in the West Valley School District (Yakima).


If you would like to be placed in the pool, complete the application


You will be contact when there is a need to add to our current list of substitutes working in the District.


Required New Hire Costs

Working Relationships

Communicates regularly with students, parents/guardians, and teaching staff.  Required to deal with a wide range of student behaviors; required to deal with a wide range of physical and emotional disabilities; may occasionally deal with distraught or difficult students. 


Working Conditions

The daily work is performed in a classroom setting.  May be required to work outdoors in inclement weather; participate in daily physical education classes; take several brisk walks per day; lift, move, and position students and equipment; supervise the playground, bus loading/unloading; attend to students’ personal hygiene; may be exposed to biting, spitting, and hitting behavior; may need to take precautions to avoid exposure to student bodily fluids and cleaning or disinfecting compounds; required to work in non-routine positions for extended periods. 


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: tutoring individual and/or groups of students; following a structured teaching and learning plan; operating standard office equipment and maintaining accurate records.


KNOWLEDGE is required to assure proper conduct of students; maintain record keeping systems, utilize technology equipment; perform high school level math, read a variety of manuals;  present information to others; understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.  Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child development and learning styles.


ABILITY is required to identify and adjust to individual student’s needs; be innovative and improvise to meet changing situations; understand and communicate effectively; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; be flexible to accommodate changing schedules; ability to squat, bend, and walk without limitations; schedule activities; collate data, and use basic, job-related equipment.  Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; operate equipment using standardized methods; work with a wide diversity of individuals; Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; and working as part of a team.



Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget. 


Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting (able to lift 50 pounds and assisting in lifting over 50 pounds), carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally, the job requires 34% sitting, 33% walking, and 33% standing.  The job related is performed under a generally hazard free environment and in a clean atmosphere.



Job related experience is desired.  Previous experience working with students who have autism is preferred.


Wage: $18.00 an hour