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Career Central: School bus drivers, substitute teachers needed; job fair for veterans

Saint Louis Public Schools are also offering paid, second-semester internships for high school seniors

ST. LOUIS — In this week's Career Central, our local school districts are hiring and really need your help. Plus, there’s a big career fair for military veterans and their families.

Hazelwood District hiring school bus drivers

The Hazelwood School District, like so many, is looking for school bus drivers. There's a nationwide shortage.

No experience is required, you’ll receive paid training, and there are benefits including a retirement plan. There are also quarterly bonuses.

The district needs to fill 20 positions immediately.

Call 314-953-5950 or visit the Hazelwood Schools website for more information.

Lindbergh School District needs permanent substitute teachers

You'll be assigned to all buildings as needed each day and must be willing to sub for all grade levels and subject areas.

Here are more guidelines for the jobs:

  • Work schedule: 4 days per week (Mondays & Fridays required, other two days TBD)
  • Scheduled hours follow building schedule which is different for elementary and secondary
  • $100 per day
  • Part-time position
  • Not eligible for benefits
  • MO Sub Certification required
  • MO Teacher Certification preferred

This is a permanent substitute teacher position that is guaranteed work each week. Permanent subs are assigned their daily jobs from HR, dependent on the needs for the day. 

Permanent subs must be flexible to go where needed and willing to fill in for all grades and subjects, including PE. Job assignments may be changed at any time during the day, depending on the specific needs for that building.

Permanent subs only work on days students are present (subs do not work on holidays and teacher work days).

The school district said these positions are a great way to gain experience in various grade levels and subjects, as well as make connections within the district.

Permanent Substitute Teachers are expected to:

  • Arrive on time to their assigned building each day
  • Be flexible and willing to accept any assignment
  • Work every week
  • Follow the teacher's lesson plans
  • Leave substantial feedback for the teacher
  • Leave room tidy with things put back in place
  • Act in a professional manner at all times

If you are interested in applying, go to the electronic applications on the Lindbergh website. Register for an account by creating a username and password, and click on the posting to complete the required online application.

Job fair for military veterans and families

Military-X is hosting a St. Louis Virtual Career Fair for members of the military, veterans and their spouses.

It happens Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This is a free event.

More than 25 employers will be hiring, including General Motors, Costco Wholesale and Google.

This is an opportunity for veterans to be interviewed on the spot virtually.

Register online here and be sure to upload your resume ahead of time.

SLPS-STL Youth Jobs offering paid internships

Here's a great new opportunity for high school seniors in the Saint Louis Public School system.

Now is the time to sign up for a paid spring internship program through the Learn and Earn Internship Program.

It's facilitated by STL Youth Jobs in partnership with SLPS. Seniors may apply to the program during the first semester.

The purpose of the Learn and Earn Internship Program is multifaceted with the goal of reimagining the high school senior year.

While in the program, seniors will:

  • Build transferable job skills while preparing for long-term employment and/or higher-level education
  • Receive life skills support, financial planning support, job coaching and direct mentorship
  • Engage in paid job experience

Among the participating companies is Spry Digital, a top St. Louis digital agency.

The internship takes place during the last semester of high school.

At the end of the semester, students graduate with a diploma and a resume.

Contact Joshua Henning (Josh.Henning@slps.org) with SLPS or Jerica Robinson (jerica@stlyouthjobs.org) with STL Youth Jobs for more information.

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