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  • The Watson Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
  • The Watson Institute provides an excellent benefit package
  • Watson supports ongoing education and training for employees through management development, outside conferences and tuition reimbursement.

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Welcome to The Watson Institute's Career Center

One goal of The Watson Institute is to provide a positive work atmosphere for its employees by striving to maintain equality and safety throughout all of its programs that serve children with disabilities.

Our policy regarding equal employment opportunity is to treat our employees—as well as potential employees—without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other factors prohibited by law. This applies to all Watson Institute subsidiaries, personnel actions and company-related activities.

We have an excellent benefit package which includes health, dental and vision insurances;  life, dependent life and long-term disability insurance; paid time off for vacation, if applicable; sick and personal time, as well as nine holidays. We also offer flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care and retirement plans. Watson offers an Employee Assistance Program to employees and their dependents.

The Watson Institute supports ongoing education and training for employees through management development, outside conferences and tuition reimbursement. Tuition reimbursement is available to full time employees after six months of employment.

All new employees of The Watson Institute are required to have current Act 34 (PA Criminal Record Check) and Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History) and Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History Record Check) clearances on the first day of employment. The clearances must meet program standards for employment.  To obtain the necessary forms for the required clearances, please follow the instructions below:

Act 34 - Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check Form

Act 114 - Federal Criminal History Record Check

Follow directions on website

Act 151 - Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form
Select Find a Form on left side menu

select PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form

Print instructions, then click on form at bottom of page, print form

Note:  PA Criminal History Request Form is also available on this site

Act 24 - Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form

Pennsylvania Act 24 requires all current and prospective employees of public and private schools, intermediate units and area vocational-technical schools to complete the following form to certify they have not been arrested or convicted of any offense listed on the form.  Act 24 also requires any employee to report to their district within 72 hours of any arrest or conviction for any offense listed on the form that may occur after they are hired.  Click on the link below to download the form, fill it out and return it to Human Resources.

Act 24 Arrest/Conviction report and Certification Form

Resumes received for positions not currently available will be kept on file for one year.  Applications and resumes can be sent to Melissa Painter, Director of Human Resources, via fax at (412) 749-6430 or can be completed online.