Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in any of the vacancies listed below, please submit your application to:


Director, Human Resources 

CCS Central Office

911 Andrews Road, Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-2722

 email:  [email protected] 


Applications may be printed from this website or you can visit Central Office between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  If you have submitted an application within the last 2-years (non-certified) 4-years (certified) you may activate it by contacting the HR director at [email protected] 


Assistant Principal – Murphy Elementary School

(Current North Carolina Principals License required.)


MTSS Academic Interventionist –The Oaks Academy

(A two-year degree and experience working with students is required.)


Middle School Math/Science Teacher – The Oaks Academy

(Certification in this area is required.)


Exceptional Children Teacher Assistant -   Murphy Elementary School

A two-year degree, including medical background and experience working with elementary students is preferred.


Vacancy:  21st Century Community Learning Centers Tutors

2022-2013 Tutor Job Description

Minimum Qualification:  Bachelor’s Degree in Education preferred or meet the credentials for an NC Teacher Assistant

Specific Training:                 Appropriate Teacher’s Certificate

Strong people and organizational skills

Experience:                           A teacher or teacher assistant in the participating school preferred

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Be thoroughly familiar with the approved grant and its goals and guidelines.
  2. Assist Site Director in planning and initiating high-quality activities outlined in the grant’s goals and objectives.
  3. Effectively promote and develop a line of communication between regular school staff and the afterschool program to promote students’ academic, social, and emotional growth.
  4. Assist in developing and implementing a program of creative classroom instructional activities, including activities involving math and literacy enrichment, activities aligned to STEAM, Healthful Living and Physical Fitness Activities, and activities to promote character education.
  5. Be prepared to teach each day with lesson plans, activities, and resources aligned to the NC Standard Course of Study Curriculum Standards for Math, Literacy, STEAM, arts education, healthful living/recreational learning activities, including drug and violence prevention programs, and character education.
  6. Tutor small group of students in the content areas of reading and math.
  7. Oversee and implement classroom instructional practices to promote homework completion and confirm Homework Completion opportunity by signing off on Homework Completion sheet.
  8.  Supervise students at all times.
  9. Assist in maintaining adequate control, discipline, and ensure safety of students as outlined in Cherokee County Schools Code of Student Conduct. Document discipline incidents; inform and provide site directors with information relating to any discipline issues that arise under your direct supervision.
  10. Assist the site director in maintaining all necessary records as described in the goals and guidelines of the grant.
  11. Participate in professional development training and workshops to support, promote, enhance the program goals and guidelines which may include but not limited to Reading/ Literacy & Math Strategies, 4-H Adult Leader and Curriculum Training, LEGO Robotics and other STEAM initiatives, Mendez Too Good for Drugs and Violence After School Curriculum, and academic performance data collection and analysis to promote student’s academic growth.
  12. Welcome, supervise, and provide direction for volunteers assigned to your classroom.
  13. Ensure the room is cleaned before leaving.
  14. Maintain all aspects of confidentiality in regards to student records as defined in HIPPA/FERPA regulations.
  15. Report all incidents of suspected child neglect/ child abuse- When the alleged perpetrator of the abuse or neglect is the child's parent, guardian, or a person responsible for the child's welfare, mandated reporters must report to the county DSS office or to law enforcement in the county where the child resides or is found, 828-837-7455.

Reports to:  21st CCLC Site Director and Program Director

Interested candidates can send a letter of interest to DavAnn Hubbard at [email protected].  Positions will be advertised until filled.

School Nutrition Manager

Reports to School Nutrition Director

Supervises: School Nutrition staff at the school site



School Nutrition Manager performs a variety of duties in the direct supervision of the foodservice program in one or more schools. Tasks are performed according to established guidelines and procedures. The employee is expected to resolve most problems that arise in the operation of a school cafeteria. Errors by the employee may result in serious disruption of the food service or loss of time and money. The employee receives general supervision. The employee directly supervises other employees in the school cafeteria.




  • Food production and service
  • Follows planned menus with occasional substitutions as allowed.
  • Applies prescribed quality standards and quantity controls.
  • Observes food preparation and line service to assure quality and proper presentation of food.
  • Plans use of left-over foods.
  • Purchasing, storage, and inventory
  • Requisitions for foods and supplies as needed.
  • Verifies cost, quantity, and quality of items received.
  • Advises supervisor concerning improper quality/condition of items received.
  • Sets up and ensures proper storage of all items according to prescribed standards.
  • Inventories items according to the established system.
  • Rotates stock in a timely manner.
  • Equipment and facility management
  • Oversees the use of equipment.
  • Requests repairs and replacement of equipment as needed.
  • Maintains a constant check of conditions of sanitation and safety and makes needed corrections.
  • Personnel management and supervision
  • Assigns work to staff.
  • Provides on-the-job training in equipment use and care, food production and presentation, sanitation, storage, and recordkeeping.
  • Evaluates the performance of each employee.
  • Counsels employees to maintain productive working relationships.
  • Recommends hiring and disciplining of employees.
  • Submits reports on a timely basis.
  • Develops and implements a cleaning schedule.
  • Enforces employee sanitation procedures.
  • Enforces dress/personal hygiene codes.
  • Follows established procedures to avoid food contamination.
  • Public relations
  • Provides information on foodservice programs to students, parents, and school staff.
  • Responds to customer concerns and complaints.




  • Considerable knowledge of food preparation and standards of sanitation and safety.
  • Working knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  •     Software/word processing skills to operate cafeteria point of sale computers; to complete required daily, monthly, yearly reports; to maintain inventory and to enter/update student roster information.
  • Skill in the use of food preparation equipment.
  • Ability to develop schedules for the use of personnel and material resources.
  • Ability to train personnel in equipment use and care, food production and presentation, sanitation, storage, and recordkeeping.
  • Ability to coordinate various activities in the preparation and serving process.
  • Ability to inventory and record information accurately.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply written and verbal guidelines and directions, and explain these to others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.




There are considerable amounts of lifting, bending, heaving mixing, and requires the majority of the day standing.  Employee must be able to lift 50 lbs.




The majority of the work is done in the kitchen, serving lines, and dining room.  




The employee may be asked to perform other duties as assigned




The employee is expected to dress in a professional manner which includes a clean appearance with a clean uniform.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in commercial or institutional food service, preferably in a school setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 


Part-Time Occupational Therapist Position 

Evaluates, identifies, and provides services to students who meet eligibility requirements for school based occupational therapy as a related service in their IEP, which includes:

·      Identifies students exhibiting fine motor or sensory processing disorders through evaluation and analyzing deficits in motor skills of students found in the identification process

·    Participates in IEP meetings in order to relate pertinent data used in the determination of students

School-age experience preferred. Individuals are expected to work collaboratively and communicate with professionals and parents regarding integration of occupational therapy goals into the student’s functional and academic environments. Interested applicants must be knowledgeable on federal, state, and local procedures. Person must be able to maintain accurate, complete, and appropriate records and file reports promptly. Billing Medicaid in a timely manner is a required responsibility. Interested persons must hold a current NC Examiner License in the area of Occupational Therapy.


Cherokee County Schools is soliciting an outside provider for physical therapy contracted services.  Interested parties should submit proposals that addresses the qualifications that are requested.


School Physical Therapist – District Contracted Service


  • Contract provides services to students eligible for related services
  • Improves, develops, restores or maintains a child’s sensory motor function in educational


  • Functions as “related service personnel” under state and federal law and regulations
  • Responsible to Director of Special Education


Qualifications for Contractor and all service providers and therapists:

  • Degree in physical therapy from an accredited program.
  • Licensed to practice physical therapy in North Carolina
  • Provides services to students eligible for related services 
  • Improves, develops, restores or maintains a child’s sensory motor function in educational environments 
  • Functions as “related service personnel” under state and federal law and regulations
  • Be able to bill Medicaid 


Experience and Skills: Must have skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  1. identification of physical impairments/delays 
  2. treatment planning specific to children ages 3 - 22
  3. intervention -including but not limited to: • facilitation of developmental motor skills • postural awareness, ambulation and gait training • sensorimotor processing • cardiovascular function • wheelchair mobility • adaptation or modification of equipment • recommendation and monitoring or orthoses and other assistive devices • prevention of initial or additional deformity or disability via early intervention and transportation needs of students 

 Contractor must be able to perform the following job roles and functions:

  • conduct appropriate evaluation of students referred for related services under IDEA and prepare written reports of the evaluations and findings
  • participate in meetings as member of the multidisciplinary team
  • participate in development of IEP or 504 plans for eligible students 
  • provide direct and indirect physical therapy in educational settings/least restrictive environments to children 
  • collaborate with other school personnel regarding physical therapy and the students’ needs 
  • delegate activities to teachers, parents and paraprofessionals 
  • train/instruct teachers, parents and paraprofessionals in delegated techniques and equipment use 
  • travel to and among schools to provide services 
  • maintain records of service provided 
  • lift, transfer and position children and equipment as necessary two years’ experience in pediatrics and/or school setting, receive mentorship whenever



Please send proposals to Ms. Kim Gibson to [email protected] or 911 Andrews Rd., Murphy, NC 28906. Additionally, qualification will be posted to our website at www.cherokee.k12.nc.us.   For more information regarding this contractual service, please contact Ms. Kim Gibson at (828) 837-2722 ext. 2420. The solicitation will be advertised until contracted. Cherokee County Schools is an equal opportunity employer. 




School Psychologist


1.      NC School Psychologist License

2.      Master’s Degree in School Psychology

Reports To:

Director of Exceptional Children

Job Goal:

To enable students to derive the fullest possible educational experience from school by promoting their sense of self and treating any psychological or mental health problems

Performance Responsibilities:

(This may not include all tasks which may be found in this position)


1.      Assists in early identification of students’ learning and adjustment problems and in identifying factors in the learning environment that may affect the student and assessing the degree of impact.

2.      Conducts assessments appropriate to the focus of concern and according to prevailing professional standards. The assessments take into consideration the characteristics of the student or group of students, including ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and handicapping considerations

3.      Integrates data from assessments and develops hypotheses relative to instructional and educational programming and program eligibility and placement

4.      Assists in planning and developing interventions, programs, and/or services based on the identified needs of the student or group of students.

5.      Teachers students how to develop effective learning strategies and personal and social skills

6.       Counsels students on educational and personal adjustment issues

7.      Evaluates effectiveness of individual and group interventions and modifies interventions based on the data collected

8.       Demonstrates knowledge of consultation models and processes

9.      Consults with teachers, staff, and parents about ways to facilitate learning and adjustment for individuals or groups of students and on classroom, school, or system need

10.   Helps to coordinate between the school system and other relevant agencies to facilitate services for students and families

11.   Interprets educational policies, programs, and procedures related to psychological services

12.    Provides information and/or education in the application of learning theory, child development, and other psychological principles to school personnel and families

13.   Plans and implements in-service programs for staff and families

14.   Conducts or assists in conducting formal and informal needs assessments to determine program characteristics and needs

15.   Assists in planning for program evaluations and assists school personnel in analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating the results of program evaluations

16.   Assists in the development of a comprehensive program of services for all students and adheres to established program goals, priorities, and objectives. 

17.   Plans, maintains, and/or participates in a system of accountability for services delivered

18.   Delivers services consistent with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the American Psychological Association (APA) ethical principles and professional standards of practice

19.   Observes federal, state, and local policies and regulations in the delivery of school psychological services.

20.   Works to ensure students’ rights and welfare in the school and community

21.   Engages in continuing professional development by assessing one’s own needs and seeks ways to address needs

22.   Other duties as assigned   


School Resource Officer -- District

Completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training (B.L.E.T.) required.  Experience in law enforcement is preferred.


Part-Time and Full Time - Tech I

Cherokee County Schools Technology Department is seeking individuals to support and maintain both administrative and instructional technology hardware and software. This work includes the repair of technology-related equipment. Employee provides on-site assistance in classrooms, media centers, computer labs, and administrative offices. The employee identifies problems and takes appropriate corrective action. Typically, this employee will provide first response support from the system level for the maintenance and operation of computers, software, and networks at the building level. 


Graduation from a two-year college or technical school and one year of experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Work experience in an enterprise IT environment is desired. The successful applicant will also have the ability to climb a ladder and lift 75 pounds.


Bus Driver – District

Applicants must hold a valid CDL with passenger and school bus endorsements.


Cafeteria Workers (Part-Time)


High School Diploma preferred or equivalent

Able to remain standing for duration of shift

Able to lift up to 50 pounds

Computer skills a plus

First Aid/CPR certification preferred

ServSafe Certified preferred

Job Description:

Final prep for breakfast and lunch

Serving and cleaning of kitchen/serving area/dining area and other duties assigned by cafeteria manager.

Training as a backup cashier.

Hours:  Vary by school for a maximum of 207 days per school year.


Individuals interested in the above position should submit a job application to Jennifer Rayfield, School Nutrition Supervisor at Central Office, 911 Andrews Road, Murphy, NC  28906.  Positions will be advertised until filled.   


All positions will be advertised until filled.