Apply to be a Substitute

Job Description & Expectations

Substitute teachers serve in the absence of regular teachers and may be employed when notified by a school principal/supervisor or his/her designee. To as great an extent as possible, substitute teachers should possess the training and experience to ensure that students receive uninterrupted instruction when the regular teacher has to be absent. Although a certified teacher is preferred, an individual with a high school diploma from an accredited high school (or its equivalent - GED) will meet the minimum educational requirements.

Substitutes must be available for work and able to respond on short notice. They also must be available to participate in the district’s inservice program for substitute

The principal/director has the responsibility for evaluating the effectiveness of each substitute teacher employed in his/her school.

In order to ensure that the instructional program of the classroom teacher is carried out as planned during the teacher’s absence, the substitute teacher will:

  • report to the main office at the time designated by the principal at the beginning of the day.

  • obtain the room assignment, materials and lesson plans.

  • ask about disciplinary codes and other regulations and policies.

  • inquire about responsibilities other than teaching, such as lunchroom duty, hall duty, etc.

  • become familiar with the physical layout of the buildings and the instructional program, as time allows, including such activities as sports events, student organizations, etc.

  • keep an accurate record of student attendance and follow the school’s established procedures in reporting attendance.

  • follow the teacher’s lesson plans as closely as possible unless otherwise advised by the teacher or principal.

  • leave notations to the regular teacher indicating the work completed by the class.

  • correct all papers completed during the day and leave them in a conspicuous place for the teacher.

  • leave the classroom and materials exactly as found to the extent possible.

  • make a special effort to establish rapport with students, and refer exceptionally difficult problems to the assistant principal or principal.

  • assign homeework according to instructions in the regular teacher’s lesson plans.

  • maintain an organized classroom throughout the day; assist students who need help.

  • after the students have been dismissed, remain in the building until all responsibilities have been completed.

  • before leaving, check with the secretary to see if a substitute will be requested for the next day.

Clover School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Eligibility & Training

To be eligible for a substitute assignment, an individual must be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school credential and participate in the training session. Candidates must also complete an application with ESS, a third-party company who manages our substitute teacher program.

Before an applicant's name is added to the official substitute list, the district will conduct a criminal history search. The results of this search will affect employment as a substitute teacher. 

To be considered for a substitute teaching position in the Clover School District, please contact ESS..

About ESS

Clover School District has partnered with ESS to manage our substitute program. A leader in K-12 staffing, ESS will now be responsible for the hiring, training, and placement of all daily and long-term substitute teachers school aides, custodians, food service workers, clerical personnel, etc.

If you’re interested in working as a substitute for our district, please visit ESS’ website, to apply or call 877.983.2244 for more information.