How to Find Long-Term Sub Jobs

Most substitute assignments are short term. Usually when a teacher or their children are sick, they call-in requesting a sub for a day or two at the most. Sometimes teachers are required to attend specialized training during the school year and a day or two is needed. On occasion there is a need for a long-term substitute. When this happens school administrators will try to find a substitute with the highest level of qualifications (most often a teacher’s license in the applicable state.) There are a few things you can do to find long-term substitute positions if that is your goal. 

Personal Resume Delivery

We at Sub Sidekick understand that every district handles their substitute teachers differently. Some use SubFinder, SmartFindExpress or other agencies, while others prefer to handle the hiring of their subs in-house. Every school administrator will be able to have some direction over who is filling long-term roles however. Administrators will look forward to meeting and getting your information if you are interested in a long-term role. They are more hands-on in this area because the sub will be with the students for an extended period of time. Think of it like a mini job interview. 

Get to Know Local Teachers

Getting to know the local teachers and making sure they know that you are willing to do substitute work can be a huge boost. Teachers want their classes left in the most capable hands possible because they don’t want chaos upon their return. Maternity leaves, extended illness and just life’s unforeseen circumstances can cause a teacher to be out for several weeks. If they know you’re available for long-term assignments then they’ll pass that on to their administrators. 

Attend Professional Development

Attending local professional development can be a good way to show that you are committed to education and teaching. It’s also a great way to make professional contacts and build your skills as a classroom manager. Make sure you reach out to local school administrators to ask if you can sit-in on some of these meetings. 

Once you’ve done a few successful long-term sub positions word will spread quickly and you’ll be getting called frequently. Whether you intend to substitute teach periodically or as your long-term career Sub Sidekick can be a trusted partner. Contact us for more information about how we can work with you to make you successful. 

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