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It’s easy to get disheartened if you’re struggling to find Substitute Teacher jobs. Getting a job as a Substitute Teacher can seem a long slog, and no more so than during a recession and a pandemic. Not everyone will find the process quick or straightforward, and there may be an element of luck to it all. There’s some truth in the old saying that getting a job is about being in the right place at the right time. Don’t give up – plenty of employers are still recruiting, and this is where Outstaff can help!
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How to hire a Substitute Teacher?
A substitute teacher is a person who teaches a school class when the regular teacher is unavailable; e.g., because of illness, personal leave, or other reasons. “Substitute teacher” (usually abbreviated as “sub”) is the most commonly used phrase in the United States, Canada (except Ontario), India and Ireland, while supply teacher is the most commonly used term in Great Britain and the Canadian province of Ontario. Common synonyms for substitute teacher include relief teacher or casual teacher (used in Australia and New Zealand) and “emergency teacher” (used in some parts of the United States). Other terms, such as “guest teacher”, are also used by some schools or districts. Regional variants in terminology are common, such as the use of the term teacher on call (T.O.C.) in the Canadian province of British Columbia and occasional in Ontario.
In the United States, substitute teachers find jobs by first completing the application and interview process from their local school district. Once approved, they will either be enrolled in an automated calling system or more currently, via a system that uses the internet to post available substitute teaching assignments. Substitutes can also find work by contacting private schools in their district. Most substitute teachers in the U.S. can be assigned to work in all academic subject areas as needed (except for long-term substituting assignments). The substitute is generally responsible for closely following and continuing with the lesson plans left by the teacher, and to maintain student order and productivity. As with locum tenens physicians, the idea is that continuity exists between the work done by the substitute and that done by the other professional. Substitutes work with the same students as the regular teacher does. Substitute teachers can often work in multiple schools within one district, as well as for multiple school districts.