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Substitute Guidelines/Procedures

General Information

Substitute Teachers:

  • Effective July 1, 2009, minimum educational requirements will be 60 semester credit hours from an accredited institution.
  • Substitute Pay Rates
  • Approved substitute teachers may also be eligible for the following positions:
    1. AVID Tutor
    2. Homebound Teacher
    3. SOL Tutors

Classified Substitute Categories:

  • Bus assistant
  • Bus driver
  • Cafeteria assistant
  • Clerical
  • Clinic assistant (LPN, CNA, EMT and BLS CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers certification)
  • Custodian
  • Nurse (RN and BLS CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers certification)
  • Other: distance learning assistant, interpreter, security assistant
  • Teacher assistant: general, kindergarten, library/media, P.E.

Steps to Obtaining Substitute Employment

Step 1: Complete an official VBCPS Employment Application.

  • When you create your application, you should select Substitute for the applicant type.
  • On the "employment preferences" screen, be sure to select at least one category*, for example Custodian, Teacher, etc.
    *See above for a list of substitute employment categories.

Step 2: Continue according to the type of substitute employment you are seeking:

Teacher Substitutes and Classified Substitutes (teacher assistant and other categories listed above):
Apply to this job posting.

  • Teacher substitutes: Please note the minimum educational requirements of 60 semester credit hours from an accredited institution. Please attach a copy of your transcripts to your employment application.
  • Teacher substitutes must also complete the Child Abuse and Neglect Training (CANT) to be eligible for employment consideration. This training, which takes about one hour to complete, is available at no charge through web-based instruction. Upon completion of the training, please upload your certificate to the attachment section of your employment application.
  • A minimum of three references are required in the reference section of your application. One of the three must be a current or most recent former supervisor.

If you are selected for substitute teacher, teacher assistant, or "other" classified substitute employment you will be contacted by the Substitute Office to proceed with fingerprinting.

Bus Driver and Assistant Substitutes: After completing your employment application, you may be contacted by the Department of Transportation Services if you are selected for substitute employment consideration. If you have questions, please contact them directly at 757.263.1545.

Clinic Assistant Substitute (LPN, CNA, or EMT):
Apply to this job posting.

  • Please note the minimum requirements: LPN, CNA, EMT and Basic Life Support BLS CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers certification. CPR/AES training must be a hands on training course. Make sure to attach a copy of your nursing credentials as well as a copy of your Basic Life Support BLS CPR/AED certification to your application.
  • A minimum of three references are required in the reference section of your application. One of the three must be a current or most recent former supervisor.
  • If you are selected for substitute clinic assistant employment you will be contacted by the Substitute Office to proceed with fingerprinting.

Custodian Substitutes: After completing your employment application, you may be contacted by the Office of Custodial Services if you are selected for substitute employment consideration. If you have questions, please contact them directly at 757.263.2600.

Food Services Substitutes: After completing your employment application, you may be contacted by the Department of Food Services if you are selected for substitute employment consideration. If you have questions, please contact them directly at 757.263.1101.

School Nurse Substitute (RN):
Apply to this job posting.

  • Please note minimum requirements: RN and Basic Life Support BLS CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers certification. CPR/AES training must be a hands on training course. Make sure to attach a copy of your nursing license as well as a copy of your Basic Life Support BLS CPR/AED certification to your application.
  • A minimum of three references are required in the reference section of your application. One of the three must be a current or most recent former supervisor.
  • If you are selected for substitute school nurse employment you will be contacted by the Substitute Office to proceed with fingerprinting.