How to Hire a Substitute Teacher

Does your growing school need a Substitute Teacher? Substitute Teachers are on hand when the normal teachers are unable to deliver their classes.

Here are some tips to help you find great Substitute Teacher candidates and make the right hire for your educational facility.

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Substitute Teachers search for Jobs on Indeed*

365,429

job seekers clicked on substitute teacher specialist jobs

163,610

resumes from job seekers with substitute teacher experience on Indeed

7,986

substitute teacher jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $14.30 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.50$37.50 hourly
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Common
$7.50
$37.50

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Substitute Teacher?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Substitute Teacher hire can help your facility by:

• Carries out normal teacher’s lesson plan to ensure consistency of student learning
• Maintain a well-managed classroom
• Provide supervision to students throughout the campus

Skills to look for in a great Substitute Teacher

A great Substitute Teacher candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Teaching certifications (where required)
• Demonstrated competency in several subjects
• Professional dress and demeanor
• Strong presentation style
• Able to maintain authority over students
• Ability to remember names

Writing a Substitute Teacher job description

A thoughtful description can help find qualified Substitute Teacher candidates. A Substitute Teacher job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Substitute Teacher jobs, such as:

• Substitute Teacher
• Assistant Teacher
• Sub Teacher

Interviewing Substitute Teacher candidates

Strong candidates for Substitute Teacher positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• An understanding of their teaching methodology
• Their availability to cover for extended periods
• Following, managing, and making adjustments to lesson plans

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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