Substitute Services

Apply for a Substitute Position For School Year 22-23

The School District of Philadelphia has partnered with ESS to manage its substitute program beginning July 1, 2022.

ESS offers excellent employee perks, including health benefits, training, support, weekly pay, 401(k), bonus opportunities, award programs, and more. Plus, working as a substitute is extremely flexible –when, where, and how often you work is entirely up to you.

NEW: You can now qualify to substitute teach without a bachelor’s degree. If you have 60 college credits, are at least 25 years old, and are passionate about education, apply to be a substitute teacher today!

Questions about working as a substitute with ESS? Please visit ESS.com/Philly or contact ESS at 215.261.5523 or email SDPSubs@ESS.com.

Apply to be a Substitute Principal

The School District of Philadelphia will continue to employ Substitute Principals. If you are interested in applying, please complete the application through Taleo.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, professional educational experience, two of which have been as a Principal or Assistant Principal, educational administrator or other leadership position at the elementary, middle or secondary school level.

Additional Documents Needed:

  • Possession of a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certificate for an Elementary or Secondary School Principal.