Welcome. ESS has partnered with Duval County Public Schools to manage its substitute teacher and substitute paraprofessional program and WE’RE HIRING!


If you’re interested in working up to 40 hours a week in education, this is the perfect opportunity for you. With 175 schools in the district, and the need for hundreds of substitutes each day, there are plenty of opportunities for you to work as frequently as you’d like.

Whether you’re a recent college graduate looking to work your way into a full-time teaching position, a retired teacher interested in getting back into the classroom, or anyone looking to make a positive contribution to the development of children, ESS has a place for you.

We offer 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.

To work as a substitute teacher or a paraprofessional in Duval County Public Schools, you must have a high school diploma and have passed all criminal background checks.

Returning Substitutes
We encourage all current Duval County Public Schools substitutes to continue your important services to the district next school year by becoming an employee of ESS. We’d love to have you on our team!

Pay rates for substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals have stayed the same.

If you’re interested, Apply Today! Additionally, please plan to attend our upcoming orientation session where you’ll learn everything you need to know about transitioning to ESS. Please bring two forms of proper ID.

Orientation Session Information

Please contact the ESS Duval Support Team for upcoming dates and times!

6620 Southpoint Drive South, Suite 310
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Prospective Substitutes
If you’re new to Duval County Public Schools and you’re interested in working as a substitute teacher or substitute paraprofessional, Apply Now! Becoming a substitute is an exciting and rewarding way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of students.

For more information contact us at 904.830.1080 or DuvalSupport@ESS.com.

Career Kickstart Incentive
We’re hiring substitutes and support staff for school districts near you, and we’ll help pay for the credentials required to get you into the classroom. Visit Kickstart.ESS.com for full program details.

Refer a friend, make $100.
If you know someone who would make an excellent substitute teacher or support staff member, we want to hear from you! Through the ESS Refer a Friend program, we’ll pay you $100 for every eligible friend you refer to help support our schools and students. If your friend applies, gets hired, and meets the eligibility requirements, you’ll receive a $100 gift card. Visit Refer.ESS.com to get started!