We’d love to have you on our team!
ESS has partnered with Pasco County Schools to manage its substitute program.
We’re hiring substitute teachers, instructional assistants, bus monitors, custodians, and food & nutrition assistants!

We can’t wait for you to join the ESS family! Becoming a substitute employee for ESS is a simple process.

Apply Online and Complete Your Application

Click here to apply through our user-friendly online application. For all substitutes with paperwork on file with the District, you are not required to upload your background checks, certificates, proof of education, or resume. Instead, you will be asked to upload a waiver which was included in your welcome email.


As part of the hiring process, all new substitutes have to complete background check. Please click here to read the instructions on how to do so.

Additional Information

Pay Rates
Pay rates vary based on education level, licensure status, and the assignment that you accept. For more details, view our comprehensive pay rate chart.

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!

Contact Information
Contact us at HREast@ESS.com or call us at 877.983.2244 to speak with an employee engagement representative. We are available Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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New Substitutes
If you’re new to Pasco County Schools and you’re interested in working as a substitute teacher or support staff, 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.

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 in Pasco County Schools, you must pass all criminal background checks and meet the education requirements.