We can’t wait for you to join the ESS family!

Enhanced Referral Bonus
If you know someone who would make an excellent substitute teacher, we want to hear from you! Simply go to Refer.ESS.com and submit your referral. When your friend applies, gets hired, and meets the eligibility requirements, you’ll earn a $100 gift card. Make a referral for Santa Fe Public Schools before September 30th, 2023, and if your referral works 5 days in SFPS by November 15th, 2023, you’ll earn an additional $100 gift card, making it a total of $200 in rewards!

Long-Term Sign-On Bonus
Take a Long-Term Assignment in Santa Fe Public Schools and earn an additional $250 sign-on bonus! All new applicants and substitutes that accept a long-term assignment between August 25th, 2023 and October 31st, 2023 and work 5 days in the assignment will earn an additional $250 sign-on bonus. The sign-on bonus will be paid out on the normal payroll cycle and you must still be in the long-term assignment at time of payment.

New Hire Incentive
Work at least five assignments from August 21st to October 13th as a new hire and you are guaranteed a $100 bonus!

Current Santa Fe Public School Substitutes

We are pleased to announce that Santa Fe Public Schools has appointed ESS to manage its substitute program. We sincerely hope you will continue to substitute for the District by joining the ESS family.

We cannot thank the Santa Fe Public Schools substitutes enough for stepping in at a moment’s notice to ensure the District’s students experience continuity in academic and support services.

To continue to work as a substitute within Santa Fe Public Schools, you must be employed by ESS.

How Can I Learn More and Apply with ESS?

The onboarding process consists of three easy steps, and the ESS team will be there to support you every step of the way.

Step 1: Sign Up and Attend a Virtual Onboarding Meeting

At this meeting, you’ll learn everything you need to know about transitioning to ESS. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with ESS employees, ask questions, learn about the company, and hear about all the fantastic perks available

Click the Schedule a Virtual Onboard Meeting button below to sign up for a meeting. You will be contacted about setting up a Zoom meeting to verify I-9 documents.

Step 2: Apply Online and Complete Your Application

Click the Application – Apply button below to apply through our user-friendly online application. If additional information is needed during the application process, an ESS team member will be assigned to you after you apply.

Step 3: Attend an In-Person I-9 Processing & Photo ID Session

At this session, you will need to provide your proper forms of ID for I-9 verification and have your photo taken for your ESS badge.

Please ensure you bring the proper forms of ID to this I-9 processing session for verification. Click here for a list of the proper forms of ID for I-9 verification. Also, be sure you’ve completed your digital I-9 form during your application process before attending this meeting.

Prospective Substitutes

If you’re new to Santa Fe Public Schools and interested in working as a substitute teacher or support staff starting in the fall, Apply Now! Becoming a substitute is an exciting and rewarding way to give back to your community and make a difference in students’ lives.

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 highly flexible – when, where, and how often you work is entirely up to you. To work as a Santa Fe Public Schools substitute, you must pass all criminal background checks and meet the education requirements.

Additional Information

Kickstart Incentive
Through the Kickstart Incentive, ESS will compensate up to $125 to new substitutes for some of the costs required to get properly credentialed. 

Refer a Friend, Earn $100!
If you know someone who would make an excellent substitute teacher, we want to hear from you! Simply fill out our
referral form. If your friend applies, gets hired, and meets the eligibility requirements, you’ll receive a $100 bonus.

Have a question about substituting for Santa Fe Public Schools? Check out our FAQ to see answers to some commonly asked questions.

Contact Information
For questions or more information, contact FloyAnn Chick at FChick@ESS.com.

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About ESS
ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions, including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 23 years, we have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. Our team serves over 5 million students with a pool of 107,000 substitute and permanent employees throughout 34 states. Internally, the ESS team comprises 650 individuals with a passion for education working together to ensure our 900 partner districts experience valuable education every day.