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

ESS has partnered with the Santa Rosa County District Schools to manage its substitute program and we’re hiring.

We can’t wait for you to join the ESS family! We encourage all current Santa Rosa County District Schools’ substitutes to continue their important services to the District by becoming an employee of ESS. Becoming a substitute teacher for ESS is a simple process with three easy steps outlined below. All three steps must be completed.

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 amazing perks. 

To make the transition process as easy as possible, background checks will not need to be redone as long as they are not expired. The ESS team will go over the credentialing process during this virtual onboarding meeting.

Click the Virtual Onboarding Meeting – Register button below to sign up for a meeting. After this virtual meeting, you will also need to attend an in-person session for Step 3: In-Person I-9 Processing & Photo ID Session.

May 9, 10, 11, and 12

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Step 2: 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. Please make sure your application is complete and your I-9 is filled out before you attend your In-Person I-9 Processing & Photo ID Session. 

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

At this in-person 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 make sure you bring proper forms of ID for verification at this I-9 processing session.  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 prior to attending this meeting.

Click the 
In-Person Session – Register button below to sign up for a meeting.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dates and Locations

May 16
East Bay K-8
2535 Elkhart Drive, ​Navarre, FL 32566
May 17
Berryhill Elementary
4900 Berryhill Rd., Milton, FL 32570

May 18
Avalon Middle School

5445 King Arthurs Way, Milton, FL 32583

May 23
Dixon Intermediate School
5540 Education Dr. Pace, FL 32571

May 24
Gulf Breeze High School
675 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

May 25
Navarre High School
8600 High School Boulevard, Navarre, FL 32566

Additional Information

Pay Rates
Substitute employees will receive an increase in pay under the ESS program. Pay rates vary based on education level, licensure status, and the assignment that you accept. For more details, click the 
Pay Rate Chart button below to view our pay rate chart.

Refer a Friend, Earn $100!
If you work for ESS or Santa Rosa County Schools and 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.

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 5:00 pm.

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New Substitutes
If you’re new to Santa Rosa County District Schools and you’re interested in working as a substitute teacher, 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 Santa Rosa County Schools, you must pass all criminal background checks and meet the education requirements.