Welcome. ESS has partnered with St. Louis Public Schools to manage its substitute teacher and substitute paraprofessional programs 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 60+ 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.

If you’re interested, Apply Today! Becoming a substitute is an exciting and rewarding way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of students.

Job Requirements
To work in St. Louis Public Schools, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Substitute teachers must have 60 college credits and a substitute teacher certification
  • Substitute paraprofessionals must have a minimum of 60 college credits or passing score on ParaPro exam
  • Attend a group interview 
  • Pass the state/FBI criminal history clearance (Completed with Registration #2213 after your interview.)
  • Provide proof of the Covid-19 vaccination
  • Attend an in-person training

Pay Rates
Pay rates vary based on the assignment that you accept. For more details, view our pay rate chart.

Pay Rates 

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!