Welcome. ESS has partnered with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to manage its substitute teacher and substitute teacher’s assistant programs – and


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.

With 78 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.

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 substitute teacher’s assistant in WS/FCS, you must pass all criminal background checks and meet the education requirements.

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.

Hiring Event Information

Please plan to attend a hiring event where you’ll learn everything you need to know about working as a substitute for ESS. 

Virtual Hiring Events
Click on the date to register.

10:00 am  |  12:00 pm  |  2:00 pm  |  6:00 pm
Thursday, August 26
Thursday, September 2
Thursday, September 9
Thursday, September 16

Additional Information

Refer a Friend, Earn $75!
If you work for ESS or WS/FCS and you know someone who would make an excellent substitute teacher or support staff member, 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 $75 bonus.

Contact Information
Email us at HREast@ESS.com or call 877.983.2244 to speak with an employee engagement representative. We are available Monday through Thursday from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm and Friday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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