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  • James Townsend

Local Substitute Teachers and Support Staff Needed

Portland Public Schools Need Your Help!

ESS/willSub® and Portland Public Schools needs YOU! There are so many opportunities for you to use your time, experience and education to make a real impact in the school district and community.

A substitute teaching or support staff position with ESS/willSub® may be the opportunity you’re looking for to earn some extra money; jump start your career or simply make a difference in your schools!

When a teacher or member of the support staff team is absent, a qualified substitute is needed to carry out the educational program. As a substitute, you’ll become an integral part of a school’s educational team and make a difference in the learning experience for students!

An ESS/willSub® substitute teacher assists with classroom instruction in the absence of a regular teacher. This person follows and teaches lesson plans, aids students in understanding subject matter, and ensures that regular classroom routines are followed.


• Provide meaningful instruction to students in assigned classrooms while regular teacher is absent

• Review and implement regular teacher's routines, procedures, lesson plans, and curriculum objectives

• Establish and maintain a safe and orderly classroom environment

• Report any student injuries, illness, and serious discipline problems to school administration

• Perform other duties as directed by school administration


• Completion of at least 60 college/university credit hours (A copy of Official College Transcripts will be requested)

• FBI Criminal History Clearance

• A Michigan Substitute Teaching Permit (We will apply for one on your behalf; your cost is $45)

As an ESS/willSub® substitute support staff, you may work with an individual student to ensure their success throughout the day or in a classroom with a group of students, supporting a teacher. There are also opportunities to work in the library, office and playground. Substitute support staff play a vital role in the school day and contribute in many rewarding ways!


•18 years old with a High School Diploma

• FBI Criminal History Clearance There are advantages to becoming a substitute employee with ESS, beside making a difference in your community. Just a few are listed below:

• The opportunity and freedom to select the days you would like to work

• Employee discount program and bonus opportunities

• Our partner districts routinely hire our substitutes for full-time positions

• We have hundreds of local daily substitute opportunities available – you can use our system to accept the jobs you want 24/7 by phone and online. You can also sign up for text messages alerts when a new job is available.

For more information, you can contact our Customer Service Department at 877-855-7264. To begin an application go to and click on the Green Start Button on the right side of the page. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are already a substitute, substitute assignments are available daily in Portland Public Schools. Please help the district finish the year strong! This can only be accomplished with your help. Thanks for all you do!

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