Substitute Jobs

iE-Verify logo; This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce. teaching can be a rewarding job, and often assists aspiring teachers in gaining the experience needed to lead their own classroom. It also provides a flexible job schedule where you determine the days you will work. When the regular teacher is absent, substitute teachers play a significant role in maintaining a stable classroom. It is critical that students have effective teachers every day, and that no instructional time is wasted. 

Substitute Job Openings

Job Opening = Job ID#214852

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PreK Substitutes Needed

The VPK Substitute Pool is a unique subset of the School District Substitute Pool. Professional Development may be included for these positions. Please view the PreK Substitute Flyer for more information. 

Hiring Requirements

  • Thirty (30) earned college credits/hours
  • Completion of the SubSkills Training  (exemptions* apply)
  • Completion of hiring process and hiring documents

*Workshop exemptions (proof required):

If within the past five (5) years:

  • You have been an SDPBC substitute teacher, or
  • You held a valid substitute certificate from another county, or
  • You have been a student teacher (or are entering your student teaching), or
  • You have been an active, certified classroom teacher, or 
  • You retired from a K-12 classroom teaching position.

Application and Document Submission

Candidates interested in becoming a Substitute Teacher should gather all requested documents, prior to submitting the online application.

Step 1
Request your official transcript reflecting the completion of at least 30 semester hours from your college/university. Official Transcripts from your college/university may be sent electronically to or you may upload them to your applicant profile (instructions below).

Step 2
Obtain a Substitute certificate, by completing the SubSkills Training*  
(*If you meet one of the above exemption criteria, you will not be required to complete the workshop.)

Step 3
Obtain an employment reference from the supervisor of your current or most recent employer within the past five (5) years on the Substitute Teacher Employment Reference Verification form PBSD 2655

If you have not been employed within the past five (5) years, you may submit a personal/professional reference on PBSD form 2655.  (No Relatives)

If you are self employed, complete the Verification of Self Employment form PBSD form 2485 and have a customer, vendor, or supplier to complete PBSD form 2655

Student Teachers may submit one reference from the principal/assistant principal of the school, the cooperating teacher, or from the college supervisor, on the Substitute Teacher Employment Reference Verification form PBSD 2655

Step 4
After you have completed all of the above steps, complete the online application and upload the documents to your applicant profile. 

Please click on one of the links below to watch a short video demonstration on how to upload documents. or

Go to
• Click on "Apply for Jobs" in the center of the page.
• Log into your career home page with the username and password in which you used to apply to this position.
• Check the page, it must have your Name and the Applicant ID that is listed on this document.
• Click the "My Job Applications" link to upload your *documents.
• Click the + on "My Cover Letters and Attachments." 
• Select your Attachment Type.
• Enter a description of the document in the document title field.
• Click "Continue" and select your document from "Choose from My Device." 
• Upload your required document.
• Click "Done" and "Save." 
• Repeat these steps for all required documents.

*The School District of Palm Beach County reserves the right to inspect original and official documents upon request. Failure to provide original and/or official documents when requested, may adversely affect employment eligibility.

Upon receipt of all documentation, a Human Resource representative will review your application and determine your eligibility for employment. If you are selected to move forward in the hiring process, you will be provided with information for Employee Orientation, Fingerprinting, and Drug Testing.

Substitute Handbook

Substitute Pay Rates

  • Retired* Teachers (from any State) - $14.91 per hour
  • BA/BS Degree or Higher - $14.39 per hour
  • AA/AS Degree or 60+ Earned Credits/Hours - $12.59 per hour
  • 30-59 Earned Credits/Hours - $12.33 per hour
  • Substitute Supplement Schools - additional $3.00 per hour


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