2023-24 Substitute hiring information:
Poudre School District is now accepting applications for Licensed Substitutes and will be partnering with ESS for Classified Substitutes for the 2023-24 school year.
Licensed Substitute Process:
A Licensed Substitute replaces a teacher and must hold a valid Colorado teaching license, or a Colorado 1-year/3-year/5-year substitute authorization. Substitute licensure is obtained from the .
Questions about the Colorado licensure process?
For questions about licensure, please contact CDE directly. You can reach them by submitting a ? or calling between 7:30am-12:30pm, Monday-Friday at 720ę\739ę\ 3304.
Application screenings will begin mid-July and will continue weekly through April 5, 2024. Approved applicants will be contacted via email with an invitation to sign up for an upcoming substitute onboarding meeting. Onboarding meetings will be held monthly through April 2024.
Upon hire, licensed subs must complete a background check that is specific to Poudre School District. For licensed subs, this is in addition to CDEí»s background check that was completed for licensure. Specific directions for the background check will be sent to newly hired subs after they attend a substitute onboarding meeting. This requirement cannot be completed prior to attending the onboarding meeting. The cost for the background check is the responsibility of the substitute.
Licensed subs: $28.00 for electronic background check (via Sterling Solutions)
To apply for a substitute position, please click the blue Job Listings link below and apply for the Substitute - Licensed Pool.
Classified Substitute Process:
A Classified Substitute replaces a classroom paraprofessional, nonę\instructional paraprofessional, clerical position, child nutrition staff member or custodial positions. No teaching license is required for classified substitutes.?
Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, Poudre School District is partnering with ESS (www.ess.com). ESS will?officially begin managing our classified substitute program effective August 17, 2023. ESS is a seasoned educational staffing agency dedicated to providing qualified and trained staff to school districts. ESS employees receive weekly pay, health benefits that begin on the first day of employment, ongoing training opportunities, special incentives, and bonus programs.
*Note: If you are currently employed through Poudre School District as a classified sub, ESS will be in contact with you to offer you a position with their organization and provide details for upcoming orientation events where you will have the opportunity to meet with the ESS team, learn about the company, ask questions, and complete the transition.
How Can I Learn More and Apply?
Please visit to learn more about ESS and apply to become an ESS substitute. The onboarding process consists of three easy steps, and the ESS team will be there to support you every step of the way. Start your application today by clicking here:
firstname.lastname@example.org | O: 970.490.3123 | C:?602.694.0152
2023-2024 Substitute Pay
Licensed substitutes are paid a daily rate through ║┌┴¤═°(monthly):
|Half Day (4 hours or less)||$72.50/day|
|PERA Retiree Half Day?||$77.50/day|
|Full Day (more than 4 hours)? ??||$145.00/day|
|PERA Retiree Full Day||$155.00/day|
Classified substitutes are paid an hourly rate through ESS (weekly):
|Child Nutrition Level I||$15.00/hour|
|Child Nutrition Level II||$16.74/hour|
|Health Tech (approval required)||$17.16/hour|
|Integrated Services Paraprofessional I||$17.94/hour|
|Integrated Services Paraprofessional II||$18.72/hour|
|Integrated Services Early Childhood Paraprofessional||$18.72/hour|
Mountain ║┌┴¤═°: Classified and Licensed subs who drive to the mountain schools (Livermore, Red Feather, Stove Prairie) will be compensated for their mileage at 65.5 cents per mile.
2023-24 Sub Incentive
- A $250 bonus will be awarded to substitutes who work 80 hours or more in a pay period. ║┌┴¤═°pay periods run mid-month to mid-month (16th ĘC 15th); ESS will use?calendar months.?This bonus does not include Child Nutrition or Custodial sub assignments.
- A $100 bonus will be awarded to Child Nutrition substitutes for every five days worked in a calendar month.
*Classified and Licensed assignments will accrue hours towards the sub incentive separately.
PSDí»s district code for the SmartFind App is QRFX.?