Providing the highest quality of education to our students is our everyday goal. Having reliable, fully qualified professional substitutes in our schools is a high priority to support student achievement.
Substitutes are the professional reserve strength that we draw upon during the absence of members of our regular staff. We expect our substitutes to be as devoted to the interests of each individual student as is the staff person whom he/she replaces.
The role and responsibility of a substitute is a vital one. It involves ensuring that the instructional process will proceed in as near to normal fashion as possible in spite of the absence of the regular staff person.
As a substitute, you are one of the most vital parts of our school system. It takes a special kind of person to be a successful substitute–a person who earnestly cares about children, is patient, caring, creative, and versatile.
We appreciate the special contribution that substitutes make to support student learning each day. We feel confident you will do everything possible to meet the high standards required in our schools and wish to extend out most sincere, best wishes as you continue to be a valued and dedicated substitute.
Certificated: Guest teachers or substitute teachers fill in for permanent teachers when they are absent from work. Common reasons for absences are for illness and staff development. Being a guest teacher is a challenging role and, in many ways, even more so than being a permanent teacher. Guest teachers strive to support students in all aspects of teaching and learning. Teaching is one of the most rewarding and challenging vocations in life and can be unpredictable at times. It is both exciting and humbling as at the heart of every teacher is the responsibility to facilitate learning and student achievement, each day.
If you are interested in being a guest teacher with Sacramento City Unified School District, please complete an on-line application on our district web site.
Classified: The need for Classified Substitutes in SCUSD varies from time to time. Applications are processed according to the needs of the district. As the need arises, selected applicants will be invited, via email or phone, to an interview or to begin the pre-employment processing paperwork, required clearances, and attend a New Employee Orientation. Classified Substitutes work on call, as needed. You are encouraged to bring three (3) recent letters of recommendation to an interview. Please be sure to continuously update your on-line application with Education, Experience, and References. Position descriptions with minimum requirements are available on our district web site for you to review to see if you are qualified.
Contact the Testing Center at (916) 643-9050 to schedule any required testing, such as Clerical/Software Skills, NCLB, and Bilingual Assessment Testing.
We encourage qualified applicants to apply on-line for the following substitute jobs:
Clerical; Paraprofessional Aides in K-12, Children Center, and Special Education programs; Custodians; Campus Monitors.
Substitute Services, Human Resource Services, uses the Automated Substitute Finder System and Substitute Pay, which are today’s most sophisticated PC and voice technology resources to give employees and substitutes automated access to a system that manages the entire process.
Substitutes can quickly accomplish routine tasks, such as checking available jobs and reviewing current jobs. SubFinder on-line is used to access SubFinder from your home or any computer that has Internet access.
Web Connect works in conjunction with the SubFinder System. It uses the existing database and complements the telephone operation of Sub Finder. All data becomes instantly available, whether it is entered through WebConnect or by telephone.
WebConnect is used to access SubFinder from your home or office computer, or any computer as long as you have access to the Internet. Enter the district’s web address for WebConnect in your Internet browser address line (www.scusd.edu). Click on Employment, and scroll down to SubFinder.
For log-in problems or questions, please contact the Substitute Department at (916) 643-9493.
Time is reported in the Automated SubFinder System from the start of the 26th of the month and ending on the 25th of the following month. Pay day is the 15th of each month. If pay day falls on a different day, the Payroll Department will notify substitutes of any exceptions.
All substitutes may access their substitute jobs on-line at any time for review.
Job Number is important! A Job Number is confirmation that you have accepted the job.
Make sure you identify the Job Number each time you ACCEPT a job from the Automated SubFinder System. If you hang up or log out before receiving a Job Number, then you have not yet accepted the job, and it will be sent out to others to accept.
The School Office Managers and Principals or Administrators are required, with designated back-up staff in place, to “Verify and Approve” Substitute Jobs On-Line (not to exceed 8 hours per day/classified jobs) with required “Budget Codes” on a daily/weekly basis. The deadline date for automated substitute payroll processing is at the close of day on the 25th of each month.
In order to remain active as a substitute in the Automated SubFinder System, you must routinely accept substitute jobs. If you do not accept any jobs within a two (2)-month period, you will be removed from the SCUSD substitute database. If you have been removed and wish to be considered as a substitute again, you must reapply for consideration. Substitutes that consistently accept jobs will be given priority preference. Substitute hiring is based on district needs.
Example: If you are a substitute for both substitute Custodian and substitute Campus Monitor, then you must accept substitute jobs for each substitute classification within a two (2)-month period to remain as an active substitute for each separate substitute job title.
There is no tenure for the substitute teacher in our district. An updated list of substitutes is compiled at the beginning of each school year. You will be contacted before the opening of school each year to find out if you wish to remain on the substitute list.
The Automated SubFinder System (ASF) generates On-Line Sub Pay, which is “substitute driven.” Substitute data input must be entered correctly by schools and departments since the system will now be pay impacting.
Note: Entries must be timely, accurate, and up-to-date in order to pay substitute employees.