Substitute Teachers & Aides

  • Job Openings

    All current job openings in the district are posted on

    Substitute and Employee Management System for Schools (SEMS)

    Online access to SEMS at SmartFind Express; Phone access to SEMS by calling 408-596-5761

    Substitute Teachers 

    Certificated Substitute Rates* (through July 31, 2022)

    • $230 (Full Day), $115 (Half Day)
      The full day rate is based on the school day time; see school bell schedules for times. Substitutes are to remain on campus for the entire school day. 

    •  $280 (Long Term Assignment)
      Substitutes whose single assignment is 15 days or longer.

    • Certificated Hourly Rate (Aide positions)
      Certificated substitutes subbing for Special Education Aide positions will be paid the certificated hourly rate.  $230/7 hours = $32.85 per hour

    Semester Bonus for Substitutes 

    • $300 Bonus for day to day assignments (per semester) for certificated and classified substitutes 
      If complete/work 40+ days in each semester, including subbing for certificated positions, hourly classified positions (Special Education Aides) and select training events.  Long term assignments are not included.

    Requirements for Substitute Teachers

    Substitute Aides

    Those who have not taken the CBEST, can apply to be a Classified Substitute Aide, which includes Special Education Aide, 1-to-1 Aide and Office Aide substitute positions. Substitute Aides are paid a classified substitute hourly rate based on the position (certificated substitutes subbing for Aide positions paid certificated hourly rate - see above).

    Substitute Payroll and Sick Leave Benefits 

    • Substitute Payroll
      Information regarding 2019-20 payroll schedule, direct deposit and payroll contact person is available here.
    • Sick Leave Benefits (AB1522)
      Information regarding eligibility, process for requesting sick leave and sick leave request form is available here.  Sick leave request forms must be completed by the substitute and submitted to the District Office within three (3) days of the absence.

    How to Apply to be a Substitute

    • If SUSD is currently accepting applications, it will be posted on only.  Applications and resumes should be submitted online only via edjoin when there is a posting for substitutes.  Please check edjoin every few weeks as job openings may be posted throughout the year as staff are needed.

    • Once you submit a complete application, selected candidates may be contacted for interviews.


    Please email or contact Kym Imai, Director of Human Resources, or 408-867-3424 ext. 504