substitute teachers and paraprofessionals
Springfield School District has partnered with ESS to manage its certified and non-certified substitute teacher program. ESS is a seasoned educational staffing agency dedicated to providing qualified, trained certified and non-certified substitute professionals to school districts.
If you are interested in learning more about substitute teacher, instructional assistant or nurse positions, please visit the ESS website for more information on how to apply.
Visit ESS to apply today.
For more information, you may email our recruiter Nick Barba at NBarba@ess.com.
- Certified Teacher Applicants
- Support Applicants
- Nepotism Policy
- Background Checks, Clearances and Disclosures
Springfield School District is no longer accepting paper applications ("The Standard Employment Application for Teaching") for professional employment. Springfield's application process is now online, and we invite you to apply electronically via our Online Application.
Follow the simple instructions to complete your application. Note that you will need your user name and password whenever you log on to complete, polish or update your application file.
If your application is under consideration for a vacancy in your area of certification, you will be contacted by Springfield School District. When appearing for an interview, please bring with you the following materials:
- Letter of interest with resume
- Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate
- Transcript of record as undergraduate/graduate student
- A list of three reference contacts who have first-hand knowledge of your work in education
- Current Act 34 PA Criminal Record Check (FBI clearance if non-PA resident)
- Current Act 151 PA Child Abuse History Clearance
- Arrest & Conviction Report (linked below)
- Certificate of Residency (linked below)
- Other materials that you feel would be helpful in evaluation your candidacy
You may download the support application at the link below or come in to pick up an application at our district office located at:
111 W. Leamy Avenue
Springfield, PA 19064
The Springfield School District is an EOE employer which shall not discriminate in its employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the PA Humans Relations Act.
Please complete the required documents linked below.
Act 114 of 2006 specifies that all applicants for employment in public and private schools, including employees and independent contractors, undergo background checks. Since April 1, 2007, the following three background checks are required:
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) FINGERPRINT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants must register for fingerprints online. Cost $22.60* (select Digital Fingerprints)
Service Code for EMPLOYEES only: 1kg6xn
Service Code for VOLUNTEERS only: 1kg6y3
*cost is subject to change by the state
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law further background check requirements for all individuals applying for school positions in Pennsylvania. The law became effective on December 31, 2014. Under the new law, we are required to ask you and your previous employers to provide full and complete responses to the questions posed on the Act 168 Disclosure Release Form. Employment is contingent on the completion of this form.
Please complete the first page of each form required for your current employer as well as any previous employment that involved working with children. Please provide appropriate employer contact information: contact name, email address and/or fax number. This document also requires your signature at the top of page three.