APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR!
Applications will accepted from July 1, 2023 through April 15, 2024.
Please review the information below and the job description before applying.
Thank you for your interest in being a Substitute through High Desert ESD!

Thank you for your interest in the Substitute Services program through High Desert ESD. The High Desert ESD provides substitute teaching (licensed) and educational assistant/secretary (classified) services for many local school districts including Bend-La Pine Schools, Redmond, Crook County (licensed substitutes only), Sisters, Culver, Powell Butte Charter School, Redmond Proficiency Academy and Seven Peaks School. Additionally, the ESD provides substitute services to area Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) programs and the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC). We work directly with the High Desert ESD Human Resources Department.

Substitute pay rates for 2023-2024:
Licensed: $206.40 per 8 hour day = $25.80 per hour (4 or 8 hour shifts)
Licensed Long Term: $217.92 per 8 hour day = $27.24 per hour (4 or 8 hour shifts)
Classified: $17.00 per hour

HOW TO BECOME A SUBSTITUTE EMPLOYEE:

An application for the school year in session must be completed in the High Desert ESD Application Portal. In the High Desert ESD Application Portal, search for “Substitute” in the in the “Job Listings Search” field, then select the appropriate application from the list. The following is required with your application:

  • Cover letter that details your experience working with youth and why you want to be a substitute.
  • References with email addresses.
  • All employment history (up to 15 years past, even if not related to education). If you don’t have up to 15 years employment history, document this on your application.

Step 1. A current, valid Oregon teaching license is required to substitute as a teacher.

Do you have an active teaching license in Oregon, or is your license currently in process with Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC)?

Yes
A. Apply for the “Licensed Substitute Educator” job through the High Desert ESD Application Portal.
B.
Continue to step 2 below.
NoDo you have an active teaching license in another State?

Yes
A. Contact TSPC to apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
B. Apply for the “Licensed Substitute Educator” job through the High Desert ESD Application Portal. (NOTE: You may attend Substitute Orientation while your license is pending with TSPC.)
C. Continue to step 2 below.
NoDo you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher?

Yes
A. Apply for the “Licensed Substitute Educator” job through the High Desert ESD Application Portal.
B. Email Kristen Johns (kristen.johns@hdesd.org) to request a review of your High Desert ESD application and request sponsorship for the “Restricted Substitute License” through TSPC. (Do not apply for the TSPC license before receiving High Desert ESD sponsorship approval.) If approved for sponsorship, you will then receive additional information and instructions to proceed with the TSPC “Restricted Substitute License.” (NOTE: You may attend Substitute Orientation while your license is pending with TSPC.)
C. Continue to step 2 below.
No – Apply for the “Classified Substitute: Paraeducator/Educational Assistant/Secretary” job through the High Desert ESD Application Portal, then continue to step 2 below.

Step 2.
A. You will receive an automated email from the High Desert ESD Application portal confirming your application has been received.
(NOTE: HDESD is not automatically notified that you submitted your application and the process requires further action on your part.)
B. Continue to step 3 below.

Step 3. Orientation: All substitutes are required to attend an orientation meeting before they can be employed by High Desert ESD. During orientation, you will be provided with information and a form for mandatory drug testing that must be completed on the same day you attend orientation. (High Desert ESD does not test for alcohol or THC.) If you have questions regarding the mandatory drug screening, please contact the Human Resources office before orientation. 
A. Review the list (below) of Substitute Orientation dates and times.
B. Email Stacy Kelley (stacy.kelley@hdesd.org) with the date you would like to attend.
C. Before attending Substitute Orientation, print and complete the following forms: HDESD Substitute Documents and Forms.
D. Bring the completed forms and required supporting documentation to Substitute Orientation.

Orientation will be held at the High Desert Regional Education Center (HDREC) at 2804 SW 6th Street, Redmond, Oregon.

2023-2024 School Year Orientation Dates:

        • Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm – registration CLOSES February 27, 2024
        • Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – CANCELED
          The April 4, 2024 Substitute Orientation session has been canceled to support our regional school district partners. We encourage you to attend the Central Oregon Educator Job Fair at Deschutes County Fair Grounds. Open this link for more information: https://centraloregoneducators.org/central-oregon-educator-job-fair/.
        • Friday, April 26, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm – registration CLOSES April 17, 2024

Helpful links:
HDESD Substitute Onboarding Checklist & Timeline – updated January 2024!
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission: http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx
Talent Ed Recruit & Hire (High Desert ESD Application Portal: https://highdesert.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx
Badge & BLPS Barcode/QR Code FAQ’s

Contacts:

Questions/Information (e.g. license types, onboarding process, etc.): Ann Marie Anderson, 541-693-5621, annmarie.anderson@hdesd.org
Substitute Orientation Registration:
Stacy Kelley, 541-693-5600 (ext 2000), stacy.kelley@hdesd.org
Substitute Placement Specialist (Red Rover questions, timesheet questions, available jobs, etc.): Tiffany Whitehurst, 541-693-5626, tiffany.whitehurst@hdesd.org