APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR!
Applications will accepted from July 1, 2023 through April 30, 2024.
Please review the information below and 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. Please include a cover letter that details your experience working with youth and why you want to be a substitute with High Desert ESD. Please complete the steps below to finalize the application and hiring process.
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 – You are eligible to apply for the “Licensed Substitute Educator” job through the High Desert ESD Application Portal.
No – Do you have an active teaching license in another State?
Yes – Contact TSPC to apply for the Reciprocal Teaching License.
No – Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher?
Yes – You are eligible to apply for the “Licensed Substitute Educator” job through the High Desert ESD Application Portal. After you submit your substitute application through the High Desert ESD Application portal, email Kristen Johns (email@example.com) to request a review of your substitute application and request a sponsorship letter for the “Restricted Substitute License” through TSPC. If approved, High Desert ESD will write a letter of sponsorship on your behalf to the TSPC for the Restricted Substitute License. You will then receive additional information and instructions to proceed with the TSPC license application. Please do not apply for the TSPC license before receiving High Desert ESD sponsorship approval.
No – You are eligible to apply for the “Classified Substitute: Paraeducator/Educational Assistant/Secretary” job through the High Desert ESD Application Portal. Continue to step 3.
Step 2. Once you have submitted the application through the High Desert ESD Application Portal, you will receive an automated email confirming your application has been received. Continue to step 3.
Step 3. Review the list of Substitute Orientation dates and times. Email Stacy Kelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the date you would like to attend. All substitutes are required to attend an orientation meeting before they can be employed by High Desert ESD. NOTE: A drug screen is required to be completed on the same day you attend orientation. More information will be shared during the orientation. If you have questions regarding the mandatory drug screening, please contact the Human Resources office before orientation.
Orientations 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, September 28, 2023 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am – REGISTRATION FULL/CLOSED! Note: If attending this session, drug screen (in Bend) must be completed by 1:00 pm. Information and form will be provided at the end of Substitute Orientation.
- Friday, October 13, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – REGISTRATION FULL/CLOSED!
- Monday, October 30, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – registration CLOSES October 19, 2023
- Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – registration CLOSES October 31, 2023
- Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – registration CLOSES November 29, 2023
- Thursday, January 4, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – registration CLOSES December 20, 2023
- Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – registration CLOSES January 30, 2023
- Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – registration CLOSES February 27, 2023
- Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – registration CLOSES March 20, 2023
- Friday, May 3, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – registration CLOSES April 24, 2023
HDESD Substitute Onboarding Checklist & Timeline – updated September 5, 2023!
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission: http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx
Talent Ed Recruit & Hire: https://highdesert.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx
Questions/Information: Ann Marie Anderson, 541-693-5621, email@example.com
Substitute Orientation Registration: Stacy Kelley, 541-693-5600 (ext 2000), firstname.lastname@example.org
Substitute Placement Specialist: Tiffany Whitehurst, 541-693-5626, email@example.com