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Frequently Asked Questions about Substitute Services

What are the minimum requirements to become a substitute?

  • Substitute Teacher – 60+ college credits
  • Substitute Teacher’s Aide – high school diploma or GED
  • Substitute Teaching Assistant – high school diploma or GED
  • Substitute Typist (Clerical) – high school diploma or GED plus 1 year typing work experience
  • Substitute Nurse (RN/LPN) – current licensure as RN or LPN
  • Substitute Food Service Helper – previous food service experience preferred
  • Substitute Custodial Worker – none

If applying to be a Substitute Teacher, do I have to submit an official college transcript?

You can either submit an official or unofficial college transcript showing at least 60 college credits earned with your application.

How do I apply?

To be considered for employment as a substitute, an applicant must complete and submit the required application(s) and documents outlined in the application instructions

Please submit application(s) and required documents to:cartoon child raising their hand
Attn: Substitute Services
2755 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: (518) 736-4390
Fax: (518) 736-4311

What is the hiring process?

Upon receipt of your completed application, Substitute Services will:

  • Complete a minimum of (3) reference checks, in writing
  • Conduct a formal interview

If recommended for employment, you will be required to:

  • Obtain fingerprint clearance ($99.70 – $102 fee for fingerprint processing). A note about fingerprinting.
  • Complete web-based compliance trainings. Once these steps are completed, Substitute Services will contact you to schedule an orientation appointment.