Substitutes, Aides & Paraprofessionals

If you are interested in working at Carlisle Area School District as a substitute teacher, full-time instructional aide or paraprofessional, substitute paraprofessional or substitute nurse please complete an application to be hired through The Education Staffing Solution (ESS). 

Go to ESS Jobs to create an account and apply.  Click on "Job Seekers" then enter "Cumberland County (PA)" to access the application. 

One interested in becoming a substitute can select the blue links for Substitute Teacher, Substitute Paraprofessional or Substitute Nurse.  One interested in a permanent position can select the green links for Learning Support Aide Carlisle Area School District, Emotional Support Aide Carlisle Area School District or Carlisle Area School District Paraprofessional Transition.


Certified substitute teachers must hold a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate. Emergency substitute teachers do not need to hold a Pennsylvania teaching certificate.  An emergency permit is obtained through TIMS on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website. 

Aides and paraprofessionals must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Substitute nurses must hold a valid Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license. 

The following documents are required for employment with ESS:
I-9 Immigration Employment Verification Form
4-Tier Employment Form
W-4 Form
Local Earned Income Tax Form
Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report
Workers Compensation Disclaimer
Direct Deposit or Pay Card Option
Act 168 Sexual Misconduct Abuse Disclosure Release
School Health Form within the past year with TB test within 90 days
Act 126 Mandated Child Reporter Training
Act 151 Child Abuse Clearance
Act 34 PA State Police Criminal History Record
Act 114 FBI Fingerprint Clearance
Proof of Education
Emergency Permit (for substitute teaching)

For substitute questions and SAMS assistance contact:

Janice Baker
717-240-6800 x16804

For questions regarding clearances or TIMS assistance contact:
Michelle Sarokon
717-240-6800 x16802

Related Files

TIMS User Guide  

Substitute and Aide Hiring Events 
June 20, 2019
July 17, 2019
August 12, 2019
September 18, 2019
October 31, 2019
December 17, 2019
January 28, 2020
March 10, 2020
April 2020 - TBD

Substitute Handbook